Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Array of trails crisscross Drummond WI area

Drummond Woods Trail
Imagine a place where you can hike sandy beaches and enjoy fantastic vistas of the world’s largest freshwater lake, a place of towering pines that bald eagles fly over and black bears scamper beneath, a place where you can explore sea caves or hike across billion-year-old red rock. The place is real – it’s called Bayfield County, Wisconsin.

If Wisconsin were a mitten, Bayfield County would be the peak of the four fingers. With much of it a peninsula, it boasts more shoreline on Lake Superior than any other Wisconsin county. It also offers dozens of miles of trails for those who love hiking.

Entirely surrounded by the Chequamegon National Forest, the Bayfield County village of Drummond is a steady destination for campers, hikers, skiers, and fishermen. Well over two dozen lakes, most notably Lake Owen, can be found within 10 miles of town. Among the premier hiking routes near the village is the North Country National Scenic Trail, which stretches from New York state to North Dakota.

Popular day hiking trails in the Drummond area include:
g Drummond Woods Trail (Chequamegon National Forest)
g Lake Owen Loop (North Country National Scenic Trail)
g Roundup of Drummond area trails

Read more about day hiking Bayfield County in my Hittin’ the Trail: Day Bayfield County, Wisconsin guidebook.