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O•nei•da Coun•ty / oh-nahy-duh koun-tee / n: Tomahawk, Three Lakes, St. Germain, Rhinelander, Pelican Lake, Minocqua, Lake Tomahawk and Hazelhurst Oneida County in the Northwoods of Wisconsin is your destination for adventure on the trails. As you hike, bike, crosscountry ski, snowshoe and snowmobile along Oneida County’s trails, you’re traveling through one of Wisconsin’s most pristine wilderness areas. Tall pine forests and nearly 70,000 acres of open water make for postcard-perfect scenery and excellent wildlife viewing. Oneida County’s trails are exceptional and trailside amenities plentiful. In addition to great trails, Oneida County also offers some of the best fishing and boating in the Midwest. Paddlers can explore tree-lined lakes, sprawling flowages and winding rivers. No matter what the season, there’s something waiting for you in Oneida County. Eight friendly communities offer hundreds of resorts, hotels, shops and restaurants. For more information on lodging, up-to-date trail conditions and area attractions, visit OneidaCountyWI.com. 2

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At A Glance When it comes to outdoor recreation, the eight communities of Oneida County can’t be beat. Bicycling • 13 bicycling trails • 112 miles of bicycling • Single-track to paved trails Hiking • 20 hiking trails • 162 miles of hiking Cross-country Skiing • 18 cross-country ski trails • 203 miles of groomed ski trails • Opportunities for both traditional and skate-style Snowshoeing • 12 snowshoeing trails • 134 miles of snowshoeing

Table of Contents

Communities ........................................ 4-12

Snowmobiling • 1,000 miles of interconnected trails • Outstanding trail grooming

Trail Grid ................................................. 13

Paddling & Fishing ............................. 14-15 County Map ........................................ 16-17

Trail Maps .......................................... 18-29 Snowmobiling & ATVing .......................... 29 Birding, Hunting & Wildlife ....................... 30

Resources ............................................... 31 Photos have been provided by the following: George Volpentesta (Cover Image), Oneida County Tourism Council, Dennis Deitz, Jenny Gibson, Kathy Knutson and communities of Oneida County. Produced by: Pilch & Barnet, Inc. pilchbarnet.com | (608) 242-8895

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ATVing • 115 miles of trails and roads • Links to hundreds of miles of regional trails Horseback Riding • 15 miles of designated trails Lakes and Rivers • Hundreds of lakes and rivers • Small secluded gems to vast flowages • Walleye, pike, bass, musky and panfish Golf • 11 scenic golf courses OneidaCountyWI.com

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communities

Ha·zel·hurst / hey-zuhl-hurst / n: a little piece of woodland paradise conveniently located on Highway 51 Outdoor enthusiasts and vacationers know that Hazelhurst is the “Quiet Side of the Northwoods.” The community is known for its friendliness and small-town charm. Hazelhurst is a popular destination for anglers, paddlers and campers exploring the vast Willow Flowage. The town is home to two restaurants and boasts unique shops selling everything from snowmobiles to gourmet cheese. Tommy O’s NorthernStars Playhouse presents live Broadway musicals and comedies. Nearby Timber Ridge Golf Club provides great golf and wonderful scenery. Lodging includes resorts, lodges, bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals and a motel. Plan your relaxing trip to Hazelhurst today.

hazelwi.net

At A Glance Local Trails • Bearskin State Trail – p. 19 • Schlect Ski Trails – p. 28 Notable Area Lakes and Rivers • Lake Katherine • Tomahawk River – p. 14 • Upper and Lower Kaubashine lakes • Willow Flowage – p. 14 Snowmobiling Information • Cross Country Cruisers – snowmobilewi.com 4

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Attractions

Dining

Golfing


Lake Tom•a•hawk / leyk tom-uh-hawk / n: a picturesque place to relax on a pristine beach surrounded by pines Lake Tomahawk is a quiet community located in the middle of the beautiful Northern Highland–American Legion State Forest. Area lakes and flowages provide endless opportunities for wilderness paddling. The area’s white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse and turkey offer excellent hunting. Local snowmobile trails are kept in tip-top shape by dedicated volunteers. Lake Tomahawk is known as the “World Capital of Snowshoe Baseball.” The unique sport has helped put Lake Tomahawk on the map, generating national media attention. Come up and see what all the excitement is about.

