Frosty Winter Events & Activities
on Monday, December 12, 2022
Frosty, chilly, frigid, icy and blustery are just a few adjectives that describe our Iowa winters. But, for many, the cold weather doesn’t deter them from heading outside to play in the snow. And, those who want to head outside will find plenty to do!
Frosty Buns Race Series - check back for more information as 2023 plans come together.
(past Fat Bike Race)
Fat Bike Race, January 21, 2023
Whether taking part in this event as a spectator or participant, the Fat Bike Race is fun! Bikers take to the soft trails through the wooded areas of George Wyth Park in this unique and challenging race. Online registration is open and start time will be 1:00pm.
Bundle up the kids and head to Hickory Hills, a Black Hawk County park.
Bundle up and head to Gateway Park in Cedar Falls for some ice skating. Restrooms are available and heated, there’s a shelter and the rink is lit until late evening.
When the trails are covered in snow it’s time to head out to enjoy the peace that comes from skiing the wooded, Cedar Valley Trails. Please be sure to mind the signs and stick to the proper side of the trail. Need to rent skis? Check with CrawDaddy Outdoors in Waverly for cross-country skis.
Take a leisurely pace on the trails. Snowshoeing is good for beginners but it can be a workout, burning 600 calories per hour depending on the intensity of your workout. Want to give snowshoeing a try? CrawDaddy Outdoors rents snowshoes.
Pick up your fishing license and pack your bucket, rod and jigs. It’s time to fish and one of the popular spots is on George Wyth Lake in George Wyth State Park. Although it’s been bitterly cold recently, always check the ice. The DNR says, “Know your ice.” They recommend a minimum of 4 inches of clear blue ice. Need a fishing license? Stop in at SCHEELS in Cedar Falls.
Winter weather in Iowa can be unpredictable. Be sure to check links for weather related announcements on the day of the event.
If you need more ideas of Things to Do and Places to Eat & Drink while you’re in Cedar Falls.
(Ice Fishing on George Wyth Lake)
- cross-country skiing
- fat bike
- frosty buns race series
- ice fishing
- ice skating
- outdoor rec
- things to do