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This site was updated Sunday April 20th at Noon
Red Arrow Annual Meeting Scheduled For Saturday May 2nd
The meeting will be held on Saturday May 2 at 9:00 AM at the Townsend Town Hall. There are several elections coming up and as always, we appreciate your participation at the annual meeting. After the Annual meeting there will be an organized ATV/UTV trail ride. Contact Gary Wagner for details. Gary can be reached at 920-960-6823.
ATV/UTV Trail Opening Information
All area ATV/UTV Trails are scheduled to open on Friday May 1st.
Complete trail info is posted on the Red Arrow Trail Reports
link above. Postings will be frequent and
not tied to the dates of posting on this main site.
Oconto County ATV/UTV Maps are available now
2015 ATV maps are available now by sending $3.00 ($2.00 is for postage and handling) and mailing information to to Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club, P. O. Box 248, Townsend, Wi 54175 or for $1.00 by stopping by area businesses in the Townsend area. 2016-17 Snowmobile maps will be available in October.
4/19 ATV Safety class is scheduled for Monday July 6th and Tuesday July 7th at the Lakewood Townsend Ambulance Garage.
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4/19 ATV/UTV Trails expected to open on schedule May 1st. Please call ahead of time to make sure this date holds.
Opening could be delayed if we have heavy rains between now and the opening date.
4/19 Red Arrow Spring newsletter is posted to this website today…click here to read what is going on in Red Arrow country.
4/19 Notice of annual meeting posted above
4/19 Club Meetings and Area Events page updated link
There are several upcoming events to mark your calendars for attending. See the dates in the newsletter. The Johnny Bloodbcomedy musical play held in March at Waubee Lodge was a big success. At the time of the newsletter printing a date for next year’s play had not been secured. Add March 12, 2016 for next years fun comedy show.
4/19 New Riding opportunites this season
….The Forest County ATV Club has opened a new link to the Wolf River Trail from the Nicolet State Trail. Detailed riding instructions to come but you take the trail by the Water Tower in Wabeno over towards McArthur Trail Road near Roberts Lake and then some town roads over to the Wolf River Trail. This has been long in the planning and thanks to the FCATVA and the Town of Nashville for making this happen. Now access to Lily, Crandon and points beyond is much easier.
…The bridge across the Brule River is now completed giving direct access to the Michigan Trail system. It is 61 miles via the Nicolet Trail from Townsend to the gas station on the edge of Iron River. You can stop there to get the required Michigan Trail Pass and get some fuel for riding north of the border
Link to Lakewood Chamber of Commerce web site link
Check our business booster page… click here to link to that page for places to stay, eat and have some liquid refreshments…..ride sober….ride safe!!
Click link below to check out the You Tube Video about about Red Arrow
….past and present. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKZ7iCjYwFM
Thanks so very much to club member Matt Goodman for putting this together. Townsend is truly the place
for great trails and great fun….Come on up and enjoy with us!!! Note: You might be asked by your browser to open in a new window…
go ahead and do that and it should pop right up!!
Nicolet State Recreation Trail is huge Asset to our area!!
Sometimes we take this great resource for granted. Word is that soon we will be able to ride directly to Michigan across the Brule River. Right now you take a detour over the bridge at Pantoga and then back to Iron River and hit Michigan Snowmobile Trail 2. A very scenic tour. Don’t forget that you have to buy a Michigan Trail Pass to ride legally in the UP!! Townsend is one of the highest elevation areas in Wisconsin and that helps us keep our snow!!! The Carter hills between us and Carter are 1,781 feet above sea level vs Oconto at 530 feet…it does make a difference. The highest range is just northwest of us in Forest County at Sugerbush Hill…that area is 1,939 feet above sea level. Kent Tower Hill in Langlade County is 1,903 feet. Information from the new Wisconsin Blue Book published recently. Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club Inc. was founded 45 years ago in 1968 during the very early days of Snowmobiling. Early club founders established a trail system utilizing old logging roads and rail spurs in the Nicolet National Forest. These trails were connected by utilizing the old railroad grade (now Nicolet State Trail) that runs south to north thru Oconto County and provided winter snowmobile access to connecting trails in Langlade County and Forest County as well as all over the state of Wisconsin. Most of those same snowmobile trails are in place today and are maintained regularly by Red Arrow. In 2007 Red Arrow voted to add ATV trail responsibility in the Townsend area. At that time the Town of Townsend made most town roads (not Hwy 32 or County T)legal year round for ATV travel and asked the club to help with safety training and help patrol the roads for “bonehead” riders. More recently the towns of Doty, Lakewood and Riverview have allowed ATV/UTV access on some roads during the summer ATV/UTV season. The club is currently working with the National Forest Service to add additional trails in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.Red Arrow welcomes all Snowmobile and ATV/UTV enthusiasts visiting our area and invites them to join our club. We understand that not everyone can be active but we need your financial support if you ride our trails. Townsend has become a year around hub for ATV/UTV and snowmobile activity. From our area you can literally ride anywhere in rural Wisconsin or the UP via snowmobile. The Nicolet State Trail thru Townsend is now legal for Snowmobiles and ATV’s and UTV’s (May 1st-Oct 31st) all the way from south of Gillett to the Michigan border and beyond. As of the winter of 2015-16 the trail goes directly to Iron River Michigan via a new bridge across the Brule River. Only 61 miles from Townsend to Iron River makes for an easy ride but you need a Michigan Trail Pass to legally operate your snowmobile, ATV or UTV in Michigan.
Townsend is located on Hwy 32 about 90 miles north of Green Bay and the Fox Cities. You will pass thru Gillett, Suring, Chute Pond, Mountain and Lakewood as you head towards Townsend. Carter (home of the Potawatomi Carter Casino and Hotel) is located about 5 miles north of Townsend with Wabeno and Laona further north. Come visit us…..we are located right in the center of some of the best snowmobiling and ATV/UTV riding in Wisconsin.