Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Town of Hayward Recreational Forest
Trail Options: Approximately four miles of winding trails, mixed with rolling terrain and hills although the hilly loop is a bit technical... Scenic mixed woods, a lake, abundant wildlife. Snowshoe trails/ fat bikes welcome/ sliding hill/ warming shelter with wood stove and a genuine Ole and Lena's outhouse.
Ownership: Town of Hayward
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|From the north end of Greenwood Lane, go west on County Hill Road, two miles. The entrance to the park will be on your left, just past the gravel pit.|
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Landmark dates in the history of Nordic Trails in northwest Wisconsin include 1975 when the United States Cross Country Ski Team including Bill Koch — who would later go on to win a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics – came to Telemark to train, 1978 when the first World Cup cross country ski races were held on the Telemark Trails, and also that year the Worldloppet League, an affiliation of international cross country ski marathons, was formed by Tony Wise at Telemark.
After an auspicious beginning, it wasn’t long before the landscape was dotted with Nordic Trails of all sizes and descriptions, most of which continue to offer pleasant and challenging cross country skiing opportunities today.