Saturday, June 29, 2013

Quality day trails abound in Spooner, Wis.

The Wild River Trail passes the Railroad Memories Museum in Spooner.
A number of excellent trails await cabin-goers in the Spooner, Wis., area. Among them:
g Beaver Brook Wildlife Area East Trail – The wildlife area nicely preserves 1,964 acres of woods and wetlands between Shell Lake and Spooner. A number of loops run off the main trail so hikers can adjust the walk’s length to meet their time restrictions and energy levels. Dogs also are allowed.
g College Street City Park Trail – Several loops run through Spooner City Park at the end of College Street. One route encircles the park.
g Nordic Woods A Loop – From County Board B at the north tip of Long Lake, follow the entry trail to the A Loop for a 2.7-mile excursion. Shadow Lake is a short walk away on another loop.
g Ridge Walking Trails – Nineteen miles east of town in Stone Lake, these trails ramble through the 17.4-acre Stone Lake Wetland Park. The park also offers a 600-foot boardwalk and covered walking bridge.
g Wild River Trail – This three-county trail runs through Spooner on its way from Sarona to Trego. Heading south is the prettier route; start at the city’s Railroad Memories Museum on Front Street for a 3.8-mile one way walk to the Beaver Brook Wildlife Area.

Learn more about these and nearby trails in Day Hiking Trails of Washburn County.