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Why Our Guests Love Minocqua Winter Park

Guests of Birch Trail Resort LOVE Minocqua Winter Park in Minocqua, Wisconsin. From its humble beginnings to its revived spirit, this recreational space brings joy to those who visit it all winter long. (all images provided by Minocqua Winter Park's Facebook Page)

What began as a desire to create a space for silent winter sports has now blossomed into a network of beautifully-maintained trails that offers outdoor enthusiasts a place to explore and have fun!

wisconsin winter park wide angle view


The idea for Minocqua Winter Park began in the 1950's by a group of friends with a similar vision to create a designated area for the "silent sports" enjoyed during the, oftentimes, extra long winters in Minocqua. Unfortunately, the cost to operate Squirrel Hill, the park's featured ski hill, led to the closing of the park around the 1970's.

Thankfully, the children of the original founders grasped and expanded the idea years later and developed the park into what it is now: a sprawling landscape full of winter recreational hot spots for snow tubers, skiers, cross-country skiers, snowshoe hikers, fat tire bikers, ice skaters and more!

From their website: "Enjoy over 50 miles of impeccably groomed trails winding through 6500 acres of wilderness area and breathtaking scenery." (source)

people in front of cabin at winter park

A Town's Park

"Minocqua Winter Park is a town park ... operated by the Lakeland Ski Touring Foundation...(and the) Minocqua Winter Park Trail Fund ... (which) maintains the grooming equipment and the trail system." (source)

Minocqua Winter Park is the ideal place for residents and guests to enjoy the fresh, crisp air of winter surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. The 40 acre property boasts a beautiful chalet building where chilly skiers can warm up by the wood stove, grab a bite to eat at the cafe and browse ski apparel in the Ski Shop.

snowmobilers and skiiers in cabin wisconsin

After warming up, guests can enjoy snow tubing down the 400 foot Squirrel Hill with a 70 foot drop, followed by a leisurely trip back to the top via the tube hill lift. Or they can experience the sheer joy that ice skating brings on the Chip Wulff Memorial Pond located near the chalet.

Things To Do

Minocqua Winter Park offers over 6500 acres of trails and space for the following winter fun activities:

  • snow shoeing

  • ice skating

  • snow tubing

  • sledding

  • cross-country skiing

  • private parties

  • ski lessons

  • goofy festivals

  • races, contests and more!

Stay With Us!

Guests staying at our resort have shared with us their excitement and love of visiting such a sensational place, especially during fun annual events like the Squirrel Hill Loopy Loppet and the Muggy Buggy.

Are you ready to experience the best that Minocqua Winter Park has to offer this winter season too? Call today to reserve your cabin at our lakeside resort or our lodge bed and breakfast offering gourmet-chef inspired meals cooked hot to order every morning. Call 715-588-1962 now!

Visit Minocqua Winter Park's website for more details.

(all images provided by Minocqua Winter Park's Facebook Page)


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