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Monthly Archive: January 2017

Join us on the lake, a quick drive from the cities

Hello, we are still enjoying winter and wanted to let you know of a few specials!
1) Valentines offers on a stay from 2/10-2/15 on any day for free rose petals, a bottle of nonalcoholic bubbly and chocolates
2) Comment on facebook with a favorite picture of your stay at Curriers and you can win a 2 night stay in March in our Classic Room. Ensure you share your picture and we are judging by the number of likes and shares
3) Stay March 12-26 and receive a 10% discount on your room and a free drink at J-Birds to celebrate St. Patricks Day and the beginning of Spring!

Snowshoeing in the Northwest

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For $20 a day you can rent snowshoes from Grinders here in Rice Lake. Check out this list of trials you can enjoy, while snowshoeing in the great Northwest.

Amnicon Falls State Park
Douglas County
Length: 1.5 Miles. Trail Type: Loop. Trail doesn’t have access to the river
but provides a convenient way to enjoy some of the remote areas of the
park in winter. The trail is fairly flat with some steeper segments in and out
of the ancient river valley. Fee/Pass Required: Yes
Barron County
Length: 1.2 km. Trail Type: Multiple loops. The trail system consists of
3.4 km of trails through a mature oak-maple forest, 1.9 km of open field
skiing, and 1.2 km of snowshoe/winter hiking trails.
Fee/Pass Required: Donations welcome.
Douglas County
Length: 2.25 Miles. This trail is historically significant. Along this route the
first road between Superior and Bayfield was built in 1870. It was then
used to transport freight, mail, and passengers until it was replaced by the
railroad in 1885. Fee/Pass Required: Yes
Chippewa County
Length: 23 miles. Trail Type: Loop. This trail runs 23 miles from the
Interpretive Center in New Auburn to Burnet Island State Park in Cornell.
There’s even more to explore on snowshoes at the Chippewa Moraine
as winter trails connect glacial lakes one to another. The Visitor Center
provides information and a place to warm up, and you may borrow a pair
of snowshoes for the day. Fee/Pass Required: No.
Ashland County
Length: 1.5 Miles. There are two multi-use trails at Copper Falls State Park,
the Red Granite Falls Trail near the park office and the Water Falls Winter
Trail at the north end of the park access road. Snowshoeing and winter
hiking are also allowed off-trail in the park, except on the groomed ski
trails. Fee/Pass Required: Yes
Rusk County
Length: 4 miles. 4 miles of trails on the reclaimed mine site. Includes
upland, forested, wetland, and prairie habitats, along the banks of the
Flambeau River. Another 10 miles of equestrian trails can also be shoed.
Fee/Pass Required: No. Donation appreciated.
Sawyer County
Length: 3 miles. Trail Type: Intermediate. The trails are lit from dusk to
10 a.m. Fee/Pass Required: yes.
Sawyer County
Length: 1 mile Loops: 2. Parking. Dogs allowed on snowshoe trail.
Snowshoe trails are marked with colored tape on trees.
Fee/Pass Required: Yes.
Chippewa County
Length: 8.4 miles. Trail Type: Loop. A 5 km groomed snowshoe trail starts
and returns to the parking area on 225th Ave (Bob Lake Rd).
Fee/Pass Required: No.
Washburn County
Length: 10 miles. Parking; Un-groomed snowshoe trails located at Hunt
Hill, a 500 acre nature reserve. Fee/Pass Required: No
Rusk County
Length: Varies. Multiple segments (Hemlock and Blue Hills) of the National
Ice Age trail can be found in the Blue Hills are of Northwestern Rusk
County. Access off County Rd F. Fee/Pass Required: No.
Iron County
Length: Varies. Iron County has many snowshoeing opportunities with
200 inches of snow each winter. Hiking and biking trails also double as
snowshoe trials in the winter, and there are many unmarked forest roads
that are great for exploring. Fee/Pass Required: No.
Chippewa County
Length: 2 miles. The trail in Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls is approximately
2 miles of gently rolling terrain through a mature mixed hardwood forest.
The trail is routinely groomed for skiing during the winter months. Parallel
to the trail is a snowshoe trail. Fee/Pass Required: No.
Price County
Length: 7 miles/11.2 km. A scenic Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
trail that overlooks Newman Springs and has no exceptionally difficult
sections. Please stay off groomed skiing surface. Easy/Moderate.
Fee/Pass Required: Yes (parking fee).
Ashland County
Snowshoes free of charge for on-site use. 40 acres of land.
Fee/Pass Required: No.
Douglas County
Pattison State Park has a number of informal trails available for
snowshoeing in the winter. Fee/Pass Required: Yes
Iron County
Length: 1.7 miles. This is a 1.7 mile trail with easy wooded terrain with
views of Layman’s Creek and old growth hemlock.
Fee/Pass Required: No.
Price County
Length: 3.5 miles/5.6 km. A scenic trail winding through a diverse forest
and open meadow consisting of 5 designated snowshoe loops. Please stay
off groomed skiing surface. Easy/Difficult. Fee/Pass Required: No.
Rusk County
Length: 1.3 miles. 1.3 mile trail on the Southbank of the Flambeau River
in Ladysmith. Access from Hwy 27 or the Wagon wheel bridge. Good
for hiking, biking, and snowshoeing. Fee/Pass Required: No. Donation
Price County
Length: 3.4 miles /5.4 km. A good trail for beginners and families with
children. This tree lined trail runs parallel to the ski trail. Please stay off
groomed skiing surface. Easy/Moderate. Fee/Pass Required: No.
Washburn County
Length: 3.5 miles. Located near the Namekagon River, part of the National
Scenic Riverway. Dogs are allowed on a leash. Fee/Pass Required: No.

Fat Biking this Winter in Rice Lake, WI

Curriers Lakeview Lodge can help you rent a fat bike and enjoy fat biking in our area. Travel Wisconsin posted this additional information! Check it out! From improved traction on dirt, to flotation when riding through snow, the over-sized tires of a fat bike let you roll where you have not rolled before.
What is Winter Fat Biking?
Some of Wisconsin’s most beautiful natural areas become inaccessible once the snow hits each winter. But a trend called fat biking is changing that! Once you see the oversized, balloon-like tires on these fat bikes, you’ll immediately understand where the name comes from. Fat bikes have extra-wide rims with low-pressure tires making it possible to cruise on soft terrain like snow.
Where Can I Ride?
In winter, whether riding groomed single-track trails, frozen lakes or fresh powder, fat bikes have extended the biking season and added a whole new twist for winter adventurers. Be aware that it is NOT legal to ride fat bikes on most snowmobile and cross-country ski trails, but there are some exceptions, so always check with the land manager before heading out. Trails often have restrictions on a minimum tire width and a max tire pressure, so normal mountain bikes don’t always qualify for fat bike trails.
The Department of Natural Resources offers guidelines about where fat bikes are allowed and the International Mountain Bicycling Association gives riders tips on fat biking best practices.

If anyone was interested in renting out fat tire bikes please contact Grinders in Rice lake Wi. : (715) 736-7858  For just $75 a day you can enjoy this wonderful way to explore the outdoors. If mountain bike riding excites you during the summer why stop riding? Fat tire bike riding is becoming a very enjoyable winter sport.