The Cable & Hayward Areas of Northwest Wisconsin lie in the heart of a cross country skiing paradise. The entire Northern Wisconsin region has a rich heritage of cross country skiing tradition. The American Birkebeiner trail, one of the most significant recreational trails in the country, can be accessed just south of Cable at the North End Trail Head, Hwy OO between Hayward & Cable, and Mosquito Brook Road and Fish Hatchery Park near Hayward. The Birkie trail is groomed for classical and skate skiing regularly throughout the winter by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation.
The U.S. Forest Service maintains numerous trail systems throughout the Chequamegon National Forest, all within an easy drive of the Cable, Wisconsin Area, including Rock Lake, Namakagon and Drummond.
Snowshoe trails are being established in the Cable & Hayward Areas, a fun sport every member of the family can enjoy! Hatchery Creek Snowshoe Trail can be accessed by parking at the lower parking lot of the Hatchery Creek Park near Hayward.
The North End Snowshoe Trails are part of a cross country ski and snowshoe trail system starting from the North End Trail Head of the American Birkebeiner Trail near Cable. The snowshoe trails were established specifically for snowshoeing and are mapped and marked. The Rock Lake Snowshoe Trails east of Cable follow singletrack bike trails and do not use cross country ski trails. National Forest parking fee applies.
Fat bike trails! Yes, mountain biking in the middle of winter! Riding these bikes with over-sized tires on winter trails in the Area is quickly becoming a popular
Enjoy a great day on the ski and snowshoe trails and return to a spacious, comfortable vacation home rental!