Brown Deer Park

Our guide for a perfect snow-filled adventure

December, 2017

Skiing, Sledding & tubbing

Hit the trails for a great workout – and a lot of fun! All Milwaukee County Parks allow free cross-country skiing and sledding when snow conditions permit. Try Brown Deer Park, 7835 N. Green Bay Rd. or Whitnall Park, 6751 S. 92 St. Another great way to enjoy the outdoors during winter in Milwaukee is to visit a local ski hill. Sunburst Recreation Area has slopes to fit all levels and claims to have the largest tubing park in the World.

8355 Prospect Dr., Kewaskum

(262) 626-8404 skisunburst.com

 

hiking & snowshoeing

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center This 185-acre preserve along Lake Michigan has six miles of trails. Don't miss their Raptor Exhibit near the main building entrance which allows visitors to get up close to a live bird of prey.

1111 E. Brown Deer Rd.  (414) 352-2880  sanc.org

Havenwoods State Forest 237 acres of State Forest within the city, with grasslands, woods, wetlands for nature study, hiking and cross-country skiing.

6141 N. Hopkins St.

skating

Red Arrow Park accommodates 100 skaters at a time. The refrigerated oval in the heart of downtown opens as the weather allows. The warming house has skate rentals, hot drinks and a nice fireplace. 920 N. Water St.

 (414) 277-0860

Pettit National Ice Center, an Olympic training facility open to the public, features two international-size ice rinks and a 400-meter speed skating oval. Skates are available for rental.

500 South 84th Street

(414) 266-0100

Red Arrow Park