If you're looking for things to do in Wisconsin this winter, you're in luck. There are an incredible number of ways to have fun in Wisconsin this winter, and our Innkeepers will be your perfect guide! Though it may be cold outside, that doesn't mean you have to stay indoors. In fact, Wisconsin is the perfect wintry destination, complete with a variety of fun things to do. There are miles of cross country ski and snowmobile trails, plenty of gorgeous, wooded hikes that are best explored on snowshoes, ice fishing, and so much more.
Though Wisconsin is an exceptional destination in every season, there's something magical about getting outside and experiencing this outdoor lovers' paradise in the winter. Add to your winter adventures a stay at one of our romantic Bed and Breakfasts, and you have the perfect getaway. When it's time to come inside after a day of playing in the snow, our exceptional accommodations await. Experience Wisconsin for yourself this winter, and book a room at one of our unique Bed and Breakfasts.
10 Things to do in Wisconsin This Winter
If you've only ever visited Wisconsin during the peak travel seasons of summer and fall, you're missing out on an exceptionally special season this winter. There are plenty of things to do in Wisconsin during all 4 seasons, but it is an exceptional destination for anyone who loves to play in the snow. Our Inns are located near some of the state's top attractions, making us the perfect place to get away for a few days.
Many of the following activities can be enjoyed just about anywhere in the state, so turn to our knowledgeable Innkeepers for their local recommendations on the best places to enjoy these winter activities in Wisconsin.
- With over 25,000 sensational miles of snowmobile trails in Wisconsin, there is truly no shortage of fun things to do in Wisconsin in the winter. Snowmobiling is one of the most popular winter activities in the state. After all, the first snowmobile sled was created here!
- Cross country skiing is another popular winter pastime in Wisconsin. From the American Birkebeiner in February to groomed and ungroomed trails around the state, there's something for all abilities in Wisconsin. See our previous blog for some of our favorite cross country skiing destinations.
- Snowshoeing is one of the easiest ways to enjoy winter in Wisconsin. Many of our member B&B's offer snowshoes, and have access to trails right on their own properties. Moreover, there are a number of groomed and ungroomed trails around the state suitable for snowshoeing.
- In years past, biking was often relegated to spring, summer, and fall. By winter, bikes around the state were put away for the season. Fat Tire Biking has changed that, allowing Wisconsinites to reclaim previously hard-to-reach areas on two wheels. Fat bikes have extra-wide rims with low-pressure tires making it possible to glide across the snow with ease.
- Granite Peak Ski Area in Wausau is the perfect place to head for Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding, but it's not the only place to go in Wisconsin. Other downhill skiing destinations include Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area in Dresser, Whitecap Mountains Resort in Upson, Sunburst near West Bend, or Cascade Mountain and Wilmot Mountain in southern Wisconsin.
- Have you ever been Skijoring? It's an exhilarating combination of dog sledding and cross country skiing, and it's become quite popular around the state. You can even find skijoring trails and lessons at Justin Trails Resort, a member of the Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast association.
- The fishing doesn't stop in Wisconsin just because it's cold outside. As the snow begins to fly and the lakes and ponds freeze over, you'll soon spot shanty's and anglers outside trying their hand at ice fishing. It's a time-honored tradition here in Wisconsin.
- Enjoy Wisconsin's wintry wonderland from the warmth and comfort of a snow train.
- Keep an eye on the weather, and head to the winter ice caves near Bayfield as soon as they form. The caves are accessible only when Lake Superior freezes, forming a land bridge to the cave. They are well worth the wait and the planning!
- Looking for new things to do in Wisconsin this winter? Try your hand at ice climbing! Governor Dodge State Park, which offers group climbs, is a great place for this.
The Best Lodging in Wisconsin
If you're looking for the perfect lodging in Wisconsin, you'll find it amongst our unique collection of Inns. We offer a range of accommodations from cozy and rustic to urban and modern. After a day spent exploring Wisconsin's winter wonderland, you'll be looking for a warm and comforting place to wind down, rest, and recuperate. Let us extend to you our award-winning hospitality, and you'll find yourself never wanting to leave.
When it's time to head back outside for another day of fun, our exceptional breakfasts made fresh by your Innkeeper will hit the spot and keep you fueled for the adventure ahead. There are more things to do in Wisconsin this winter than we can count. Come experience a small slice of this winter wonderland, and book a room at one of our unique Bed and Breakfasts today!