Winter Time Activities at Your Lake House, Part 2: Outside

Last time we covered all the fun winter time activities you could do inside at your lake house. Now, we open up the doors to the lake house to see what fun can be had outdoors. Don’t let the cold temps of winter keep you hibernating all season long. Get out there and have some fun!

Family Fun Sledding

Go Sledding

Nothing says winter like gliding through the snow on a sled. You don’t necessarily need a steep hill. Just find a small hill, get to the top and race each other down. Last one down on the last run has to make the other one hot chocolate. If your child is looking to learn how to ski or snowboard, this is a great opportunity to try it without the intimidation of a big ski resort.

Play Footprint Tag

Play tag with the kids in the snow, but here’s the catch: you can only step in the others’ footprints.

Go on a Scavenger Hunt

Fill an ice cube tray with water and use different colors of food coloring for every one. Freeze them, then hide the cubes in the snow and challenge each one of your kids to find their designated colors. First one to do so gets extra marshmallows on their cocoa.

Light a Fire

For the adults, make a fire in the snow using dry firewood. Sit around the fire in lawn chairs or fashion your own seats made out of snow. Watch as the fire burns brightly and slowly melts the surrounding snow.

Build Stuff

Build a snowman or put your own twist on it by making a snow bunny, dog, cat or any other shape. Make a fortress and have snowball fights. Build obstacle courses out of snow and challenge each other to get through them in record time.

Ice Fishing

If you’re looking to do some fishing but don’t want to wait till spring, cut a hole in the ice at the end of your v-dock. Sit back with a warm drink and drop a line.

Ice Skating

If the lake is sufficiently frozen over, strap on your ice skates and head out onto the slick surface. Show off your fancy figure skating moves or play a game of ice hockey for a real challenge.

Go Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a great way to get exercise in the winter. Try it out by strapping some on and exploring the area around your lake.

Ride a Snowmobile

Explore the country-side with a snowmobile! You can learn the best spots to build a snowman or where to go ice-fishing without having to trek too far on foot! There are a lot of trails outlined already, so if you can find one nearby – definitely go for an adventure!

The snow can definitely be fun! But, we’re ready for the warmer weather. Count down the days to summer and the fun of living on a lake.

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