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Five Winter Sports Found Only in Greater Green Bay

Posted on January 30th, 2017 in Astor House Bed and Breakfast, Green Bay Activities, Green Bay Winter Sports.

Winter Activities Green BayNot surprisingly, the Greater Green Bay area is a wonderful place to visit for winter sports. With over 25,000 miles of snowmobile trails, 700 miles of cross-country ski trails, and 445 runs at 30 downhill ski and snowboard areas, Wisconsin is a destination for many snow enthusiasts. If you are looking for something different, there are five winter sports that can only be found in the Greater Green Bay area. But first, book your room at our Astor Bed and Breakfast in Green Bay today. You can use it as your winter sports activity hub as you plan your outdoor activities in Green Bay or its surrounding areas.

Unique Winter Sports from Extreme to Wacky

From extreme to wacky, there are several winter sports that can only be found in Wisconsin. We not only love winter sports, we know how to have fun!  First of all, ice-boating is not for the faint-hearted. It’s practically sailing on ice with speeds reaching as high as 100mph. Not ready for the adrenaline rush? It is still fun to watch. Skijoring, on the other hand, is exciting but less extreme. It is a sport that originated in Scandinavia as a form of cross-country skiing. Instead of being propelled by ski poles, the skier is pulled by a dog connected by a harness. Think of it as a cross between cross country skiing and dog sledding.

If you are looking for something more challenging, climbing frozen springs and waterfalls over the vertical rock faces is popular among rock-climbers. Wisconsinites have also finally discovered that fat tire bicycles with low-pressure means cycling 365 days a year. Imagine biking on snow-covered trails with extra-wide rims and low-pressure tires. Last but not least is racing a Lazy-Boy armchair strapped to skis down a hill. This is an annual event that is super fun to watch.

Winter Sports in Green Bay

Green Bay SportsYou don’t have to travel outside of Green Bay for outdoor fun in the winter. The city parks have a total of 10.94 miles of trails. They are typically well groomed in the winter for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. In addition, the Triangle Hills area has hills for snowboarding and inner tubing. Many parks have ice rinks for skating and ice-hockey. Check with the City of Green Bay, Parks, Recreation, and Forestry before you go. Another favorite location is the Wildlife Sanctuary. They have a night ski program. There’s nothing like enjoying the quiet woods on a winter night, especially when you’re snowshoeing.

Interested? Great! Call us today and book a room at the Astor House.