mountain bike – Linux Bierwanderung http://linuxbierwanderung.org/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 18:03:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-66-120x120.png mountain bike – Linux Bierwanderung http://linuxbierwanderung.org/ 32 32 4 spring activities to try at Massanutten Resort https://linuxbierwanderung.org/4-spring-activities-to-try-at-massanutten-resort/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 12:19:04 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/4-spring-activities-to-try-at-massanutten-resort/ Entering their fifth decade of adventurous fun on the mountain, Massanutten Resort offers memorable stays for guests interested in a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. Whether you’re ready for some immediate outdoor fun or you’re still waiting for the temperatures to warm up, Massanutten is ready to welcome you to its 50and year […]]]>

Entering their fifth decade of adventurous fun on the mountain, Massanutten Resort offers memorable stays for guests interested in a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. Whether you’re ready for some immediate outdoor fun or you’re still waiting for the temperatures to warm up, Massanutten is ready to welcome you to its 50and year of springtime pleasures that blend majestic nature with the comforts of modern creatures, all just a stone’s throw away!

Early Spring Hike on Massanutten Mountain

Hiking and biking

If you’re done with the snow and prefer to take the dirt roads over the snowy trails, Massanutten Mountain offers over 30 miles of hiking and cycle paths. From kid-friendly beginner trails to advanced walks for all-day fun, Massanutten offers trail maps for resort guests and even a geocaching trail! For Cycling enthusiasts, Massanutten offers a Mountain Bike Park complete with a lift – so you can skip the trail, a Western incline for advanced riders and beginner trails for those looking to take up a new sport! Ready for more? Come back often for events and races on the mountain to claim all the bragging rights!

children at the water park

Water park fun

Massanutten Water Park – Do you want the best of both worlds? Join us at Indoor water park for all-day water-filled joy! Featuring a year-round indoor water park with a seasonal outdoor water park, you can enjoy the summer thrills, without the summer heat! Always heated to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, you can find aquatic wonders in one of our many waterslides, pools, slides, in the lazy river, or by the hot tub. Close to Memorial Day weekend, be on the lookout for the opening of our Outdoor water park for even more epic thrills on one of our three new waterslides, or race your friends on our 296-foot treadmill. Complete with a wave pool, rental cabanas for a siesta, a game room at Diamond Jim’s Arcade, and a snack bar at the Chill Grill, you are sure to relax all day!

massage

Massanutten Spa

Ready to escape the kids? – We mean… Ready to escape the daily stresses of life? Drop the kids off at the WaterPark with your partner and join us at Massanutten Spa for much needed revitalization and restoration. Offering eight different massages, two different body wraps and salt scrubs, five different facials, nail treatments and a dry sauna, guests aged 12 and over are sure to relax with us. Want to take us with you? Stop by our Spa-Boutique for high-end beauty and care products or our new Balanced Roots shop to build your own botanical terrariums and join the growing network of fairy garden creations.

Ready to join us on the Mountain? Join us on Massresort.com for a complete itinerary of all the memorable trips you could have this spring! We will meet you on the Mountain!

Cover photo: Early spring photo taken at Eagle’s Nest after sunrise

All photos courtesy of Massanutten

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Huntsville Weekend Roundup March 4-6 – Rocket City Mom https://linuxbierwanderung.org/huntsville-weekend-roundup-march-4-6-rocket-city-mom/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 10:38:56 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/huntsville-weekend-roundup-march-4-6-rocket-city-mom/ It feels like spring is approaching in Huntsville, and we’re having so much fun enjoying this weekend with your family. Check out some of the top picks for family fun or browse our full calendar of events for even more fun stuff! Also new this week is our Spring 2022 Fun Guide and our Annual […]]]>

It feels like spring is approaching in Huntsville, and we’re having so much fun enjoying this weekend with your family. Check out some of the top picks for family fun or browse our full calendar of events for even more fun stuff! Also new this week is our Spring 2022 Fun Guide and our Annual Summer Camp Guide for Kids. It’s easier than ever to make a jump in your projects!

Celebrate your local favorites


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Fun weekend in Huntsville for families

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Free and inexpensive activities

  • FREE – Enjoy children’s activities at Community kite festival. Details
  • FREE – Visit the Creators Market to enjoy live music and food trucks. Details
  • FREE – Find out about the different departments of the HCS Curriculum Showcase. Details
  • FREE – Go to Lego build day and get crafty with free or guided builds. Details
  • FREE – Register James Clemens bred for the scenes of Dream of a summer night. Details
  • FREE – Start spring cleaning at Community Hazardous Waste Collection Day. Details
  • FREE – Stop and listen to it Trash pandas Auditions of the national anthem. Details
  • FREE – Socialize and learn at Support group for breastfeeding mothers. Details
  • FREE – Take advantage of this beautiful weather with a picnic and the great spring treasure hunt. Details
  • FREE – Shop for clothes, toys, shoes and more at children’s market. Details
  • FREE – Stock up on discounted spring clothing at The shop closet. Details
  • FREE – Refresh your child’s wardrobe at Exchange of children Sale on consignment. Details
  • FREE – Buy Gently Used Clothing and More at Sweet repetitions Sale on consignment. Details
  • FREE – Shop at local vendors, browse the bake sale and more at Trinity Market Square. Details
  • FREE – Choose one cigar box guitar during free lessons. Details
  • FREE – Catch a Saturday Story Time at your local library branch. Details
  • FREE – Learn to play Chess for beginners and classic card games. Details
  • FREE – Discover black history legends at the downtown library scavenger hunt. Details
  • FREE – Check out these ways to play indoors at different Library branches. Details
  • FREE – Take the bikes for a ride in one of them Mountain bike trails. Details
  • FREE – Browse Huntsville Flea for vintage styles on Sundays. Details
  • FREE – Check out local educational resources at Rocket City Mom’s Learning Fair. Details
  • $10 parking – Shop at vendors and meet special guests at Huntsville Comic-Con. Details

