Weather on the Trails
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  • Price
  • Burnett
  • Rice Lake

Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1024.5 mb and the humidity is 85%. Last Updated on Oct 30 2020, 5:53 am CDT. [...]

Winds are Calm. The humidity is 87%. Last Updated on Oct 30 2020, 5:55 am CDT. [...]

Winds are Calm. The humidity is 77%. Last Updated on Oct 30 2020, 5:55 am CDT. [...]

Winds are Calm. The humidity is 92%. Last Updated on Oct 30 2020, 5:55 am CDT. [...]

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Ride Horse Trails in Northern Wisconsin

A bridle path, also called a bridleway, equestrian trail, horse riding path, bridle road, or horse trail, is a trail or a thoroughfare that is used by people riding on horses, though such trails often now serve a wider range of users, including equestrians, hikers, and cyclists.

Trail riding is riding outdoors on trails, bridle paths, and forest roads, but not on roads regularly used by motorised traffic. A trail ride can be of any length, including a long distance, multi-day trip. It originated with horse riding, and in North America, the equestrian form is usually called “trail riding,” or, less often “hacking.” In the UK and Europe, the practice is usually called horse or pony trekking.

Horse Trail News
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  • Spur of the Moment Ranch

I keep telling folk about the Munch N Done and the amazing difference it’s made to my life. I’m so pleased there is a UK supplier. As an instructor of small children, the amount of ponies that are perfect apart from the constant eating. This muzzle has changed my daughter’s confidence so much….she has balance […] The post Annabelle Worsley & Panache – Scottish Highlands appeared first on Anti-Grazing Riding Muzzle for Horses. [...]

Fantastic product! Well made, fits well and great customer service. This muzzle makes hacking out a pleasure rather than a fight!! The horses very quickly learn they can’t eat so don’t even bother trying. I won’t hack without it now! They are much neater than the nose bag jobs we were using!! I’m happy to […] The post Chris Havers & Mel – Northants appeared first on Anti-Grazing Riding Muzzle for Horses. [...]

Just received my Munch-N-Done horse riding muzzle in the post – tried it on and it fits my daughters cheeky pony really well – can’t wait to try it out; he’s so naughty trying to eat when she’s riding, he even does it right after a jump – now she’ll really get the better of […] The post Helen Landon & Lois – Ipswich appeared first on Anti-Grazing Riding Muzzle for Horses. [...]

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Bridget left us a lovely note. Thank you for your stay. [...]

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Cross Country Ski Northern Wisconsin Trails

Cross-country skiing: the sport of skiing across the countryside, often through woods and usually on relatively flat terrain, using narrow skis with boots that can be raised off the ski at the heel when striding.

Cross-country skiing is a form of skiing where skiers rely on their own locomotion to move across snow-covered terrain, rather than using ski lifts or other forms of assistance. Cross-country skiing is widely practiced as a sport and recreational activity; however, some still use it as a means of transportation. Variants of cross-country skiing are adapted to a range of terrain which spans unimproved, sometimes mountainous terrain to groomed courses that are specifically designed for the sport.

Snowshoe Trails in Northern Wisconsin

Snowshoeing: the activity of taking part in cross-country walks over snow. Snowshoeing is centuries old and was invented for easier travel on snow. Snowshoe: a contrivance that may be attached to the foot to enable the wearer to walk on deep snow without sinking, especially a light, racket-shaped frame across which is stretched a network of rawhide.


  • Birkie
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  • Wolverine Nordic
  • Heartwood
  • Rib Lake

Birkie Week 2021 Slated for February 24–28, 2021 Hayward, WI (October 14, 2020) – After months of planning, and with the guidance of public health officials, today the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) is pleased to announce the planned format for their annual February ski races. Registration for the 2021 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet and […] The post American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Plans for 2021 Slumberland American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet & Prince Haakon Races appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

Thankful for the Event, Enthusiastic Runners Embraced Safety Guidelines Cable, WI (September 26, 2020) – Spectacular autumn leaves and seasonal temps welcomed smiling runners and trekkers to the 19th Annual Birkie Trail Run, hosted by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF), at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead, Cable, WI. The 2020 Birkie Trail Run, presented by […] The post American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Hosts 19th Annual Birkie Trail Run With Amplified Safety Enhancements and Protocols appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

New Location & Safety Procedures in Place for August 1, 2020, Event Hayward, WI (July 24, 2020) — With a nod toward the region’s deep-seated timber roots, runners and walkers will channel their flannel at the Birkie’s Lumberjack 5K Run/Walk on August 1, 2020. Throughout the year, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) celebrates a […] The post Runners & Walkers Prepare to Channel Their Flannel at the Lumberjack 5K Run/Walk appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