laketomahawkwi.org

At A Glance Local Trails • Madeline Trail – p. 23 • McNaughton Trail – p. 23 • Raven Trail – p. 26 Notable Area Lakes and Rivers • Horsehead Lake • Rainbow Flowage • Tomahawk Lake • Two Sisters Lake • Wisconsin River – p. 14

Lodging

Retail

Annual Events Snowmobile Information • New-Tom Sno-Fleas – new-tomsnofleas.com

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Winter Festival – February Snowshoe Baseball Games – Summer Fourth of July Celebration – July Harvest Festival – September

For a complete list of events in the area, visit OneidaCountyWI.com.

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Mi·noc·qua / meh-nah-kwuh / n: synonymous with Northwoods fun Surrounded by beautiful lakes, the Minocqua Area is known as “Nature’s Original Water Park.” This classic vacation destination includes Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, Woodruff and Lake Tomahawk. Enjoy everything from bicycling, boating and hiking to snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice fishing. Field and Stream magazine named Minocqua one of the “Best Fishing Towns in America.” In addition to numerous recreational offerings, the Minocqua Area is one of northern Wisconsin’s most important destinations for shopping, dining and entertainment. Minocqua offers golf at Timber Ridge Golf Club, Minocqua Country Club, Wildwood Golf Club and nearby Trout Lake Golf Club. Find out why vacationers return to the Minocqua Area generation after generation, year after year.

minocqua.org

At A Glance Local Trails • Bearskin State Trail – p. 19 • Madeline Trail – p. 23 • Minocqua Winter Park – p. 24 • Raven Trail – p. 26 • Schlect Ski Trails – p. 28 Notable Area Lakes and Rivers • Big and Little Arbor Vitae lakes • Clear Lake • Kawaguesaga Lake • Lake Minocqua • Rainbow Flowage Snowmobile Information • Cross Country Cruisers – snowmobilewi.com • Minocqua Forest Riders – minocquaforestriders.org • New-Tom Sno-Fleas – new-tomsnofleas.com ATV Information • Lakeland ATV Club – lakelandatvclub@yahoo.com

Annual Events • • • • •

Loop Around the Lake – February Only Fools Run at Midnight – April Taste of the North – April Minocqua Island Swim Challenge – June Beef-A-Rama – September

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Dining

Golfing


Pel•i•can Lake / pel-i-kuhn leyk / n: postcard-perfect place to play Pelican Lake offers some of Wisconsin’s finest fishing and boating lakes, including 3,585-acre Pelican Lake. Visitors to the Pelican Lake area should be sure to stop at the Mecikalski Stovewood Building and Museum, a unique piece of architecture that houses a number of interesting exhibits about the area’s history. The Mole Lake Casino is located within a short drive of Pelican Lake, as is the Antigo Bass Lake Golf Club. Visitors to Pelican Lake can choose from numerous dining options, ranging from friendly taverns serving burgers to restaurants specializing in juicy steaks. Lodging includes a bed and breakfast, resorts, campgrounds, cottages and cabins. Don’t wait to plan your Pelican Lake vacation or getaway.

pelicanlakewi.org

Annual Events • • •

Fishing Derby – February (Chamber Event) Stovewood Daze – August Golf Outing – August (Chamber Event)

For a complete list of events in the area, visit OneidaCountyWI.com.

At A Glance Local Trails • Enterprise County Trail – p. 20 Notable Area Lakes • Enterprise Lake • Moccasin Lake • Otter Lake • Pelican Lake • Upper and Lower Post lakes Snowmobile Information • Hodag Sno-Trails – hodagsnotrails.com ATV Information • Enterprise Trail System: Oneida County Forestry – co.oneida.wi.gov

Lodging

Retail

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At A Glance Local Trails • Almon County Park Trail – p. 18 • Cassian County Two-Way Trail – p. 19 • CAVOC Trails – p. 20 • Holiday Trails: Long Lake Trail – p. 21 • Holiday Trails: Old Farm Trail – p. 22 • Holmboe Nature Preserve – p. 22 • Northwood Ski Trail – p. 25 • Rhinelander Community Ski Trails – p. 27 • Washburn Lake County Trail – p. 29 Notable Area Lakes and Rivers • Boom Lake and Rhinelander Flowage • Buck Lake • Crescent Lake • Lake Julia • Moen Chain Snowmobile Information • Hodag Sno-Trails – hodagsnotrails.com • Northwoods Passage Trail System – northwoodspassage.com ATV Information • Enterprise & Lynne/ Little Rice trails: Oneida County Forestry – co.oneida.wi.gov

