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Hidden Gem Winter Trails
Last Updated: 7/1/2013
If you’re not skilled with skis, snowboards or skates, it might seem hard to get active outdoors this season. Try snapping on some snowshoes or going cross-country skiing instead. Here are some trails you might not know about where you can give winter athleticism a try.
John Muir Trails – Palmyra, WI In the southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest lies the John Muir Trails, a series of five different loops ranging from 1.5 to 10 miles in distance. Trails are divided by level of difficulty, so you can ease your way in on a beginner trail or jump in with both feet on an advanced trail. When you’re done with your trek, warm up with a cup of coffee at the nearby Main Street Family Restaurant.
CamRock County Trails – Cambridge, WI You can find the CamRock trails about 30 minutes east of Madison. The trails are perfect for mountain bikers in the summer and ideal for cross-country skiers in the winter. You can choose between three different loops or a two-way trail. Choose the Red Loop to see the Rockdale Millpond. The green and yellow loops and the two-way trail take you near Koshkonong Creek.
Sugar Maple Trail – Bagley, WI If you’re looking for a true challenge, the Sugar Maple Trail in Southwest Wisconsin is for you. Check out Wyalusing’s 500-foot-high bluffs and a frozen waterfall from a rock overhang. The 1.7-mile path is packed for hikers and snowshoers, but it won’t be easy. The beauty, however, will be more than worth the effort.
Richard Bong State Recreation Area – Kansasville, WI The Bong State Recreation Area in Kenosha County is a great place to explore some winter trails, ride ATVs, or do some winter camping. The park has over 14 miles of cross-country ski trails and 10 miles of snowshoeing trails.
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