Trail Details

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

Palmquist Farm Trail

Brantwood, Wis.

Lighted Cross Country Ski Trail

Trail Options:   37.6 km Easy to moderate trails in a quiet, farm country setting; groomed for skating and classic. Snowshoeing permitted. Please avoid the groomed ski track.

Trail Description:

This privately-owned western-style dude ranch offers a unique experience with quaint, rustic and cozy log cabin accommodations, delicious, home-cooked, family style meals, offering trails in a quiet setting with low traffic, so you can explore the outdoors at your own pace. Guided tours to view their buffalo winter area. Horse drawn sleigh rides. Equipment rental available including Finnish pulks (childs sled w/harness). Please do not snowshoe on the tracked portion of the trail.

Ownership: Jim and Helen Palmquist

Management: Jim and Helen Palmquist

Facilities: Food and lodging on site. Western style dude ranch. Guided ski tours to view buffalo winter area. Horse drawn sleigh rides. Light entertainment. Snowshoeing available. Equipment rental available including Finnish pulks (child's sled w/harness).

Fees: $9.00

Info: (800) 519-2558


Snowshoeing Permitted
Snowshoeing Permitted

Dogs Permitted
Dogs Permitted

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Snowshoeing Permitted

Dogs Permitted

Trail Location


N5136 River Rd., Brantwood, WI; 12 miles east of Prentice on Hwy. 8, north 1 mile to the farm.

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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.