Rhine•lan•der / rahyn-lan-der / n: home of the Hodag, a creature blamed for lost golf balls, missing beverages and trophy fish that “got away” The Rhinelander Area is in the “Heart of Hodag Country,” a landscape rich in forests, lakes and trails. The Hodag is a legendary woodland creature, and if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the Hodag as you hike, bike, fish, paddle, shop, dine and relax. In Hodag Country, you’ll enjoy the perfect balance between nature and creature comforts. Cross-country ski in the morning, go on a shopping spree in the afternoon and then catch a firstrun movie in the evening—it’s a mix of activities that’s hard to beat. Visitors shouldn’t miss the Pioneer Park Historical Complex. Golfers can choose from the Northwood Golf Course, Pinewood Country Club and the Rhinelander Country Club. Head to Hodag Country today!

explorerhinelander.com Annual Events • • • • •

Hodag Hops and Vines – April Art Fair on the Courthouse Lawn – June Rhinelander School of the Arts – July Hodag Country Festival – July Hodag Musky Challenge – September

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Dining

Golfing


Rhine•lan•der Re•sorts / rahyn-lan-der re-sawrts / n: a place where relaxation reigns The Rhinelander Resorts area of Oneida County is a place to reflect, escape, remember and discover. Vacationers can choose from 17 four-season resorts and cabins, providing refuge from the bustle of everyday life. Located just minutes from the City of Rhinelander, the Rhinelander Resorts area offers a combination of outdoor recreation, scenic beauty and convenience. Lake Thompson and Lake George provide fishing for walleye, northern pike, musky, bass and panfish. The Pelican River is the perfect place for a paddling trip. During the winter, visitors will find miles of trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Start planning your own relaxing escape.

rhinelander-resorts.com

At A Glance Local Trails • CAVOC Trails – p. 20 • Holiday Trails: Long Lake Trail – p. 21 • Holiday Trails: Old Farm Trail – p. 22 Notable Area Lakes and Rivers • Lake George • Lake Thompson • Clear Lake • Pelican River

Lodging

Retail

Annual Events • Snowmobile Information • Hodag Sno-Trails – hodagsnotrails.com

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Annual RASTA Snowshoe Hare Walk/Run Race – January Forsyth’s Sunlite Resort Annual Ice Fishing Derby – February Fisher’s Annual Ice Golf Fundraiser for Hodag Sno-trails – March Jazz Week – May Thanksgiving Weekend of Jazz – November

For a complete list of events in the area, visit OneidaCountyWI.com.

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St. Ger•main / saint jer-meyn / n: a name synonymous with Northwoods hospitality For more than a century, St. Germain has been the “Home of the Authentic Northwoods Experience.” Conveniently located between Eagle River and Minocqua on Highway 70, St. Germain is surrounded by pristine forests and some of the finest fishing and boating lakes in the world. A paved biking and hiking trail running throughout the community provides easy access to the area’s lakes and woodlands. St. Germain Golf Club, rated four-and-a-half stars by Golf Digest, is located in the heart of St. Germain. Stop by the Snowmobile Hall of Fame, featuring exhibits and photographs chronicling the history of snowmobiling. Spend some time exploring this paradise in the pines.

st-germain.com

At A Glance Local Trails • Madeline Trail – p. 23 • Raven Trail – p. 26 Notable Area Lakes • Big and Little St. Germain lakes • Found Lake • Lost Lake • Plum Lake • Big and Little Arbor Vitae lakes • Pickerel Lake • Dam Lake • Sand Lake Snowmobile Information • Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club – boboen.com

Annual Events • • •

Walk in the Woods Art Fair – June Pig in the Pines Rib Fest – August Summer’s End Half Marathon-5K & Paddle Battle – September

