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Winters Recreation

The purchase of the trail pass is non-refundable and available for booking at a first-come-first-serve basis 72-hours in advance of your planned arrival date. Winter hiking begins and ends at the parking lot during daylight hours at the Gatehouse. We are a “carry in, carry out” facility and there is no shuttle or transportation provided. Please note accessing these areas as a day guest individually will not be an option this year.

Fast forward a few years, Matt rented out a storage facility to house the entire inventory while working from his “home office”, aka – the bedroom! This only lasted so long before he soon outgrew that, relocated to a Brick N’ Mortar and hired his first employee. Years passed, connections were made and business was good. Plus, winter is one season when northern Michigan is free of insects, right? Hear about an exception you can find if you really look closely. The Winter Sports Pass does not give guests access to the Mohonk Spa, Fitness Center, and indoor pool.

MICROspikes® Ladies size 6 up to Men’s size 16 if wearing hiking boots. If you have large snow boots they will fit up to Men’s size 14. Current status of the Longmire gate for the road to Paradise is updated daily on @MountRainierNPS on Twitter . ​Ride theDurango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroadto beautiful Cascade Canyon for a breathtaking winter trip.

The fishing in the winter on the Yakima River can be outstanding. The two to three hour excursion departs from the Suncadia Lodge and includes all fly fishing gear, supplies, waders and boots. If conditions are right, snowshoeing to a remote part of the river can be lots of fun on this trip. Snowfall depends on interactions between temperature and precipitation, and those effects play out differently not just by location but also by elevation. The complexity of those interactions makes it difficult to project the effects that different emission scenarios will have on snowfall in particular locations in the future.

Trailhead access is at the kiosk on Third Street, kitty-corner from Maggie’s Restaurant. You’ll enjoy splendid views of Madeline Island, see people ice-fishing in the Chequamegon Bay and enjoy the sights and sounds of winter in Bayfield. Friday AM we groomed the Skate lanes on Abbey Road, Northern Lights, Seagull, Switch Back and Anchor back to the trailhead . There are no classic tracks, if it is possible to set tracks we will update this report tonight. As always in the springtime timing is critical for the best experience. All activities are weather dependent and photo ID (ex. driver’s license) is required for all equipment rentals.

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