And some people can't wait for the temperatures to rise.
"It's just been really cold this year and we can't really go out because it's really cold," said Isabel Johnson.
But some don't want to part with their favorite winter activities.
"You can also go ice fishing which is also fun. And hockey because you can still do it in summer but not so much because it'll cost money. And in winter, you can just play in open rinks and stuff, for free," said Logan Seymour.
Minocqua winter park gave the community a chance to get their last fix of winter in.
Its community appreciation day gave locals a chance to ice skate, ski, and snowtube for free on Sunday.
"Since it's been a long, hard winter, people in the community deserve a pat on the back for helping us have a very successful season. Also we want to provide an opportunity for people to try out what we have to offer," said Tim Collins of Minocqua Winter Park.
More than 500 people took advantage of the opportunity.
Some were excited kids.
"It's really fun to go down the hill and then not fun to bring it back up. But only go down."
"Playing hockey. Playing with my brother."
"I just like going down the hill really fast."
It also gave them the chance to give back to the community.
"We've received a lot of donations for our trail funds so we can provide more grant and donation funded services for the community," said Collins.
People at the event also donated more than one-hundred pounds of food for the Lakeland food pantry.
RHINELANDER - Nineteen months ago, 10 police agencies surrounded the Tripoli home of Kenneth Welsh.
Police say Welsh caused a three-hour standoff, threatened to blow up his house, and threatened to kill his wife.
Later in court, he was convicted of two felonies and sentenced to three years in prison by Oneida County Judge Michael Bloom.
But now, those convictions and prison sentence have been erased. This month, while in prison, Welsh argued he didn't fully understand all the elements of one of the crimes to which he pleaded no contest, first-degree recklessly endangering safety. Welsh's motion put some of the blame on his defense attorney, Rod Streicher.
RHINELANDER - This holiday season, you might want to tell your child to hug family members at holiday gatherings.
The Girls Scouts of the USA hopes you won't. The organization is saying daughters don't owe anyone physical affection, and that the expectation of hugs and kisses could have bad aftereffects later in life.
"I think for some people, it is a new concept," said Melissa K., the domestic violence coordinator at Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual assault, which is based in Rhinelander.
In a post, the Girl Scouts of the USA told parents their daughters don't "owe anyone a hug. Not even at the holidays."
RHINELANDER - A number of Rhinelander police and firefighters will work a weekend morning shift in December and won't get paid for it. It's an extra task they're happy to help with.
The Rhinelander Police Department's Shop With a Cop program returns December 16. Police and firefighters take 20 third grade students from Crescent, Pelican, Zion, and Nativity schools shopping for Christmas presents at Walmart. The schools recommend students for the event.
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