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Posted on: June 11, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Hit the trails this summer!

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Whether you like motorized sports or silent, you will find hundreds of miles of trails with varying terrains throughout Bayfield County. Lodging and restaurants are plentiful and many have access to the trails.

If it’s ATVs or UTVs you’re interested in, the first step is ordering a map so that you can see where the trails are as well as get some ideas for a place to stay and some businesses along the way. Many of the ATV trails in Bayfield County are on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest which has size limitations for UTVs, but you can utilize Forest Roads that are under the jurisdiction of the towns to connect to trails that can accommodate UTVs. The map will help you to plan the best route. One thing is for sure - you will be impressed by the beauty of the area!

The movie “Wild” brought a new awareness to many for the need to connect with nature and you don’t have to go far to capture that feeling on one of 40 different hiking trails in Bayfield County. Some of the trails are short hikes and some lead to waterfalls. If you are looking for wilderness, you can head out to one of the Apostle Islands for a hike or head to the Rainbow Lake Wilderness Area and the North Country National Scenic Trail. Download or order the hiking trails brochure before heading out and bring along a map – don’t forget a water bottle!

If biking is more your thing, we’ve got over 300 miles of well-maintained mountain bike trails thanks to the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA). These are trails that have won awards at the international level, so gear up and head out for some top notch rides! For road biking, you can’t beat 800 miles of paved roads and not one traffic light! Many of our roads have wide shoulders and many are very scenic.

For more details, you can order maps (and other information) at or call (715) 373-6125.

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