Land O' Lakes Wisconsin Cross Country Trails

Cross Country Ski Trail

March 9, 2018


Skied the East Side and part of the West Side. After the last warm-up followed by a couple of inches of snow the tracks are not full depth but still decently formed and in decent shape. With the new snow it is not icy. Nice early spring conditions. I have elected not to groom the trails as I am not sure our groomer could handle the crust and I don't want to make things worse. With the up and down conditions forecast it seems to me to leave a little loose snow is the best. It is highly unlikely that any more grooming will be done this year but don't hesitate to get out. We have a great base and it is pretty darn good skiing. (Bob Turnquist)

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Cross Country Ski Trail

Maintained by the Land O' Lakes
Fish & Game Club

Enjoy the fresh air and get some great exercise on the Land O' Lakes Cross Country Ski Trail.

The Trail is maintained by the Land O' Lakes Fish and Game Club - a very active volunteer organization which has made many contributions to our area.

I give my pledge as an American to defend from waste the natural resources of my country - its soil and minerals, its forests waters and wildlife.

This is the pledge that begins every Fish and Game Club meetimg. In 1948 the formation of a fish and game club was unprecedented in Wisconsin. It provided a very desirable and effective vehicle for addressing a wide-variety of problems, programs and educational opportunities for the club members and neighboring communities. Today the Land O' Lakes Fish and Game Club still enjoys the distinction of being the oldest club of this type in the State of Wisconsin.

Some of the early projects include the construction and placement of wood duck nests and the building of blue bird houses and fish cribs in our lakes.

For many years, in the depth of winter, club members distributed corn, alfalfa and birdseed each week to assist in the survival of our wildlife in the area. At one point in time according to the records, club members constructed pan fishing piers and worked to analyze and prevent pollution in sport fishing waters. The club members were also involved in landscaping the land around the airport. Another notation indicates a project of improving the spawning grounds in Helen Creek west of town.

Each year, the club sponsors educational programs for its members and holds programs in area schools. The club has provided more than $24,000 in grants for classroom instructional programs in Phelps, Northland Pines and Watersmeet, MI schools as well as scholarships to graduating seniors continuing their education in programs related to the environment.

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