Winter Activities in Nebraska | The Sandhills Motel and Glidden Canoe Rental

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Winter Activities in Nebraska | The Sandhills Motel and Glidden Canoe Rental

The temperatures may be cooling down and the leaves are changing color, but Nebraska is full of activities to keep you busy through the fall and winter months ahead. If you are thinking about a winter getaway, look no further than the Sandhills Motel and Glidden Canoe Rental.

Come relax at The Sandhills Motel and Glidden Canoe Rental in Mullen, Nebraska after your winter adventures in the Sandhills region of Nebraska. All of our rooms offer DirecTV, telephones, and guest laundry, and we also offer full RV hookups. We are here to help you relax and enjoy what Nebraska has to offer, and if you happen to be in the area during the winter months, here are a few of our favorite activities to enjoy in the snow:

Fishing- Winter in Nebraska is the best time to try ice fishing. Rainbow trout are a popular catch in the fall because the lakes are stocked in the fall. Nebraska lakes make it relaxing for ice fishing. Other fish that are popular to catch in our Nebraska lakes are largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill.

Hunting-Hunting is another fun winter activity to do in Nebraska. Whitetail deer, mule deer, and prong-horn antelope are seen more in Nebraska now. Several trophy deer are taken each year from Nebraska.

Stock Tanking- Stock tanking is fun for everyone. The tank is between seven to nine feet. The tanks are designed for people who prefer to stay dry. The tank is safe and relaxing for an adventure down the river. You can choose between a two hour and a five hour tank trip. Enjoy a relaxing trip floating down the Middle Loup River. River adventures also include a shuttle to and from the river, equipment, and life jackets.

One popular event that guests and residents of this part of Nebraska look forward to each year is the Polar Bear Tank race, a fundraiser for Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway which goes from February 28th to March 1st. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis for teams interested in racing down the Middle Loup River in a stock tank. Teams are encouraged to dress up in costumes with themes for their entries. There is a reception that follows after the race that includes a cook-off and an Awards Banquet.

Bird Watching- This is a must see Nebraska attraction. You can participate in viewing a ‘grassland dance,’ which are rituals between the Sharptail Grouse and the Prairie Chickens. The Sandhills Motel and Glidden Canoe Rental have been presenting the Grassland Dance since 2001. The dance itself is presented on special grounds that are known as a “lek.” The male birds gather on the lek to claim their territory, they intimidate their rivals, and attract the hens. The Sharptail species are known for its frenetic performances. The Prairie Chickens have rapid foot stomping and leap into the air. An expert on Sharptail Grouse and Prairie Chicken mating will be on-site to answer any questions.

Come enjoy some fun winter activities with your family. The accommodations at Sandhills Motel and Glidden Canoe Rental are sure to exceed your expectations. With 19 recently renovated rooms for your comfort, we are open 24 hours for your convenience. We are also happy to help assist you in planning activities for your stay. For more information visit our website at http://www.sandhillsmotel.com/sandhills-motel/ or call us at (308) 546-2206 or 1 (888) 278-6167. We are here to make your winter adventure memorable.