Central Wisconsin is a great place to get outdoors this winter—the Marshfield area is home to fun sledding hills, scenic trails, and other great options for winter fun. Here’s a look at a few places you shouldn’t miss.
Powers Bluff (downhill skiing, snowboarding & tubing)
Powers Bluff County Park is located 14 miles southeast of Marshfield and offers three downhill skiing and snowboarding runs ranging from 1,300 to 1,500 feet with a vertical drop of 250 feet. Hop on an innertube (provided at no charge with the purchase of a tube hill ticket) and zoom down one of four fast-paced tube runs. The park also has a warming house with concessions and nearly 3 miles of trails open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Wildwood Park (hiking, snowshoeing & biking)
Wildwood Park is not only home to Marshfield’s popular zoo (which features twin Kodiak bears Munsey and Boda, as well as cougars, wolves, buffalo and more), the 150-acre property also features miles of nature trails, a playground, an aquatic center, fishing ponds and more. In winter, the trails are open to hikers, snowshoers, and fat tire bikers.
Wenzel Family Plaza (ice skating)
This downtown attraction at 201 S. Chestnut Street is a great place to visit all year-round—offering concerts, a splash pad, and other fun events in the summer—and is home to an outdoor skating rink that’s open to the public in the winter. (There are also rinks at the Jer Lang Show Palace on the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds and Pickle Pond at the corner of Peach Avenue and Arnold Street; Pickle Pond’s warming house and supervised rink are open from 5 to 9pm Friday to Sunday).