As the holiday season comes to a close and school is back in session, the winter boredom can start to set in. However, while we all wait for the temperatures to rise and spring to come around the corner, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the winter weather while it is still here. If you are looking for winter activities to take part in, whether as a whole family or just for some time to yourself, Greenfield is home to incredible parks that provide the perfect winter day.

Sledding at Riley Park

Just because the temperatures continue to drop, doesn’t mean that you and your family need to stay cooped up indoors. If you are looking to get outdoors and enjoy some family time, Riley Park is the perfect location. Riley Park is home to a sledding hill that is sure to provide hours of family fun while also maintaining social-distancing practices between other park-goers. Located at Apple Street & US 40 Greenfield IN 46140, the park is a brief 3-minute drive from historic downtown Greenfield.

Pennsy Trail Winter Hiking

If you are looking for a scenic opportunity to take in nature, the Pennsy Trail will definitely be a good fit for you. This 5.6-mile multi-purpose trail that runs from County Road 150 West through to County Road 400 East, allows you to take in the winter views while also stopping through various historical markers. Not only does this trail provide a quiet escape from daily life, but there is also a wide selection parking area that allows for easy access to various points of the trail.

Winter Activities at Brandywine Park

Although Brandywine Park is typically utilized as a recreational complex, the park takes on a whole new life in the wintertime. If you are looking for the perfect place for snowball fights, making entire snow families, snow angels and whatever else your imagination can conjure up, then Brandywine Park is the best choice for you. Located conveniently at 900 East Davis Road, this park is 60 acres of possibilities for you and your entire family to conquer.

Beckenholdt Park Winter Scenes

If you are looking for an opportunity to take in the beautiful wildlife that is so prevalent in Greenfield, then Beckenholdt Park is the spot for you. This beautiful 75-acre park is home to a native tree walk, two wetlands, paved and unpaved trails and so much more. This park gives anyone who wants to experience the winter scenes of Greenfield and explore nature the perfect place to do so. Beckenholdt Park is located at 2770 North Franklin Street and has accessible parking which allows you to spend more time in nature and less time looking for parking.

Thornwood Nature Preserve in Winter

For those who are looking specifically for various hiking trails, Thornwood Nature Preserve provides seven different opportunities. The trails that are available at the Thornwood Nature Preserve range in difficulty so whether you are just looking for a way to spend some time in nature or in need of a more rigorous trail, Thornwood provides the perfect setting for you. Located at 1597 South Morristown Pike, Thornwood Nature Preserve is a short drive from downtown Greenfield but provides a world of escape.