The holidays have come and gone, and the cold weather continues to descend upon us here in Chippewa Falls. We all know the winter months in the north woods can be brutally cold some years. While I don’t particularly enjoy spending a whole lot of time outdoors when it is cold, there are definite benefits of getting outdoors and getting some exercise. You always feel better after spending some time in the fresh air. Whether it’s just a 15-minute walk in your neighborhood or grabbing the snowshoes and going for a walk on the Chippewa River or through Lake Wissota State Park, you’ll never feel as if you have wasted your time – especially when you can return to the warm, cozy bed and breakfast.