Looking for a place to take the kids sledding? There are two designated sledding hills in Rochester.

  • Schmidt Park -- 6300 block of 24th Avenue NW
  • Judd Park -- 3rd Street & 36th Avenue NW.

Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch offers snow tubing for a $12 donation. Please call ahead at 507-533-4315 to ensure a snow tubing time. The ranch provides the tubes, a warming house, towrope, and lights.

If you'd rather ski:

Quarry Hill Nature Center offers cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals. Classic cross-country ski gear and snowshoes are also available for rent at Oxbow Park's Zollman Zoo.

Now that winter is finally here and the snow has fallen, it's time we make the most of it, right? So get out there and enjoy the great outdoors!