Snow-covered trails and a revved-up engine leads to big adventures in Wisconsin. With 25,000 miles of snowmobile trails to explore, Wisconsin is the destination for snowmobiling. We are, after all, the birthplace of the winter sport. For an adventurous winter vacation with family and friends, check out some of our top snowmobile destinations for an unforgettable trip.
Top Snowmobile Destinations, Parks & Trails
With more than 100 miles of rural snowmobile trails to explore, put St. Germain at the top of your list. Found in the Up North Region, this Wisconsin town not only has the largest snowmobiling club in the state, but it’s also where the Hiller’s Radar Run, a snowmobile racing event, is held every year.
Another snowmobiling destination is Minocqua featuring over 1,600 miles of trails, including the Bearskin State Trail. For scenic views of the Mississippi River Valley, head over to LaCrosse County with 160 miles of snowmobile trails. North of LaCrosse, Black River State Forest has 48 miles of trails waiting for you to discover.
If you’re trying to squeeze in as many winter activities as possible, High Cliff State Park in Sherwood offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing as well as a three-mile snowmobile trail that connects to Lake Winnebago. Once you reach the lake, be sure to stop and admire the beauty with your family and friends.
Take Part in Tradition at World Snowmobile Headquarters
Eagle River is a top destination for snowmobiling and home to both the World Snowmobile Headquarters and the World Championship Derby Complex, which hosts several racing competitions in the wintertime, including the World Championship Snowmobile Derby. Join tens of thousands of fans to cheer on professional snowmobilers as they go 100 miles per hour during the annual derby, which takes place in January, and is fun for the entire family.
Snow Report & Other Resources
Before any snowmobiling trip, you’ll want to visit our Wisconsin Snow Report for the most up-to-date snowmobile trail condition information.
Check out these safety tips before hopping on a state or county trail with your group. For information on how to register your snowmobile, click here. And if you need to rent a snowmobile, choose from a variety of outfitters, some of which offer tour excursions with experienced guides, like Adventure North Snowmobile Tours & Rentals in Minocqua.
While there are many winter activities to choose from, snowmobiling is a unique way to explore our land and discover hidden gems, charming small towns and natural attractions only found in Wisconsin.