Many Kewaunee County snowmobile trails to open Feb. 17
Kewaunee County snowmobile trails are scheduled to open in three of four sections at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. Two of the open sections include use of the Ahnapee State Trail.
Trails will open in sections 1 (Red River area), 2 (Algoma area) and 4 (Kewaunee area). At this time, section 3 (Luxemburg area) will remain closed.
Kewaunee County has six snowmobile clubs that maintain the county’s nearly 205 miles of trail and give condition updates to the Promotions & Recreation Department.
“We have enough snow to allow some of our trails to open in overall good condition,” said Dave Myers, Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation director. “However, snowmobilers should exercise caution and watch for bare spots in the fields and icy patches and look out for groomers as clubs continue to work on trails. We also ask that snowmobilers respect private property when out and do not veer off marked trails.”
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To use public trails, snowmobilers are required to buy an annual Wisconsin Snowmobile Trail Pass through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Passes are $10 for Wisconsin residents who are members of a snowmobile club that is affiliated with the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs, $30 for Wisconsin residents not affiliated with the association, and $50 for nonresidents.
For trail conditions, call the county's 24/7 hotline at 920-388-7199. For trail maps, visit the county website, kewauneeco.org, and click on the Promotions & Recreation Department page, then the "Trails" tab to the left; or visit visitkewauneecounty.com, click the "Explore" tab at the top, then "Parks and Trails."
Contact Christopher Clough at 920-741-7952, 920-562-8900 or [email protected]
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Many Kewaunee County snowmobile trails to open Feb. 17