Just because winter is here, it doesn't mean you have to stay bundled up in your house all weekend long. It could be snow-shoeing, snowmobiling, or even an excellent hike on a sunny, Minnesota day.

Yeah, the sub-zero temperatures we have been brutal already this winter season, but if you find the time to get to Banning State Park near Sandstone, Minnesota in east-central Minnesota. You just might find one of the most enjoyable hikes out there.

According to Only In Your State, Banning State Park is home to 17 miles of beautiful trails across several trails for you and your family to enjoy.

Here is what the site says about the hike and the park:

"Banning State Park is a 6,200-acre park in the east-central Minnesota town of Sandstone. It's beautiful in every season of the year, but winter brings a new type of breathtaking beauty to the area."

From numerous rivers along with breath-taking views, you just might want to make it a stop on your buck list.