Trail Report: Ashland County
Reported By: Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Date of Report: 12/29/2015
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 3-10″
Area Report: The Ashland County snowmobile trail gates are MOSTLY OPEN!
The Tri-County Recreational Corridor has been groomed and the gates to the Ashland County snowmobile trails have been opened. However, there is a temporary closure in effect on Trail 9 from Ashland to Sanborn.
Ride on the other county trails at your own risk as they have not been groomed yet due to some areas still having water on the trails. The southern part of Ashland County did not receive as much snow as the northern portion (City of Ashland), which got more than 10 inches in some places.
Important note: There is NO snowmobiling allowed from Ashland to Bad River/Odanah as snowmobiling is not permitted on reservation land. However, snowmobiling is allowed from Bad River east to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
News & Events: Northwoods Harness Club will present their 30th Annual Sleigh & Cutter Rally on Saturday, Jan. 9. The past comes alive during this picturesque winter spectacle as 1800s-era costumed drivers and passengers in antique sleighs are drawn by beautiful horses. Offering FREE admission, this popular event attracts more than 1,000 spectators and 35-40 horse units participate each year.
Ashland’s 6th Annual King of the Bay Snowmobile Drag Races will be Saturday, Feb. 20, at Maslowski Beach. Held on the ice of Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay, this exciting event offers hot snowmobile racing action with 660-foot tracks on both shaved ice and groomed snow. King of the Bay also features raffle prizes, concessions and awards in more than 60 classes. Find out more at www.ashlandkingofthebay.com.