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Hike or Snowshoe? Black River Country Offers Options

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

In the late winter, it’s hard to predict what Mother Nature will have in store. If you’re looking to plan a woodland trek in the next few weeks, bring along your hiking boots as well as a pair of snowshoes. With both types of footwear at hand, you’ll be able to explore just about any Black River Country trail. If people are still cross-country skiing along any of the trails you are exploring, be sure to avoid walking on the ski tracks.

Here are three trail suggestions to help you get started.

Black River State Forest trails – There are outstanding hiking and cross-country skiing trails located in the southeastern portion of the forest. When the snow melts, these trails can get pretty muddy, but they’re great places to see the woodlands come back to life after a long winter’s slumber.

Levis/Trow Mound Hiking Trails – Located northeast of Black River Falls, this scenic set of trails is great for snowshoeing or hiking. During the spring, summer and fall, when the trails are dry, mountain bikers flock to this excellent trail system for some of the best riding in the state.

Wazee Lake – Tromp through the forests surrounding Wisconsin’s deepest lake. Nine miles of trails wind their way through this beautiful recreation area, providing hikers and snowshoers with some great scenery.

Pack up your snowshoes and hiking boots and go out and enjoy some of the best trail trekking of the year.

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