Worth it this weekend in Huntsville

  • Travel back to the 1800s to see cooks and blacksmiths at work during fire on the mountain. Details
  • Celebrate Light and Hope to this edifying performance by the HCC. Details
  • Visit the Huntsville Botanical Garden and explore the new Stick installation. Details
  • Take an essential Outing between parents while the kids are playing at the Matrix Gym. Details
  • Learn about the magnetic wonders during On-site science at the Cook Museum. Details
  • Enjoy a history lesson during the Farm Kids Club: First peas at the table. Details
  • To rejoin Upper Sparkman Theater for their performance of sessical. Details
  • Visit the EarlyWorks DIY lab for heart-pounding STEAM activity. Details
  • Bring the little ones to Matrix Gym to skip and jump with friends during Whizz Kids. Details
  • Head to the Huntsville Comic-Con at Lowe Mill A&E. Details
  • Let older children spend time with friends during Gym open play at the Matrix Gym. Details

WARNING: We do our best to provide accurate and useful information about events and activities. This information is gathered from various sources. Although we always confirm details before they are published, sometimes details change or we receive inaccurate information, which is why each event listing includes a link to the source. We strongly advise you to confirm details before you go, especially regarding outside events and weather.



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Huntsville Weekend Roundup February 25-27 – Rocket City Mom https://linuxbierwanderung.org/huntsville-weekend-roundup-february-25-27-rocket-city-mom/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 08:24:00 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/huntsville-weekend-roundup-february-25-27-rocket-city-mom/ It’s Huntsville’s last weekend in February and we found lots of family fun to enjoy together. Check out some of the top picks for family fun or browse our full calendar of events for even more fun stuff! Celebrate your local favorites Advertising. Content continues below. It’s that time of year again – time to […]]]>

It’s Huntsville’s last weekend in February and we found lots of family fun to enjoy together. Check out some of the top picks for family fun or browse our full calendar of events for even more fun stuff!

Celebrate your local favorites


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It’s that time of year again – time to recognize local favorites in Rocket City! We are now accepting applications from companies and organizations preferred by families. From cafes to museums, there are plenty of categories, they can’t win unless you name them first!

Fun weekend in Huntsville for families

Click here to see the weather this weekend

See also

sharks swimming at the Tennessee Aquarium

Free and inexpensive activities

  • FREE – Fall in love with Britten during the HSO family concert. Details
  • FREE – You must catch them all during EarlyWork’s Pokemon takeover. Details
  • FREE – Journey through Black History with Adventures of Black Children. Details
  • FREE – Join the Downtown Library for a Picture Pals Movie Time. Details
  • FREE – Create an Awesome Weekend at Sanctuary Huntsville’s Lego build day. Details
  • FREE – Celebrate black history month at From History to Hip Hop. Details
  • FREE – Step into an actual fairy tale at Once upon a winter night. Details
  • FREE – Attend a story hour on Sunday at North Huntsville Library. Details
  • FREE – Register Willowbrook Church for games and more at Fam Blitz. Details
  • FREE – Celebrate the new season with the Rocket City Trash Pandas. Details
  • FREE – Register Rocket City Hot Wheelers to discover unique matchbox cars. Details
  • FREE – Visit the CASA/Carnegie Carnival for family fun. Details
  • FREE – Visit behind the rack and stock up on fresh spring styles. Details
  • FREE – Buy from local makers and enjoy live music on Creators Market. Details
  • FREE – Choose one cigar box guitar with free lessons at Lowe Mill. Details
  • FREE – Discover legends in the African American Heritage Stamp Scavenger Hunt. Details
  • FREE – Check out these ways to play indoors at different Library branches. Details
  • FREE – Take the bikes for a ride in one of them Mountain bike trails. Details
  • FREE – Check out local educational resources at Rocket City Mom’s Learning Fair. Details
  • Only $5 – Take a road trip to see the animals at Tigers of tomorrow. Details

Worth it this weekend in Huntsville

  • Walk your favorite pup for Dog days in the garden. Details
  • …and complete the Gnome Hunt with your gnomes while you’re at it. Details
  • Visit the EarlyWorks DIY lab for heart-pounding STEAM activity. Details
  • To rejoin Lyrical musical productions for 13 the musical. Details
  • To visit cook’s museum to learn more about the different invasive species in North America. Details
  • …and bring your little bees On-site science while you are there. Details
  • Bring the little ones to Matrix Gym to skip and jump with friends during Whizz Kids. Details
  • Let older children spend time with friends during Gym open play at the Matrix Gym. Details

WARNING: We do our best to provide accurate and useful information about events and activities. This information is gathered from various sources. Although we always confirm details before they are published, sometimes details change or we receive inaccurate information, which is why each event listing includes a link to the source. We strongly advise you to confirm details before you go, especially regarding outside events and weather.



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Rocket City Mom is a parenting website in and around Huntsville, Alabama. Launched in late 2010 by a local mother and newcomer to Huntsville, Rocket City Mom has grown into a thriving community of local parents and now boasts a team of four, thirteen regular contributors and tens of thousands of Tennessee Valley readers. making it the #1 Parenting Resource in North Alabama.

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New Zealand Activities to Bring Out Your Inner Child, Minus the Real Kids https://linuxbierwanderung.org/new-zealand-activities-to-bring-out-your-inner-child-minus-the-real-kids/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 00:36:12 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/new-zealand-activities-to-bring-out-your-inner-child-minus-the-real-kids/ With the school holidays over, it’s the perfect time for adults to have fun. Photo / ChristchurchNZ For those who don’t want to be surrounded by clingy, noisy little people when trying to enjoy a tourist attraction, now – term time – is ideal for adults to check off these fun attractions. Bring out your […]]]>

With the school holidays over, it’s the perfect time for adults to have fun. Photo / ChristchurchNZ

For those who don’t want to be surrounded by clingy, noisy little people when trying to enjoy a tourist attraction, now – term time – is ideal for adults to check off these fun attractions. Bring out your inner child – minus the real kids – in these amazing places around Aotearoa.

