You can tell by the frosty temperatures and post-holiday blues that winter is in full swing. Take advantage of this time to fill your calendars with activities that are best reserved for the chillier months. Jackson has toasty fires and sports that are both thrilling and relaxing. Cozy up or grab a sled, we’ve got some activities waiting for you to slide into.
Get Out There
Speaking of sledding, who doesn’t love to take their toboggan to the top of Cascades Hill in the winter? This Jackson classic is one that will never disappoint. Cascades Hill is solid and sound, just as it has been for as long as we can remember. Climb the hill with your sled in hand, and rush down as if you’re a kid again.
Bring the outside in and throw on a pair of skates. Test your skills with a few turns and tricks at Optimist Ice Arena for some ice skating. With open skating almost daily, they’ll be waiting for you with some skates for rent and some hot chocolate to sip on when you need to take a breather.
For those who thrive in the winter, set an icy sail to one of Jackson County’s many frozen lakes for some ice fishing. With more than 100 lakes and fish-stocked waters, Jackson County is an excellent place to hole hop and find that perfect spot to drop down and jig this winter season. You can download our Ice Fishing Guide here to plan your trip!
Nothing beats snuggling up in the wintertime. Cherry Creek has several cozy igloos, complete with soft blankets and heaters to keep you warm and cozy while you enjoy a glass of wine and a perfectly paired charcuterie board. If you’re looking to head inside somewhere equally cozy, head to The Hunt Club or Knight’s Steakhouse and Grill to warm up by the fire while you enjoy a hearty meal.
Winter offers every excuse to expand your indoor-activity itinerary. Lucky for you, Jackson County is home to 13 museums. Ranging from organs to trains, there’s something to pique your interest. Spend your days wandering through the halls of old houses and traveling back in time through art and history. Click here to see which museums are awaiting your visit.
Whether you’re outside or inside, there’s winter fun waiting for you in Jackson!