Candlelight Ski at Peninsula State Park – a Fish Creek Winter Festival Tradition

Candlelight Ski – Trail Magic

Peninsula State Park’s 7th Annual Candlelight Ski/Hike will take place during the Fish Creek Winter Festival, on Saturday February 2, from 5:30 to 8 PM.

Gail Anderson, a Peninsula Friends board member and one of the evening’s leaders, says, “The Candlelight Ski/Hike is one of our favorite activities in Peninsula. The one- mile loop is magical, with the hundreds of lit candles lining the trail. What fun to see the hundreds of people enjoying this very special evening.”

Participants will enjoy a tour through the woods, a bonfire, and cookies and cider in the warming shelter. “We’ll hike the trail if conditions don’t allow skiing, so plan to join the fun, with or without snow,” says Gail’s co-leader, Nick Anderson.

Volunteers are needed to help with parking, candle set-up and candle lighting. Anyone interested in helping out on February 2 should contact Park Headquarters at 920 868-3258.

For this event, enter the park at Highland Road, one mile north of Fish Creek at the intersection of Highway 42 and County Road A, and park in Lot 5. A State Park vehicle admission sticker is required. Please, no pets at this event.

The Candlelight Ski will be cancelled if weather conditions are severe. For information, please call Park Headquarters at 920 868-3258 or visit our website: