Are you having the case of the winter blues? It’s time to get up and get active to shake those winter blues away. An easy way is to get out of the house. While cold weather makes outdoor activities more of a challenge, alternatives, like the Williston Area Recreation Center, exist.

  • Try going to your local rec center and working out with a friend. If the weather is mild, maybe take your dog to one of many local parks.
  • Go ice skating or learn to play hockey
  • Try ice fishing
  • Sledding, cross-country skiing and curling are all available activities in this area in the colder months.
  • And of course, there’s the ARC. A year-round waterpark with temperature in the 80s is just one of the highlights. Natural lighting and humid air make it feel almost like summer is back again. The ARC boasts a Flow Rider surfing simulator, indoor tennis, a turf field, basketball courts, golf simulator, cardio floor, weight room, children’s playground and more.

Everyone is affected by the winter blues differently, so what works for one person may not work for you. But don’t give up! You should keep trying new things. Keeping active is the main way to beat those winter blues. Taking up a new hobby or new way to stay active may be nerve racking at first, but the benefits are worth it. If the winter blues are making it hard to walk, maybe try a water activity such as aquacise. It’s a good way to get the blood flowing with low impact on the joints and also a great way to meet new people.

Williston may not be a big town, but from the most recent boom we have a lot to offer with a wide variety of fun options for families. New facilities, organizations and shops that provide activities geared toward families! So, don’t let the winter blues get you down, get out and go see what this town has to offer!