Bearskin trail

Minocqua Signs Bearskin Trail Lease

Jun 22, 2016
Wisconsin DNR

Bicyclists who want to do a loop around Minocqua Lake using a short segment of the Bearskin State Recreation Trail won’t have to dip in their wallet for a trail pass fee after town board action Tuesday. Supervisors on a 4-1 vote approved a lease agreement with the state Department of Natural Resources covering a third of a mile of trail from downtown Minocqua to Dr. Pink Drive. In the past, bikers had to pay the trail fee or risk a citation.

Bearskin-Hiawatha Connection Opens

Aug 21, 2014

Cyclists can ride more easily between Tomahawk and Minocqua, now that the Bearskin and Hiawatha trails are connected.

The DNR has finished building a six-mile connector stretch that joins the two major trails together. 

Local business owner Jim Wise has been working to make it happen for more than two decades.  He says while it’s taken a while to secure funding, he has high hopes for the finished trail.

A popular state hiking, biking and snowmobile trail in Lincoln and Oneida counties will soon be finished and when that happens, users can go from Tomahawk to Minocqua on the trail.

The Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce announced the first phase of the Hiawatha-Bearskin Trail in nearing completion. The 18 mile Bearskin trail was completed in the 1970's and the Hiawatha Trail portion in 1989. The trails use a former railroad bed. There is a six-mile section being completed that will link the two trails  says spokesperson Jim Wise...