While cold days in North Carolina only last for about three months out of the year, trudging through them can be a severe drag. There are two general courses of action: stay inside and hibernate (which few would blame you for) or bundle up, go out and find some adventure anyway. For anyone who tends to lean towards the latter, cheers to you, we've got some good news: there's still plenty for you to do. Whether there is actual snow on the ground or just a chill in the air, we've got a list of great cold weather activities to help you skip the snooze and shake the winter blues.
Winter may be a drag but considering you're not in Alaska or the northern midwest, chances are still good you won't end up looking like Jack Torrence in the final scenes of The Shining. It might be cold but there's no reason you need to hole up and sleep away the winter when there are so many interesting things you can still do. So keep your chin up, grab your pup, and get out to find something new. After all, even the ice knows Tar Heel blue.