Country and Downhill Skiing Mercer Wisconsin
Wisconsin - "We have it all!"
Enjoy winter family fun in Mercer, where
there is something for all ages to experience.
Experience the Mecca Trails near Mercer,
with the rolling terrain, vistas of the Little Turtle River & Flowage
and a variety of vegetation from aspen to pine plantation. They offer an
annual moonlight (candle lit) ski. The Cedar Trail in Gurney follows ravines
and plateaus to Lake Superior…watch out for the deer!
Discover Iron County's excellent cross country
ski trails--groomed and track set by clubs and volunteers. The Montreal
Trails pass by the remnants of the Montreal Mining operation and provide
a variety of options to ski the right distance and difficulty for your
ability. For the ultimate in scenic beauty and challenging skiing, the
Uller Trail surpasses all others, winding through the Penokee Range for
19 miles to Hurley. If you don't want to ski the whole trail, try the spur
trails for a taste of the scenery, without the distance.
NORDIC SKI &
|MECCA is a non-motorized multi-use trail
system. In winter the trails are groomed for classical and skate
skiing, as well as foot trails for snowshoeing. The terrain is suited
for both beginners and advanced skiers and there is a cozy log cabin shelter
and privy. Watch for the annual moonlight ski in January.
Hikers and mountain bikers will find wildlife
watching an added amenity to the beautiful vistas of the Little Turtle
River and Flowage. The varied habitat, from open wetlands to aspen
and pine plantations, offers an exhilarating and peaceful encounter with
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The MECCA trail system can be accessed
at either of two trail heads. Take Hwy. 51 to FF to Popko Cr. E.
to Joe’s Shack Rd, or Hwy. 51 to Beachway Dr. to Mercer Lake Cir. towards
the sanitary district.
Turtle Trail is approximately 4 miles of beautiful woods. Experience
a trail that meanders along the shores of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage
over a beaver pond and along the old logging trails. Located 15
miles west of Hwy. 51. Turn left on O’Meara Road and travel 1
mile to entrance of the cross country trail.
Iron County and the surrounding areas offer
many more trails for skiing and hiking; come explore the beauty of the
Big Snow Country
County lies in the heart of Big Snow Country, with mountains of the most
dependable, fluffy, white snow you can find in the Midwest. Four major
downhill ski areas lie in Big Snow Country, with Wisconsin’s largest downhill
ski area, Whitecap Mountains, right here in Iron County. Other Big Snow
Country ski areas; Big Powderhorn Mountain, Blackjack Mountain and Indianhead
Mountain are located within 10 miles of the Iron County border in Michigan.
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