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Hayward / Sawyer County, Wisconsin

Reporter: haywardlakes
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 9 to 16 inches
Date of Report: January 16, 2020
Area Report:

January 16, 2020

Hello Riders!!

Trail reports are EXCELLENT! Trails have a wonderful base of 12-16” with great snow and groomers have been out and running! We received some fresh powder this week which freshened up the trails for the weekend and continues to add the the lakes. There is still a lot of bare ice on the lakes, good ice but bare in many spots but stick to the staked trail and you will find good snow and traction there. We are in the winter weather storm coming in that can bring 5-10” so that will certainly take care of any bare ice. It is not only great ice but the snow hanging in the trees, the wildlife, it’s all so beautiful and relaxing!

Surrounding counties are all open and in good condition.

It’s great riding in the northwoods so grab your gear and your sleds or call the area you’d like to ride in to rent and get out and enjoy the beauty of the Northwoods and the great food and snacks our local business can’t wait to serve you!

Snowmobiling Information

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Almost every snowmobiler in the Midwest is aware of the fantastic winter playground found near the Hayward area of Sawyer County and the Cable area of Southern Bayfield County. Hundreds of miles of wilderness trails provide tours through this area’s natural beauty, beckoning riders to return year after year.

The Hayward Lakes region with its rolling hills, hardwood forests, tall pine stands and pristine lakes serves as the hub of the Sawyer County trail system. A journey south from Hayward on Trail 31 takes riders across the frozen Lac Court Oreilles and along Sand Lake before joining the Tuscobia State Trail just east of Birchwood.

This well-known Tuscobia State Trail is also listed as Corridor 10 on the maps. It crosses Sawyer County from east to west passing through Draper, Loretta, Winter and Radisson, as it makes its journey across northern Wisconsin stretching from Michigan to Minnesota.

Traveling southeast from Hayward, snowmobilers are treated to a tour of the undeveloped Lake Chippewa Flowage, Wisconsin’s largest wilderness lake. This focal point of Sawyer County was created in 1923 by a power company dam and has more than 17,000 acres of water with 140 islands and more than 200 miles of natural shoreline.

Trails east of Hayward meander their way towards Clam Lake. Along the way a favorite place to take a break is at the Ghost Hill Scenic Overlook located on a short spur trail off Trail 21 north of Ghost Lake. Don’t forget your camera to take those memorable trip photos.

Trails lead in all directions in this scenic Chequamegon National Forest region offering unlimited choices. When staying in this area, snowmobiles are the only transportation you will need since almost everything is accessible via snowmobile. Excellent lodging with roaring fireplaces and great food can be found trailside through out this region.