Written by Karyn Powers
With the rising temps, we’re going to have to cancel the first-ever Candlelight Snowshoe Hike at Sylvan Hill Winter Recreation Area.
“We were really looking forward to this event. This is a unique site with many trail options,” said Recreation Superintendent Karyn Powers. “It’s a hidden gem in the community’s backyard.”
The 1.3-km hike was scheduled for Friday, February 24, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Sylvan Hill Park (1329 E Sylvan Street).
The event was to be brought to you by the Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department & Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin.
If you’ve never been to Sylvan Hill, the park includes a large chalet with a fireplace and a snack bar featuring granola bars, hot dogs, nachos, pizza, hot pretzels, mac & cheese, hot chocolate, tea, coffee, soda, juice, water, and MORE!
If conditions allow, the tubing hill will be open to the public from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. that same evening. The tubing hill — complete with 6 tubing runs and 2 wire tows to pull you back up the hill) — is only open through March 5, so you’ve gotta hurry if you want to fit this unique activity in your winter plans yet.
For weekly hours and availability, please visit the tubing hill’s website or call the park office at 715-261-1550 to check conditions.
Check out this incredible YouTube video of Sylvan Hill Tubing featuring drone footage. Get an inside — and outside — peek at the fun waiting for you!
2016-2017 Public Tubing Fees
- $9.00/session – Adult (14 and older)
- $6.50/session – Child (42″ to 13 yrs old) Must be 42″ to ride a tube. Children less than 42″ tall are not allowed to ride alone in a tube or to ride in the lap of an adult.
We hope to see you there!
Recreation Superintendent | Wausau / Marathon County Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department
Karyn Powers joined the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department in 1991. Prior to settling in Marathon County, she spent 5 years working for the Department of Defense in Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Services for the U.S. Navy in Iceland and the U.S. Army in South Korea. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Park and Recreation Administration and a master’s degree in Education. In addition to being the city/county Recreation Superintendent, she is a published poet and author. Karyn fell in love with Marathon County as a college senior when she interned here in 1979, then traveled halfway around the world to get back here as soon as was possible. Email Karyn Powers
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