Winter hit us hard and there’s only so much time a Wisconsinite can spend inside before they get a little fed up of the same four walls. Lucky for us, our state has one of the best park systems in the world and only a few of our parks close down in the winter.
Whether it’s a bracing hike to breathe fresh air or a moonlight cross-country skiing trip, there’s plenty to do and every reason to get up off the couch, bundle up and head on out to the trails. If you’re wondering where you begin, we’ve rounded up some of the best winter hikes in Wisconsin.
Would you consider these to be some of the best winter hikes in Wisconsin? What other parks, trails and hikes do you take in the winter? Make sure to tell us in the comments! We always appreciate hearing your suggestions.
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Katie Feldkamp|December 01, 2022
What are some of the best winter hikes in Wisconsin as part of the Ice Age Trail?
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is over 1,200 miles long, entirely in the state of Wisconsin. To break up the thousand of miles, the trail is divided into various hikes. Some of those hikes include:
Gibraltar Rock Segment in Columbia County
Springfield Hill Segment in Dane County
Grandfather Falls Segment in Lincoln County
Croix Falls Segment in Polk County
Blue Spring Lake Segment in Jefferson County
Blackhawk Segment in Walworth County
Jerry Lake Segment in Taylor County
Plover River Segment in Marathon County
Harrison Hills Segment in Lincoln County
These are just a few of the segments. You can read about these and several other segments of the Ice Age Trail that are picture-perfect winter hikes in Wisconsin in this article. The Ice Age Trail is truly exceptional, and you can also help to plan your visit by using the Ice Age Trail Alliance website.
Where are some of the best places to take a winter day trip in Wisconsin?
When cabin fever strikes and you want to go exploring, consider taking one of these winter day trips in Wisconsin and visit: