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Winter in New London

The temperatures have stayed below freezing for a while and you may want to stay inside but don’t! New London has so many winter activities to offer for all ages. 

Check out this video from the City of New London. Beauty has an address.

Snowmobile Trails

Hit the trails in New London on the comprehensive network of groomed trails. Access to the trails can be found between Crystal Falls Banquet Facility and AmericInn Lodge & Suites.  

Before setting out, check on the open/closed status of trails.  To find open snowmobile trails and conditions in the area check out Northport Snowriders.

Ice Fishing

You can fish all year round in New London. We are the city on the Wolf! Set your tip up in the waters of the Wolf. You can catch anything from perch and bluegill to walleye.

For current ice conditions, check in with Johnny’s Little Shop of Bait. They have all the supplies you’ll need and expert advice on conditions! Give them a call at (920) 982-4802 or stop in at 1205 W. Wolf River Ave.

Ice Out – “Pete & Joe”

New London Ice-Out records have been kept since 1851. 
In 1952, New London Fish & Game Club became the official record keepers of the ice-out and have continued to maintain these record books ever since. 
When the club started the contest in the early 1950’s they fashioned two dummies named “Pete and Joe” into a boat and placed them out on the ice below the Pearl Street bridge. A string attached to the boat ran to a clock near the bridge, when the boat floated out, the string was pulled and the clock would stop. The official ice out time was then recorded. Each year you can find “Pete & Joe” in their boat waiting for the ice to go out. 

*Pete & Joe broke lose and headed down river about 1:54pm, February 9, 2024. This is the earliest Ice Out since records have been kept, starting in the 1850’s.
Previous earliest Ice Out was February 26, 1998.
Latest Ice Out was April 21, 1856.
See Milwaukee Journal article here.

Cross-country Skiing, Ice Skating, Sledding & Snowshoeing

Enjoy many winter activities at our beautiful parks! New London offers options for sledding, ice skating and cross country skiing. Check in with New London Parks & Recreation for status on these activities: (920) 982-8521.

Mosquito Hill Nature Center, just 2 miles east of New London, has one un-groomed cross-country skiing trail and five miles of snowshoe trails during the snow season. Join the “Bike the Hill” event in January, see video here. Visit their website for trail information and equipment rentals.
Video Credit: Gregory T Photography

Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing Parks

About 30 minutes or 22 miles from New London’s hotels is the Navarino Hills ski area & snow-tubing with a 120′ vertical.

Nordic Mountain is about 36 miles away with a 265′ vertical.

Seventy miles to the northwest is the Granite Peak Ski Area at Rib Mountain near Wausau with a 700′ vertical.



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Find out more about the yearly ritual here.