Trail 13 south from Ashland to the Town of White River and Marengo is now OPEN and has been completely groomed today. However, the portion of Trail 9 from Ashland south to Marengo remains CLOSED and gated due to lack of snow cover. Once that area receives adequate snowfall, the trail will reopen.
Riders wishing to travel west to Bayfield County may do so by taking Trail 9 north out of Clam Lake toward Old Baldy (aka St. Peter’s Dome). Then take Trail 90 west into Bayfield County.
The trails in the southern part of Ashland County, near Mellen, Glidden and Butternut, are currently in excellent condition as that area has received a higher amount of snow.
The Tri-County Corridor, a 62-mile stretch of abandoned railroad right-of-way running from Ashland to Superior, is always OPEN. It was last groomed today, Monday, Feb. 23. The corridor is in “real good shape” with a nice, smooth surface for riding, according to Bill Chandler, president of the Ashland County Snowmobile Alliance.
Important note: There is no snowmobiling allowed from Ashland to Bad River/Odanah as snowmobiling is not permitted on reservation land. However, snowmobiling is allowed from Bad River east to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Please continue to check this website for detailed trail reports or call the Snowmobile Report hotline at 1-800-284-9484. (NOTE: If you call before 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, you will reach one of our Chamber staff members who can give you the snowmobile report. If you call after 5 or on the weekends, you will hear the snowmobile hotline recording.)
If you would like a Snowmobile Map/Brochure for Ashland County, let us know and we will be happy to get one out to you. Go to www.visitashland.com or call 1-800-284-9484 to request a brochure.
In addition to snowmobiling, Ashland offers cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, ice fishing and sledding. And be sure to check out our website, www.visitashland.com, for information on our upcoming outdoor events.
Out-of-state Snowmobile Trail Passes are required for non-residents and can be purchased for $35.00 in Ashland County at the following places:
Anglers All, 2803 E. Lake Shore Dr.
DNR Service Center, 2501 Golf Course Rd.
River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, 1200 W. Lake Shore Dr.
Walmart Supercenter, 2500 E. Lake Shore Dr.
Deb's Y Go By, 60998 State Hwy. 77
Clam Lake Junction, 60967 State Hwy. 77
Butternut Feed Store, 121 N. Main St.
The Bear Crossing, 107 E. Broadway
Chippewa Quick Mart, 288 Grant St.
Midland Services Mellen, 101 Wilderness Dr.
Northland Foods/Hardware Hank, 108 S. Main St.