ABSF & Town of Cable Collaborate on Idle Site Grant for Removal of Storied Telemark Lodge Hayward, WI (June 24, 2020) The year was 1973 when 35 skiers left Lumberjack Bowl in Hayward, WI, bound for Telemark Lodge and the finish line in the first-ever American Birkebeiner (Birkie) cross-country ski race. For years, the Telemark […] The post ABSF Seeks Idle Site Grant as Next Step in Telemark Property Purchase appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

Gear Bags for Birkie, Korte, Prince Haakon skiers Available During Online Race Registration Hayward, Wis. (May 1, 2020) – Swix Sport USA and the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) are proud to launch the 2021 Birkie gear bag. This is the second year Swix, now official provider of the Birkie gear bag, has designed and […] The post Birkie and Swix Launch 2021 Gear Bag appeared first on American Birkebeiner. [...]

October 25th,2020 packing and grooming the new snow

We have had cooperating temps and snow for an early season start. No skiing planned for the next 2 weeks, but we are ready, with trails mowed, blow downs cleared, and trails packed and freezing.  All the snowmobiles, UTV and atttachments are ready, both PB’s are also serviced and ready once the base is built.  … Continue reading "October 25th,2020 packing and grooming the new snow" [...]

ABR Ski Trails is working on our plan for a safe opening this winter. With many unknowns we are going to error on the conservative side. We are going to plan for the worst and hope for the best. First, and most importantly we plan to have all 78 km of ski trails open and … Continue reading "Winter Plans" [...]

Sunday 7 PM

Ski Trails, Snowshoe Trails , Ski Shop, Lodging,  are all closed. We closed the gates tonight with a neighbor friend Andy and his 3 children clearing the snow to close up at 5:45. Andy sent me  a  picture of their children on Pit Point enjoying the sunset. this was a great way to close the … Continue reading "Sunday 7 PM" [...]

Trails groomed up great this morning we groomed 73 km of trails, including resetting all the single tracks.  We will do touch up grooming as needed tonight or in the early AM. Sunday March 22 is our last day of skiing. The gates are closing at 6 PM tomorrow no exceptions. After 127 days of … Continue reading "Saturday 5 PM" [...]

Friday 9 PM

Just coming from grooming in the bigger Pisten Bully, Trails are looking great cold dry powder.  I groomed about 20 km the groom team will be back out in the early AM….check previous posts for chalet and building status. [...]

In conjunction with the CDC’s most recent recommendation and after consulting with Board members, we have made the decision to close the Wolverine Chalet for the season. This provides for a greater degree of protection from the corona virus for volunteers/skiers.  The snowshoe and ski trails will remain open.  We will continue to groom until […] The post Wolverine Chalet Closure, Trails Still Open! appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

Check back to see the growing list of Door Prizes to be given out at this year’s  Yooperbeiner Snowshoe/Race Walk The post Yooperbeiner Door Prizes appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

The 2020 Tuesday Night Skinny Ski schedule is out.  We will be starting on January 7.  This group ski rotates between Wolverine, Winman Trails in Manitowish Waters, and MECCA Trails in Mercer. Dates are below and find the full schedule and all information here: 2020 Tuesday Night Skinny Ski Schedule Jan. 7 Wolverine Jan […] The post 2020 Tuesday Night Skinny Ski Schedule appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

Ladies Lunch and Learn to Ski Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019  9:00-12:00 For beginning to intermediate skiers.  Work on technique with our instructors for either Classic striding and/or skate  skiing.  Develop a ski technique foundation and boost your confidence.  Get some pointers to break bad habits.  We’ll divide into groups and enjoy a morning together.  Lessons […] The post Ladies’ Lunch and Learn to Ski appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

Once again we are holding a nordic gear swap –  spread the word. Here are the details: Wolverine Nordic Trails Nordic Gear Swap Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 Nordic Gear Swap 10 am-2 pm at the Wolverine Chalet Sellers – Drop off your gear at the chalet: Wed. Nov. 27  4-6 pm Sat. Nov. 29  1-2 […] The post 2019 Nordic Gear Swap appeared first on Wolverine Nordic Trails. [...]

Planning Your Wisconsin Lakeside Micro Wedding

If you’re an engaged couple in Wisconsin, micro wedding trends are perfectly tailored to the state’s lakeside landscape. An intimate wedding with your nearest and dearest will be an occasion to remember in a fantastic location. Plan the romantic wedding of your dreams - surrounded by the love of family members and friends closest to [...]

