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Discovering the Enchanting Northwoods of Wisconsin: An Unforgettable Snowmobiling Adventure!


snowmobiler on trail next to northern resort

Wisconsin is known for its breathtaking natural beauty and vast outdoor opportunities, and snowmobiling is one of the most popular activities in the state.


From the vast chains-of-lakes in the Northwoods to the magnificent Great Lakes, Wisconsin is home to some of the best snowmobiling trails in the country.


As Nitschke's Northern Resort is located directly on an access point to the Bearskin, an 18-mile snowmobiling trail, I have the pleasure of talking with many guests who regularly explore the Northwoods of Wisconsin on sled. All of which describe it as an unforgettable snowmobiling adventure. From lush forests to sparkling lakes, these guests get to take in all the beauty of the Northwoods while they ride.


If you're looking to join in the fun, read on to learn more about snowmobiling in Wisconsin, then call us at 715-356-7795 to book your next trip!

old train bridge connecting bearskin trail to downtown minocqua

Introduction to the Northwoods of Wisconsin

The Northwoods of Wisconsin is an area of the state that is roughly described as the northern-most 22 counties of the state. It stretches from the northern-center of the state all the way up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.


This vast region of forests, lakes, and rivers is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest. The Northwoods of Wisconsin is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, especially snowmobilers, who come here to explore the endless trails and scenic views.


When it comes to snowmobiling, Wisconsin has some of the best trails in the country. From the flat and open terrain of the Driftless Region to the rugged hills of the Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin offers a variety of terrain for snowmobilers of all levels. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, there's something for everyone in Wisconsin's Northwoods.


snowmobiles on frozen Lake Minocqua

Benefits of Snowmobiling in Wisconsin

Snowmobiling in Wisconsin offers a unique and exciting experience for riders of all ages and skill levels. For starters, the trails are well groomed and maintained, which makes for an enjoyable and safe ride. There's also a wide variety of terrain, from flat and open areas to more challenging hills and valleys.


Another great benefit of snowmobiling in Wisconsin is the abundance of wildlife. As you explore the Northwoods, you'll be able to spot a variety of animals, including deer, rabbits, and the majestic bald eagle soaring overhead. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of our elusive bear population.


Finally, snowmobiling in Wisconsin is a great way to get out in nature, taking in some much needed fresh air and exercise. And while snowmobiling isn't our only winter activity (we've got snowshoe hiking, sledding, skiing, and more) no matter what you choose to do, you'll get to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Northwoods.


snowmobiler on bearskin trail outside of resort

The Best Snowmobile Trails in Wisconsin

When it comes to snowmobiling, Wisconsin has some of the best trails in the country.


Here are some of the best trails for snowmobiling in the Northwoods of Wisconsin:

  1. Minocqua Area: The Minocqua area is home to over 1700 miles of neatly groomed snowmobiling trails connecting rides across the region. With breathtaking scenery and many pit stops along the way, riders can enjoy a whole day on the sled without passing the same spot twice.

  2. The Nicolet National Forest: Just a quick drive from Minocqua, the Nicolet National Forest is located in northern Wisconsin and is home to some of the best snowmobiling trails in the state. The Nicolet National Forest offers more than 1,000 miles of trails, ranging from easy beginner trails to more challenging routes.

  3. Peninsula State Park: Peninsula State Park is located on the Door Peninsula near Sturgeon Bay. While it's a bit far from us, it still warrants a mention as it is a popular snowmobiling destination in Wisconsin, offering miles of trails and stunning views of Lake Michigan.


snowmobile on bearskin trail in minocqua

Safety Tips for Snowmobiling in Wisconsin

Snowmobiling is an exciting and exhilarating activity, but it is important to remember to always stay safe while riding. Here are some safety tips for snowmobiling in Wisconsin:

  1. Wear the Proper Gear: Make sure to always wear the proper protective gear when snowmobiling, including a helmet, goggles, gloves, and boots.

  2. Follow the Rules: Always follow the rules of the trail and stay on designated trails.

  3. Be Alert: Pay attention to your surroundings and be aware of potential hazards, such as other snowmobilers, vehicles, trees, rocks, and wildlife.

  4. Stay Sober: Never drink and drive.

  5. Don't Ride Alone: It is always a good idea to ride with a friend or in a group, as this can help ensure your safety.


northern resort cabin next to frozen lake

Where to Stay During a Wisconsin Snowmobiling Adventure

If you're planning a snowmobiling adventure in Wisconsin, you'll need to find a place to stay. Luckily, Nitschke's Northern Resort is the perfect place to cozy up after a long day out in the snow. With all the amenities of home, and none of the "to-do" lists, our resort is a favorite amongst snowmobilers who come to the area each year.


Ready to Give it a Try?

If you're looking for an exciting and unforgettable adventure, then look no further than the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Call Northern Resort today to book your next snowmobiling vacation in the Northwoods of Wisconsin!

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