RHINELANDER - Throughout the weekend, many people spent some time outdoors to play in the snow. Some of them used the Northwood Golf Clubhouse to enjoy what the Rhinelander area has to offer.
A few of Rhinelander's recreation groups hosted a "Sprinter weekend" at the clubhouse.
People could bring their families and dogs out to enjoy the trails and sledding hills around the golf course. Free coffee and hot cocoa were available at the clubhouse for anyone that stopped by. The goal of the event is to let people to know what the area around the clubhouse has to offer.
"We just took the grandchildren out here for some sledding, some people are skiing, some people are snowshoeing, everybody's getting out and just enjoying the outdoors and what this venue offers," said Al Jozwiak.
Organizer Joel Knutson said having a space where people can warm up, grab snacks, and stash their gear encourages people to get out and enjoy winter. Knutson hopes the event will help people realize that there are affordable recreational opportunities for families in Rhinelander.
"This has been an asset that has been out here for the better part of 30 years, and so we're just trying to get to a point now where as we think about the golf course moving forward that we remember that there's a lot of different rec opportunities that go along with it," said Knutson.
The weekend-long event was free to the public. Depending on the weather, there may be another Sprinter event.
Check the Friends of Heal Creek Facebook page linked below for information.