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Hayward / Sawyer County, Wisconsin

Reporter: haywardlakes
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 4 to 7 inches base
Date of Report: February 15, 2018
Area Report:

Hello Riders!

As we all eagerly await each weekend for riding and watch the forecasts you know there was a warm up yesterday with some sunshine. Fortunately we have had a good base and freezing temps for the last two months so if you have a ride planned this weekend you most defiantly will want to get out and ride. Because of the day of warmer temps we did lose some base, however the wooded trails and lakes are still VERY GOOD! The base that was lost you will find to be primarily to be on the trails that are out in the open and on or near roads. You will find some scattered bare spots. Some corners will be icy or bare as will some intersections. Many groomers went out before the day of warmer temps to flatten things and many more will continue to go out today and through the weekend. The reports are that those wooded trails are grooming very nicely. The wooded trails are reported to have a base anywhere from 4-7″. And lakes are still VERY GOOD. If you are looking to map out your weekend ride look to the woods and lakes to find your best riding!

The upcoming forecast brings some accumulation of snow on Sunday and Monday, this being a holiday weekend many of you will ride through Sunday so that is great news. Again, you can have a very good ride this weekend and the snow on Sunday will be wonderful to see! So get your gear out and ride!

Surrounding counties also report to be in GOOD condition.

Thank you to all clubs members, volunteers and groomers! Thank you to all of you for choosing Sawyer County as your riding destination!

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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.