Florence County, WISNOWMOBILE/ ATV TRAILS ARE CLOSED
Florence County is located in Northeastern Wisconsin on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan border about 1.5 hours North of Green Bay. Over 50% of our land is publicly owned so you won't feel crowded enjoying your favorite four season outdoor activities here. We have 265 lakes for fishing, swimming and boating. 165 miles of rivers to paddle, tube float or fly fish including two official state designated "Wild Rivers", the Pine and the Popple. Or enjoy miles of forested trails to hike, bike, ATV, horseback ride, cross country ski, snowshoe and snowmobile.
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Feb. 16, 2017
Keyes Peak Winterfest
Keyes Peak Winterfest
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Keyes Peak Ice Bowl
Keyes Peak Ice Bowl
March 11To learn more about paddling fun in Florence County visit our booth #L7. Or go to exploreflorencecounty.com.
March 6Florence County Forestry and Parks Department Subject: Snowmobile/ATV Trail Closure For the 2016-2017 season, the entire Florence County snowmobile and ATV trail system will be closed effective Monday, March 06, 2017 at 11:59 PM. With warm temperatures expected, this closure will protect the deteriorating trails from erosion during spring break-up. ATV trails will re-open when trail conditions become favorable. A special thank you goes out to the Florence County Blue Ox Trail Riders and all of those that worked together to assure another enjoyable season. Questions or concerns may be directed to the Florence County Forestry and Parks Department at (715) 528-3207 x106. For more trail information please visit our website at www.ExploreFlorenceCounty.com
February 28See you at Keyes Peak this Saturday for Winterfest. I'm bringing some extra snowshoes if anyone wants to try the Chickadee trails. Ask for Wendy at the ski rental area.
February 25We got great snow yesterday and last night with more coming this week. Winter sports are not over yet👍😊. Time to get outside and snowmobile, ski, x-c ski, snowshoe or whatever you love to do. Visit exploreflorencecounty.com for events and trail info.
February 24Support the Florence Volunteer Firemen by attending their Ball this Saturday, 2/25. Doors open at 5pm and the Band Next Myle rocks the Encore Ballroom in downtown Florence from 8pm- Midnight. Admission $5.
February 23Mother Nature is getting ready to drop some much needed snow in Florence County! Thursday evening the snow will start falling and continue into Friday for most of the day. We could possibly see total accumulations into the double digits! We are confident that this winter storm will put us back on track with our snowmobile trails, providing the temperatures stay low. Call for conditions 888-889-0049 or check out our website at www.exploreflorencecounty.com
February 20Trails are open in Florence County, but in poor condition. The warm weather has left blacktopped roads void of any snow. We are expecting rain today into this evening, which will further deteriorate the trail system. The temperatures will not fall until the end of the week with a chance of some snow. It is too soon for our season to end! It looks like next week will bring colder temps as well as snow. Check out www.exploreflorencecounty.com for any information or updates that will make your planned stay in the Florence County area more memorable, or call 888-889-0049.
February 7This weekend Feb. 11th and 12th. The Mid-America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers (MASTERS) go up against the Keyes Peak XXX Cliff on Saturday and they race side by side on a Hill Cross course on Sunday. Gates open at 8:00am and competition starts at 9:00am both Saturday and Sunday. A weekend pass is only $10.00. Food and beverages available at the the ski lodge. This is an awesome winter spectator event.
January 31Great event happening Saturday February 4th! The Annual Chili Ski-In taking place at the Lauterman Ski Trail. The weather forecast will be partly sunny and in the 20's. Perfect weather for some Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing. The Friends of The Wild Rivers will have yummy chili-hotdogs-hot chocolate-coffee and cookies on the trail with a warming fire to boot! The Nicolet National Forest is the place to be! See you on the trail.
January 17Calling All Fisherman! You won't want to miss the Fishing Derby on Long Lake Saturday February 4th, 2017. Sponsors for this event is the Roadhouse 139 located in Long Lake. The derby will take place on Long Lake in downtown Long Lake. $6.00 Entry Fee includes fishing, music, food, raffles and prizes. Don't miss a FUN day fishing on the lake. Check out: www.exploreflorencecounty.com for all Fishing Derby's taking place in Florence County.