Snowmobiling in Washburn County - Photo: Washburn County Tourism/James Netz Photography

Snowmobiling in a Snow Globe

By Chelsea Wisner

 

It’s only a matter of time before the “Heart of the North” gets the heavy and lasting snowfall that marks the beginning of an era: snowmobiling season. Snowmobiling is a family-friendly and exciting way to spend a few hours or a weekend exploring Northwest Wisconsin’s expansive trails. In fact, there’s over 4,500 miles of trails to explore, spread across 11 counties!

If you’re looking to forge paths across frozen lakes, Trail 31 will lead you over Lac Courte Orielles and Sand Lake before becoming the infamous Tuscobia State Trail. Washburn County itself offers more than 30,000 acres of lake riding. The Tuscobia State Trail will lead you through Sawyer County and if you’re face isn’t frozen yet, you can follow the trail all the way to the Minnesota. Northwestern Wisconsin offers unbeatable views and well-groomed trails that can make any snowmobiler’s heart full.

Part of the joy of riding the trails in Northwest Wisconsin is the variation in terrain. Whether you’re looking to race across hardwood and evergreen forests or wetlands and farm fields there’s a trail out here for you! Rusk County offers incredible scenery through the Blue Hills and Iron County offers over 500 miles of trails! Pine County offers 300 miles of groomed trails and serves as a great connector for the surrounding counties.

Each county provides a unique and fantastic snowmobiling experience and shopping and restaurants to match. The towns that host these trails are ready to welcome you and your family, so the next time the snow falls be sure to remember Northwest Wisconsin for your snowmobiling fun!

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