Winter Pasttimes in Central Wisconsin

February 3rd, 2011 by Judy Trull

Come and join in the winter fun here in Waupaca County.  There are miles of cross country ski trails, snowmobile trails, you can snowshoe or just enjoy a winter walk mitten in mitten with the one you love.  Just outside of Iola they offer 7 miles of groomed cross country ski trails and 4 miles of them are lit for night skiing, February 5th & 6th you can attend the Winter Carnival in Iola, it is their 50th year. This annual Scandinavian affair host a multitude of events perfect for all ages. Enjoy the Badger State Games and an authentic Norwegian Lutefisk dinner featuring fresh cod served family style with meatballs potatoes and more. To top it off, check out their craft fair, ice sculpting, and fish derby. The Tomorrow River State Trail runs from Plover to Manawa thru Scandanavia it is open to hikers, cross country skiers and snowshoers alike, however keep in mind you are sharing the trail with snowmobiles.  You can bring along your snowmobiles, we have room for your trailer and sleds here in our parking area at the Bed & Breakfast.  You can access the trails at Smith’s Steak House or at Keglers right here in Manawa.  At Mosquito Hill Nature Center just outside of New London, they offer snowshoeing clinics and events.  Book your wintertime get away in the month of February and receive a $25 gas card compliments of the B&B.