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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Apr. 17, 2017
Promoting FUN in Florence County
Promoting FUN in Florence County
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Keyes Peak Winterfest
Keyes Peak Winterfest
April 27Florence County has been quite wet since last week. It continues to rain, and the rivers are swollen to their limits, We don't see an end in sight! This will put a damper on our trails and the opening of trout season. Hopefully it will dry out in the upcoming week or two. Ssshhhh don't tell anyone, but it is snowing to beat the band up here right now! See you in the Northwoods of Florence County soon! Information regarding Florence County is available at www.exploreflorencecounty.com or call 888-889-0049
April 24ATV Trails Opening Florence County ATV trails will open on Tuesday April 25th , 2017. Please ride with caution and make this a safe season.Many trails in the county have sustained damage from the recent rains. Please use caution when riding the trails in the near future. Florence County and the Blue Ox Trail Riders will be out working to repair trails in the near future. Most trails are in good shape but hilly terrain and water crossings have washed out causing uneven terrain. Support your local ATV club and the hard work they do to maintain the Florence County ATV trail system. Questions or concerns may be directed to the Florence County Forestry and Parks Department (715) 528-3207 x106. For more trail information please visit our website at www.ExploreFlorenceCounty.com
April 23John Roberts, our local Wild Rivers expert will be posting more this year during his heavily packed paddling season. We'll keep sharing his posts. Happy and safe paddling, John.
April 19Florence County is sorry to report that the ATV/UTV trails will not open up until possibly next weekend. Due to the large rain amounts we have been having, low areas are not drying up. We will keep our fingers crossed that Mother Nature sends us some sunshine and warmer temps in the next week. If you have any questions concerning Florence County, contact us at www.exploreflorencecounty.com
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