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The Christmas snow brought along a present for outdoor enthusiasts—the opening of all public snowmobile trails in Langlade County.

Northern trails opened a week ago, and as of 5 p.m. this afternoon the remaining portions of the county’s 530 mile system will be in operation.

“There is one exception,” Tammy Kubiaczyk, recreation coordinator for the Langlade County Forestry Department, said. “The trail from the intersection of highways C, H and I to the Lincoln County line will be closed until further notice. There is a bridge out and in need of repair.”

Kubiaczyk said that trail conditions in the wooded northern and eastern parts of the county should be in good condition. Trails around Antigo and the southern part of the county, which cross plowed fields and undisked potato fields, and even in some wooded areas, will be in fair condition and may be rough in a few areas so caution is advised.

“There may be some icy corners and drifting that will occur across lakes and open fields, so again, please use caution and reduce your speed in these areas,” Kubiaczyk said.

All-terrain vehicles will be allowed on the trails beginning Monday. The machines are not allowed on snowmobile trails when the temperature is greater than 28 degrees.

Langlade County has an aggressive snowmobile patrol program run by the Sheriff’s Department with help from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, which enforces Wisconsin snowmobile Laws, such as, current registration, intoxicated use of a motorized vehicle, and the 55 mile per hour nighttime speed limit.

The Langlade County Wisconsin Snowmobile Council, organized in 1974, is compromised of delegates of all area snowmobile clubs. Including: Antigo Sno-Drifters, Bryant Ridge Runners, Deerbrook Bridge Runners, Elcho Sno-Devils, Lily Sno-Birds, Northwoods Boulder Lake Snow Goers, 100 Mile Snow Safari, Phlox Winter Knights, Polar Blazers, Summit Brush Busters, and Tombstone-Pickerel Sno Club. The Langlade County Recreation Coordinator, along with the Council, orchestrates the snowmobile and winter ATV programs for the county.

Snowmobile trails are now open across the northwoods and into central Wisconsin as well. According to the state tourism department, excellent conditions are reported in Vilas County, with fair to good conditions in Oneida, Lincoln, Forest, Langlade, Marathon and Shawano counties.


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