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Winter in Marshall County

Winter in Marshall County


Sledding at Lake Maxinkuckee

Sledding at Lake Maxinkuckee

Dude Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing


One thing is true about winter, you either love it or you hate it. Around here, we tend to look on the bright side. We see the beauty of the snow and the blanketed parks perfect for a day of play. We enjoy time spent cuddled by the fire. We marvel at the clear night skies brilliant with stars. Winter is never too long in our country towns.

To begin with, we have so many holiday festivities to attend. From Tree Lighting events in just about every town, to visits from the jolly old elf and the Vespers at the Culver Academies, there's always something fun to get you in the holiday spirit. One of our most memorable events is the Holy Walk in Bremen. Early in December, before Christmas, visitors journey back to Bethlehem during the annual Holy Walk, traveling in Mary and Joseph's footsteps with stops along the way where you'll meet hundreds of people in costumes from that time period who tell you about life then. It culminates in the last stop – the manger. Churches from Bremen and surrounding towns stage this event on a lovely 2,500-acre farm just outside of town.

Of course, winter is just getting going when the last bits of tinsel and trim have been packed away. Luckily, Marshall County is full of great outdoor areas perfect for getting out in the snow. Potawatomi Wildlife Park's fields, woodlands, ponds, and wetlands become a beautiful cross-country ski destination with trails bordering the Tippecanoe River. And you're sure to find a sledding hill or a snow ball fight in any one of our communities.

Perhaps the ultimate winter experience is ice fishing. Lake Maxinkuckee is full of great places to fish, whether you're walking out or on snowmobile. Over the years, hardwater anglers have brought up some really nice bluegills and yellow perch. And there's a lot of jigging for walleyes.