Wisconsin January 06, 2017
Discover Wisconsin By Candlelight At These Magical Winter Events
Now that the holidays have passed and there are no more pretty Christmas lights lighting up the night, it’s nothing but long, dark winter stretching out ahead of us. But the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has the cure for those long winter nights.
Candlight hikes and skiing events are scheduled for parks across the state.
Luminaries light the path and invite you to bundle up and hit the trails for a unique experience.
Whether you head out at dusk to catch the last of the light and see your surroundings ...
... or take to the trails a bit later, the view is lovely and magical.
Different parks have different events, so check the schedule linked at the bottom to find an event near you.
Then grab a friend or loved one and walk off some of those winter doldrums - and holiday cookies.
There's something whimsical and wonderful about the flickering lights and being out in nature that makes these events so worthwhile.
A long, cold, dark Wisconsin winter might seem as inevitable as death and taxes, but these candlelight events are perfect to help keep away those winter blues.
Make sure you check out the
Wisconsin DNR calendar to find the candlelight events nearest to you.
Looking for more ways to explore our state this winter? Check out
12 Unforgettable Places In Wisconsin That Everyone Must Visit This Winter.