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Cedarburg Wisconsin Winter Activities

Just because the cold is upon us doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had in Cedarburg.  One of the most exciting new developments around town is the construction of a new free outdoor ice skating rink, Festive Ice, just one block away from us!  First they built the barriers, lined the area with plastic sheeting and then flooded it.  Mother Nature obligingly did the rest of the work by sending us a bit of chill, and it was all set to open last weekend. A fun time was had by all, now it’s your turn. Bring your skates!

Ice skaters in Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Other Wisconsin winter activities appeal to thrill seekers looking for the fun of downhill skiing or snowboarding. There are two nearby options: Little Switzerland in Slinger or Sunburst in Kewaskum.  Both are just a half-hour drive away and offer ski and board rentals so you don’t have to pack your skis.  If you’re a little unsure of your balance, Sunburst also offers tubing–all the exhilaration of downhill sports with none of that pesky falling down!

For those who like their winter sports a bit on the quieter side, and providing we get just a bit more snow, Local Motion Outfitters offers snowshoe rentals and has good advice where to go to enjoy some winter trails.  You can also rent snowshoes at Riveredge Nature Center, one of our favorite places for a winter walk, in snowshoes or hiking boots.  Riveredge hosts many special events, talks and educational program and is a great resource for learning about our local ecology.

If you’re one of those people who prefer to spend the cold winter in the warm indoors, never fear!  Stay tuned for our next post all about inside activities going on around Cedarburg, Wisconsin this winter.