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There’s nothing that compares to the quiet crunch of snow beneath you or taking a deep breath of crisp winter air. But don’t worry, we’ve got no shortage of either in the Northwoods. And we’ve got plenty of ways for you to experience both and take in some serious scenery to boot.

Bike some of the most beautiful trails in the area on a fat tire bike and ride through woodland trails, open fields or quiet roadways. Vilas County’s long list of bicycling trails include federal, state, county and service group trails.

If you’re not one to take out the bike in winter, bundle up and go for a winter hike or blaze your own trail by snowshoeing. Keep your eye out for white-tailed deer, woodland creatures and some of the birds that haven’t flown south for the winter. But mostly, try to enjoy the peace and quiet winter brings.

And for those who still like to squeeze in a workout during the winter months, there are several cross-county ski trails that make for a heart healthy day of outdoor activity. Bring your own or rent a pair from one of our shops.

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