Photo of hiking trail covered with snow: one of the most popular things to do in Wisconsin Dells in winter

Despite being well known as an outdoor water park and amusement park destination, there are still plenty of things to do in Wisconsin Dells in winter. Whether you want to snowshoe through scenic forests or relax at one of our day spas, there is something for everyone during the off-season! For the perfect vacation spot in Wisconsin Dells, Sand County Vacation Rentals offers a wide range of accommodation options, from spacious condos to cozy cottages. Read on to learn more about winter fun awaiting in the Dells!

Get Active with Winter Hiking/Snowshoeing/Skiing

One of the fun things to do in Wisconsin Dells in winter is hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing. The best trails for hiking and snowshoeing are around the Wisconsin River to the circuits around the state’s parks of Devil’s Lake, Ricky Arbor, and Mirror Lake. Rent some snowshoes at Vertical Illusions in Wisconsin Dells or Wildside Action Sports in Baraboo

For a truly remarkable winter experience, visit one of the park’s candlelight skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking events.

Relax at A Local Spa

Several revitalizing spas in the Dells offer the perfect space to unwind this winter. One of the most popular destinations is Sundara Spa, an adult-only spa surrounded by a beautiful pine forest. The spa features 26 suites and private villas with beautifully designed baths and other luxury amenities. 

Read our blog, Relax and Unwind at Wisconsin Dells Spas, for more information!

Go Ziplining

You may have gone ziplining during the summer, but have you tried ziplining through snow-covered trees in the cold? The feeling is magical, and the sight is one to behold. Go ziplining in The Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort and the Bigfoot Zipline. Vertical Illusions also has a mile-long zip line in Chimney Rock Park, which gives you an expansive view of the winter forestland.

Have fun at the Winter Carnival

Every year, the traditional Winter Carnival takes place at Christmas Mountain Village on the first Saturday in February. The event features dog sled racing, ski racing, horse-drawn wagon rides, Turkey bowling, snowman-building contests, and many more.

There’s live music to entertain the public all day. Fireworks and a torchlight parade add extra excitement to the celebrations at night.

Winter Vacation Rentals in Wisconsin Dells

There are always things to do in Wisconsin Dells in winter. Get active with some winter sports, enjoy a refreshing time at the spa and go ziplining across snow-covered trees this winter. While exploring and having fun, choose Sand County Vacation Rentals for a worthwhile vacation getaway. Browse through our collections of condos, cottages, and vacation homes to plan your winter getaway today!