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Dining

Golfing


Three Lakes / three leyks / n: contrary to its name, a community with far more than three lakes At A Glance Local Trails • Bailey Lake Equestrian Trail – p. 18 • Sam Campbell Memorial Trail – p. 27 • Three Eagle Trail – p. 28 Notable Area Lakes • Big Lake • Big Stone Lake • Thunder Lake Snowmobiling Information • Three Lakes Trails, Inc. – threelakes.com • Northern Lights Snowmobile Club – (715) 546-8372

Nestled in the Nicolet National Forest, Three Lakes offers an exceptional amount of water. In fact, the 28 lakes of the Three Lakes Chain of Lakes constitute the largest inland freshwater chain of lakes in the world. Anglers can fish for musky, walleye, bass, panfish and northern pike. Charming downtown Three Lakes has a historic look and features the Historical Museum, the Three Lakes Center for the Arts and Movie Theater, and lots of shopping. Cranberry marsh tours are available, and the Three Lakes Winery offers tours and tastings. The Big Stone Golf & Country Club is a great place to play. Discover this beautiful corner of the Northwoods.

threelakes.com Annual Events • • • • •

Northwoods Heritage Fest – June Art on Main – August Nicolet Wheel-A-Way – Labor Day Weekend Pumpkin Fest – October Three Lakes Winery Cranberry Marsh & Winery Tours – October

For a complete list of events in the area, visit OneidaCountyWI.com. Lodging

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Tom•a•hawk / tom-uh-hawk / n: the exact location where the Northwoods begins Located at the confluence of the Wisconsin, Tomahawk and the Somo river, the vibrant community of Tomahawk is encompassed by more than 15 lakes and flowages, providing ample room for boating and great fishing. Accessing these lakes is easy—you’ll find more than 15 boat launches in the Tomahawk area. The forests surrounding Tomahawk offer some of Wisconsin’s largest continuous wilderness areas, ideal for hunting, hiking, mountain biking, ATVing, camping and birdwatching. Tomahawk also offers restaurants, shopping, bowling, movies, ice cream and a winery. Area golf courses include Inshalla Country Club and Edgewater Country Club. Choose Tomahawk for your next vacation.

gototomahawk.com

At A Glance Local Trails • Bearskin State Trail – p. 19 Notable Area Lakes and Rivers • Lake Alice • Lake Mohawksin • Lake Nokomis • Somo, Tomahawk and Wisconsin rivers • Spirit Flowage

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Annual Events Snowmobile Information • Northwoods Passage Snowmobile Club – northwoodspassage.com • Northern Trails Unlimited – (715) 453-3324 • Willow Sportsman’s Club – (715) 564-3110

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Taste of Tomahawk – March Rockin’ Tomahawk 5K and Half Marathon – June Tomahawk Fall Ride Motorcycle Event – September Northern Lights Christmas Parade – November

For a complete list of events in the area, visit OneidaCountyWI.com.


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Oneida County Trails—Mileage, Amenities and Useful Information

Trail passes are available at trailheads on all state and county trails

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Paddling in Oneida County

Oneida County is part of a region that has the fifth-largest concentration of freshwater lakes in the world. Amid an abundance of paddling opportunities, the Tomahawk and Wisconsin rivers and the Willow Flowage stand out among the very best.

Tomahawk River

Quiet and gentle, the Tomahawk River winds its way from the Minocqua Chain of Lakes to the Willow Flowage. Suggested trips on the Tomahawk River: • Lake Kawaguesaga Dam to Hwy 70 West (3-6 hrs) Launch on Dam Road next to dam. The take-out is downstream of bridge on Hwy 70 West. • Hwy 70 West to Blue Lake Road (3-4 hrs) Some small rapids. • Blue Lake Road to Camp Nine (2-3 hrs) This section has some downfallen trees, but is still considered runnable. • Camp Nine Road to Cedar Falls Road (4-5 hrs) Take out before the Smith Rapids! There is a portage around the rapids to the Willow Flowage. • Willow Flowage Dam to Hwy K (4-6 hrs) Halfbreed Rapids is a Class 2 rapids—be sure to scout before entering. • Hwy K to Lake Nokomis boat landing (3-4 hrs) Prairie Rapids offers great scenery and is a Class 2 rapids—be sure to scout before entering. 14

