Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Forest Lodge Nature Trail
Trail Options: 1.2 Miles - 3 loop trails: the Forest Lodge Nature Trail, the Extended Nature Trail, and the Conservancy Trail.
Ownership: USDA Forest Service
Key Partnerships: Cable Natural History Museum
Fees: USDA Forest Service - Forest Pass required. Daily or annual.
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|From Cable take Cty Hwy M east 7 miles to Garmisch Road. Turn left onto Garmisch Road and continue 1 mile. The trail head and parking lot will be on the right. The parking lot is not plowed in the winter.|
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.