The weather outside might be frightful wherever you’re from but Lake Namekagon is quite delightful! Here, cold, ice, and snow means a whole new assortment of recreational fun and activities to enjoy throughout the area. From snowshowing and cross country skiing to ice fishing and ice skating to snowmobiling, here’s how to make your winter a true adventure.
The Best Winter Activities in Lake Namekagon
Snowmobiling the Chequamegon National Forest
Over 100 miles of groomed trails wind through the Northwoods around Lake Namekagon, providing stunning views, huge variations in topography, and trail levels that range from beginner to bold-and-daring. In Bayfield County alone, you can find over 600 miles of trails!
Plus, many resorts and restaurants sit along trails, giving you a great place to stop and warm up next to a cozy fireplace with a drink or a bite to eat.
Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing
If you prefer a quieter woods experience, with perhaps a chance to catch a glimpse of some wildlife and banish the cold with a little hard work and sweat, then you might break out the skiis or snowshoes to explore. Hundreds of miles of trails wend throughout the forest, plenty of them specifically groomed for cross country skiing, like the Rock Lake Trail System, The Namekagon Trail, the Drummond Trail, and the American Birkebeiner Trail (also home to the famous American Birkebeiner, America’s largest cross country ski rage, held each February).
Like the snowmobile trails, many of these trails pass near or offer connections to local resorts and restaurants, so you can warm your hands by the fire or grab a drink with friends.
Ice Fishing on Lake Namekagon
Lake Namekagon is known for its trophy musky fishing in the warmer seasons, but wintertime brings out plenty of hardy anglers to the ice to set up their shacks and drop a line in hopes of a bite. There are plenty of places to get out on the ice, and if you’re a beginner, plenty of ways to get started. And what’s more, if you head out from a local resort, you’re just a short walk back to warmth and fun by a fireside.
Local Resorts Along Major Trails
If you’re considering heading out on adventure, plan your route from, or to, one of the Northwoods area’s great local resorts so you have a great place to warm up afterwards. Some of our favorites are Staudemeyer’s Four Seasons Resort, which is easily reached by snowmobile, skis, or snowshoes, Lakewoods, which actually has a full-service snowmobile stop as well as ice skating areas, and Garmisch USA, which sits on Snowmobile Trail #8.
Ready to Come Have Some Winter Fun in Lake Namekagon?
Whether you’re a seasoned winter adventurer or just thinking of making your first winter trip, then it’s time to contact McKinney Realty. As your guides to all things lifestyle, adventure, and real estate throughout the Cable, WI area, we’re here to connect you with your dream vacation home. Learn more about the area and buying a vacation home, and find your perfect community!