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Indy's Best Outdoor Winter Activities

NOVEMBER 14, 2021

When winter hits, some people might think it’s time to stay inside, but when you’re in Indy, you know there are tons of fun winter activities around our city. We’ve rounded up the best ones for you to explore.  

Ice Skating

Looking for some exercise or to get some energy out? Bundle up and head to one of these indoor ice skating rinks to find public skates, skate rental, skating lessons, hockey teams, birthday parties, and lots more fun on the ice:


Sledding and Tubing

Garfield Park SleddingIt’s true that Indy is pretty flat, and look, we don’t have any mountains, but we sure have some fabulous sledding and tubing hills! Indianapolis has over 200 parks all over town that are fun to enjoy year-round, but the ones with the best hills in the county are:

Not too far up or down the road, you can also fly down hills at:

Koteewi Park Tubing


Cross-Country Skiing 

Our fabulous Indy parks have designated these three parks as the go-to spots in the city for cross-country skiing:


Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Blue Ribbon Carriages IndyIf you’re all worn out from a day of sledding or just looking to relax and enjoy the city, a carriage ride through our beautiful downtown is the way to go. Three vendors offer slightly different tours boarding from Monument Circle:

Even in the winter, Indy has a variety of exciting activities for visitors and residents to enjoy. Come join the fun!