Winter Recreational Trails

Public Snowmobile Trails

  • Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
  • Forest County - Enjoy snowmobiling in Forest County with over 405 miles of groomed, state-funded trails winding through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. All trails link to both casinos and all hospitality businesses in Forest County, providing many pit stops along the trail for food, lodging, and refreshments.
  • Langlade County - Trails are developed and maintained by the Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department, and 10 different snowmobile clubs in Langlade County. There are over 550 miles of state approved and user funded snowmobile trails. Langlade County has an excellent reputation on keeping the trails well groomed and marked.
  • Oneida County - Groomed nightly, Oneida County snowmobile trails rank as some of the Midwest’s finest. The communities of Oneida County have been serving snowmobilers for decades. Snowmobilers return to Oneida County year after year for the great snowfall and fantastic trails, as well as the many resorts and restaurants that cater to snowmobilers.
  • Vilas County - Vilas County is one of the world’s premier snowmobiling destinations. We have over 600 miles of spectacular trails that traverse unspoiled wilderness, crossing undeveloped lakes and connecting to scenic Northwoods communities. In all, Vilas County is home to a quarter million acres of public land.

Cross Country Ski Trails

  • Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
    • Ed’s Lake Trail: This trail is located on County Highway W between Wabeno and Crandon. The trail is groomed. There is a 2.3 mile loop trail suitable for beginners, with the intermediate trail offering a 2.7 mile loop as well as a 3.5 mile loop.
    • Nicolet North Trail: This trail is located 10.5 miles east of Eagle River to Forest Road 2460, then south on 2460 for 2 miles to the trailhead. There are 13 miles of groomed trails with several loop opportunities.
    • Anvil Trail: This trail is located 8.5 miles east of Eagle River on Highway 70. There are 12 miles of groomed loop trails ranging from gentle, rolling to hilly.
  • Forest County Forestry Department
    • Otter Springs Trail: This trail is located 4 miles east of Crandon off Highway 8 on Forest Road 2378. This trail has a parking area and ski shelter available. It offers a 1.25 mile loop and .75 mile loop suitable for beginners. The intermediate trail is a 3 mile loop. Groomed for Classic and Skate skiing.
    • Hemlock Lake Ski Trail: This trail is located 1 mile east and 4 miles south of Crandon off County Highway W on Hemlock Lake Road. This is a 2-mile loop trail with a parking area. The trail is groomed for Classic skiing only.
  • Langlade County - Cross-country skiing is a favorite pastime in Langlade County. For more information on cross-country skiing and specific trails, see the Langlade  County Tourism Website.
    • Springbrook Cross-Country Ski Trail - sports 2.06 miles of cross-country ski trail right in the City of Antigo and is designed for beginners and groomed for both classic and freestyle.
    • Kettlebowl Cross-Country Ski Trail - 2.79 miles of trail for
      beginners and experts alike.
    • Jack Lack Cross-Country Ski Trail - 12 miles of both classic and freestyle cross-country skiing designed for all abilities.
    • Gartzke Flowage - is groomed for both classical and freestyle cross-country skiing; the trail is 6.5 miles long and designed for all abilities.
    • Maranatha Ski Trail - encompasses 6.7 miles of beautiful wooded scenery
      in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest; the trail ranges from beginner to expert levels and is groomed for traditional skiing only.
    • Springbrook Cr

Downhill Skiing

  • Langlade County - Winter in Langlade County opens up plenty of opportunities for downhill skiing.
    • Kettlebowl Downhill Ski Area - offers a publicly owned downhill facility providing great slope skiing and snowboarding for the entire family