November 20, 2012

Wisconsin’s Top Early-winter Cross-country Ski Trails

It’s time to get out the cross-country skis and start planning your first adventures of the winter. These six Wisconsin trails get snow early and offer some of the best early-winter cross-country skiing.

Cassian County Two-way Trail – Located five minutes west of the Rhinelander area, the 15-mile Cassian County Two-way Trail is groomed for classic-style skiing. It’s an outstanding trail with great scenery.

Razorback Ridges Trails – Located near Sayner in the heart of Vilas County, the Razorback Ridges Trails present some of the most challenging skiing in the state. If you’re an expert skier, this is the place to test your skills.

Sisters’ Farms Trail – Rusk County’s Sisters’ Farms Trail is 12 kilometers of skiing pleasure. Enjoy both classic- and skate-style skiing on the banks of the Flambeau River.

Boulder Junction Winter Park – If you’re new to winter sports and want to get a taste of the trails, head to this fun winter recreation area in Boulder Junction offering cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating and more.

Madeline Lake Trail – Just outside the Minocqua Area in Oneida County, you’ll find the beautiful Madeline Lake Trail. This designated cross-country ski trail loops its way around three small lakes.

Black River State Forest Trails – In Black River Country, you’ll find some excellent cross-country skiing in the Black River State Forest. You’ll find peace and quiet as you glide through the snow-covered pines.

Standing Rocks County Park – Located in the Stevens Point area, this park offers the full range of winter recreation, including downhill skiing and 15 kilometers of cross-country skiing.

Don’t wait to hit the trails – plan your cross-country skiing trip today!

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