Tuesday, January 2- After a cold holiday week our trails are in need of new snow.
The trail around the lake has not been groomed since our Candlelit Snow Shoe event, however the other ski trails are rolled and tracked (single stride)- Donations appreciated for your use of our trails! We have about 12 miles of ski trails and a two miles snowshoe loop.
Call the Discovery Center at 877-543-2085 to get an update of the current conditions.
North Lakeland Discovery Center provides 12 miles of wellmarked trails for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
The gentle terrain winds through woods, around the lake and bog, and along the Manitowish River.
Snowshoe rentals are available at the Discovery Center for a nominal fee. Located 1.2 miles east of Hwy. 51 on County Hwy. W.
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Click HERE for the latest trail conditions.
With family fun and something for every age to experience, MECCA Trails near Mercer, have rolling terrain,
vistas of the Little Turtle River & Flowage and, a variety of vegetation from aspen to pine plantation.
In winter, trails are groomed for skate and track set skiing, as well as snowshoeing. The terrain is suited for both beginners and advanced skiers.
MECCA Trails can be accessed from two trailheads – Take Hwy. 51 to FF to Popko Circle East to Joe’s Shack Rd,
or Hwy. 51 to Beachway Dr. to Mercer Lake Circle/Fierick Rd, includes a cozy log cabin shelter & privy.
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North Lakeland Trail Report
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North Lakeland School trails offer 10 miles of trails looping through towering evergreens suitable for trail running, cross country skiing and snowshoeing (as marked).
Trailheads may be accessed from the warming house (featuring a restroom, rest area, and complimentary coffee & cocoa) located one more north of Hwy. K on Papoose Lake Road,
or from the “Hockey Hut” located behind North Lakeland School.
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Powell Marsh Trails offers trail loops of varying lengths from 1.5 miles to 7 miles for hiking, snowshoeing, and ungroomed cross-country skiing.
Trails have varied terrain and welcome all ability levels in all seasons. Powell Marsh is home to waterfowl, deer, ruffed grouse, furbearers,
raptors, shorebirds, songbirds, and many other types of wildlife. Powell Marsh Trails are located 6.5 miles from Hwy. 51 on Powell Road.
A Northwoods gem, Van Vliet Hemlocks, has more than 400 acres and 5 miles of marked trails for hiking, cross-country
skiing, and snowshoeing. Explore hemlock forests and 1.5 miles of shoreline on Averill and Van Vliet lakes. Walk along
undisturbed cedar swamps and undeveloped bog lakes, climb scenic eskers, and take in the richness of the natural
world that abounds. Located just 2.2 miles south of County Hwy. P in Presque Isle.
We picked up close to 6″ of snow yesterday and groomed all the ski, snowshoe and bike trails today (January 12th) and are in great shape. In other news, there’s a wax bench available for use in the chalet garage. We provide an iron, some brushes, scrapers and a vacuum for cleaning up – you provide your own wax (no powders please) and specialty tools.
Enjoy the trails!
WinMan Trails are a silent sports destination featuring year-round activities. Trails wind through over 1,300-acres and trail conditions
are regularly updated on the Manitowish Waters Chamber website. Donations are appreciated and friendly dogs are welcome.
A heated chalet with a large great room, bathrooms, changing rooms and a wax room are available.
Trailhead and parking are located at the intersection of County Hwy. W & County Hwy. J. – 3 ½ miles from downtown Manitowish Waters.
- Snowshoeing: Over 5 miles of snowshoe trails are offered. Doublewide groomed trails are excellent for groups and side-by-side snowshoeing.
Single tracked trails are set for a more traditional snowshoe through the woods.
- Cross-Country Skiing: 20 kilometers of wonderfully groomed trails for both classic and skate skiing, with varying loop distances.
- Hiking: Over 15 miles of the ski/snowshoe trails are maintained in the summer for hiking and trail running.
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