Waitangi Mountain Bike Park

Take advantage of the reduced crowds and head to the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park. It’s suitable for all experience levels, not just intrepid kids – and if you think your legs aren’t up to the task, hire an e-bike for all the fun, minus the puff. Shuttles run on weekends and there are over 40 km of beautiful trails. There’s even a cafe on-site for pre- or post-fuel essentials,
ridewaitangi.nz

Hobbiton, Matamata

Hobbiton is an amazing experience, and it’s not just for kids – or Lord of the Rings fans. You have to be quite a cold soul not to be enchanted by the 505 ha of rolling sheep-covered pastures and tiny hobbit houses built into the hillsides. It is truly magical and outside of school holiday periods you will have plenty of space and time to walk around and really appreciate all the little details that make this place so special. Escape the gloom of the past two years by stepping into another world.
hobbitontours.com

Hobbiton is an amazing experience, and it's not just for kids.  Photo / Sara Orme
Hobbiton is an amazing experience, and it’s not just for kids. Photo / Sara Orme

Baystation, Mount Maunganui

There are very smart people in the Bay of Plenty. In 1999 Mount Maunganui resident Paul Beckett invented the three-wheeled land yacht and if you go to Baystation you can try your hand at Blokarting – it’s a world of fun. But the excitement doesn’t stop there – there are also Drift Trikes (different from drift-karts or go-karts as they are front wheel drive allowing you much more control while drifting as much as you want) -as well as laser tag and paintball. Perfect fun for a group of friends – especially those who are competitive.
baystation.co.nz

Baystation offers perfect fun for a group of friends - especially competitors.  Photo / Provided;  Bay of Plenty Tourism
Baystation offers perfect fun for a group of friends – especially competitors. Photo / Provided; Bay of Plenty Tourism

3D Trick Art Gallery, Rotorua

This one isn’t just for the teen selfie crowd. It’s really great fun, regardless of age, to “act out” in this series of painted scenes. Signs show you exactly where to stand so you can really look like you’ve been trapped by a giant squid, whether you’re standing next to Venice’s canals, sitting in Van Gogh’s painting or riding the peak of a geyser – even clinging to the edge of a cliff. Perfect if you feel the need to take life a little less seriously (don’t we all need that right now?)
3dtrickart.co.nz

Stage yourself in this series of painted scenes at the 3D Trick Art Gallery, Rotorua.  Photo / Destination Rotorua
Stage yourself in this series of painted scenes at the 3D Trick Art Gallery, Rotorua. Photo / Destination Rotorua

Dinosaur House, Raetihi

Although a dinosaur house doesn’t quite sound like an adult experience, this incredible space in tiny Raetihi is home to the largest private collection of dinosaur memorabilia in New Zealand; and well worth a visit. It is the passion project of Ian and Sarah Moore and contains dinosaur skeletons, fossils and life-size models – some animatronics. True collectors, the couple even own the costume worn by Sam Neill in one of the real Jurassic Park films. Watch documentaries, play retro games in the dinosaur arcade (you know you feel like it), and meet real life lizards. Be sure to research the owners as they’ll point out incredible artifacts you might otherwise overlook – like the “chickenosaurus”, a reverse-engineered chicken embryo from Harvard – with a frightening amount of genetic similarity to a dinosaur.
dinosaurhouse.co.nz

Tāwhiti Museum, Hāwera

Now that the kids are back in school, it’s the perfect time to visit this fascinating and widely acclaimed attraction. The Tāwhiti Museum houses a mix of life-size exhibits and scale models to showcase Taranaki’s legacy in a series of super-realistic exhibits. Nigel Ogle’s attention to detail is unmatched – he does everything, down to every little tree in every epic scene, by hand. You’ll spend much longer than expected getting lost in these incredibly captivating depictions of our past. On the same site is the Traders and Whalers experience, where you’ll float in a small boat for a fascinating journey through Taranaki’s history and sometimes turbulent past. The Wētā workshop was involved in its construction, so you know it will be an extraordinary experience.
tawhitimuseum.co.nz

Gannet Beach Adventures, Hastings

This four-hour adventure along the rugged coast from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers on vintage American tractors is fun for all ages. Even if you’ve seen gannets in other parts of New Zealand, you’ll be surprised how close you get to this majestic colony of birds and their hilarious, prickly, chirping antics. It’s a breathtaking part of the country and an incredibly fun way to enjoy it. Don’t forget your phone or camera because you’re going to want to capture the breathtaking coastal scenery every five seconds.
gannets.com

Gannet Beach Adventures will appeal to anyone of any age.  Photo / Kirsten Simcox
Gannet Beach Adventures will appeal to anyone of any age. Photo / Kirsten Simcox

Wētā Workshop, Wellington

While it’s definitely very cool for anyone (cinephile or not) to see behind the scenes how The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Avatar, District 9 and more were made, the Thunderbirds are Go exhibit is less known. but a super fun part of the Wellington Wētā experience. You can explore the actual filming scene for Wētā’s reboot of the original series; think miniature Tracy Island in all detail, Lady Penelope’s mansion, and more. be a real trip down memory lane.
tours.wetaworkshop.com/wellington

Highland Motorsport and Tourism Park, Cromwell

Despite the name, this one isn’t just for gas-heads or people with kids. There is so much fun to be had in Highlands. Rent bikes from Trail Journeys for Power Hour before the motorsport park opens (you can bike the track itself before the cars get on it) and enjoy go-kart racing, speed taxi ride , the Highlands Museum – lots of hands-on fun for all ages – and the famous Loo with a View. There is also a quirky sculpture park for endless selfie possibilities.
highlands.co.nz

Christchurch Adventure Park

This is the perfect time to head to Christchurch Adventure Park, as there are no crowds during the school holidays. Whether you just fancy a scenic ride on the 1.8km gondola and a stroll to take in the views, or you’re looking for a mountain bike or zipline thrill, this is the place. The zip line is the longest and highest in New Zealand, but the guides are amazing at making it so fun for everyone from nervous beginners to seasoned adventurers.
christchurchadventurepark.com

This is the perfect time for adults to head to Christchurch Adventure Park, as there are no crowds during the school holidays.  Photo / ChristchurchNZ
This is the perfect time for adults to head to Christchurch Adventure Park, as there are no crowds during the school holidays. Photo / ChristchurchNZ

Te Anau Glowworm Caves

There is always something magical about a glow worm trip. Even more so without twenty parents all trying to get their kids to sit still and let others enjoy the experience. The trip to the Te Anau Glow-worm Caves begins with a cruise around the western shores of Lake Te Anau on a scenic cruiser before joining a guide underground for a shimmering and enchanting show of bioluminescence in a 12-year-old cave. 000 years old with a torsion network. limestone passages, sculpted rock, whirlpools and an underground waterfall.
realnz.com/en/experiences/glowworm-caves/te-anau-glowworm-caves

