Kid-Friendly Activities Near Gerstad Builders Communities

Winter is in full swing, and Gerstad Builders understands that keeping yourself occupied during the colder months can be challenging! Known for building quality construction in Illinois and Wisconsin, our team curates a strong partnership with our homebuyers before, during and after the sale of a home, from shining a light on homeowner education to filling calendars through the seasons.

Check out our Gerstad Builders-approved list of kid-friendly winter activities near our Illinois and Wisconsin new home communities:

McHenry, IL

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The charming city of McHenry, Illinois, is home to a myriad of options to keep up young spirits during the colder months.

For winter sports enthusiasts, Moraine Hills State Park invites families to enjoy the brisk air while enjoying beloved pastimes such as sledding, exploring, snowshoeing and, most importantly, snowball fights amid the park’s picturesque landscapes!

The Volo Bog State Natural Area offers a different kind of wintery charm and is a great place to embark on leisurely hikes paired with a breathtaking scenic backdrop.

The McHenry Recreation Center caters to those who prefer to remain indoors with scheduled events, including puzzle competitions, Daddy & Daughter dances and more!

When conditions permit, families can go ice fishing at The Hollows or Woods Creek Lake

Poplar Grove, IL

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With its diverse offerings, Poplar Grove, Illinois, transforms into a frosty playground for families. 

The Candlewick Lake Recreation Center welcomes families to participate in various winter sports, fostering a sense of teamwork and physical activity. Add indoor ice skating to your season’s bucket list to incorporate a delightful and more relaxed winter activity into your family’s seasonal itinerary.

For a breath of crisp air and breathtaking views, visit Edwards Park and Conservation Area for a chilly walk or hike!

For indoor activities, explore the rich history of aviation at the Wings & Wheels Museum or visit your local library for various engaging indoor activities for children.

Williams Bay, WI

kids sledding in snow near wisconsin new home communities

Families in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, can fully immerse themselves in the winter wonderland with a diverse lineup of happenings.

Spend a day taking serene walks and hikes at Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, or experience the exhilaration of snow tubing or sledding! 

Lake Geneva, a popular summer spot, transforms into a winter wonderland ideal for ice fishing and frigid strolls! 

Various local libraries throughout Williams Bay serve as cozy retreats for families to unwind, read and engage in wildlife watching during the season.

Unlock magical seasonal moments near your Gerstad Builders home this year! Explore our new construction opportunities in McHenry and Poplar Grove, IL, and Williams Bay, WI, to join the Gerstad family. 

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