cold weather

7 Activities for Cold Weather RVing

Don’t flee the cold this year, revel in it! Park your RV in a great location for quick access to winter fun. Your home on wheels is a great way to experience fresh snowfall or to unwind with the sound of rain gently tapping against the vehicle. Roll up a pair of thick socks, toss cold weather clothes on, and pop out of the RV to explore.


Just like any other time of year, there are tons of fun things happening in towns around your camp. Do a little internet research or ask a friend or local about recommended things to do.


Brave the altitude and the chill to play in the snow. When you are parked in winter weather, there will be fun powder activities to do right outside the RV. There is no special equipment needed for making snow angels, building a snowman and pelting family with snowballs. If you have the tools, you can snowshoe and cross-country ski around the campground. And for a bit of a thrill, slide down nearby hills on a makeshift sled disc.


Naturally, the outdoors are a bit different when it is so cold outside. This gives you an excellent opportunity to take in new creatures and sights that you may have never experienced before.

Spot active animals on the prowl scampering across the white snow, or try your hand at identifying paw prints and hooves they have left behind. Take out the binoculars to follow adventurous birds as they flit through barren tree branches. Listen to the sounds of snow melting becoming water and trickling into rivulets on the way to nearby streams. With so much to see, you might not even have to leave your RV to experience nature at its best.

You can even capture your experience by spending an afternoon sketching or painting a winter-themed memory you will cherish long after your trip is over. Try your hand at realism by jotting down a landscape, or use the air around you to inspire a unique, abstract image that brings new feelings to life.


Do what you love in the cold. Avid photographers snap creative shots of people and animals plodding through the snow. Anglers who love to fish on a fine day add an extra level of challenge by ice fishing. Motorcycle enthusiasts trade their bikes in for snowmobiles to blaze a new path through the forest.


After a long day of exploring your surroundings, you’ll want to warm up inside your RV. It’s possible to forget that your neighbor is the wilderness with so many fun indoor activities to indulge in! Watch TV or play your favorite board and card games with your travel companions.

If you prefer solo activities, be sure to pack a book or two from your reading list or bring along your trusty book of crossword puzzles. A cold night might even be the perfect time to try out a new hobby, like cozy knitting or crocheting. Warm up by heating some soup, making hot chocolate or baking cookies, then spend your days relaxing while the weather rages outside.


Turn the RV lights out, bundle up and step outside to witness the wonders of the night. Watch your breath turn into puffs of condensation on the crisp, cool evening air. Moonlight guides the way for an evening stroll or a hike for the adventurous. Among the millions of intense sparkling stars glinting overhead, you can pick out constellations and spot cruising satellites. Experience the stillness of nature, taking a calm moment to contemplate.


Start up the fire pit to ward off any nip in the air. A campfire is a quick way to get the camping spirit kindled. The smell of burning wood, sight of roaring flames and the taste of roasted marshmallows will enliven your senses. If you are so inclined, ask your RV neighbors to join you at your site for a chat.

Your RV is the perfect home base for launching cold weather activities. It is also the perfect place to come back to at the end of the day to thaw out after your adventure.