Winter events January 14-16

All weekend

Snow! On the ground! All over the area, get out and enjoy it… (You might sled in the parks, or skate at Red Arrow Park, for example.)

January 14

Yogaski and Introduction to snowshoeing, at the Urban Ecology Center (UEC). Looking for new ways to enjoy the outdoors? UEC is a great place to help you get started!

9:00 am – 2:00 pm, drop in on tracking, Havenwoods State Forest. Think about how snow can help you find out what other creatures are out stirring.

January 14 and 15

Sled dog rides, Whitnall Park. A chance to experience a different way of travel… to imagine one is much further north, or perhaps in a previous era when winter made transportation smoother in northern climates than summer transportation was.

January 15     

Light up the garden, Lynden Sculpture Garden. This garden is filled with creative sculptures, I was impressed to realize just how much they pack in a relatively small area (without feeling crowded, either). If you are used to seeing art indoors on museums, it is interesting to see how one looks at sculptures differently as the context around them changes. Different light, green leaves or tan, snow on the ground or grass – outdoor sculptures take on a different cast as the weather changes. Should be fascinating to view them by lantern-light!

Ski the Kettle Moraine. Explore the rolling terrain on groomed ski trails, with the help of the UEC. Check UEC for more details and registration; meet at Riverside Park.

January 16       

Coldest average day of year in Milwaukee. Note this moment, and celebrate it!

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About MilwaukeeSnow

Dr. Jeffrey Filipiak, Milwaukee's Ambassador of Snow, loves winter, Milwaukee, and environmental history! He has taught college courses on topics including history, writing, environmental ethics, food studies, the Great Lakes, and sustainability. You can contact him at
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