Top 10 Winter Outdoor Activities

Indiana’s Cool North definitely lives up to its name in winter. The region is full of amazing activities that embrace this "cool" season, and are the perfect cure for winter blues. The region offers diverse snow and ice opportunities, from cross country skiing or sledding to skating on the ice or pulling fish through the ice.  Winter around here is a real wonderland, complete with winter wonderland lights!  Here's our list of the Top 10 Winter Outdoor Activities in Northern Indiana.  

Ice Trail at Howard Park

Howard Park


A premier winter destination in South Bend opened in 2020. The Howard Park ice trail features 16,000 square feet of rolling hills and soft curves as you skate around the loop. There is also an ice pond for traditional skating, perfect for beginners or skating activities like broomball.

Warm up with hot chocolate at The South Bend Chocolate Café to Go stand.

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