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Minocqua Area and Northern Wisconsin

Welcome to the Minocqua Area - Nature's Original Water Park. We call it that because it's located in the middle of Northern Wisconsin's Lake Country. Here there are thousands of lakes, rivers and streams that literally saturate the geography. And vacationers have long been visiting the Minocqua Area to enjoy all this water by boating, swimming, fishing, snowmobiling and more. There's no admission fees and we're open year round!



Snow Report from Travel Wisconsin



Trail Reports


 The Cross Country Cruisers

I hate to sound like a broken record, but what we had last weekend is pretty much what we are going to have this weekend. The trail from Lake Minocqua  to 47 trail is fair. The 47 trail is good to very good. The 70 trail is fair to good. All the trails north of HWY 70 are good to very good. Expect some icy corners and some snurt near town.

Remember to use caution on Vandercook Rd, and obey the posted speed  limit, watch for logging trucks.

There is still a few weeks of good riding here in Cruiser country, so get out and ride.

Remember to Ride Right, and to Ride safe. Have a great weekend!! 


CCC Trail Boss`s

Vilas Co Steve Wolfe

Oneida Co John (Ringo) Hereen




Minocqua Forest Riders Snowmobile Report


Updated 03/03/15

Again this week the trails continue to be in good, to in some stretches, excellent condition.

Special Remarks:

  • Throughout the trail system there are icy patches on the inside of many corners.  These conditions could cause your sled to spin out.  Ride into every corner with caution, especially if new snow covers these patches.
  • Some portions of the trails, through heavily wooded areas, continue to have a minimal base and are beginning to show small patches of dirt.
  • Trail 5b is closed for the season.

Grooming Schedule:

Thursday: Corridor Trail 12W (INT676 to INT662); Club Trails 5 (INT658 to INT652) & W

Thursday: Corridor Trail 10E (INT611 to Sutton Rd); Club Trails 9 & J

Friday: Corridor Trail 10W (INT611 to INT621); Club Trails 5 & 5A

Sunday: Corridor Trail 10; Club Trails 5 & 5A

Monday Morning: Corridor Trail 12E (INT676 to INT865);  Club Trail 7

Tuesday:    All other Club Trails

Be aware that this schedule may change due to weather and snow conditions. 

Eye on the Weather:  AccuWeather.com is predicting a temperature change starting on Fridaywhere the temperatures will be above freezing for the weekend and most of the following week.  The long range forecast for the weekend of March 13th shows temperatures nearing 50 degrees!  Be prepared for trail conditions to change significantly with this pre spring warm-up.

This Week’s Club Ride:

Our club is making an effort to sponsor a group ride every week.  We start at the Black Bear Bar at 10:00 AM and ride someplace for lunch.  This week we’ll be riding to the Dublin Sports Bar & Grill (near Conover) on Thursday, March 5th.  Details for the ride are posted on both Facebook and our Internet site.




Ski Trail Report

Reported by NHAL 02/25/2015


Madeline Trail – 2/24 -  All loops tracked. Good conditions

McNaughton Trail – 2/25– Skaters loop groomed.  Classic loops cut and tracked. Good conditions.

Escanaba Trail – 2/22 – All loops cut and tracked. Very good conditions.

Raven Trail – 2/24– All loops cut and tracked. Good conditions


Trails Coordinator

Northern Highland American Legion State Forest





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