Outdoor Winter Activities Near Hoboken + Jersey

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Even though it’s winter, there’s no need to spend all of your time indoors this season. To help you combat cabin fever, here are some fun outdoor activities for those looking to brave the dropping winter temps. Whether you prefer snow tubing, spending time in an igloo, or ice skating, Hoboken and the surrounding area have plenty of fun activities for you this season. Keep reading for a full list of fun, outdoor winter activities to do in and near Hoboken + Jersey City.

Ice Skating at Newport Skates {95 River Drive South, Jersey City}

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Unleash your inner Tara Lipinski or Michelle Kwan {shout out to our ’90s girls} and lace up your skates. Newport is home to Jersey City’s only outdoor skating rink, Newport Skates, and it is open for the season. Located at 95 River Drive South, skaters can enjoy an afternoon on the ice to get outside and get moving this winter.

Snow Tubing at Campgaw {200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah}

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Located less than an hour away in Mahwah, NJ, Campgaw offers a variety of snow activities including snow tubing. At Campgaw, riders can not only ride their tubes down the slope, but they can also ride it up as well! Different levels of rollers and pitch are also available for the more daring riders.

See More: 5 Places to Snow Tube, Ski, and Ice Skate Near Hudson County

Skiing at Mountain Creek Resort {Vernon, NJ}

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Whether you enjoy the skiing or the après, this mountain is only an hour away from Hudson County. Mountain Creek Resort, located in Vernon, NJ, is home to over thirty different recreational trails. Despite being located outside of the more traditional northeast ski areas, the resort has everything from bunny slopes to black diamond level trails, long groomers, night skiing, and three terrain park, which are sure to satisfy skiers {and snowboarders} of all levels. As an added bonus, Mountain Creek also features snow tubing and zip-line tours over the mountain-top lake.

Igloos at Pilsener Haus {1422 Grand Street, Hoboken}

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The infamous igloos are are back at Pilsener Haus this winter! The igloos, available by reservation only, are a fun way to enjoy the season and drink al fresco in January. Similar to the Pilsner Haus menu, igloo inhabitants can enjoy signature items such as brats, sausages, and schnitzel, as well as giant Bavarian soft pretzels. With 20 premium drafts or 50 European and American craft beers by the bottle, there really is something for everyone to imbibe. To reserve an igloo for a special occasion or night out on the town call 201-683-5465.

Read More: Your Ultimate 2020 Hudson County Bucket List

Snow-Shoeing at High Point Cross Country Ski Center {1422 Grand Street, Sussex}

Located just under 90 minutes from Hoboken in Sussex County, NJ, High Point Cross Country Ski Center has trails for winter athletes of all abilities. Although High Point is best known as a cross-country skiing destination and hiking in the summer months, they also have nearly five miles of trails exclusively available for snowshoeing. First-timers can stick to the flat terrain surrounding Lake Marcia and those seeking a challenge can brave the center’s longest path, Monument Trail which gives way to views of the Catskills and the Poconos.

Camelback Mountain Resort {301 Resort Drive, Tannersville, PA}

Whether you take a day-trip or make it a long weekend, Camelback Mountain Resort is a Poconos retreat suitable for all ages. The resort is best known for its 42 snow tubing lanes {yes FORTY TWO — it’s the biggest in the U.S.} and two magic carpet lifts that take riders up the mountain. Other winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy skiing and snowboarding while up there, too.

What are your favorite winter activities? Share in the comments below!


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Despite moving to the Mile Square on a whim, Nicole is happy to call Hoboken her home. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in biology and now works as a health & benefits consultant in the city. When she’s not killing it in corporate America, Nicole can be found shopping for her dream home on Park and Bloomfield, sipping a margarita on the rocks (she has yet to find one she hasn’t liked), or being dragged into a dog park by her giant goldendoodle, Sammy.