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 biking in the spring, summer, and autumn. The trails are not open to hiking or biking in the winter. Not even fat-tires.
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.
THE LOCATIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2ND AND 9TH HAVE BEEN SWITCHED. SEE BELOW...
Here is the schedule for the Tuesday Night Ski...
- 22 -- MECCA (pot luck)
- 29 -- Wolverine
- 05 -- WinMan
- 12 -- MECCA
- 19 -- Wolverine
- 26 -- WinMan
- ** 02 -- MECCA **
- ** 09 -- Wolverine **
- 16 -- WinMan
- 23 -- Wolverine
- 01 -- MECCA
- 08 -- WinMan
- 15 -- Wolverine
- 22 -- MECCA
- 29 -- Wolverine
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!
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