Tekapo Springs

Non-school holidays are the perfect time for couples or groups of friends to visit Tekapo Springs. Dive into the hot pools and enjoy a massage if you’re feeling grown up. Or take on the waterslide and inflatable obstacle course if you want to unleash your inner child. No judgment here. There’s also plenty of winter fun to be had with tubing and ice skating.
tekaposprings.co.nz

Oamaru Steampunk HQ

This kind of Victorian-era space meets futuristic quirk has to be experienced to be believed, but it’s fair to say that everyone will find something fascinating at Steampunk HQ in Ōamaru. The interactive museum is full of retro-futuristic art and lots to discover. It’s essentially a treasure trove of sounds, lights, bizarre gadgets and ghostly figures, with strange creatures made from scrap metal and a large “steampunked” haul yard outside. Don’t even try to imagine what it is, go for it.
steampunkoamaru.co.nz

Steampunk HQ: This kind of Victorian-era space that meets the quirky and the futuristic has to be experienced to be believed.  Photo / Cindy Mottelet
Steampunk HQ: This kind of Victorian-era space that meets the quirky and the futuristic has to be experienced to be believed. Photo / Cindy Mottelet

Stewart Island

Stewart Island has limited accommodation and many people wanting to visit its beautiful coastline, so take advantage of the non-school holiday periods to visit. In 2019, this stunning part of New Zealand received Dark Sky Sanctuary accreditation from the International Dark Sky Association. It is therefore a wonderful place to see the southern sky at its best. Meet the local wildlife, take a walk, kayak or just relax and enjoy the scenery.
stewartisland.co.nz

For more travel inspiration, head over to newzealand.com/nz.

Check traffic light settings and Department of Health advice before traveling at covid19.govt.nz

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Huntsville Weekend Roundup Feb 18-20 – Rocket City Mom https://linuxbierwanderung.org/huntsville-weekend-roundup-feb-18-20-rocket-city-mom/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 10:15:52 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/huntsville-weekend-roundup-feb-18-20-rocket-city-mom/ You’ve made it through another week and we’ve got all the fun you can handle this Huntsville weekend. Check out some of the top picks for family fun or browse our full calendar of events for even more fun stuff! Celebrate your local favorites Advertising. Content continues below. It’s that time of year again – […]]]>

You’ve made it through another week and we’ve got all the fun you can handle this Huntsville weekend. Check out some of the top picks for family fun or browse our full calendar of events for even more fun stuff!

Celebrate your local favorites


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It’s that time of year again – time to recognize local favorites in Rocket City! We are now accepting applications from companies and organizations preferred by families. From cafes to museums, there are plenty of categories, they can’t win unless you name them first!

Fun weekend in Huntsville for families

Click here to see the weather this weekend

See also

sharks swimming at the Tennessee Aquarium

Free and inexpensive activities

  • FREE – Help the scientist by participating in the Great backyard bird count. Details
  • FREE – Visit the Huntsville Montessori School during their open day. Details
  • FREE – Kick off Arbor Day week at Tree plantation at Same Landing. Details
  • FREE – Visit the Downtown Library for their African American Heritage Scavenger Hunt. Details
  • FREE – Choose one cigar box guitar with free lessons at Lowe Mill. Details
  • FREE – Enjoy guided builds during the Saturday Lego Club at the downtown library. Details
  • FREE – Join the Huntsville Lacrosse Club to learn the game in a mixed clinic. Details
  • FREE – Visit Calvary Hills Library for a Black History Month Scavenger Hunt. Details
  • FREE – Meet in Madison for Crosspointe Church’s Community block party for kids. Details
  • FREE – Stretch and relax together for Mother Daughter Yoga at Athlete. Details
  • FREE – Join the Trash pandas for a youth skills challenge and home run derby. Details
  • FREE – Follow the clues on our Big Spring Park Scavenger Hunt. Details
  • FREE – Check out these ways to play indoors at different Library branches. Details
  • …and catch a Saturday Story Time while you are there! Details
  • FREE – Explore a new trail on one of these Beginner hikes. Details
  • FREE – Take the bikes for a ride in one of them Mountain bike trails. Details
  • FREE – Check out local educational resources at Rocket City Mom’s Learning Fair. Details
  • Only $5 – Take a short drive to Tigers of tomorrow visit animals. Details
  • Only $5 – Join Turnip & Jolette for a family game night at Shenanigans. Details

Worth it this weekend in Huntsville

  • Tumble down the rabbit hole as Fantastic playhouse present Alice in Wonderland. Details
  • Discover all Spider Superpowers at the Cook Museum’s Science on the Spot. Details
  • Walk your favorite pup for Dog days in the garden. Details
  • …and complete the Gnome Hunt with your gnomes while you’re at it. Details
  • Immerse yourself in a hands-on science lesson during nature academy in the garden. Details
  • Visit the EarlyWorks DIY lab for heart-pounding STEAM activity. Details
  • Bring the little ones to Matrix Gym to skip and jump with friends during Whizz Kids. Details
  • Let older children spend time with friends during Gym open play at the Matrix Gym. Details

WARNING: We do our best to provide accurate and useful information about events and activities. This information is gathered from various sources. Although we always confirm details before they are published, sometimes details change or we receive inaccurate information, which is why each event listing includes a link to the source. We strongly advise you to confirm details before you go, especially regarding outside events and weather.



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Rocket City Mom is a parenting website in and around Huntsville, Alabama. Launched in late 2010 by a local mother and newcomer to Huntsville, Rocket City Mom has grown into a thriving community of local parents and now boasts a team of four, thirteen regular contributors and tens of thousands of Tennessee Valley readers. making it the #1 Parenting Resource in North Alabama.

