The Trails of Northwest Wisconsin
Ice Age National Scenic Trail
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail, a thousand-mile footpath entirely within Wisconsin is nearby to hike some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. ATV’s are available for rent (see below). We suggest the Hemlock Creek Segment, Northern Blue Hill Segment, or the Tuscobia Segment.
Tuscobia Segment (ATV Friendly): http://www.tuscobiatrail.com/
Cedar Side Trail
The Cedar Side Trail runs alongside Red Cedar River for about 4 miles and offers spectacular views and serene walking, jogging, or biking experiences. It starts near the Goodwill in Rice Lake and continues behind the UW-Barron County campus.
Chequamegon National Forest
The Chequamegon National Forest offers endless hours of trails. Bring your own bike or rentals are readily available.
Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary is a nonprofit sanctuary dedicated to connecting people to the environment. Hunt Hill offers a wide variety of day programs and 10 miles of hiking trails, which are free of charge to the general public.
Bike Riding Excursions
Options are aplenty in Barron County!
Rustic Road Drives
Love a pretty drive? Rustic Roads have been selected as the prettiest drives in the state. See the office for a map of the roads-less-traveled.
River Excursions at Jack’s Canoe & Tube Rental
Looking for more of a challenge than a paddle around the island? Visit Jack’s for a fun “off-island” excursion. Rent a kayak, canoe, or tube and make your way down the scenic Namakagon river. They will shuttle you up the river and you will end up back where you parked your car—convenient!
There are several great ATV trails in the area around Stout’s. The Tuscobia Segment of the Ice Age Trail is our favorite (and the closest!).
Barron County ATV Information: http://www.barroncountywi.gov/index.asp?Type=B_LIST&SEC=%7B65E0EFCB-CED…
Washburn County ATV Information: https://www.washburncounty.org/what-to-do/atv
ATV Rental Information: http://ricelakewis.com/recreation/atving/