Brown Deer Park
Our guide for a perfect snow-filled adventure
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
Lapham Peak Seventeen miles of cross-country ski trails (including 2.5 miles of lighted trails for night skiing). Rentals for striding and skate skis as well as snowshoes and fat tire bikes available.W329-N846 County Highway C, Delafield
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.
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.
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
Red Arrow Park