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Huntsville Weekend Roundup Feb 11-13 – Rocket City Mom https://linuxbierwanderung.org/huntsville-weekend-roundup-feb-11-13-rocket-city-mom/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 12:44:39 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/huntsville-weekend-roundup-feb-11-13-rocket-city-mom/ It’s Huntsville’s last weekend before Valentine’s Day and there are lots of fun things the family will love. Check out some of the top picks for family fun, or browse our full calendar of events for even more fun stuff! Want to win $100? Take our RCM reader poll and tell us what you want […]]]>

It’s Huntsville’s last weekend before Valentine’s Day and there are lots of fun things the family will love. Check out some of the top picks for family fun, or browse our full calendar of events for even more fun stuff!

  • Want to win $100? Take our RCM reader poll and tell us what you want to see in 2022 – we’ll draw a random winner in mid-February! Details

Celebrate your local favorites


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It’s that time of year again – time to recognize local favorites in Rocket City! We are now accepting applications from companies and organizations preferred by families. From cafes to museums, there are plenty of categories, so get started today!

Fun weekend in Huntsville for families

Click here to see the weather this weekend

See also

sharks swimming at the Tennessee Aquarium

Free and inexpensive activities

  • FREE – Join the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra for Music Explorers Club. Details
  • FREE – Free up space and earn extra cash at day buy it now. Details
  • FREE – Enjoy a preview of Production of lyrical musicis to come 13 The Musical. Details
  • FREE – Visit the Downtown Library to learn to play chess and classic card games. Details
  • FREE – Choose one cigar box guitar with free lessons at Lowe Mill. Details
  • FREE – Check out local educational resources at Rocket City Mom’s Learning Fair. Details
  • FREE – Get crafty with these Valentine’s Day projects. Details
  • FREE – Have fun and enjoy yourself Valentine’s Day Snacks together. Details
  • FREE – Follow the clues on our Big Spring Park Scavenger Hunt. Details
  • FREE – Check out these ways to play indoors at different Library branches. Details
  • FREE – Explore a new trail on one of these Beginner hikes. Details
  • FREE – Take the bikes for a ride in one of them Mountain bike trails. Details

Worth it this weekend in Huntsville

  • Let the kids have fun At the top of a stream while you enjoy an evening with parents. Details
  • Enjoy an educational, edible lesson on blood in EarlyWork’s DIY lab. Details
  • There’s still more to love cook’s museum when you pick up a free Valentine’s Day card. Details
  • …and be sure to satisfy your fascination with frogs at On-site science while you are there. Details
  • Drop the kids off at Grace United Methodist Church for a parents’ evening. Details
  • Support it AAA comedians to their performance of I have never seen another butterfly. Details
  • Celebrate love with Huntsville High Theater during Sweets for my darling. Details
  • Walk your favorite pup for Dog days in the garden. Details
  • …and complete the Gnome Hunt with your gnomes while you’re at it. Details
  • Bring the little ones to Matrix Gym to skip and jump with friends during Whizz Kids. Details
  • Let older children spend time with friends during Gym open play at the Matrix Gym. Details
  • skate by Madness Complex for a day of skating at home. Details
  • Support the families of premature or sick babies at the Sweet Peas Project Gala. Details

WARNING: We do our best to provide accurate and useful information about events and activities. This information is gathered from various sources. Although we always confirm details before they are published, sometimes details change or we receive inaccurate information, which is why each event listing includes a link to the source. We strongly advise you to confirm details before you go, especially regarding outside events and weather.



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Rocket City Mom

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Guide to outdoor activities, parks, beaches in Miami Florida https://linuxbierwanderung.org/guide-to-outdoor-activities-parks-beaches-in-miami-florida/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 18:49:20 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/guide-to-outdoor-activities-parks-beaches-in-miami-florida/ The Shark Valley Observation Tower offers panoramic views of Everglades National Park. CHRIS CUTRO / FOR THE MIAMI HERA There are plenty of reasons to want to spend time outdoors in Miami right now. The sun is shining. The temperature is degrees cooler than usual. The sun feels like a friend, not an enemy. And […]]]>

The Shark Valley Observation Tower offers panoramic views of Everglades National Park.

The Shark Valley Observation Tower offers panoramic views of Everglades National Park.

CHRIS CUTRO / FOR THE MIAMI HERA

There are plenty of reasons to want to spend time outdoors in Miami right now.

The sun is shining. The temperature is degrees cooler than usual. The sun feels like a friend, not an enemy.

And yes: literally everyone seems to have been exposed to COVID and is struggling to breathe in your general direction.

But do not worry. If you want, you can still hang out in South Florida without cramming into a crowded room with a group of random strangers with questionable hygiene practices.

Here are some suggestions to get you out:

Visit the Everglades

Just down the road from Homestead is an outdoor world of wonder and alligators. Walk the Anhinga trail boardwalk. Visit the fascinating Nike Missile Historic Site and learn how we nearly exploded during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Head to Flamingo to rent a kayak or canoe and look for the elusive saltwater crocodiles. Or load up your bike and head west on Eighth Street to Shark Valley for a quick 15 mile loop to the lookout tower. You can also be lazy and take the tram. No judgement. Remember that you will need a mask to enter the visitor centers.

40001 State Hwy 9336, Homestead for Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center; 36000 SW Eighth St., Miami for Shark Valley; www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm

Shake it up at Robert is Here

It’s worth the wait for this institution’s strawberry and lime masterpiece, but be sure to try the other flavors as well. You will be surrounded by other people, but you can keep your distance or wear a mask if the line gets a bit dense. Take the kids to the petting zoo to feed the goats too.

19200 SW 344th St., Homestead; robertishere.com

Stand in line at Knaus Berry Farm

Look, you said you wanted to be outside. Might as well wait a few hours to bring home the best cinnamon rolls in Miami. The spring closing date will be here before you know it.

15980 SW 248th St., Homestead; knausberryfarm.com

Take selfies at Wynwood Walls

Wander among the murals and snap a ton of photos to show your loved ones living in the Frozen North (New Jersey) how much better life is in Miami (LOL). Going is no longer free, however; you need a ticket.

266 NW 26th St, Miami; museum.thewynwoodwalls.com

Travel back in time in Vizcaya

Boasting the glow of being named one of America’s finest stately homes, the Mediterranean gem Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is close to home but able to transport you back in time, even if you stick to the 10 acres of outdoor gardens. .Remember that you must buy your tickets online before your visit.

