2.4 Million Acres of Wisconsin County Forests are Home to Skiing and Snowmobiling Trails

Air Date: 02/06/2019 - 02/13/2019

Wisconsin county forests make up an astounding 2.4 million acres of land across the state. Of the 72 counties, 29 have county forests, which provide year-round access to its citizens. When you go snowmobiling on one of the several thousand miles of trails bridging the 29 counties or cross-country skiing on one of the hundreds of public ski trails, chances are you’re on county forest land.

The Wisconsin County Forest Program is the largest public land owner in the state and the Wisconsin County Forest Association (WCFA) works with many user groups to ensure forest sustainability and recreational use. One such use is the American Birkebeiner, North America’s largest cross-country ski race. This annual race spans 30 miles, mostly in Bayfield and Sawyer counties, and brings ski enthusiasts from around the world to enjoy Wisconsin’s beautiful snow-covered county forests.


  • Wisconsin Counties Association

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