Okay, let's be real for a second.

Winters in this area are hard for a multitude of reasons. It's cold, it's dark, seasonal depression is at an all-time high, and the snow, although pretty, prevents many of us from doing the things we love.

Now, this isn't an issue for all of us. Many welcome the winter season and the snow it brings. Countless folks around here like hitting the slopes or ice rinks during the colder months, and with good reason. It can be fun going with family or friends to one of the area's many resorts and spending time in the great outdoors (bundled up, of course).

But what about those who aren't into winter sports, like this writer?

For people like us, this time of year is, well, boring. You can frequent bookstores, coffee shops, or bars, and there's nothing wrong with that. Still, if donning a pair of skis isn't your thing, the list of things to do around here majorly shrinks thanks to Mother Nature. Frankly, it's not the vibe, especially if you're someone who enjoys getting out of the house.

So, what are some ways to pass the time during the long winter months for those who aren't avid outdoor sportsmen and women? Well, this writer decided to ask locals on Facebook for answers, and here's what they recommended.

P.S. Before responding with "so why do you live here if you don't like the winter or snow?", remember that relocating is easier said than done for a lot of people, so please be kind.

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