• Tim Kraemer

Madison Area Winter To-Dos

Winter can be long and boring! Below are some ideas for both outdoor and indoor adventures in the Madison area.



Holiday Lights: If you are wanting to see some beautiful holiday lights, the following areas are said to have some fantastic displays.

· Fantasy in Lights- Olin Park Madison

· Middleton

· Waunakee

· Fitchburg

· Mount Horeb

· Prairie du Sac


Sledding: the following are parks with sledding hills.

· Aldo Leopold Park

· Arbor Hills Park

· Berkley Park

· Elver Park

· Garner Park

· Hiestand Park

· Olbrich Park

· Orlando Bell Park

· Sycamore Park

· Warner Park


Cross Country Skiing

· Cherokee Marsh (South Unit)

· Door Creek Park

· Elver Park

· Odana Hills Golf Course

· Owen Conservation Park

· Turville Point Conservations Park

· Yahara Hills Golf Course


Snowshoeing

· Cherokee Marsh (North Unit, Mendota Unit)

· Edna Taylor Conservation Park

· Elvehjem Sanctuary

· Garner Park

· Heritage Prairie

· Heritage Sanctuary

· Hoyt Park

· Knollwood Conservation Park

· Mineral Point Park

· Prairie Ridge Conservation Park

· Sanburg Woods

· Walnut Grove Park

· Warner Park


Ice Skating

· Elver Park

· Goodman Park

· Heritage Heights Park

· Hillington Triangle Park

· Nakoma Park

· Olbrich Park

· Rennebohm Park

· Tenney Park

· Vilas Park

· Warner Park

· Westmorland Park

· Wexford Park


Downhill Skiing

· Blackhawk Ski Area West Chalet-Middleton

· Tyrol Basin- Mount Horeb

· Cascade Mountain-Portage


Ice Fishing

The Madison Chain is a popular chain for ice fishers which includes Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Wingra, and Kegonsa


Indoor Adventures

· Vitense Golfland Madison

· Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park- Madison

· UW-Madison Geology Museum- Madison

· Wisconsin State Capitol

· Bowl-A-Vard Lanes

· Laser Tag by Ultrazone

· UW-Madison Union South

· Visit a distillery or brewery

· Attend a UW-Madison sporting event

· Go to a movie, play or concert

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