December 2, 2011

Miles and Miles of Snowmobiling Fun

These four Wisconsin counties offer more than 1,500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails

Snowmobilers in Rusk CountyIn Wisconsin, snowmobilers enjoy a wealth of well-groomed snowmobile trails. The state generally gets generous amounts of early snow and snow stays on the ground late into the winter. Many years, snowmobilers get three solid months of good riding.

If you’re looking to go on a snowmobiling getaway this winter, these four counties are among the best in Wisconsin, offering a combined total of more than 2,000 miles of trails. But it isn’t the miles that make these destinations so special. It’s the hospitality. The businesses in these four counties have been catering to snowmobilers for decades. You’ll find everything you need for a fun and relaxing snowmobiling getaway. Choose any of these outstanding snowmobiling destinations this winter—you can’t go wrong.


Vilas County – 600 miles

Snowmobiler in Vilas CountyVilas County is home to some of Wisconsin’s best and most scenic trails. More than 600 miles of snowmobile trails wind through the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest and around hundreds of frozen lakes. The pine forests in Vilas County are some of the tallest in the state. Riding through these beautiful forests is a magical experience. Twelve different Vilas County communities offer shopping, dining, lodging and warm places to stop and relax. Learn more about snowmobiling in Vilas County.

Rusk County – 300 miles

Snowmobilers in Rusk CountyMore than 300 miles of expertly groomed trails crisscross beautiful Rusk County. Travel along historic rivers and under lush canopies of pines in southern and northeastern Rusk County. The trails running through the majestic Blue Hills in western Rusk County are a scenic delight and offer two heated warming shelters. Eight active snowmobile clubs keep Rusk County’s trails well marked and groomed throughout the season. Learn more about snowmobiling in Rusk County.


Oneida County – 1,000 miles

Snowmobiler in RhinelanderOneida County is one of the top snowmobiling destinations in North America. A trail system consisting of almost a thousand miles of top-notch trails runs throughout the county and connects with thousands more miles of trails stretching across northern Wisconsin and into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The nine communities of Oneida County have been serving snowmobilers for decades. Snowmobilers return year after year for the great snowfall and fantastic trails, as well as numerous resorts, restaurants and businesses that cater to snowmobilers. Learn more about snowmobiling in Oneida County.

Jackson County – 300 miles

Black River Country Snowmobile Trail

Photo by Michelle Hormer

Jackson County is known as Black River Country, an area offering over 300 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. On the west side of the Jackson County, the trails wind through forest and agricultural land. The rolling landscape is quite steep in places, which is characteristic of the “Coulee Country” of western Jackson County. In eastern Jackson County, the trails meander through heavily wooded areas and a gentler, more level grade. Throughout the county, the scenery is excellent and you will be sure to find well-maintained trails which are groomed frequently, including weekends. Learn more about snowmobiling in Black River Country.

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