What are your favorite Milwaukee Winter activities? I will spread word about activities I have in mind, but I want to make sure I cover as many as I can. This blog could be a place for people to share their joy in winter experiences. What makes you happiest to be in Milwaukee during Winter?
Don’t forget the solitary actions that can bring quiet appreciation – or the playful opportunities for fun!
Some of my favorites:
1. Special events, and everyday activities, available at the Urban Ecology Center: http://urbanecologycenter.org/programs-events-main.html
2. Milwaukee events listed at the Downtown Holiday Lights Festival: http://www.milwaukeedowntown.com/about-us/special-events/milwaukee-holiday-lights-festival
3. Going for a walk, and watching the snow closely: see some of what I enjoy at: https://milwaukeesnow.com/2012/01/13/wildness-of-snowfall-transforms-milwaukee/
4. Your local park or nature center! Find examples at: http://www.travelwisconsin.com/blog/winter-activities/winter-activities-at-wisconsins-nature-centers
5. 2015 special events:
http://www.walkacrosslakewinnebago.com/, held each year (if its cold enough)
The WISSA World Ice and Snow Sailing Championship, http://www.wissa2015.com/general-information.html, this year held in Fond du Lac!
I am a champion of winter. I ask of you: look for the opportunities winter has to offer! Do not just frustrated as you stay inside. Remember how much your place has to offer, both in season-specific (playing on the snow) and year-round (stores and recreation) possibilities. With a spirit of openness to the season, it will be easier to avoid complaining about what you feel you cannot do… and to focus on enjoying what you can do 🙂
See also other helpful lists, including: http://www.wisconsintrails.com/travel/100-things-to-do-in-wisconsin-in-the-winter-b99381498z1-282640021.html
For my picks for best outdoor winter activities of 2012-3, see
For a recap of some of my experiences at winter events, see
For a list, with details, of events during 2011-12, see https://milwaukeesnow.com/winter-events-in-milwaukee-2011-2012/