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Wisconsin River

The Wisconsin River is Wisconsin’s longest river, originating near the border of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and traveling all the way to the Mississippi River. Suggested trips on the Wisconsin River: • Hwy O to Rainbow Flowage (1-3 hours) This short stretch will take you into the Rainbow Flowage. There are a number of landings around the flowage for use as take-outs. • Hwy D to River Road (1-2 hrs) Rainbow Rapids is a small Class 1 rapids. Take out at the wooden bridge. • River Road to Bridge Road (3-4 hrs) Gentle, lazy stretch of river with great wildlife viewing. • Bridge Road to Rhinelander Flowage (1-2 hrs) Take out at Apperson Drive Boat Landing. • Hat Rapids Warning: Hat Rapids section south of Rhinelander has Class 1 and 2 rapids, which are for advanced paddlers only.

Willow Flowage Area

The Willow Flowage is the largest undeveloped lake in Wisconsin, with more than 6,400 acres of open water, 117 islands and seemingly endless backwaters. The flowage offers 35 remote, semi-primitive campsites accessible by water and available on a first-come, first-served basis at no cost. Paddler access to the Willow Flowage: • The east side of the flowage has two improved landings at the Willow Flowage Dam. On the west side of the flowage, rustic roads offer access to landings at Cedar Falls campground, The Sportsman’s, Talbot’s, Jerry’s and McCord Road.


fish•ing / fish-ing / n: where tall tales are born Oneida County is Wisconsin’s premier destination for fishing and boating. The crystal-clear waters and sandy beaches of Oneida County’s many lakes are a playground for watersports enthusiasts. Numerous boat launches make accessing these lakes easy, and a number of resorts, rental cabins and lodges are located right on the water. Fishing is a year-round activity in Oneida County. Hundreds of lakes offer everything from walleye, bass and panfish to northern pike and musky. During the early spring, anglers target panfish, particularly crappie. As the waters warm, attention turns to smallmouth and largemouth bass as well as walleye and northern pike. Toward summer, musky action begins to heat up—Oneida County has some of the best musky fishing in North America. Fall brings the best trophy musky fishing of the year. Winter is ice fishing time in Oneida County. Walleye, northern pike, bluegill and crappie are anglers’ favorites. Some of the largest northern pike and walleye of the year are taken through Oneida County ice. For fishing reports, lake maps and more, visit OneidaCountyWI.com. OneidaCountyWI.com

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Wetland Trail (1.0 mile)

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Cassian County Two-Way Trail

Mileage: 18-mile, semi-paved, crushed-granite trail, not groomed in winter (becomes snowmobile trail)

Mileage: 15-mile unpaved trail, groomed for classic-style skiing in the winter

Description: Level trail suitable for beginners

Description: Flat to moderately rolling terrain. No biking or snowshoeing allowed.

Directions: South trailhead is near Hwy K and Hwy 51, north trailhead is in Minocqua

Directions: Located 5.5 miles west of Hwy 47 on Hwy K

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P Parking Handicap accessible Restrooms Pets allowed on leash Trail pass required for biking

Snowmobile

Snowshoeing

P Parking Restrooms Shelter Pets allowed (summer only) Trail pass required

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Description: Hilly terrain, suitable for intermediate to expert skill level cross-country skiers. Also offers high and low ropes courses.

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Spruce Hollow

Mileage: 5-mile unpaved trail, groomed in winter for snowshoeing and backcountry skiing

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Trail Enterprise County Mileage: 4- and 7-mile unpaved trail loops, not groomed in winter

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Description: Beginner to intermediate level with some hilly terrain Directions: Located approximately 8 miles south of Hwy 8 on County Road G Trail Use Trail Use Road P Parking Pets allowed Trail pass required N

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Biking

Cross-country Skiing

Hiking


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Directions: Trailheads at intersection of Highways 70 and 155 and the intersection of Old Hwy 70 and Hwy 70

Fern Ridge Hiking Trails

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Big St. Germain Lake

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Little Saint Germain Lake

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Mileage: 15-mile paved trail, not groomed in winter

Lost Lake

South Bay Road

Connection to Plum Lake Trails

Road P Parking Restrooms Shelter Pets allowed on leash

CAVOC Trails

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Holiday Trails: Long Lake Trail Mileage: 2.5-mile unpaved trail, groomed for cross-country skiing in winter Description: Intermediate terrain, connects with CAVOC Trails Directions: Located at Holiday Acres Resort on South Shore Drive, 4 miles east of Rhinelander Trail Use Road Long Lake