Dryland Training for Nordic Skiing Season

Any die-hard cross country skier knows how crucial it is to embrace dryland training for a successful Nordic skiing season. Of course, the Holy Grail of Nordic skiing remains the American Birkebeiner race in Cable, Wisconsin to Hayward, Wisconsin. If you’ve already obtained your race number (or love to ski the trails), ensure a strong [...]

A Northern Wisconsin Vacation in Autumn

Fall is an excellent time for a Northern Wisconsin vacation, as the warm temperatures begin to wane, so do the number of tourists, making it a great time to visit for those hoping to avoid crowds. The crisp autumn air, coupled with the chorus of a fall breeze, lend themselves to a myriad of outdoor activities to be enjoyed in cooler weather. Furthermore, the surrounding hardwood forests will begin showcasing an elegant display of yellows, oranges, and reds throughout the Northwoods. [...]

ATV Tours in Northern Wisconsin

Summer is in full swing, and all of the ATV trails in Washburn County, WI, are ready to get ripped! This dynamic matrix is an intricate system that loops throughout the county and abroad, sending riders through an exciting assortment of dense forests, panoramic pastures, and sprawling wetlands. With over 100 miles of trails, intertwined with the expansive Wild Rivers and Tuscobia state trails, ATV tours offer an adrenaline-fueled way to explore the Northwoods. Located in Trego, WI, the heart of “Vacationland,” Heartwood Resort & Conference Center is your gateway to an unforgettable retreat. [...]

Fishing in Wisconsin: The Perfect Summer Getaway

There is something to be said about a summer retreat to evade the hustle and bustle of our modern lifestyles. Few activities can match the tranquility found while fishing, and anglers who make the trek to Northern Wisconsin can attest to the stress relief supplied by the serene wilderness and pristine waters that attract them. Fishing in Wisconsin is an experience that many have shared and continues to draw attention from those seeking the beautiful things in life. [...]

The northern part of the Green Loop is still Closed for Logging [...]

The Blue Loop is now Open and groomed for skiing! [...]

TRAIL UPDATE: The Rib Lake ski trails were packed and rolled on Tuesday and are expected to be groomed and tracked by 10 am on Wed, Jan 1. Start the new decade off with some fresh air and great exercise! Bundle up! Date Date Groomed New Snow Base Skating Classic Conditions 1/1/2020 1/1/2020 6″ 8″ […] [...]

  TRAIL UPDATE: There are some sections of our ski trail system that are currently closed for logging and/or hunting at this time. You’ll see this on the Beginner Loop and the northern part of the Green Loop. Also parts of the Timms Hill trail north of Rustic Road #1. There is signage on the […] [...]

THE RIB LAKE SKI TRAILS ARE OPEN TODAY! The trails have been groomed and tracked with a little fresh powder over the top. Trail coverage is great at this early date! UPDATE: the trails are being groomed again Sunday morning and will be tracked again on the final pass. [...]

Sled Dog trails in Northern Wisconsin

Sled dog: a dog (such as a husky or malamute) trained to draw a usually heavy sled typically with other dogs over snow-covered terrain , Sled dogs were originally used in colder regions (as of northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and Antarctica) as work dogs to facilitate travel and transport of supplies but are now popularly used elsewhere during the winter especially for racing. Sled dogs were important for transportation in arctic areas, hauling supplies in areas that were inaccessible by other methods. They were used with varying success in the explorations of both poles, as well as during the Alaskan gold rush. Sled dog teams delivered mail to rural communities in Alaska and northern Canada. Sled dogs today are still used by some rural communities, especially in areas of Alaska and Canada and throughout Greenland. They are used for recreational purposes and racing events, such as the Iditarod Trail and the Yukon Quest.

Dogsled racing, also called sled dog racing, sport of racing sleds pulled by dogs, usually over snow-covered cross-country courses. In warmer climates, wheeled carts are substituted for the sleds. Dogsledding was developed from a principal Eskimo method of transportation. The gold rushes in Alaska and the Yukon Territory (now Yukon) at the turn of the 20th century brought greater global attention to sled dogs, which were used at that time for freight hauling and mail delivery, as well as by fur trappers to travel between their traps. At first dogs were individually tethered to the sled in a fan hitch. This was ideal in open country, but, as the use of sled dogs expanded, the tandem hitch, for running dogs in pairs, became the standard. Sled dogs are still used for transportation and working purposes in some Arctic and subarctic areas, though they have largely been replaced by aircraft and snowmobiles. Most dog teams today are kept for recreation or racing rather than for working.