Recreation

Are you looking for things to do on your northern Wisconsin vacation? It takes more than a weekend to explore all that Florence County has to offer. Over 50% of our county land is publicly owned giving you access to outdoor adventure galore. Ride our trails on your ATV/UTV or snowmobile to burn off some stress. Burn some calories hiking, biking, cross country skiing or snowshoeing our trails or blaze your own trail through the woods.

Paddle undeveloped rivers to reconnect with nature. Take your kids geocaching in the Nicolet National Forest to see their excitement at finding the hidden treasure. Enjoy a beautiful day on the water fishing, swimming, waterskiing or kayaking our lakes. Every season brings another palette of color, berry to pick or game to hunt here in the Northwoods. If history is your thing, the Historical Society Museum is a must do.
Snowmobiling
Snowmobiling
The breathtaking scenery,well maintained trails, rolling hills, endless miles of rivers and streams, tall pines and beautiful hardwoods; these are what snowmobilers to Florence County will encounter. The Florence County Forestry and Parks as well as The Blue Ox Trail Riders does a tremendous job clearing our trails, and grooming for snowmobiling and ATVing enthusiasts alike. Nearly 200 miles of trails within Florence County connect riders to Iron Mountain, Crystal Falls, and Iron River Michingan and Marinette and Forest Counties in Wisconsin. Free overnight parking located in the lower level parking lot at the Florence Natural Resource Center.

Trail Conditions
Florence County Snowmobile Trails are CLOSED

The 2018-2019 Snowmobile Season has officially ended. All Trails are CLOSED. Questions or concerns may be directed to the Florence County Forestry and Parks Department (715) 528-3207 x106.

Blue Ox Trail Riders
The BLUE OX Snowmobile and ATV/UTV trails in Florence County are maintained by the Florence County Blue Ox Trail Riders (P.O. Box 414, Florence, WI 54121). A map of these trails is available from the club or from the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center. 1-888-889-0049 or Click here to view Blue Ox 2017 Trail Map

Nicolet National Forest Trails
A vast network of nearly 500 miles of signed, groomed trails, and hundreds of miles of unplowed National Forest roads, are available to the public free of charge. Trails are maintained by local snowmobile clubs in cooperation with counties and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The Florence Ranger District, in cooperation with private clubs, state and county agencies, provides many miles of trails for snowmobile use. They may be old logging roads, abandoned railroad grades or logging trails made by the Forest Service or others for other purposes. These trails wind through hardwood forests, pine plantations and frozen wetlands.

Snowmobiles are subject to the following restrictions in the Nicolet National Forest:
Snowmobiles may be used only on unplowed forest roads with a minimum of 4 inches of snow and on designated snowmobile trails and then only after there is four inches of non compacted snow on the ground. Snowmobiles are prohibited on roads and trails signed as closed, gated bermed or rocked off. Cross country snowmobile travel is prohibited. All motor vehicles are prohibited in the Whisker Lake Wilderness, the Perch Lake and Lauterman Lake areas.

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