If you think Wisconsinites hibernate over the winter months until the snow and cold melt away, you would be wrong. Instead, we embrace winter and all that comes with it.
We encourage you to gear up and get out there!
Skiing, skating, sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing are all part of what makes winter in Greater Green Bay a time to anticipate.
Plus, if we’re lucky, we get lots of Packers playoff games and maybe even a Championship. (We believe it’s possible every season. Don’t try to convince us otherwise.)
Finally, we step up our game on indoor activities at this time of year, as well. It’s a great time to sample new-to-you restaurants, visit one of our many breweries or wineries, attend an event at the Resch Center or a show at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, cheer on D1 sports at a UW-Green Bay basketball game or gather a group for some unique entertainment at Green Bay Escape & Axe.
There are way too many options to create a complete list, but here are a few examples of the fun you can find in the Wisconsin outdoors:
- The Titletown Entertainment District next to Lambeau Field comes alive in the winter months with a sledding hill (tubes provided) and ice-skating rink (rentals available). Enjoy hot cocoa around a bonfire and catch a laser light show set to music during the holidays.
- Want even more sledding? Check out the amazing hill at Baird’s Creek.
- Brown County Parks coordinates 196 miles of marked and groomed snowmobile trails.
- Go downhill skiing at Granite Peak in Wausau or Nordic Mountain in Wild Rose for an easy day trip. Check out the mountains in nearby Michigan for a fun weekend getaway.
- Ice fishing is a surprisingly relaxing and satisfying activity. There’s also the majesty of sturgeon spearing.
- Go cross country skiing or snowshoeing at the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, the Brown County Reforestation Camp or the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Walk through the magical WPS Garden of Lights display at the Green Bay Botanical Garden.
And that’s just the beginning. Learn more about staying active all winter long: