Being outdoors this winter will be the best and safest way to exercise and socialize with friends and extended family. Getting fresh air is also good for our mental health, which is a big plus, especially now. There are so many fun outdoor activities to do in the winter including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skating, and of course walking. As long as you have the proper attire and equipment, you can be comfortable no matter how cold it is.

With temperatures dropping, we need to get creative with how we socialize outdoors. Invite some friends over for a game of cornhole in the backyard or garage. Wear waterproof hikers or sneakers and add traction spikes to prevent slips and falls when taking a brisk walk with a girlfriend. Turn on your fire pit and maybe add some electric blankets (and hot toddies!) to ward off the cold. There is something for everyone in my top picks for outdoor fun this winter.

I purchased snowshoes about a decade ago and love walking our local golf course with girlfriends after a snowfall. This LLBean package includes snowshoes, poles and storage bag.

LLBean Snowshoe Package $179

How about some winter corn hole? LLBean’s nature-inspired personalized set is handcrafted and handpainted here in the USA – and designed to inspire easy backyard or garage fun. 

LLBean Personalized Bean Toss, Treeline $299

Lightweight comfort, superior cushioning and a cool retro style make these classic waterproof hikers the perfect choice for town or trail. Great to wear with snowshoes.

Waterproof Katahdin Hiking Boots $119

Wearing warm wool socks can make all the difference when spending time outside in cold weather. Made with responsibly-sourced Merino wool, these LLBean socks are perfect for hiking, trekking into town or just about anything outdoors.

LLBean Campside Wool Socks $19.95

These easy-to-use traction spikes make winter more accessible and safe. A dozen stainless steel spikes on each foot bite into snow and ice to give you exceptional grip.

LLBean Kahtoola Microspikes Footwear Traction $69.95

Add inviting warmth to your outdoor entertaining area with Frontgate’s Cortina Fire Table. Crafted of a weather-resistant glass fiber reinforced concrete, its angular design and wide rim are ideal for drinks and appetizers. In stock as of now.

Frontgate Cortina Fire Table $1499

Crafted of weather-resistant glass fiber reinforced concrete, the Mesa Fire Tank Cover from Frontgate cleverly conceals a 20-pound propane tank and is a great side table.

Mesa Fire Tank Cover $499 

Electric blankets (with long extension cords) are a great way to stay warm on the patio with friends during the colder months. I ordered four of them this week.

Biddeford Comfort Fleece Electric Twin Blanket $35.99

Cross county skiing is so much fun and you don’t need an entire day to do it. With its user-friendly shape and waxless design, these skis will have you exploring trails all winter. The ski’s shorter length enhances maneuverability and control for increased confidence.

Rossignol Evo Cross Country Ski $199.95

This touring cross-country ski boot offers support, stability and control for both on- and off-trail skiing. A thermo-moldable liner allows you to get a perfect custom fit.

Rossignol XC-5 Nordic Ski Boots $139.95

These lightweight, durable Nordic ski poles will have you kicking and gliding with ease. A great value, they are the perfect choice for the beginner. Can also be used with snowshoes.

Rossignol Cross-country Ski Poles $34.95

Pickle ball is all the rage! If you have access to a court, grab a friend and have some fun. This Franklin Pickleball Jet set comes with 2 paddles and 2 balls.

Pickle Ball Set $45.49

Want to look stylish while exercising outdoors this winter? Runner-tech performance meets waterproof protection in this hybrid running/lifestyle shoe that goes the distance on the road, in the game or around the town. Available in four colors.

Cloud Waterproof Running Shoe $149.99

If your old ice skates have been collecting dust for years, it might be time for a new pair. These LLBean figure skates set the standard in ultimate comfort. They feature the unbeatable combination of a slipper-like fit, warm fleece lining and excellent support.

LLBean Softer Comfort Figure Skates $99.95

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