Unique Sights — There's more to observe along the shoreline than greenery or fall leaves. This time of year, a whole array of new sights spring into view. City skylines are more visible, rocky structures appear in sharp relief, and the shifted sun gives everything a different palette. Keep your eyes peeled for winter birds and other wildlife, as well.
Fantastic Fishing — Serious anglers already know that winter can be a great time for fishing. Freshwater species tend to group up more, meaning more fish on your lure. Fish also tend to feed just before the passing of a cold front, so keep a close eye on the forecast and time your trip accordingly. And be sure to dress for the chill, including insulated boots, a good coat and hat, and fingerless gloves for warmth plus dexterity.
Comfort Food — Nobody craves a thermos of chili or a mug of hot cocoa in the middle of July, but come January? Cooler weather provides all the excuse you need to load up the galley with rich and hearty treats.