Friday, June 14, 2013

Excellent hiking trails located in Siren area

Gandy Dancer Trail in Siren, Wis.
Visitors to the Siren, Wis., area will find some great trails to day hike. Among them:
g Amsterdam Sloughs Wildlife Area trails – Located northwest of town, a jeep trail heads north into the wildlife area from Olsen Road, just west of Daniel Johnson Road. Turn back after reaching the pond for a 3.75-mile round trip.
g Gandy Dancer Trail segment – This extensive trail runs north-south through the village. Start downtown and head north for a four-mile round trip hike to the airport.
g Ice Age National Scenic Trail – Southeast of town at the end of 60th Street, follow a segment of this state-wide trail over the Clam River past Dinger Lake to McKenzie Creek. The 2.25-mile round trip cuts through mixed hardwood forests and meadows.
g Timberland Hills trails – Southeast of town, Timberland Hills is in the Burnett County Forest off of County Road H. Mainly used as a ski trail in winter, during summer the connecting loops offer several miles of hiking trails.

Read more about family friendly day hiking trails in my Headin' to the Cabin guidebooks.