It's winter. We might as well embrace it.
If your idea of fun includes playing in the snow or you just can't take one more day cooped up indoors, our parks friends in Michigan and Ohio have a cure for the winter doldrums on tap this weekend.
In Ohio, head on out to Geneva State Park for Winterfest on Saturday, Feb. 6. The park -- and the whole town -- are rolling out the white carpet with a parade, snowmobile rides, ice skating, ice wine tastings, a chili cookoff and lots more.
Here's the schedule of events: http://www.genevaohio.com/PDF/Winterfest%202011/WF%202011%20Event%20Listing.pdf
For the bravest of souls, the Michigan Ice Festival is also this weekend, Feb. 4-6. Take the ice-climbing course, then get out there and tackle some frozen waterfalls. Here's the schedule: http://www.michiganicefest.com/