Play Outside in Jefferson County!

Published On: Thursday, January 27, 2022By Categories: Blog, General News, Outdoor RecreationTags: , , , , , , , ,

Jefferson County is full of sledding, snowshoeing, skating, skiing, snow-biking fun! See below for a list of opportunities in Jefferson County communities.


Ice Skating:

  •   West Side Park,  300 W Water St, Cambridge (with bathroom facilities) weather permitting.


  •   West Side Park & Camrock Park 3 ( 2334 Highland Dr,, Cambridge)

Cross Country Skiing:

  • Camrock County Trail has beautifully groomed  cross country skiing trails

Fat-Tire Biking:

  • Camrock County Trail


Fort Atkinson



Ice Skating: 

  • At the base of Dead Man’s Hill (East Ogden St. at the base of the Water tower)


  • Dead Man’s Hill (East Ogden St. at the top of the hill up from the ice rink)
  • Water Tower Hill (by Walmart – South Main St)


Lake Mills

Ice Skating:

  • Lake Mills has ice skating in commons park with public bathrooms. The ice rink is open all the time as it is lighted, however, it is bring your own skates.


  • Korth County Park. Park at Upper Korth!

Cross-Country Skiing:

  • Korth County Park has great cross-country skiing and from there the Glacial Drumlin Trail is easily accessible.

Snowshoe Rentals:

  • The Lake Mills Rec Department does snowshoe rentals. Address: 322B North Main St. Lake Mills, WI 53551
  • Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Phone: 920-648-8035


Sledding: Firemen’s Park

  • West Side Hills overlooking Baseball field next to pavilion
  • West Side Hill along Lum Avenue
  • East Side Hill by outdoor bathrooms

**All Parking is in the natural parking lot to the north of the Park Pavilion**

Ice Skating:

Waterloo Regional Trailhead

  • Green Space behind WRT includes a large rink for hockey and games and a smaller rink for family skating



Ice Skating:

  • Silver Creek Pond (North Water Street) – NEW WARMING HOUSE IN 2022
  • Warming House available for rent for private parties!


  • Watertown High School ( 825 Endeavour Dr)
  • Riverside Middle School (131 Hall Street)

Fat-Tire Biking: 

  • Interurban Trail (trailhead located at Humboldt and Clark Streets) Trail is allowed, but ungroomed

Ice Skate Rentals:

Snowshoe Rentals:

  • Watertown Public Library for all Jefferson/Waukesha County Bridges Library System cardholders
  • Watertown Park & Rec Dept.



Ice Skating:  There is an ice skating rink in Big Brick Park

  • Park & Rec announces when it opens during the season – the link is their Facebook page


  • Trippe Lake Park on “Killer Hill”
  • Sleds available to use in the “Little Free Sled Shed”

Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, & Fat-Tire Bike Trails:

  • Kettle Moraine Nordic & John Muir Trails – County Road H.


  • Skates, snowshoes, cross-country skis available at Quiet Hut Sports by appointment – limited supply.


Robin Kaufmann is the Tourism Manager for the city of Watertown. She eats, sleeps, and breathes travel in her personal and professional life. She is the voice of Watertown Tourism, and the Facebook specialist for Enjoy Jefferson County Tourism.

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