P Parking Restrooms Shelter

Holiday Acres Resort

South Shore Drive

Snowmobile

Snowshoeing

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Holiday Trails: Old Farm Trail South Shore Parkway

South Shore Drive

Green House

Rhinelander

Mileage: 5-mile unpaved trail, groomed in winter for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

Alder Drive

Holiday Acres Resort

Description: Terrain suitable for beginner to intermediate skiers Directions: Located at Holiday Acres Resort on South Shore Drive, 4 miles east of Rhinelander

Tre Fisk Road

Trail Use

Swamp Run

South Shore Drive

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North Lake George Road

Summer Breakfast Ride Area

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Holmboe Nature Preserve Mileage: 0.75-mile unpaved trail, not groomed in winter Description: Widely varied terrain

Rhinelander

Directions: Parking is available behind Taylor Park Health Care Center, 903 Boyce Drive (Business Hwy 17)

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Pelican River

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Health Center

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Cross-country Skiing

Hiking


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Madeline Trail Mileage: 16.5-mile paved trail, groomed in winter for cross-country skiing Description: Easy to moderate terrain with some rolling hills Directions: 2 miles southeast of Woodruff on Hwy 47, east on Hwy J, then 2 miles north on Rudolph Road

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Rudolph Road

Townline Road

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Minocqua Madeline Lake Carroll Lake

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McNaughton Trail Lake Tomahawk (3.5 miles)

Mileage: 13-mile unpaved trail, groomed in winter for traditional and skate-style skiing Description: Gentle terrain with few steep hills. Directions: 3.5 miles south of Lake Tomahawk on Hwy 47, then west on Kildare Road

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Snowshoeing

Horseback Riding

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Mileage: 75 miles of unpaved trails, groomed for crosscountry skiing Description: Trails range from beginner to advanced. Heated chalet with café, day lodge and indoor waxing area. Lift-assisted snow tubing on Squirrel Hill. Directions: Take Hwy 70 west of Minocqua to Squirrel Lake Road, then 6 miles south to Scotchman Lake Road, then east to the park Trail Use

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Description: Single-track mountain bike trail. Site of two annual mountain bike races. Directions: Located 3.5 miles north of Rhinelander on Crystal Lake Road Trail Use Road P Parking Pets allowed

Trail Use Road

Mileage: 8-mile unpaved trail, not groomed in winter

P Parking Restrooms Shelter Trail pass required

One Way Beginner Intermediate Expert Caution

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Enter School Forest

Steep dog-leg uphill climb

Down ravine & steep uphill climb Plank ramp on downhill & low bridge over water

Enter the “wart”—multiple ridges, ravines & climbs

Exit the “wart” & enter pine forest Extra credit look

Pine forest return

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Northwood Ski Trai

Newbold Town Trai

Mileage: 8-mile partially paved trail, not groomed in winter (becomes snowmobile trail)

Mileage: 9-mile unpaved trail, groomed in winter for cross-country skiers

Description: Semi-paved trail consists of packed gravel and level roadways

Description: Suited to beginner to intermediate-level skiers, with a 1-kilometer section of steep hills for expert skiers. Only open during winter.

Directions: Runs north from Larsen Drive in Rhinelander to the Town of McNaughton Trail Use

Directions: Located at Northwood Golf Course, 2.5 miles west of Rhinelander, just off Hwy 8 on Golf Course Road Trail Use

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P Parking Handicap accessible Pets allowed on leash

Road P Parking Restrooms (winter only)

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Snowmobile

Snowshoeing

Horseback Riding

Judy’s Vista (1K) Skate/Classic

Main Loop (5.5K) Skate/Classic Short Cut (4.2K) Classic

Cook’s Run (1.7K) Skate/Classic Outback (2.1K) Skate

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Mileage: 13.5-mile unpaved trail, groomed in winter for cross-country skiing

Steep Hills Hemlock Lake

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Nature Trail NO BIKES OR DOGS

Description: Moderately hilly with some steep hills Directions: From Woodruff, take Hwy 47 east for about 3 miles, then north on Woodruff Road

Steep Hill Inkpot Lake

Trail Use Trail Use Road

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P Parking Restrooms Shelter Pets allowed on leash when there is no snow. Not allowed on nature trail. Trail pass required for crosscounty skiing and biking

