Hiking, Biking and More

Walking or biking the same trail over and over can get dull, kinda like those long winter days. So it’s time to change things up this spring. With nearly 80 miles of trails in the Eagle River area, there’s new ground to cover.

One of the newest and trendiest ways to cruise a trail is with a fat tire bicycle. The wide-tired bikes might look a bit goofy at first, but they help you navigate a wide variety of terrains. So whether its muddy terrain or more challenging trails, you can get out and see more of what’s budding up this spring. A variety of Eagle River area recreational business rent (and sell) fat tire bikes.

The 15-mile Nicolet North Trail runs through the Nicolet National Forest and connects with another favorite biking trail – the Anvil Lake Trail. In addition to several single-track mountain bike trails, the Eagle River area has plenty of peaceful roadways for touring cyclists.

The perfect trail awaits hikers with nature hobbies too. For birders and wildflower enthusiasts, the Spectacle Lake-Kentuck Lake Trail offers 2.5 miles of flat land along the old Thunder Lake Railroad bed. Experienced hikers can find a challenge along the extensive Snipe Lake and Ewald Lake trail systems, which offers rolling terrain dotted with a variety of wildlife habitats and timber types. The 13-miles Hidden Lakes Trail includes a pair of camping opportunities for hikers who want to take their time around Butternut Lake and several other lakes. Get maps for all of these area trails here.

Oh, and did we mention that the views only get better in summer? Check out all EagleRiver.org for more information on summer activities and events in the area.

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