Winter in Elkhorn offers a wide variety of activities and attractions that you can enjoy – here’s a few must-do activities:

  1.  Skiing and Snowboarding: Elkhorn is located near several ski resorts, such as Alpine Valley Resort, which is rated No. 1 in snow-making and offers slopes for all skill levels – making it a great place to enjoy winter sports.
  2. Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing: Elkhorn and its surrounding areas have many scenic trails that are perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Kettle Moraine State Forest, Southern Unit and White River State Trail are popular choices for outdoor enthusiasts.
  3. Ice Fishing: The Elkhorn area is home to several lakes that freeze over during winter, providing great opportunities for ice fishing. Delavan Lake and Lake Geneva are known for their abundance of fish species, making them popular spots for anglers.
  4. Winter Festivals and Events: Walworth County hosts various winter festivals and events that are perfect for the entire family. Winterfest in Lake Geneva, for example, features activities like ice sculpting, snowboarding competitions, and horse-drawn carriage rides.
  5. Indoor Activities: If you prefer to stay warm indoors, Elkhorn offers attractions like the Walworth County Historical Society Museum, which offers a glimpse into the region’s history. Or catch a show at the Sprague Theatre with local productions put on by the Lakeland Players. Stop by Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company for delicious flights and weekly activities along with a stop at the Grainery. Stroll through Elkhorn’s local shops and boutiques for some retail therapy or pop into one of the amazing coffee shops for a little pick-me-up.
  6. Holiday Celebrations: Elkhorn embraces the holiday spirit with events like the Christmas Card Town Parade and the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. These events bring the community together and create a festive atmosphere. Remember to check local event listings and weather conditions for specific dates and details. 

Whether you love outdoor adventures or prefer indoor fun, Elkhorn offers a variety of options to make your winter enjoyable and memorable. Visit to plan your trip today.

Photo: Alpine Valley Resort

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