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Hayward / Sawyer County, Wisconsin

Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 9-16 inches of snow
Date of Report: February 14, 2020
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Hello Riders!

Another weekend is sneaking upon us! And with it being a holiday weekend it will be a fun and exciting one with an extra day of riding for many! The groomers have been out running all week and we are in a cold snap today so those trails are froze down nice and flat! The Tuscobia, Flambeau, LCO/Grindstone, Round Lake, Seeley Hills, Moose Lake just to name a few GREAT groomed riding areas! No new substantial snow but a nice little bit on top to freshen things up and add to the lakes to help keep sleds cool. The lakes do  have some rough and slick spots so we advise sticking to the trail. Many rough areas on the lake trails have been worked down due to traffic but again, please ride with caution. Speaking of lakes there is a note about the Chippewa Flowage, they have dropped the level of the lake several feet so there will be stumps and sand bars that you normally wouldn’t see so again, really stick to the marked trail unless going to your lodging or favorite spots just keep your eyes peeled!

The temps will be great for riding this weekend so grab your gear and get out there!

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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.