Winter Getaways and Adventures

Winter is a great time to enjoy the slower, quieter side of Shawnee Forest Country.

The cooler temperatures mean no bugs and the trees are bare, allowing you to see much further into the forests. Bluffs hidden behind the summer foliage, emerge dramatically into sight.

Hiking is available year-round, and if you have visited in another season winter can offer a very different experience.  The weather is generally mild, and you can pretty much have the trails all to yourself.  Enjoy a peacefulness that only winter can provide.

After a day of hiking, bicycling, horseback riding or zip-lining relax in front of a fire, or roast hot dogs and marshmallows.    Some cabins and cottages also offer hot tubs, as well as booking incentives for December through February.

During January and February the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail has provided you with great incentives to visit with their passport program.  Enjoy savoring their wines and saving big with great discounts on wine, merchandise, food and more.   Passports are  available for sale at here.

There are eleven wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and they are all open year round. Fewer people mean a casual pace and more intimate tasting experience.