As snow blankets the city, it's a great time to swap your textbooks for snow boots so you can get out and experience all the winter fun Green Bay has to offer. Whether you're a snow enthusiast or prefer to cozy up indoors, we've got the ultimate guide to keep your winter spirits high!
Sledding & Tubing
Titletown: Titletown tubing on Ariens Hill has become a Green Bay winter tradition, and it doesn't have to break the bank! Visit this 46-foot hill and speed on down for just $8 Sunday through Thursday, or visit on one of the park's Community Days (January 22nd, February 5th, and February 19th) to get your tubing fix for just $4. Get more details and sign your waiver in advance on the Titletown website.
Triangle Hill: Triangle Hill Sports Park, located at Bairds Creek, is a tubing and sledding paradise! This 80-foot hill has four tubing lanes which can be used with rental tubes (no extra cost) and tons of space for sledding. And best of all? No hauling equipment back up the hill! As of 2022, Triangle Hill has its very own Magic Carpet conveyor belt! Visit the website to learn more.
City Parks: Luckily, the Green Bay area has tons of great parks with sledding hills galore. Some top spots to check out include Josten Park on the East Side of Green Bay, Lions Trailside Park in De Pere, Fireman's Park on the West Side, and Webster Park in Allouez.
Ice Skating & Hockey
Titletown: Honestly, what doesn't Titletown have? If sledding or tubing isn't your thing, they've still got you covered. Strap on your skates (or grab a rental pair) and try out the traditional rink or the skating trail that winds beneath Ariens Hill. Warm up afterward at the firepit with a cup of hot cocoa from 46 Below. Learn more at Titletown's website.
Howard Commons: This new covered rink is the place to be! Skating is $6 per day and skate rentals are just $3 (they have both figure skates and hockey skates for rent). Or, if you prefer to just sit and people watch, you can rent a “Biergloo” in the Biergarten and cozy up with some snacks and drinks.
Snowshoeing & Cross-country Skiing
Barkhausen, Neshota, & the Reforestation Camp: Between these three county parks, there are 9 miles of marked snowshoeing trails for you to explore on foot. Plus, there is no cost to snowshoe at these parks, and they even encourage you to explore off-trail. If you need to borrow a pair of snowshoes, Barkhausen has rentals available on Saturdays and Sundays.
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary: If cross-country skiing is more your speed, head to the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, where about 4 miles of the sanctuary's 5-mile trail system is groomed for cross-country skiing. You can also snowshoe on a naturalist-led snowshoe hike on the back trails, which are usually not open to the public. These hikes are every Tuesday at 10:30 am through March 15th and cost $5 per person.
Hilly Haven Golf Course: Unlike most golf courses, Hilly Haven in Howard stays open all year round, converting into a winter wonderland during the off-season. Trails at Hilly Haven are groomed for cross-country skiing and meander through 200 acres of beautiful backwoods. Take in views of the Niagara Escarpment, Sand Creek, and more. Snowshoe rentals are available if you call in advance.
Cofrin Arboretum and former Shorewood Golf Course: If you're a UW-Green Bay student, you might already be familiar with the gorgeous trails throughout campus. During the winter, the former Shorewood Golf Course offers three miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing and side tracks for snowshoeing. The Cofrin Arboretum doesn't have groomed trails, but there are more than 6 miles of trails encircling the campus, perfect for a little snowshoe adventure! Skis and snowshoes are available for rent through the UREC Outdoor Adventure Center.
Fat Tire Biking
Reforestation Camp: Approximately 6 miles of trails specifically designed for fat tire biking are marked at the Reforestation Camp. Boke permits are required, and bikes are available for rental at the adjacent Adventure Park across the road.
Hilly Haven Golf Course: That's right, it's not just cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Hilly Haven! They also added some new fat tire bike trails in 2021 and offer bike rentals to visitors.
Ledgeview Golf Course: This golf course in Ledgeview also keeps the fun going all winter long with a 2-mile fat tire bike trail loop, which is kept groomed during the winter by volunteers from the Ledgeview Trails Club.
Or, Just Stay Warm Indoors
While we love that there is so much to do outdoors in Green Bay during the winter months, we understand if you want to stay indoors now and again! Consider trying one of these unique activities throughout the city for a fun and different indoor experience.
Green Bay Curling Club: Have you ever watched the Winter Olympics and wondered what the heck that weird sport with the rocks and brooms is? You can learn the art of curling right here in Green Bay at the Curling Club. They offer learning clinics for newbies to the sport throughout the winter and beginners leagues so you can test your skills after you finish learning the basics!
Cafe Crawl: If you love coffee and want a fun one-off winter event, consider joining the annual Cafe Crawl downtown! This tour of ten local Green Bay cafes will introduce you to delicious brews, nourishing teas, and tasty treats. Plus, you can bop from cafe to cafe by trolley throughout the afternoon and fill up your punch card for a chance to win a gift card from a participating cafe.
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