Many people see Minocqua only as a summer destination, but the winter boasts many equally exciting activities. There's plenty of activity to keep you warm, and it's always nice to cozy up to a fire with a cup of hot cocoa after a long day of playing in the snow.
Thanks to the hard work of our area snowmobile clubs and volunteers, an extensive network of professionally groomed trails — more than 1600 miles — are maintained in the Minocqua area. These trails traverse a magnificent natural environment that includes 1,300 glacial lakes and 233,000 acres of public forest land. This, combined with our 65-inch annual average snowfall, makes for some of the Midwest's best sledding.
If you enjoy fishing, don't let the snow and ice slow you down. Ice fishing in the Minocqua area is a great way of enjoying the outdoors during the winter months. Whether you take pleasure in the solitude of being out on a frozen lake, the challenge of the sport, or the friendship and good times found in an ice shanty town with your friends and family, ice fishing is an activity for everyone.