Winter

Holiday Traditions

Buck Hill Falls offers annual traditions that cherish community friendships and ensure meaningful family connections. Enjoy WinterFest with live reindeer, community tree displays, holiday crafts, and round robin Paddle Tennis Tournaments. Join in a Buck Hill Tradition: The Annual Yule Log Hunt and enjoy a roaring fire with a Christmas story told by community historians. Sing traditional carols around the Christmas Tree in the Buck Hill Gardens. Mingle with friends at our annual holiday party. Ring in the new year with family fun and games featuring a festive countdown with a bubbly toast, colorful poppers, and a seasonal favorite: musical chairs.

A buck lying under a tree
Man and young girls holding a fish

Cross Country Skiing

Enjoy the winter in Buck Hill by skiing the beautifully groomed trails from our hiking locations to our golf course.

Platform Sports

Throughout the winter season, the Platform Racquet Courts are busy with Round Robins, Tournaments, and Instructional Lessons. Community members can enjoy our Paddle Tennis games by signing up at the facility in advance to reserve court time.

Ice Skating and Ice Hockey

Once the temperatures drop, Buck Hill offers a full-size, man-made ice skating rink for the community to enjoy for skating and hockey.

A buck lying under a tree

Sledding and Snow Tubing

Swarthmore Hill might be one of the best parts of The Buck Hill Golf Club’s Blue Course in season, but during the winter, it has historically been a ski slope. More recently, Swarthmore Hill has become the fastest sledding and snow tubing hill in the community.

Bridge

Hiking and Snowshoeing

Buck Hill Falls has 45+ miles of both private and public well-marked hiking and snowshoeing trails, with maps available at the office. The old growth and new growth trees inspire many to take to the trails year-round. The incredible views of our deciduous forest span from summer’s green canopy, to the bright hues of autumn carpeting the paths, and in the quiet winter, when magnificent ice sculptures form around the waterfalls.

The Buck Hill Conservation Foundation sponsors weekly treks during the summer season, and occasional guided hikes throughout the year, which are open to the public. Local naturalists, experts in flora and fauna, and accomplished birders lead these walks, adding an educational element to the joy of walking in the woods, connecting us more closely to our natural environment.