Trail Report: Ashland County
Reported By: Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Date of Report: 12/30/2015
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: 3-10″
Area Report: The snowmobile trails throughout Ashland County are OPEN and in fair condition!
The Tri-County Recreational Corridor has been groomed and the gates to the Ashland County snowmobile trails have been opened.
*NOTE: The temporary closure on Trail 9 from Ashland to Sanborn will be lifted at noon today (Wednesday, Dec. 30). A detour route will be posted.
The trails have been groomed and most are passable. The areas where there was water on the trails now have a ½-inch crust of ice.
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.
The Tri-County Recreational Corridor, a 62-mile stretch of abandoned railroad right-of-way running from Ashland to Superior, is always OPEN in the winter.
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.
Please continue to check our website, www.visitashland.com, for detailed reports or call the Snowmobile Report Hotline at 1-800-284-9484. (NOTE: If you call before 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, you will reach one of our Chamber staff members who can give you the snowmobile report. If you call after 5 or on the weekends, you will hear the snowmobile hotline recording.)
If you would like a Snowmobile Map/Brochure for Ashland County, let us know and we will be happy to mail one out to you. Please call us at 715/682-2500 or toll-free at 1-800-284-9484.
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.