Winter Recreation

In Chisago Lakes, winter adds an icy beauty to the area. So many outdoor activities are available to choose from in the snowy season. Miles of groomed trails are open to snow mobile enthusiasts. And, for those craving the peace of the winter woods, Wild River and MN Interstate State parks maintain trails for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. Fishing fanatics can relax as the mysteries of the best fishing holes becomes readily apparent during winter, as shown by the icehouse villages that are clustered on the lakes, ready for lines to drop into icy waters. For those of you who love an adrenaline rush; ski, snowboard and tube down the exhilarating runs in Taylors Falls. New to the outdoor winter recreation scene are fat tire bike rides. Pedal on frozen lakes and trails covered in snow. Snowy trails and frozen lakes. . . It’s all yours to explore in Chisago Lakes!

Cross Country Skiing, Fat Tire Biking & Snowshoeing

Chisago Lakes Water Trail

13 miles of cross country skiiing on 10 Lakes. Chisago City, Lindstrom and Center City Lakes.
(651) 257-0620

Interstate State Park MN

Nature Trails, Camping, Boating on the St. Croix River.
307 Milltown Road
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
(651) 465-5711

Maklin Bike Shop

Stop by the store and chat bikes with us, or take a spin on the Swedish Immigrant Paved Bike Path!
30235 Redwing Ave
Shafer, MN 55074
651-247-8614

Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding & Snow Tubing

Wild Mountain Recreation

Downhill Ski, Snowboard and Snow Tubing
37200 Wild Mountain Rd
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
(651) 465-6365

Ice Fishing

Frankie’s Live Bait and Marine

The Area’s Premier Boating and Fishing Experts
10680 South Ave
Chisago City, MN 55013
(651) 257-6334

Ice Skating

Shafer Ice Rink

302nd St
Shafer, MN 55074
(651) 257-4726

Outdoor Adventure

Franconia Sculpture Park

Located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, Franconia Sculpture Park is a nonprofit arts organization operating a 43-acre outdoor sculpture park, active artist residency, and community arts programming.
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, Minnesota 55074
(612) 257-6668

Wild Mountain Recreation

Downhill Ski, Snowboard and Snow Tubing
37200 Wild Mountain Rd
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
(651) 465-6365

Snowmobile Trails

Wild River Snowmobile Club

Our club was established in 1967. We currently maintain 120+ miles of trail, crossing more than 230 landowners properties.
(651) 583-2060