Wisconsin December 18, 2016
If You Live In Wisconsin, You’ll Want To Visit This Amazing Park This Winter
As the state is currently being blanketed with about a foot of snow, I’ve never been more conflicted about my feelings for snow. All Wisconsinites have a love-hate relationship with the white stuff. It looks so gorgeous coming down and it leads to some pretty amazing winter activities, even if shoveling it and driving in it are enough to put us off the stuff for another six months.
But this winter park is a wonderland that celebrates all things involving snow and it’s enough to make you forget the sore back you got from shoveling the driveway.
Minocqua Winter Park is located at 7543 Squirrel Hill Road,
Minocqua, WI 54548.
If you're going, make sure you check the website for directions as GPS tends to take you a way that's ok in the summer, but not so great in the winter.
This winter park offers all the outdoor fun you could want - and some you might never even have thought of yet.
On Sundays, locals from the surrounding four counties can receive free trail passes and lessons.
Before you gear up and head out, it's important to be assured there's a heated chalet to cozy up in after a day in the powder.
Lots of heat and free wifi mean you're never alone when you need warming up.
And there are snacks and beer. So basically, you're set.
Refresh after a long day or fuel up in-between runs.
This amazing park has more than 50 miles of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Situated on 6,500 acres, there's plenty of land - and serenity - to be found here.
The scenery is spectacular and the lake freezes up nicely for skating.
The skating area is newly improved and gives skaters a chance to really move about.
Lace up the skates and head on out for some frozen fun.
Tucked among the trees, you won't find a better setting to ice skate in.
Not only is there sledding, but there's a lift to take you back to the top of the hill.
And the hill can even be rented out in the evening for a private tubing party.
There are various hill sizes to accommodate all ages.
The biggest is 400 feet long and includes a 70 foot drop!
One of the best things about Minocqua Winter Park are the lessons for young skiiers.
Youth skiing development is one of the functions of this non-profit facility.
All ages are encouraged to come out and learn a love for the wintery outdoors.
There are programs that specifically help parents learn alongside their kids.
In addition to daily hours, the Minocqua Winter Park holds a number of events.
From ski races to snowshoe runs, you'll find your competitive spirit engaged.
With races, leagues, games and lessons, there's always something fun and interesting happening.
There are weekly ski leagues and they stay open til 8 pm on Thursdays for night skiing.
Past events include croquet, badminton, disc golf and more - with the added difficulty of it all being on snow.
There's no way to keep your dignity, but you sure will have a good time!
If your own legs aren't your preferred method of transport, they also sponsor fat tire bike events.
There are so few places to try this amazing winter activity and Minocqua Winter Park welcomes you.
Ever heard of skijoring? It's a combination of cross-country skiing and dog-sled racing and Minocqua Winter Park has frequent bark in the park days.
Dogs on leashes are also welcome on the showshoe paths.
Admission prices vary depending on what activities you plan to participate in and how frequently you do them. Season passes are available.
Check out the Minocqua Winter Park website for all the information about this amazing winter location so you can plan a trip and have a ball.