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Vilas County Snowmobile Trail System Opens December 20

Rev up those engines! The state-funded Vilas County snowmobile trail system will open for the season this Friday—December 20.

Vilas County is a world-renowned destination for snowmobiling, touting more than 600 miles of impeccable trails in the Lake Superior Snowbelt. The county’s diverse trails bring riders through pristine forests and over untouched lakes. They also pass through vibrant Northwoods communities—Eagle River, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Lac du Flambeau, and Land O’ Lakes, to name a few! Although you will traverse remote wilderness sections of trail, amenities such as restaurants and gas stations can also be easily accessed from the trails. Vilas County’s county seat, Eagle River, is known as the Snowmobile Capital of the World and hosts can’t-miss events for snowmobile fanatics—such as the Classic Vintage Races and the World Championship Snowmobile Derby.

The Vilas County area has received ample snowfalls so far this season, with bases ranging from 13 to 20 inches in Eagle River to 30 to 35 inches in the Land O’ Lakes area. The volunteers of Vilas County’s snowmobile clubs have been hard at work, clearing fallen trees and branches and packing snow in order to make the timely opening of the trails possible.

Vilas County boasts 11 snowmobile clubs:

We know you’ll enjoy your day on the trails in Vilas County. But remember, safety first! Please stay off the lakes until the trails are clearly marked as going across them. For the most up-to-date information about snowmobile trail conditions, click the Conditions Reports tab or visit http://upnorthaction.com/conditionsreport/snowmobiletrailreports/.


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