3251 S. Miami Avenue, Miami; vizcaya.org

Commune with the plants at the Fairchild Tropical Garden

With 83 acres of gardens, you can’t help but drift away from others. Fairchild is a great place to stretch your legs and get ideas for your garden and/or help you decide to hire a landscaper.

10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami; fairchildgarden.org

Meet the Kampong

The nine-acre former home of botanical explorer Dr. David Fairchild is one of five not-for-profit National Tropical Botanical Gardens, with collections from Southeast Asia, Central and South America, the Caribbean and other tropical regions. Open only by reservation from Tuesday to Friday.

4013 Douglas Road, Miami; ntbg.org/gardens/kampong/

Take the tram to Fruit and Spice Park

This 37-acre public park celebrates everything that makes the historic Redland area special, with over 500 varieties of exotic fruits, herbs, spices and nuts. It’s retro fun.

24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; redlandfruitandspice.com

See the lights at Pinecrest Gardens

If you’re looking to get out of the house at night, head to this garden to see ‘Forest and Field of Light’, a work by British installation artist Bruce Munro, featuring over 6,000 stemmed glass spheres illuminated by fiber optics across almost two hectares. Until June 2022.

11000 Red Road, Pinecrest; pinecrestgardens.org

Brave the waterslides at Tidal Cove

If the water isn’t too cold for you, buy a day pass to this Aventura water park and have fun on the slides. Beware of the Aqua Drop. If that’s too wild for you, go down the lazy river instead.

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, 19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura; www.tidalcovemiami.com

Shop at the Redland Flea Market

This family-friendly weekend flea market sells just about anything you can imagine, from plants to produce to jewelry and more. There’s a kids’ area and an indoor farmer’s market, but if you want to stay outdoors, that’s not hard to do.

24420 S Dixie Hwy, Princeton; redlandmarketvillage.com

Take a paddle tour at Oleta State Park

Get your dose of fresh air on a paddle board or in a kayak or canoe (you can rent them at the park). Or hop on your bike and test out some of the mountain bike trails in this park.

3400 NE 163rd St. North Miami Beach; www.floridastateparks.org/OletaRiver

Eat your way around the world at the Yellow Green Farmer’s Market

If there’s a kitchen missing at this huge open-air market, which underwent a renovation and expansion last year, we’re not sure which one. You dine on vegan curry, Ethiopian cuisine, BBQ and more, or just sip a beer at one of the outdoor bars and watch the world go by. Weekend only.

3080 Sheridan Street, Hollywood; ygfarmersmarket.com

Bask in the sun at the beach

Sometimes you forget it’s here, but it’s heaven – if you can find a parking spot.

This story was originally published January 19, 2022 1:49 p.m.

Connie Ogle loves wine, books and the Miami Heat. Please don’t feed him a mango.

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5 winter activities to try in New York State: ice biking, snowmobiling and more https://linuxbierwanderung.org/5-winter-activities-to-try-in-new-york-state-ice-biking-snowmobiling-and-more/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/5-winter-activities-to-try-in-new-york-state-ice-biking-snowmobiling-and-more/ When it comes to winter outdoor activities, the same thing that can keep you indoors is exactly the reason you venture outside – the cold. “In my opinion, people should start embracing winter, instead of just enduring winter,” says Lisa Florczak, inventor of the ice bike and owner of Ice Bikes of Buffalo. She recognizes […]]]>

When it comes to winter outdoor activities, the same thing that can keep you indoors is exactly the reason you venture outside – the cold.

“In my opinion, people should start embracing winter, instead of just enduring winter,” says Lisa Florczak, inventor of the ice bike and owner of Ice Bikes of Buffalo. She recognizes that her town has “a reputation for being a very snowy winter place” but also a friendly and affordable place to be and is home to The Ice at Canalside, a space along the Erie Canal that has a lot to offer those who love to gamble. . frozen water. “Ice skating? Check it out, we’ve got it. Curling? Check it out, we’ve got it. Ice biking? It is the birthplace of ice cycling, ”she notes.

If you want to try out some of the winter activities that take on the cold New York State, here are some options to explore.

COVID restrictions vary by location; be sure to check what is currently in effect before visiting.

ICE BIKE

Buffalo Ice Bikes

Every 26-inch mountain bike (designed for people 50 and over) has had its front wheel replaced with a steerable blade and the rear studded so it grips without damaging the ice. At The Ice at Canalside, riders use their bikes alongside skaters, so the self-balancing, self-balancing cycles don’t move too quickly and are very difficult to reverse. Florczak says ice bikes have proven popular with the elderly and the community with special needs, as well as people who have never learned to skate. The idea she says is that it’s a way for non-skaters to glide with those who can. Available for hire most Saturdays (10 am-8pm) and Sundays (12 pm-4pm) until February 27; $ 12 for 30 minutes.

INFO 44 Prime Street, Buffalo; 716-681-4643, waterbikesofbuffalo.com, buffalowaterfront.com

SNOWMOBILE DRIVING

C + C Adirondack Snowmobile Tours

Snowmobile operation requires some training, but this Warren County company offers one- or two-hour tours for everyone, even the inexperienced. Guests will be fitted with helmets and will receive tutorial and practice time before all line up their vehicles for a hike along the wooded trails. Guests will also have the option to stop and take photos along the way, and all trips are guided. One-hour tour: $ 95, two people in one vehicle: $ 120, passenger with guide: $ 55; two-hour tour: $ 169, two people in vehicle: $ 214, passenger with guide: $ 95. Guests must be 17 years old to ride a snowmobile, 6 years and older to ride with a parent. Participants are requested to dress appropriately for the weather. The season runs until mid-March; all tours must be booked through the website.

INFO 5408 road. 8, Chestertown; 518-796-1308, candcsneigetours.com

SKI

Belleayre

With its ski lifts operating daily, this Catskill Mountain ski resort offers more than a few dozen trails that stretch over 9 miles of terrain, with a peak of 3,429 feet and a drop of 1,404 feet. Alpine skiing and snowboarding are open to all ages, but for those who need a tutorial, there are group lessons for ages 7 and up (or private lessons for ages 3). Cross-country ski trails are currently closed, but will open up as natural snow arrives (and are free to use), and once operational, they are ideal for hiking or snowshoeing. Guests looking for a bird’s eye view can also take a trip to the top in the property’s Catskill Thunder Gondola. Rates vary daily and are subject to change; advance online purchase is required for all lift tickets, lessons and rentals. Purchases and prices are available through the website; multi-day tickets are also available, as are season tickets.

