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Travel Wisconsin Offers Statewide Hiking and Biking Trail Report


With the snow melted and the occasional warmer day, many of us have been itching to get out on the trail. But unless it’s one close to home, it can be hard to know what kind of trail conditions you’re going to find.

A new tool from Travel Wisconsin could help with that.

Like its snowmobile and cross-country skiing reports, the state tourism office now has a hiking and biking trail report.

“It is a long-time overdue to have a trail report like this,” said Let’s Minocqua Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Krystal Westfahl. “We don’t really have summer travel report or a walking, hiking, biking travel report so this particular type of report is going to be essential to help our guests and visitors that are coming to the Northwoods.”

Westhfal will be one of the people updating trail reports. She and the Tomahawk Chamber Executive Director will keep tabs on the bearskin trail.

“We utilize that trail for event planning. We’re really intwined in that bearskin trail, Hiawatha trail just general travel experience. We send a lot of folks to go visit the trailhead here in Minocqua because of all the beautiful bridges,” said Westfahl. “It’s very quintessential to the Minocqua experience.”

Different user groups will be regularly checking trails and updating the report.

The trail report is an interactive map of the state on the Travel Wisconsin website.

You can click on a general area you want to hike or bike, and a couple trail options will pop up.

Trails are rated from poor to good with descriptions of what you can expect on the trail for both conditions and sights to see.

Visit the Travel Wisconsin website to find the report.  

Katie Thoresen is WXPR's News Director/Vice President.
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