Winter Things to Do in Minocqua


Northwoods Winter Activities

The temperatures falling set the scene for a family experience worthy of a Christmas card. When our waters turn to ice, the adventure continues. Trade your bathing suit for ice skates and your fishing pole for a tip up. Keep cruising the lake on a snowmobile instead of a boat. Strap on some skis or snowshoes and trek through our winter wonderland. When the cold starts nipping at your nose, gaze at snow dusted pine trees by the warmth of a fire with a cup of hot cocoa. 

Northern Wisconsin Snowmobiling

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. 

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Minocqua Area Ice Fishing

If you enjoy fishing, don't let the snow and ice slow you down. Ice fishing in the Minocqua area is a great way to enjoy 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.

From Tips to Tip ups, read more in our guide

Northwoods Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, & Fat Tire Biking

Many of our popular summer trails become even more picturesque covered in snow. Hopping on a pair of skis, snowshoes, or a fat tire bike gives you a year round pass to explore our wide variety of trail options. 

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Minocqua Area Ice Skating

Make family memories teaching the little ones to skate for the first time or glide around hand in hand on a chilly date night. Ice skating around a rink or frozen pond is a Northwoods winter must-do activity. 

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Northwoods Tubing

Tubing is fast, easy and doesn't require any expensive equipment. Racing down a local hill will fill anyone with a rush of excitement and maybe even a face full of snow. Why not spend the day having fun with an exciting winter activity the entire family will enjoy.

Where to take your family tubing

Northwoods Zip Line

The Northwoods Zip Line Tour is one of the most exciting attractions in the Northwoods. This year round attraction becomes even more adventurous in the winter. Fly over snow covered pines and see a unique and icy perspective of the Minocqua area. 

Try this one of a kind adventure