Who says you can’t enjoy your dock just because winter is upon us? There are lots of useful ways to take advantage of your dock in the colder months, despite cold, ice and snow. From snowboarding to ice fishing, check out these fun ways to truly enjoy your dock and surrounding landscape during winter.
Building a Snowman
A big jovial snowman out on the end of your dock provides a welcoming winter time beacon to your neighbors at the lake. Have the kids bundle up and roll the balls of snow for their snowman and use accessories to dress him up. Have a snowball fight to truly make the most of your snowy day.
For smooth icy and snowy docks, you can glide along on your snowboard – an ideal way for beginners to learn how to balance on their board. Once you get more experienced, take your snowboard to a hilly area nearby and try your hand at this fun wintertime sport.
At the end of your dock, cut a hole in the ice (adults only for this task!) and drop a line to do some ice fishing. Bond with friends while your legs dangle over the dock and you wait till you get a bite.
Whether you’re into figure skating or ice hockey, go skating on the lake with the neighborhood kids. Take a break on your dock with a hot steaming mug of cocoa to warm up before heading back out to skate.
Light Up Your V-Dock
Decorative and solar lights can spruce up the beauty of your dock and surrounding landscape in the middle of winter. Some pretty white lights add to the ambience, as well as track lighting that dots the pathway up to your home. Solar lights gather the energy from the sun and run off solar energy at night.
Strap on some snowshoes and try your hand at this popular pastime. Provided the lake ice is frozen solid, expand your exploration to the lake to witness how much fun it is to “walk on water.”
If you have snow brick makers, pull those out for some snowball fun. Make a staggered “brick” wall of snow, with each team hiding behind their wall. Fire snowballs at each other and keep score. Loser has to go in and make everyone hot cocoa.
Take a Soak
If you’re lucky enough to have a hot tub outside, take a relaxing soak while watching the kids play on the dock and in the yard. Summer will be here soon enough so enjoy the off-season for now! Call V-Dock at 888-888-DOCK to start thinking about your dock needs for the summer.