Once the temperatures drop and the snow becomes a regular occurrence, it can be incredibly tempting to spend those chilly days and nights hibernating inside with hot cocoa and cozy winter socks. Before you get too winter-comfy in your home, consider all the seasonal fun you can have near your active adult community in Monroe, NJ. Think the winter is just for the kids? Think again! Here are a few options for you and your fellow adult neighbors to do when the weather is cold and snowy.

  1. Sledding

Middlesex County has two pretty cool sledding hills to experience; the hill at Thompson Park is in Monroe Township, and there’s a hill in Donaldson Park in Highland Park. These are the only two areas designated specifically for sledding, so avoid venturing into other areas looking for other prime spots. Relive your childhood by going down these legendary hills, then join your fellow sledders for a post-sledding cup of hot cocoa. Besides, 65 is the new 35 right?

  1. Outdoor Ice Skating

Roosevelt Park in Edison, NJ, is home to a stunning outdoor ice skating facility. In addition to regular open skating hours, the park also offers ice skating lessons and party packages if you’re looking to host a celebration for the winter! This is a great way to polish up those old skates or simply gather with your friends for something completely different!

  1. Showshoeing and Winter Hiking

Monroe, NJ, is home to the Thompson Park Conservation Area and the Farrington Lake Trail. This forest has two miles of trails to either hike through or, if the snow is 6 or more inches deep, experience the sport of snowshoeing. Not only will this give you an incredible workout, but you’ll see spectacular views of the lake, brilliant rock formations, and even a wide variety of wild birds.

  1. Cross Country Skiing

If you’re looking for another version of a thrilling outdoor workout, venture out to Davidson’s Mill Pond Park in North Brunswick and try cross country skiing! Without the dangers of regular snow skiing with extreme hills, this activity grants you the opportunity to sightsee and take in all the wildlife and incredible nature of the area.

There are lots of ways to get outdoors near your active adult apartments for rent in Monroe, NJ, so get to exploring!