INFO 181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount; 845-254-5600, belleayre.com

SNOW TUBE

Holiday Valley Ski Resort

A way to hurtle down a snowy hill without much skill, the tube only requires the ability to drop down the tube once it stops and then bring it back to the elevator. Holiday Valley is home to a Tubing Park where guests choose a tube, ride a conveyor belt that takes the tubers to the top of a hill where you then choose a path carved out of the snow. Once the signal is given, everyone pushes and slides down. The largest hill in the facility is open to every 7 years and up and there is the smaller hill “Li’l Tubers” for the youngest participants. There is an outdoor fireplace and a heated hut equipped with a snack bar ready for chilling time. $ 27 for a two-hour slide, $ 7 for children 6 and under; helmets can be rented for $ 5, tickets must be purchased in advance online. Open from Thursday to Sunday until March 20.

INFO Located on the right. 242 and Bryant Hill Road. (4 miles from the ski resort); 716-699-2345, vacationsvalley.com

ICE FISHING

Fifield outfitters

Located in Washington County, this experience (led by a licensed fishing guide) is available in half-day or full-day expeditions, with fishing done from a slum maintained at around 65 degrees . The hut also contains an underwater camera that shows where fish are swimming nearby and chairs to sit on while waiting to land a catch – which can be cooked on site if desired. Tailgate lunches are included for full-day tours ($ 50 for half-day sessions) and a wild game tasting option (like venison or black bear) can be added. Locations vary; participants will be contacted in advance to determine time and location. Rates for up to four people are $ 450 for a half day (approximately four hours), $ 650 for a full day (approximately eight hours); $ 75 per additional participant. Persons 16 years of age and older must have and bring a valid New York State fishing license. Rods, tackle and bait are included; fishermen must arrive dressed properly for the weather and conditions.

INFO 518-321-8682; fifieldoutfitters.com

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10 Gold Coast Things To Try This Year – myGC.com.au https://linuxbierwanderung.org/10-gold-coast-things-to-try-this-year-mygc-com-au/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 00:24:12 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/10-gold-coast-things-to-try-this-year-mygc-com-au/ When was the last time you tried something new? Life is about experiences, so why not make 2022 the year you have a chance to experience some of the exciting activities on offer across the Gold Coast. From the hydrofoil along Currumbin Creek to the Nerang National Park ATV tour, here are 10 epic activities […]]]>

When was the last time you tried something new?

Life is about experiences, so why not make 2022 the year you have a chance to experience some of the exciting activities on offer across the Gold Coast.

From the hydrofoil along Currumbin Creek to the Nerang National Park ATV tour, here are 10 epic activities you should put on your to-do list this year:


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Hydrofoil

Enjoy the feeling of flying over the water! Hydrofoiling is the fastest growing water sport on the planet, and it’s not hard to see why. Not only is it a lot of fun, it’s super easy to learn and suitable for ages 12 and up. You can take a ride on some of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful waterways including Broadwater and Currumbin Creek with Gold Coast Hydrofoil Tours and eFoil GC.

PHOTO: Tourism Australia

Roller

This retro hobby is enjoying a huge surge in popularity! This summer you can let the good times roll at HOTA’s pop-up ice rink, which is outside the gallery until January 23. Alternately, Funny stun can help you push your skating limits or develop your skills with their range of adventure lessons and days.

Mountain bike

Mountain biking ticks the box for mental, physical and emotional health. Here on the Gold Coast there is a rich and diverse range of trails and mountain biking experiences to enjoy. Here are some of our favorites:

  • For beginners – Nerang National Park
  • For intermediate – NV Gravity Park
  • For thrill seekers – Boomerang Farm

Want to join a community of fellow mountain bikers? the Gold Coast Mountain Bike Club organize rides for beginners to learn essential skills, and you can meet new people and explore new trails on their social rides.

PHOTO: Provided

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

You want to improve your core strength while having fun! Stand-up paddleboard yoga is a great activity for the summer because if you fall you are swimming in crystal clear waters! Pure aloha organizes SUP Yoga classes on Tallebudgera Creek. For that extra zen, book a sunset full moon experience.

ax throwing

Free your inner barbarian and try your hand at ax throwing on Wood punks In Miami. If you like it, you can join the Lumber Punks Ax League and compete in both solo and squad competitions. Although this activity is primarily intended for 18+, children 14-17 years old can participate with a parent present and participate in the session.

PHOTO: Provided

I will go kart

Get your adrenaline rush with a whip on one of the Gold Coast’s go-kart tracks! Slides Go Karting has two tracks – an outdoor track in Pimpama and an indoor track in Nerang, which includes a track specially designed for drifting turns. AT Xtreme Karting at Pimpama, you can run on paved or dirt tracks (and compete in competitive races once you’ve honed your skills).

Scuba diving

Divers are spoiled for choice on the Gold Coast with several islands just offshore, as well as natural reefs teeming with marine life and plenty of wrecks ready to be explored. Plus, there will soon be a world-class underwater attraction to experience in the all-new Wonder Reef. Rick’s Dive School, Gold Coast Diving Adventures and Scuba Diving in Queensland all offer special diving courses and adventures to help you enjoy the ocean like never before!

Wakeboard

Get out on the water and try wakeboarding this summer! Often thought of as a combination of surfing, snowboarding and water skiing, wakeboarding is a very social sport and an activity that the whole family can enjoy. the Gold Coast Playground in Oxenford is a great place to learn – they have an after-school program, kids’ club, women’s lessons and plenty of events including expression sessions for experienced riders.

PHOTO: Provided

Climbing

Rock climbing is the ultimate full body exercise that will strengthen and stretch every muscle in your body! Get your fix at one of the many indoor climbing studios on the Gold Coast. Our choices are Primordial in Burleigh, Basic climbing in Carrara, and Alpine indoor climbing at Robina!

Parasailing

Enjoy 360 degree views of the city skyline, South Stradbroke Island, the ocean and the backcountry while soaring in the sky like a bird! You can parasail solo or in tandem, and this activity is accessible to all levels. You can try Gold Coast Water Sports.

