Travel Wisconsin: Winter Activities – WTMJ
Don’t let the cold keep you from enjoying the magic of Wisconsin winters. Bundle up and get ready to make memories as you take advantage of the many opportunities for winter outdoor recreation that Wisconsin has to offer!
Try biking on fat tires in Waukesha (County Waukesha)
Biking is a year round activity thanks to the fat tire bikes. The oversized tires on a fat bike allow cyclists to ride on snow and other soft terrain. Biking on fat tires is a great way to exercise in the colder months and it’s also a fun way to rediscover your favorite bike paths and see them from a new perspective in a different season. . Minooka Park in Waukesha is a great place to learn and develop your cycling skills on one of their scenic trails. With wide and easy sections along with plenty of bends and bends, the trails are perfect for beginner and intermediate riders. If you don’t have your own fat tire bike, you can rent one for the day from Wheel and Sprocket in Franklin.
After dropping off your fat bike rental, refuel with a hot drink or a fun cocktail at Blend Coffee and Cocktails, serving Wisconsin-made Collectivo coffee and cozy cocktails like their Campfire Manhattan.
Sleigh through the Snowmobile Capital of the World at Eagle River (Vilas County)
Wisconsin is home to more than 25,000 miles of trails thanks to the efforts of volunteers from local snowmobile clubs and support from state and federal organizations. Eagle River is home to the Eagle River “500”, over 500 miles of the best groomed trails you will find and is the proud host of the Amsoil Snowmobile World Championship each year in January.
After a day on the trails, refuel and spend the evening at Pitlik’s Sand Beach Resort. Have a drink in the bar, enjoy a meal in the large dining room or have a little fun playing pool or pinball in the games room. With 13 unique cabins to choose from, Pitlik’s can accommodate a romantic retreat or a getaway with friends.
If you would like more information on how to get involved in snowmobiling in Wisconsin and to learn more about joining one of our more than 600 snowmobile clubs, check out the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs.
Snowshoeing in Superior (Douglas County)
Bring your snowshoes to Superior to hike some of the state’s most beautiful trails. The North Country National Scenic Trail is the longest hiking trail in the United States, connecting North Dakota to New York City and winding through the Douglas County Wildlife Area in Wisconsin. Another great snowshoe trail in the area is the Old Historical Bayfield Hike / Snowshoe Trail located in the Brule River State Forest, which offers 2.3 miles of snowshoeing fun, with great views of Lake Superior.
Warm up inside the Thirsty Pagan Brewing Company at Superior for a tasty draft beer and specialty pizza for dinner. With five house-brewed draft beers and delicious pizzas like Chicken Alfredo Pizza with House Alfredo Sauce, you’ll be sure to find something to satisfy your stomach.
We love to help listeners imagine their next Wisconsin adventure, but please call companies ahead of time to check if their hours or offers have changed and to find out what necessary health precautions are in place.
For more travel ideas and resources, visit TravelWisconsin.com or call 1-800-432-TRIP.