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5 Reasons Why Minocqua is the Perfect Destination for Winter Fun!

Plunging temperatures coupled with shorter days has a way of driving people indoors for winter’s duration. Why not escape to the snow-kissed lakes of Minocqua, Wisconsin and enjoy not only the picturesque scenery but also the exhilarating activities available at your fingertips.

winter scenery in minocqua wi outside of Nitschke's Northern Resort

Nitschke’s Northern Resort, located directly on Lake Minocqua, is the perfect destination for winter fun. With access to the Bearskin trail, downtown Minocqua and so many recreational hot spots up north, it’s the ideal resort for your next winter vacation.


With hundreds of miles of maintained snowmobiling trails plus the high average snowfalls of Minocqua winters, it’s no wonder snowmobiling ranks at the top of our list. Rent a pair of snowmobiles and take a guided tour through the snowy hills of the Northwoods or do some exploring on your own. Grab a thermos of coffee, bundle up and get ready for the ride of a lifetime!

Cross country skiing

In Minocqua, it's easy to find a suitable trail for skiing or snowshoeing no matter your skill level - whether you are the most basic beginner or an advanced expert. With so much to explore, one day won’t be long enough to explore all the meticulously groomed trails in the surrounding area. After a day of skiing, when you've worked up an appetite, enjoy some sandwiches and chili along with a local craft beer at any one of Minocqua’s amazing restaurants.

girl having fun in snow with skis on

Ice fishing

Minocqua's chain-of-lakes offers many great fishing spots not only in the summer but in the winter as well. Whether you are in the mood for a day of solitude among pristine scenery or you are seeking a more active, well-populated area to fish with the family, our resort provides access to all! Ice fishing excursions are available locally that offer heated shanties and guided tours of ice fishing hot spots, if roughing it or being out all day catching nothing, isn’t your idea of fun.

Fat tire biking

Who says you can’t bike in the snow? Fat tire biking involves using a wider tire with lower air pressure to allow you to seemingly float over the snow. Many of the same trails you use for skiing can be used for fat tire biking as well. Another benefit to “fat biking” is the ability to bike whether there is a little or a lot of snow on the ground.

Quiet and Serene

Consider staying in one of our quaint cabins on the lake for the ultimate experience in serenity. The amazing views from our cabins will wow you during your morning coffee as you relax in your lake-facing, sunroom. You are close enough to town to still enjoy the restaurants and shops it offers but get to retire to your own private retreat at night where you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets with only the sounds of nature in your ears.

kid walking through snow outside of resort in Minocqua Wisconsin

Minocqua is the perfect winter getaway with a little something available for everyone in the family. Book now to take advantage of our winter specials and get ready to make some memories that will last a lifetime, at Nitschke’s Northern Resort.



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