There’s nothing quite like the great outdoors for those of us who thrive on being close to nature. Whether you’re a devoted snowmobiler, ice fisherman or you can’t get enough time on your motorcycle, nothing can keep you indoors, and that includes cold weather. It’s wintertime in Minnesota, but while the temperature may be low, nature lovers’ spirits are still high. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors even in the cold weather when you plan ahead.


At Canvasworks in Cokato, MN we understand what it means to be close to nature, and we love helping you get there even when the weather is chilly. In this blog entry, we’ll talk about some of our favorite products that can help you enjoy the outdoors in colder temperatures.


Here are a few tips for getting the most out the outdoors this winter:


1.      Protect Your Toys - If you’re a die-hard motorcycle enthusiast, ATV or UTV rider, or snowmobile rider, be sure to keep your toys protected while you’re on the road. With a SnoCaps Trailer Enclosure, you can protect your favorite outdoor vehicles with our patented soft-sided trailer enclosures so they stay dry and look great longer. With an average fabric  lifespan of up to 15 years and a frame that essentially lasts forever, our trailer enclosures promise to protect your toys for years to come.


2.      Enjoy Your Outdoor Space With An Awning - If you love the outdoors but enjoy staying close to home, winters can be difficult. Installing an awning with side curtains on your patio can give you a dry and cozy spot to sit when the snow and blustery winds won’t stop. With a small outdoor heater, you’ll be able to enjoy the winter days as you sip your coffee or tea and watch the winter birds go about their business.


3.          Use the Off Season to Prepare Your Boat for Summer – Unfortunately for the boat lovers among us, Minnesota doesn’t have a lot to offer during deep winter. Once the cold really hits, open water is a dream until spring. On the positive side this is the perfect time to get your boat ready for summer! Installing a fisherman’s top, boat enclosure, boat cover, or reupholstering your boat over the winter months means that you’ll be on the water as soon as the lakes are open in the spring. This is also a great time to repair your gazebo covers, boat lift canopies, and other summer covers so they are ready to go when the warm weather hits.


Whether you are a winter lover or prefer the balmy days of summer, we can help you enjoy the natural beauty of Minnesota’s outdoors.


Contact Canvasworks for Your Custom Residential Awning, Trailer Enclosure, or Boat Canopy

Don’t get stuck indoors with a case of the winter blues. When the weather is cold, you can still make the most of it if you’ve got the right equipment for winter fun. At Canvasworks in Cokato, we look forward to helping Minnesota residents get outdoors every chance they get.


Visit our gallery to check out some of our beautiful custom marine product designs. Then connect with a member of our fabrication team at 320-559-0165 or contact us online for your free quote to get the winter fun started.