Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat Trails
Trail Options: A wide range of trails with a good variety of degree of difficulty and distance.
Ownership: Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Info: 715/ 466-6300
Fat bikes Permitted
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|Located on 700 acres of natural woodlands surrounding two private lakes and the nationally protected Namekagon River. 10 miles west of Hwy 53 (Minong exit) on Hwy 77.|
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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.