By Jonathan Eckelberg
Looking to take off for a weekend snowmobiling adventure, but want to take the whole family and ensure no one gets bored? In Wisconsin, we have winter activity resorts perfect for your family. Right along the best snowmobile trails, enjoy masses of other wintry activities like cross-country skiing, sledding and ice skating.
Voted #1 snowmobile resort in the nation by SnowGoer Magazine, Lakewoods Resort has a host of wintertime activities for the entire family. Grab a toboggan or sled and go tearing down a nearby hill, or strap on the snowshoes and hike along the shores of Lake Namakagon. The well marked trails of Rock Lake Trail System cross semi-primitive glacial hills and frozen wetlands. If sticking close by the resort sounds like your cup of tea, take the kids to the lighted skating area for a game of hockey or skate around the ice.
Set in the heart of the Chequamegon National Forest, Staudmeyer’s Four Seasons Resort offers cozy vacation homes, cabins or lodge homes. Pull your sled right up to your front door after exploring the 500 miles of groomed trails. Cross-country is at its best with the nearby, world-famous Birkebeiner Ski Trail, as well as numerous other ski trails located at and close by the resort. The Lodge located on the grounds has a full-service bar, serving your favorite cocktail including their famous Bloody Mary.
Black Bear Lodge – St. Germain
Situated on 2,100 feet of shoreline on Little St. Germain Lake, Black Bear Lodge offers a variety of winter activities to suit your needs. Snowmobilers can begin the ride of a lifetime right outside their front door. The Bo Boen Snowmobile Trail weaves right through the resort. For those not going for a ride, head out for some ice fishing, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. From your classic “up north” cabins with wood-burning fireplaces to modern condos with gas fireplaces, you're in for some “wow” views of the pristine lake.
Hiller’s Pine Haven – St. Germain
Surround yourself in the serenity of the Northwoods at Hiller’s Pine Haven. With direct access to some of Wisconsin’s most exciting snowmobile trails, the beauty surrounding you will provide hours of entertainment. If you like to spend some of your time ice fishing, musky, walleye, northern bass and pan fish are aplenty. Guided ice fishing is available. Grab your family and head up north for your family vacation at this serene Wisconsin resort.
Holiday Acres Resort on Lake Thompson – Rhinelander
Nestled on the shores of Lake Thompson, the vast acres of winter playgrounds are a welcoming destination for generations of vacationers. More than 120 miles of adventurous snowmobile trails will keep any 'sledder' entertained. Or, glide silently through the snow on a dozen miles of on-site and adjoining cross-country ski trails. Lake Thompson offers the ice fishing enthusiast more than 386 acres of prime fishing. Their indoor pool and sauna is the perfect place to spend a cool winter day, or thaw out after a day soaking up the outdoors.
A private vacation home with the opportunities of resort amenities is a great option for a retreat and can be found at Zaugg’s Resort! Offering four-bedroom homes or an eight-bedroom one, start making memories with your family and friends. Situated on endless trails for day-long snowmobiling trips, the winter adventures available to guests goes on and on. Zaugg’s offers snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and pond hockey, and the horses stand ready to take a ride over layers of snow.
If planning to spend the whole snowy season on the trails, explore more than 25,000 miles of well-groomed trails in Wisconsin.