Rock Valley Snowmobile Tour

<img src="images/u/Tours/atlas037tn.gif" width="100" height="100" align="right"> There's nothing better than a day of sledding across rolling Wisconsin farmland. Rock and Walworth Counties showcase America's Dairyland at its best. A sunny day lights-up a snow-covered horizon dotted with a crop of blue silos. Small towns with home-cookin cafes and friendly folks are another feature of this pleasant winter landscape. Plus, you'll visit the Kettle Moraine State Forest, and cross the Rock River - twice. This tour explores just some of the 208 miles of trail in Rock County and 164 miles of trail in Walworth County.The on-trail tour starts at Newville, a picturesque hamlet at the foot of Lake Koshkonong, the second largest inland lake in the state. Riding west on Corridor Trail # 15, you'll cross the Rock River at the crossroads village of Indianford. Nearby, a spur trail can take you to Edgerton for a stop at the Tobacco City Museum to learn about tobacco's historic role in the local economy.Continuing east on Trail #10, you'll cross Trail #12 running north and south to the shops and restaurants of Elkhorn and Lake Geneva. Continue east on Trail #10 to its junction with Corridor Trail #9 just south of Spring Prairie. Turning north to East Troy, you'll merge with Corridor Trail #40. Then, west of East Troy, Trails #9 and #40 separate again - either can take you on a side trip into the Kettle Moraine State Forest where 56 miles of snowmobile trails wind through 18,000 protected acres.If you stay on Corridor Trail #40 you'll cross briefly into Jefferson County as you circle the City of Whitewater to the north. Back in Rock County a convoluted loop south, west and north takes you through Storrs Lake Wildlife Area to Milton, site of the historic Milton House. The old stage coach inn was a station on the Underground Railroad in the years before the Civil War. From there it's just a short hop back to Newville and Lake Koshkonong completing this roll through Rock and Walworth Counties.Connecting with Corridor Trail #40, you'll continue west to Evansville before turning south to Footville and the village of Hanover. There you hop on Corridor Trail #42 for your second crossing of the Rock River. A few miles further are the twin river towns of Tiffany and Shopiere, where you'll see a unique five-arch stone railroad bridge spanning Turtle Creek.Your last stop before this tour's shortcut option or the Walworth County line is the town of Clinton. If you ride the long loop, the trail beyond Clinton closely parallels I-43 before crossing and skirting the southern edge of Delavan and the north end of Delavan Lake. There you'll be near the Geneva Lakes Greyhound Track and Simulcast Center where you can wager on live dog races or simulcast horse races. A few miles south of Delavan Lake in Williams Bay you can visit Yerkes Observatory where you can see the world's largest refracting telescope. <br><br><a href="http://www.travelwisconsin.com/d2k/images/u/Tours/atlas037.jpg" target="map">Click here for a trail map.</a>