Sled, Tube & Snowshoe in Woodbury, Oakdale, Cottage Grove & Stillwater

Fun Outdoor Winter Activities

By Emily Bowman, Publisher of Macaroni Kid SE Metro December 30, 2020

Sledding Hills, Snow Tubing and Snowshoeing 

in Woodbury, Oakdale, Cottage Grove and Stillwater

Winter is a great time to be outside.  Don't let the cold stop you from spending time outside with the family. We've compiled a list of fun outdoor activities you can do together.  So-- bundle up, head outside, get some fresh air and have fun!

This list is by no means exhaustive, and meant to be a starting point for your outdoor fun. If you have a location you'd like to add to the list, please email me at, and I can add it.  Please remember to socially distance, wear a mask and follow Covid-19 guidelines to make your experience a safe one. And, before heading out, remember to verify hours with the venue, as hours may have changed.

Enjoy this wonderful time of the year!


Local places to sled. Bring your own sled. Remember to wear proper winter gear and a helmet for safety.

  • Tablyn Hill, Lake Elmo
  • Middleton Elementary, Woodbury
  • Red Rock Elementary, Woodbury
  • Woodbury Elementary, Woodbury
  • Pioneer Park Woodbury
  • Battle Creek Park Regional Park, St. Paul
  • Highlands Park, Cottage Grove
  • Peter Thompson Park, Cottage Grove


Many of the county and state parks offer snowshoeing trails that vary in distance. Most parks will allow you to bring your own snowshoes, but some have rentals available. Please check with each park for trail hours, park vehicle permit fees (if applicable) and rental rates.

  • Afton State Park, Afton
  • Lake Elmo Park Preserve, Lake Elmo
  • Cottage Grove Ravine Park
  • Oakdale Nature Preserve (snowshoe rental available)


Tubing can be a great winter activity. Please check with each venue for admission fees, hours, reservations and safety guidelines.

  • Green Acres, Lake Elmo
  • Wild Chutes, Taylor's Falls
  • Badlands Sno-Park, Hudson, WI
  • Spirit Mountain, Duluth

Looking for more family fun? Check out Macaroni Kid SE Metro, for a free family events guide for the communities of Woodbury, Oakdale, Stillwater and Cottage Grove, MN.