The Iron County Forestry and Parks Department is updating the County Outdoor Recreation Plan. Please take their SURVEY to make the voices of the silent sports enthusiasts heard.
The MECCA Cross-Country Ski Trails are located in the town of Mercer, Wisconsin. They run across a combination of State, County, Town, and private lands. There are approximately 18 Km of trails groomed for classic and/or skate skiing. Trails are groomed by volunteers, as conditions allow. Snowshoeing and dogs are allowed only on the untracked portions of the trails.
The trails are also open for hiking and mountain biking in the spring, summer, and autumn.
The daily trail-use donation suggestions are $8 per adult, $5 per child, $1 per dog, or $20 for however many people you have in your car.
Here is the schedule for the Tuesday Night Ski...
- January 20th -- MECCA
- January 27th -- Wolverine
- February 3rd -- MECCA
- February 10th -- WinMan
- February 17th -- Wolverine
- February 24th -- MECCA
- March 3rd -- Wolverine
- March 10th -- MECCA
- March 17th -- WinMan
- March 24th -- Wolverine
- March 31st -- MECCA
The Wolverine Ski Trails are located in Ironwood (MAP). Take US2 east out of the city. Turn north at the Walmart stoplight. Drive north on Section 12 Road for about one-and-a-half miles to Sunset Rd. There should be a blue skier sign on a pine tree at the corner. Turn west on to Sunset. The parking lot is about half-a-mile.
The WinMan Ski Trails are located on County Highway W betwixt Winchester (the "Win" part) and Manitowish Waters (the "Man" part) (PDF MAP). The trailhead is pretty much at the County Highway J intersection, which is a good way to come from Mercer.
Everybody is welcome to come, no matter what your skill level or style of skiing. The group starts skiing at about 6pm, so show up early enough to get ready. Be sure to bring a headlamp if you have one! The skiing usually goes until 7-7:30pm. Afterwards, the group goes out to a local establishment for dinner.
The group does not ski if the temperature is below 0°F at 6pm. Otherwise, come and have fun!
The 2015 Annual Candlelight Ski will be held on Saturday, January 31st. The festivities will be from 6pm 9pm. There will be brats, hot dogs, and goodies at the cabin. Grab a couple friends, and come out and have a good time!
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