Trail Conditions and Information

46 YEARS OF SERVICE TO SNOWMOBILE AND ATV/UTV RIDERS IN NORTHERN OCONTO COUNTY 1968-2014 Best Trails in this part of Wisconsin Right on the Nicolet State Recreational Trail!!!

Saturday August 23rd Trail Report for Townsend  AreaThe Lower Loop across from the Valley Inn is closed for trail reconstruction. Take Wildwood Trail to Spring Lake Road instead.The trail between  Hemlock Dam Road and Pickeral Lake Road is open as of  Friday August 1st until October 31st!!   Hawk nesting concerns caused the delayed opening.Red Arrow trails and routes are  open and being graded on a regular basis. Reports from other clubs indicate similar conditons thru the county.  Surrounding counties including Langlade, Forest, Marinette and Florence are also open and reporting great riding conditions. Bring sunblock and mosquito repellent!!!  Come north to enjoy over 450 miles in our county along with connectons to surrounding counties and Michigan. Townsend is the epicenter of great riding and about an hour and 45 minutes from Green Bay/Fox Valley. Less than a full tank of gas round trip.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!!
TrailHeadThe lot between the Townsend Town garage and the Salt Shed is available for daily use by ATV & Snowmobile users. This is not an overnight camping or parking area so please…daily use only!!
All trail reports are provided by area clubs and by our  club members. Red Arrow cannot be responsible for actual trail conditions at any given place or time. Riders are expected to ride responsibly and look for hazards. You ride our trails at your own risk!!
Read Article below about the Nicolet State Trail. This trail goes right thru Townsend and is our “super highway” to trails both north and south. You can literally be in Iron River, Michigan in less than two hours by sled. Or enjoy the great trails In Oconto, Langlade, Forest, Florence and Marinette counties. All  directly accessable from the Nicolet trail affectonally known as “Da Grade”. Townsend is the epicenter of some of the best snowmobiling in Wisconsin. We rarely see “snirt” and all the area clubs do a great job of grooming. We are less than two hours from the Fox Valley/Green Bay area and an easy pull from Milwaukee or Chicagoland. Come on up and check us out. Places to stay are listed in our Business Booster Tab. You will not be disappointed!!!
355_2009_07_09_Joan_from_Carter_walking_on_Micolet_Trail_2_A walker and her dog take an early morning walk on the new trail as the club brusher goes by
355_2009_07_09_Tractor_w_brusher_2_Our John Deere tractor and brusher make short work of keeping our summer trails looking good
355_2009_01_03_Close_up_of_Ron_Popp_and_grandsonGroomer driver Ron Popp gives his grandson a ride in our John Deere groomer. Ron said that he is doing some “training” in this three generation snowmobiler family!!
355_2009_01_03_long_view_of_tractor_w_Ron_Popp_and_grandsonRon Popp on the trail with his grandson. Ron is one of our most dedicated members and spends many hours on club activities.
                                        TRAIL BRUSHING APPRECIATION NOTICE
Thanks to the following & other  Red Arrow Club members who spent hundreds of hours brushing, stone picking, signing and cleaning up our approximately 60 miles of trails in preparation for the 2013-2014 snowmobile season.Carl Vanderveren*                               Mark Bies                                Ron ViaeneJim Wisneski                                       Jim Weyers*                             Dale OttBrian Koepp                                        Wayne Janda                            Joe Janda

Dan Janda                                            Larry Chaplin                           Tim Brooks*

Rollie Fisher                                         Dick Fischer*                           Wayne Deja

Tom Berghuis                                       Ron Popp*                               Jeff Kroll*

Pat Harrison                                         Brian Eisner                              John Brantmeier


*denotes Adopt A Trail team leaders. Each team leader agreed to be responsible for a section of trail and recruit other members to help. The program was a huge success….our trails are in great condition.

 

                            ELECTRONIC TRAIL MAPS
OCONTO COUNTY ATV MAPhttp://www.ocontocounty.org/atv/atv_map_web.pdf OCONTO COUNTY SNOWMOBILE MAPhttp://ocontocounty.org/map.php
750_2008_10_18_Trail_Brushing_w_Tim_Brooks_crewTrail Brushing takes about 500 man hours each fall. Shown here is Tim Brooks and his crew posing as they take a break from brushing their area of trail behind the Forest Service gates off of Forest Hill Road in Townsend. Left to Right are Brian Koepp, his son Sam Koepp, Wayne Janda with his grandson Joe Janda in front, Dan Janda (Joe’s dad) Larry Chaplin and Tim.