Discover summer. Discover local. For all the best things to see and do during the summer, visit wearegoldcoast.com.au/summer.

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7 of the best winter activities in Montana https://linuxbierwanderung.org/7-of-the-best-winter-activities-in-montana/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 22:35:58 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/7-of-the-best-winter-activities-in-montana/ Winter in Montana is a harsh but magical season. A wintry silence descends on a landscape so cold that even the sound seems frozen. But for those who are well equipped and with a certain level of experience, there are some amazing ways to get out and explore the breathtakingly beautiful mountainous terrain. Whitefish and […]]]>


Winter in Montana is a harsh but magical season. A wintry silence descends on a landscape so cold that even the sound seems frozen. But for those who are well equipped and with a certain level of experience, there are some amazing ways to get out and explore the breathtakingly beautiful mountainous terrain.

Whitefish and the surrounding Flathead Valley are unbeatable for almost any type of winter activity, as is the Gallatin Valley between Big Sky and West Yellowstone. For pristine ski touring and snowmobiling, as well as access to Yellowstone National Park, the secluded town of Cooke is a great known destination. Here are Montana’s best winter activities.

Snowshoeing, skiing and spotted wolves in Yellowstone National Park

Winter is the favorite season for many people to visit Yellowstone National Park. There are hardly any crowds, the geysers are at their peak and the frozen landscapes are simply breathtaking.

There are two main parks to visit in the winter. From West Yellowstone snowcoach tours, shuttle bus to Old Faithful, where you can take ski or snowshoe trips around the park’s geyser pools, before a hot chocolate and overnight at the cozy Snow Lodge.

Further north, the park entrance to Gardiner and its route to Cooke City are the only ones open to cars in winter. This opens up a plethora of snowshoe and cross-country ski trails around the Mammoth region, some of which are serviced by snowcoachs.

Wildlife viewing in Yellowstone is legendary in the winter as it is easier to spot the animals against the white background. For an unforgettable chance to meet a Yellowstone Wolf, sign up for a wildlife viewing trip with an expert local company like Yellowstone Wolf Tracker.


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Snowmobiling is an exciting way to navigate Montana’s winter landscapes © Per Breiehagen / Getty Images

Snowmobiling in Targhee or Flathead National Forests

It might not be the most eco-friendly activity (with access to places like Yellowstone National Park long mired in controversy), but if you’re a confident cyclist, it isn’t. There’s no more exciting way to traverse Montana’s epic landscapes than on a snowmobile.

Cooke City is one of Montana’s most remote towns, with only one access road in the winter (through Yellowstone National Park), but once there the snowmobiling is amazing; rentals and guides are available in town, and a network of groomed Forest Service roads climbs up to the passes with sweeping views of the powder-filled Beartooth Mountains.

As the gateway to winter excursions to Yellowstone, West Yellowstone is also well-appointed for snowmobilers, who can choose from hundreds of miles of spectacular trails in the nearby Targhee National Forest.

Other must-see sites include the 250 miles of Lolo Pass trails in the Bitterroot Mountains southwest of Missoula, or the Flathead National Forest near Glacier National Park, where you can rent snowmobiles or take tours through Swan Mountain Snowmobiling.

Watch the curious sport of skijoring

Combine Montana’s western cowboy heritage with its Norwegian immigrant history and you get skijoring, in which a skier is towed by a horse on a series of jumps and through slaloms at speeds of up to 40 mph. It’s the kind of sport that feels like it was invented during a night of heavy drinking.

A woman in ski gear walks down a deep snow covered hill in the backcountry.  She smiles widely
Experienced skiers should head out into the backcountry for an unforgettable time in the wilderness © Noah Clayton / Getty Images

Ski unobstructed slopes from a yurt or backcountry lodge

Montana has mind-blowing off-piste skiing, but it’s the kind of terrain for experienced skiers and it doesn’t come cheap. That said, it’s an unforgettable experience skiing down powder-filled slopes all day, then returning to your private accommodation surrounded by nature, miles from the nearest civilization.

Several companies offer accommodation and guides in the backcountry. You can settle into cozy yurts with Yurtski in the Swan Mountains, with the Big Sky Backcountry Guides in the Bitterroot Mountains, or with the Beartooth Powder Guides in Cooke City. All offer a range of avalanche and ski touring lessons, which are a wise investment.

Hellroaring Powder Guides offer both self-guided and guided ski touring from their cabin in the Centennial Mountains, 25 miles from West Yellowstone.

Great Northern Powder Guides in the Whitefish area offers the state’s only Cat ski, using its 14-person cabin as the base for incredible, pristine descents.

The cheapest way to do gentler cross country skiing in the backcountry is to rent a cabin from the Forest Service. For $ 65 you can get a basic cabin for four, but you’ll have to chop wood and pack all your food.

Learn to boil on a dog sledding trip

It’s hard to think of a more romantic way to traverse the forests and snow-capped winter valleys of Montana than in a dog sled. Besides the thrill of the scenery and learning to porridge, interacting with the dogs is a highlight in itself.

Two cyclists on bicycles with very wide tires stop to look through a snowy landscape
Ride the winter terrain on a fat bike © Jordan Siemens / Getty Images

Try the fat bike on the Whitefish Trail

A fat bike is essentially a mountain bike fitted with large double-width tires for riding on packed snow. This increasingly popular sport extends the biking season, opens up whole swathes of winter terrain for non-skiers, and allows you to really push your ride – don’t worry about fading, the snow will cushion your fall.

The 22-mile Whitefish Trail is one of the best places for snow biking in the state. The Trailside Whitefish Bike Retreat, 9 miles west of Whitefish, offers fat bike rentals, groomed trail access and accommodation, plus plenty of trail advice and occasional fat bike clinics. three days.

Ski the Going-to-the-Sun Route in Glacier National Park

For something really special, consider a winter visit to Glacier National Park. Most park roads and lodgings close in winter, but you can ski or snowshoe from Lake McDonald Lodge near Apgar on the west side of the park, or along Going-to-the- Road. Sun from St Mary on the east side. There are also remote wilderness trails leading into the park from the Polebridge Ranger Station or Marias Pass.

The great Montana sky will take your breath away


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