Clear Lake

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Cross-country Skiing

Hiking


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Coolidge

Soccer Field

Mileage: 1.5-mile unpaved trail, groomed in winter for cross-country skiing Description: Beginner and intermediate terrain

Avenue

Tennis Court

Directions: Located at Rhinelander High School, 665 Coolidge Avenue Trail Use

Acacia Street

Road P Parking Handicap accessible

Timber Drive

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Sam Campbell Memorial Trail

Three Lakes

Old Military Road

Sam Campbell Road

Mileage: 2-mile unpaved trail, not groomed in winter Description: Gently rolling trail with some steep grades Directions: From Hwy 32, take Military Road (FR 2178) north 4.5 miles, then left onto Old Military Road (FR 2207) for 1 mile Trail Use Road

Vanishing Lake

Wegimind Point

P Parking Handicap accessible Pets allowed

Four Mile Lake

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Snowshoeing

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Schlect Ski Trails Mileage: 5- and 6.2-mile unpaved trail, groomed for cross-country skiing Description: Moderate terrain. 2.5 miles is lighted during winter. No snowshoeing allowed. Groomed for classic and skate-style skiing.

Minocqua

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Directions: Located on Leary Road, 1.5 miles south of downtown Minocqua off Hwy 51

Schlect Lake

Trail Use Road P Parking Handicap accessible Shelter Pets allowed on leash (summer only) Trail pass required

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Catfish Lake

Sundstein Road

Mileage: 8.5-mile unpaved trail, groomed in winter for traditional and skate-style skiing

Cranberry Lake

Description: Mostly level with some gently rolling terrain Directions: Trail begins at Don Burnside Park in Three Lakes

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Clearwater Lake Clearwater Lake

Road P Parking Restrooms Handicap accessible Shelter Pets allowed on leash (summer only)

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Trout Creek Road

Mileage: 15-mile unpaved trail, groomed in winter for traditional and skate-style skiing Description: Hilly terrain, intermediate to advanced level. Heated shelter at Perch Lake Trailhead.

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Minocqua

Washburn Lake County Trail

Directions: 7 miles west of Rhinelander and 3 miles north of Woodboro and Hwy 8, just off Washburn Lake Road

County Park Road

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Trail Use, Skate/Classic

Perch Lake

Trail Use, Classic Trail Use

Herring Bone Hill

Trail Use Road

Rhinelander

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P Parking Restrooms Shelter Pets allowed Trail pass required

snowmobiling & ATVing

Motorized trail users will find a number of outstanding opportunities in Oneida County. A network of more than 1,000 miles of interconnected snowmobile trails covers the county. The snowmobile clubs that groom the trails are among the most active snowmobile clubs in the country. Oneida County ATV trails offer an exciting wilderness experience. For information on snowmobile and ATV opportunities in each community, see pages 4-12. Snowmobile

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birding, hunting & wildlife

bird•watch•ing / burd-woch-ing / n: activity for people who get excited about pileated woodpeckers The lakes and forests of Oneida County are a haven for wildlife of all kinds. Deer, bear, turkey, common loons and bald eagles are plentiful in Oneida County and provide the novice wildlife enthusiast with ample opportunities for photos and observation. However, the high quality of habitat and huge tracts of wild lands make Oneida County home to a number of rare woodland bird and plant species as well. Birdwatchers have a chance of seeing a number of different species of woodpeckers—including the threetoed woodpecker and the pileated woodpecker—as well as kingfisher, osprey, boreal chickadee, spruce grouse and gray jay. 30

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Deer and turkey hunting are popular in Oneida County. Bear hunting is available as well. Oneida County is also one of the top places in the Midwest for grouse hunting. The area offers one of the highest concentrations of ruffed grouse in Wisconsin. No matter what type of hunting you’re interested in, you’ll find an abundance of public hunting land throughout Oneida County.

Bird and Wildlife Hotspots • Almon County Park Trail – p. 18 • Cassian County Two-Way Trail – p. 19 • Enterprise County Trail – p. 20 • Holiday Acres Trails – p. 21-22 • Holmboe Nature Preserve – p. 22 • Nose Lake County Trail – p. 26 • Schlect Ski Trails – p. 28


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