1. Don't dread the winter months!  Instead, look forward to winter as it offers a whole new way to play.  The Wright County Parks Department has a variety of opportunities to keep you and your family busy with fun all winter long! 

    The Wright County Parks Department offers activities, from sledding to geocaching.  Hit the trails and try cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling. Wildlife watching is also great in the winter, and even a simple hike is a completely different experience on the snow.

    The Wright County Parks Department maintains miles of cross-country ski trails at six different park locations.  These trails meander through various landscapes and habitats, providing excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.  Try one of our lantern cross-country ski events scheduled for this winter, or maybe you're into skijoring or dog sledding.  Robert Ney Regional Park has special trails packed for these activities.  Don't have your own skis?  Or just want to try it out?  Robert Ney Regional Park offers cross-country and snowshoe rentals on weekends, beginning January 3, 2015.  

    Discover the fun of snowshoeing with lantern hikes and moonlight walks at Robert Ney Regional Park.  Check out our Winter Activity guide (found on our website) for dates and times.  Robert Ney Regional Park offers on-site snowshoe rentals for $5/day.  If you have your own snowshoes, visit any one of our parks and blaze your own trail or follow one of ours.

    The arrival of cold weather is no reason to take your walking program inside to a gym or a treadmill when beautiful scenery awaits nearby! Three park areas [Otsego Regional Park, Montissippi County Park, and Clearwater/Pleasant Regional Park] are plowed with miles of trails for winter walkers.

    Saucers, toboggans, and sleds provide great memories.  Two sledding hills offer fun for the entire family, and these hills can be found at Bill Anderson County Park and Collinwood Regional Park.

    Have a snowmobile and don't have time to head north for a weekend? Experience the joy of snowmobiling by getting out with friends and family on Wright County's vast trail network made up of 240 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.  All snowmobile trails are maintained by the Wright County Snowmobile Association.

    Wright County is home to many lakes.  Don't let a little ice stop you from catching the big one! The Wright County Parks Department plows public access entrance roads and parking areas within their system.  Finding the perfect ice fishing spot is easier than you might think.  Please be aware of ice conditions before heading out on the lakes.

    There is a modern day treasure hunt waiting for you in The Wright County Parks System, so get ready for some winter adventure!  Snow adds a fun, new challenge to the sport of geocaching. Dig out your snowshoes, strap on your skis, or lace up your boots.  Many geocaches are hidden for year-round fun!  To find out more about geocaching, visit the official Geocaching web page.

    For more information on parks, facilities, and programs within the Wright County Parks, visit our Wright County Parks official website or find us on Facebook.