It is true! You can go hiking in the winter. It is one of the best times to go. The snow dampens any noise you make and you are more likely to see a variety of critters. On New Year’s day we went for hike at Sugarcreek MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio.
The kids had a great time “tracking” animals via the prints left in the snow.
Plus, since it is cold and snowy the trails are typically less used. Although, I was happy to see there were a lot of people either hiking, cross country skiing, or jogging.
Here is a sweet video of a female and male mallard chillin’ out in the creek.