Family Winter Fun: Outdoors

Play in the snow!

With activities ranging from playing in parks to watching wildlife, Sheridan is the perfect playground for the young and the young at heart. The fun never ends under the Bighorn Mountains. Here are some winter ideas for kids:



A fixture to the Sheridan community is the wooded oasis of Kendrick Park. Enjoy solitude along the tree-lined creek or stretch out and play on the snowy expanse. Snow angels, anyone?



Adjacent to Kendrick Park is a wildlife area, which is home to a small herd of buffalo and elk. Sit back and watch or bring your camera and capture these majestic and photogenic animals.



The Story Fish Hatchery is located along the east slope of the Bighorn Mountains in the town of Story, just a short drive from Sheridan. The hatchery provides an interesting and educational journey through the fish hatchery process and the always-exciting opportunity to feed the trout.



Explore and enjoy the Sheridan Pathways, connecting many of the city’s parks and points of interest. Over thirteen miles of wheelchair-accessible, scenic pathways provide recreation opportunities, even in the heart of winter.



Whether it’s your first time lacing up or you’re a seasoned professional, ice-skating provides hours of wintertime fun for the entire family. Whatever your level, the Whitney Rink at the M&M Center, brand-new to the 2015 winter season, is the perfect icy retreat.



Hit a favorite local sledding spot in the Bighorn Mountains, “The Bowl” right off of Highway 14, not far from massive Steamboat Point. Or, if you would rather stay in town, Linden Hill and the hill by the Trail End HIstoric Site both offer favorite slopes.


Elements of this post were adapted from Sheridan Travel & Tourism and The Sheridan Press.