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Great Lakes surfing, Superior style
Minnesota Public Radio (2/13)
It seems impossible, but on Lake Superior there's a thriving scene of about 50 surfers who brave the frigid water for waves they swear can compare to some of the best surfing in Hawaii or California.
About 1,600 people run into Lake Ontario at fest
The Wall Street Journal (2/10)
The 13th annual Polar Plunge was held on Sunday as a way to raise money for the New York Special Olympics.
Skating on Lake Ontario a hardy adventure
The Toronto Star (2/10)
Skating on natural surfaces like Lake Ontario isn't condoned by the city of Toronto, but a few hardy experts won't give up on tradition.
Winter weather warm-up puts kibosh on many outdoor activities
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1/9)
Snowmobiles will stay parked in sheds and it's hit or miss for cross-country skiers as a warm front pushing into Wisconsin is expected to send the mercury soaring into the 40s and 50s through the weekend.
After 20 years, Maumee Bay starts to freeze again
The Press (1/3)
The dramatic reduction in the amount of water used by FirstEnergy's coal-fired power plant located on Maumee Bay means that hundreds of millions of larval fish are being saved and that the Bay may freeze for the first time in a decade.
National Wildlife Federation takes a look at Michigan's winter blues
Petoskey News (4/2)
The National Wildlife Federation took a look at how winter economies were affected across the country -- Michigan included.
Michigan: The Midwest winter wonderland
Minnesota Office of Tourism
Gouvernement du Québec
Winter in Wisconsin
GLIN: Skiing and Snowboarding in the Great Lakes Region
Provides link to slopes in the Great Lakes region.
GLIN: Snowmobiling in the Great Lakes region
Provides links to snowmobile trails in the Great Lakes region as well as safety tips and training programs.
Provides articles on ice fishing, including "How to Build an Ice-Hut."
Michigan Winter Travel Advisory
Michigan State Police
Winter Road Condition Reports
Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Winter Road Conditions Reports are made available during the winter months, from the end of October to April each year.
Wisconsin Winter Road Conditions
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Listing for interstates and major highways
National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
NSIDC distributes data and maintains information about snow cover, avalanches, glaciers, ice sheets, freshwater ice, sea ice, ground ice, permafrost, atmospheric ice, paleoglaciology, and ice cores.
Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley
Read about the man who proved that "no two snowflakes are alike," and view some of his snow crystal photomicrographs.