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Trails stay open at Minocqua Winter ParkSubmitted: 01/06/2019
Adriana Michelle
Adriana Michelle
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amichelle@wjfw.com

Trails stay open at Minocqua Winter Park
MINOCQUA - The Minocqua Winter Park is a getaway destination for many.

Executive Director Christie Terkelson said the record high warm temperatures and the lack of snow has people questioning their vacation plans.

"People are nervous without a doubt," said Terkelson.

Although many Northwoods trails are taking a hit, Terkelson said she reassures others the trails in her park are good to go because of proper maintenance during the off seasons.

"We make sure that the trails are mowed really short. The rocks and stumps are removed so that we don't need a lot of snow to still be able to offer all the activities that we do," said Terkelson. 


Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fatbiking trails are currently open for guests, but some trails have to remain closed until the weather turns for the better.

"We haven't been able to open the tubing hill because we haven't had enough snowfall. Now there are some trail closures, but many of them are holding up many well," said Terkelson. 

Terkelson said the weather can impact the park at times, but people should know there are always special events going on that are not weather dependent.

"We had had a candlelight snowshoe that happened last night with 300 luminaries, and there is more to come throughout the season," said Terkelson. 

Minocqua Winter Park is open 9-5 Daily during the winter season. 

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