Welcome to the winter wonderland of Hayward, Wisconsin! As the snow blankets our beautiful town, it transforms into a playground for winter enthusiasts. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie looking to zoom across snowmobile trails, a nature lover seeking serene skiing paths, or someone who simply enjoys the cozy charm of a wintry landscape, Hayward has something special for you. In this guide, we'll explore a myriad of activities that make our town a perfect winter getaway. From thrilling outdoor adventures to relaxing indoor experiences, get ready to discover all the fun and excitement Hayward offers during the colder months.
Snowmobiling Adventures Explore over 600 miles of groomed trails in Sawyer County, a designated Snowmobile Friendly County. For trail info, check out www.haywardlakes.com. You can rent snowmobiles or ATV/UTVs at Hayward Power Sports (www.haywardpowersports.com, 715-462-3674), Runamuk Rides (www.runamukrides.com, 715-222-9911), and Petit’s Outdoor Rentals (www.petitperformance.com, 715-699-1074).
X-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing Hit the trails for some skiing or snowshoeing. Find trail information at www.haywardlakes.com and www.birkie.com. Rent gear from New Moon Ski & Bike (715-634-8685, www.newmoonski.com) or Riverbrook Bike & Ski (715-634-0437, www.riverbrookbike.com).
Cable Natural History Museum A great indoor escape, this museum offers fascinating exhibits. Contact 715-398-3890 or visit www.cablemuseum.org.
Skijoring Try this unique sport that combines skiing with a dog on a harness. Locations include Seeley Hills, Birkie Ridge, and Town of Hayward Recreational Forest Trail.
Winter Fat Biking Explore 70 miles of groomed trails in Sawyer and Bayfield Counties. Trail information is available at cambatrails.org/trails/winter-fat-biking/. Rent bikes from New Moon Ski & Bike or Riverbrook Bike & Ski.
Snow Tubing and Sledding Enjoy these fun activities at the Town of Hayward Recreational Forest Trail on County Hill Rd. Bring your own gear.
Ice Skating Skate outdoors at The Tot Lot in Hayward, Stone Lake Township Building, and Hayward Sports Center Outdoor Rink. For indoor skating, head to Hayward Sports Center (www.haywardsportscenter.com).
Ice Fishing Get your bait and tackle from Hayward Bait & Bottle, Jenk’s Bait & Tackle, Bobber Down Bait and Tackle, or Can of Worms.
Christmas in Hayward Don't miss the festive season in Downtown Hayward. For more info, check the Christmas in Hayward Facebook page.
Sleigh Rides Experience magical sleigh rides at Twin Lakes Farm near Birchwood. Call 715-354-3210 or visit www.ontwinlakes.com.
Birding Rent birding equipment from Cable Natural History Museum and explore the local avian life.
Winery Visits Warm up with a visit to Out of the Woods Winery and Red Schoolhouse Wines. Open Fri & Sat in winter.
Bowling Strike some fun at Riverside Lanes (www.facebook.com/RiversideLanes/).
Swimming Enjoy indoor swimming at Jack Link’s Aquatic and Activity Center or AmericInn-Hayward.
Cinema and Live Theatre Catch a movie at Hayward Cinema or a live show at The Park Center.
Live Music and Shopping Check out local venues and shops for live music and shopping details.
Museums and Farms Visit Cable Natural History Museum, Joyful Journey Alpacas/Yarn Harmony Gifts, Kinnamon School Visitor Center and Museum, LCO Tribe’s Indigenous Museum, and St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission.
Dog Sledding Experience mushing with Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing. Visit www.wolfsongadventures.com for more info.
Remember: Prices and business operations are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm!