For outdoor enthusiasts, Winter means playtime! Explore the breathtaking snow-covered scenery on miles of snowshoeing trails at the Green Lake Conference Center, the Heidel House or Tuscumbia. Winding through the woods and golf courses, these trails give you the opportunity to see nature and embrace the fresh Winter air. If downhill skiing or snowboarding is more your style, the slopes await you just an hour away from Green Lake.
For those looking to explore the countryside with the power of an engine, snowmobiling in Green Lake County is a great way to take in the scenery. There are miles of groomed snowmobile trails in Green Lake to explore. Stop at one of the local restaurants for breakfast or lunch along the way for a day of fun.
Beneath the ice on Big Green Lake a whole new world awaits for you to explore. The deepest natural lake in Wisconsin, Green Lake is an angler’s paradise–providing quality fishing opportunities for both the novice and experienced. Even if the fish aren’t biting, the company of friends inside a cozy ice shanty is enough to make a day of fun. Snacks, beverages and inevitable jokes and games will keep you entertained all day long. A number of fishing guide services in the area can get you all set up with the equipment you need for a day of ice fishing in Wisconsin.
Winter in Green Lake brings a renewed excitement for sailors. As soon as the lake freezes the sails of Green Lake’s iceboaters appear. With a hundred year history of iceboating on Green Lake, The Green Lake Ice Yacht Club hosts ice-boating competitions on Green Lake and loves to share the thrill of the sport with newbies. When you spot the sails on Green Lake, head to the ice and you may just catch a ride!
The ice of Green Lake offers ice skaters the perfect atmosphere for gliding and turning. Complete with twinkle lights for skating day or night, Green Lake’s ice skating rink at the Wharf is complete with a warming hut that houses plenty of free skates to borrow if you don’t already have a pair. Here you’ll find hockey players of all ages and abilities, figure skaters practicing their tricks, parents and children both trying to find their balance and spectators enjoying hot chocolate and watching the show.
If you prefer to keep your boots on the land, head to Zobel Park for an exhilarating ride down the hill on a sled or tube. This gently rolling hill draws the young (and young at heart) for a bit of exercise and excitement. Make your sledding adventure complete with a cup of hot chocolate at one of Green Lake’s coffee or candy shops.
When it is time to slow down, Green Lake offers many opportunities to enjoy winter with loved ones. Indulge your cravings at the candy shop, restaurants, winery and brewery or visit the quaint shops that stay open year-round. Winter is the perfect time to pamper yourself at one of Green Lake’s spas to energize the mind, body and spirit. Surround yourself in relaxation amidst a waterfall whirlpool, a eucalyptus steam room or a meditative indoor labyrinth. Visit Green Lake Town Square for a yoga class or try your hand at one of the many art or cooking classes they offer. Catch a performance a Thrasher Opera House and finish your evening by cozying up by the fireplace at one of Green Lake’s resorts or bed and breakfasts.