Trail Report: Presque Isle
Reported By: Renn Karl
Date of Report: 12/09/2013
Trail Conditions: Trails Closed
Snow Cover: 12 inches
Area Report: We are announcing the Official opening of the Presque Isle/Winchester and Vilas County Trails. Vilas County State funded Snowmobile trails will open Friday December 13th with the exception of Phelps trails. This is ahead of the scheduled opening of Tuesday December 17th due to the diligence of the volunteers in area clubs brushing and preparing trails after the snow/ice storm last week. The Phelps trail system will remain closed until further notice. Early riders need to proceed with caution. Many area lakes still have open water! Trail sections that pass through wet areas MAY NOT BE SUFFICIENTLY FROZEN. Remember, IF YOU ride proceed with caution, expect rough trails, little grooming, minimal snow base and slow travel. The Presque Isle/Winchester Club will have grooming equipment on the trails (conditions permitting) both during daylight and night so expect a possible encounter. Stay tuned and “Think Snow”!
News & Events: Fundraiser: Breakfast Buffet @ Presque Isle Pub, Presque Isle 715-686-2522 8:30 to 11:30 AM
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Presque Isle’s long winters are due to its proximity to Lake Superior. Excellent early season snowmobiling is provided by lake-effect snowfalls which last well into March. With Presque Isle at the hub of a major snowmobile system, you can spend a week and ride a different trail each day. The area’s nearly 500 miles of groomed trails, winding through forests and over hilly country, provide something to please every snowmobiler. Riding north, you can cross the border into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, another snowy playground with limitless opportunities.
The local Sno-Bunnies Snowmobile Club keeps the trails superbly marked and maintained. Safety is a prime concern of the club, and members work year-round to improve the trails.
To help you plan your trip, Snowmobile maps are available from local businesses, the Sno-Bunnies Snowmobile Club , or Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce. The $1 donation for maps is greatly appreciated and used to help with trail grooming and maintenance.
The Presque Isle area offers excellent lodging and dining accommodations. For further information contact the Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce , 715-686-2910 or 888-835-6508.