If you're looking for things to do in Wisconsin this winter, we have the perfect guide for you. Winter in Wisconsin is incredible fun, 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. Come spend some time on our cross country ski trails, get in touch with the place where snowmobiling was created as you speed down the miles of snowmobile trails, or strap on a pair of snowshoes and head out into Wisconsin's winter wonderland.
There is little doubt about it. There's something magical about Wisconsin when it's covered by a powdery blanket of snow. Pair your winter adventures with a stay at one of our member's romantic Inns, and you have the perfect getaway. 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 haven't yet made a trip to Wisconsin during the snowy winter months, we can definitively say you're missing out on something special. Wisconsin is an exceptional destination for snow-lovers. This is only made better by the fact that our Inns are located near some of the state's top attractions. Wisconsin really is the perfect place to get away this winter. Come see this magical winter wonderland for yourself!
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 want to stay in the best lodging in Wisconsin, then look through our unique collection of Inns. We offer a range of accommodations that cater to a variety of needs. 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. A few days spent with our extraordinary hospitality, and you'll find yourself never wanting to leave.
After one of the best nights of sleep you'll have away from home, start a new day off on the right foot with our exceptional breakfasts. Multi-course breakfasts are one of the many perks you'll enjoy when you stay at a Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast. Each day statts with a breakfast made fresh by your Innkeeper.