Trail Report: Ashland County
Reported By: Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Date of Report: 03/07/2016
Trail Conditions: Poor
Snow Cover: 0-5 inches
Area Report: The snowmobile trails throughout Ashland County are PARTIALLY OPEN but in poor condition.
The warm weather over the weekend has resulted in the trails north of Mellen being declared CLOSED at this time. However, the snowmobile trails south of Mellen, down by Glidden, Butternut and Clam Lake, are OPEN and still passable as of this morning (Monday, March 7), though they are in poor shape.
They will be monitored closely over the next couple of days and likely will be closed soon as well. Snowmobilers are urged to be extremely careful and exercise due caution as there is ongoing trail work. Riders should also watch for standing water and a couple of detours.
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.
Reminder: 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: In addition to snowmobiling, Ashland County offers cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and sledding. And be sure to check listings on our website, www.travelashlandcounty.com, for information on all of our upcoming outdoor events, including the 12th Annual Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival set for May 19-21, 2016, and headquartered at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center.
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.