The weather can get crazy in Indy at this time of year, with winter storms coming and going as they please, leaving no concern for whether we want them or not. But it’s not all bad, winter in Indianapolis also means beautiful winter hikes, magical snow-covered walks, and stunning holiday light displays. Once we’ve survived a few brutally cold weeks and a mix of wintery weather, you might be interested in these tips no one ever tells you about surviving an Indianapolis winter.

Even if winter isn’t your favorite season, you have to admit it sure is beautiful. For more ideas on what you can do for fun this winter in Indianapolis, check out these epic sledding hills in Indiana. Preparation is also important when dealing with frigid and unpredictable weather like winter in Indianapolis. Make sure you check the weather before heading out, dress appropriately, and plan in extra time to shovel yourself out when you have to leave home. A little advanced planning goes a long way in enjoying the winter weather!

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Where can I sled in Indianapolis?

  • Fishers Heritage Park
  • Glenns Valley Nature Park
  • Brookside Park
  • Paul Ruster Park
  • Flat Fork Creek Park
  • Ellenberger Park
  • Fort Harrison State Park