Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

In Merrill, colder weather means there's fun to have with friends and family in the fresh air. With picturesque trails through towering forests, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is a great way to get out and enjoy the snowy season. Whether you’ve never skied or snowshoed, or you’ve spent all year waiting for winter, these trails offer the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy nature, get healthy exercise and have fun in winter.


Underdown Recreation Area

W3221 Copper Lake Ave, Irma, WI  54442
The 44,600-ace Underdown Recreation Area is open to horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers in the summer and cross-country skiiers in the winter. The cross country ski area consists of 3, 7, and 11 mile loops of marked and groomed ski trails. These loops are individually marked with a separate color to make them easy to follow. There are directional maps at each major intersection. The trails pass through over 4,600 acres of Lincoln County Forest Land.
Council Grounds State Park
Photo by Merrill Foto News

Council Grounds State Park

n1895 Council Grounds Dr, Merrill, WI  54452
Council Grounds has many trails that are available to cross-country skiers. They also host candlelight ski/walks periodically through the year, where the campground roads are lit with candles and open to walkers and skiers.



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