Enjoy the outdoors in all your favorite ways at these prized Taylor County recreational facilities! Adventurous experiences await everyone from the young to young-at-heart through the vibrant and varied outdoor opportunities available through places like Camp Forest Springs, Perkinstown Winter Sports Area, and The Silent Glide Canoe and Kayak Shop.
Forest Springs is a faith-based camp and conference center with a mission of connecting people to each other, themselves and God’s Word. Each year, thousands of people of all ages seek spiritual refreshment in youth & family camps, retreats, seminars, and special events.
In addition to these uplifting indoor activities, winter also brings the opportunity to enjoy downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and tubing on the camp grounds. Over 20 kilometers of trails are groomed for cross-country and skate skiers. Rustic trails for snowshoeing are also an adventurous choice. These activities are open each Sunday afternoon (1-5pm) from January 10 through March 13. Free lessons for skiing and snowboarding are available to help get you started.
The warm and cozy Neale Lodge is a welcoming place to unwind with snacks, gourmet coffee drinks and a game room to challenge your friends. Foosball, anyone?
Perkinstown Winter Sports Area
Have your fill of winter fun at Perkinstown Winter Sports Area — one of Taylor County’s top destinations for family-friendly winter activities like tubing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing!
There’s no better activity on a bright Wisconsin winter day than to gather a group of family and friends to hit the tubing hill. And the best part? This four-chute hill even has a tow rope so you can give your legs a break. Perkinstown also offers 9 miles of cross-country and snowshoe trails that weave through the beautiful Chequamegon National Forest. No need to bring your own gear as equipment rentals are available on-site at reasonable full- and half-day rates.
After your outdoor adventure, warm up in the chalet with snacks and concessions. You can even reserve a space for your private group.
Perkinstown Winter Sports Area is open Saturdays and Sundays, based on weather conditions. Be sure to call ahead at 715-465-0118 or check online facebook.com/Perkinstown-Winter-Sports-Area
The Silent Glide
If your Taylor County adventure calls for some time on the water, navigate to The Silent Glide Canoe and Kayak Shop in Medford. From planning your trip to gearing up to getting comfortable and confident in your boat, this is the place! These expert outfitters are passionate about “silent sports”- canoeing, kayaking, winter camping and snowshoeing, just to name a few. A broad selection of gear and a genuine commitment to top-notch customer service make The Silent Glide a perfect starting point for any scenic outing.
Purchase or rent canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, snowshoes and other equipment from the shop and get personalized guidance on how to make your expedition a memorable one. The Silent Glide is located within 30 minutes of several prime launch points so you won’t waste any time getting your paddles in the water!