It sure seems as though old man winter has grabbed hold of Iron County these days! But with the arrival of winter, some of us are excited to see the freshly falling snow and the change in seasons! Area ski resorts and in full swing, snowmobile trails and open and now being groomed, area cross-country trails will open soon, lakes in Iron County are starting to freeze over well enough for ice fisherman to hit the lakes and enjoy some time and catch that fish of the day!
Iron County is a winter wonderland for outdoor enthusists! Countless people are drawn to Iron County’s natural landscape to experience its beauty & excitement! From the downhill skiing facilities like Ski Brule, or Iron County’s hundreds of miles of snowmobile and cross-country ski trails, family friendly sledding hills and more fishing lakes that one person knows what to do with! Many just come to Iron County to enjoy the simple pleasures of getting away from big-city life to spend a weekend in the beautiful north woods in the peace and quiet.
Iron County boosts countless miles of cross-country ski trails that offer skiers a mix of terrain for those beginner skiers to advance skiers. Ski Brule offers 32 km of trails that wind throughout the wooded and rolling terrain of the Brule River Valley. The trails run along the base of the mountain and the Brule River, giving skiers ample scenic views to enjoy. The Ge-Che Cross-Country trail weaves around Lakes Hagerman, Brule and Ottawa in the U.S. Forest Service’s Ottawa National Forest located in southwest Iron County. The trail totals 10.8 km over gentle and rolling terrain and connects Lake Ottawa with Hagerman Lake across the road. The Iron River Nordic Cross-Country Ski Center located at George Young Recreational Center offers 6 km of trails that are meticulously maintained and groomed throughout the winter months. Follow the trails to explore Wagner Lake or wind through the wooded expanse of the complex. Its varying terrain offeres skiing for all types of ability levels. Trails are open daily from 10 am to 4 pm (open Wed-Sun). There is no fee for trail use.