Winter Fun and Dog Sledding

episode 4 show notes

(December 2017) In this episode, host Nancy Christopher will talk with Mary Motiff, Bayfield County’s Director of Tourism, and John Thiel, co-owner of Howl Adventure Center, about winter fun and dog sledding.

Dog Sled Runs Through Wintery Woods

Find Winter Fun Outdoors

Find the best fun in Bayfield County outdoors! There are more than more than a dozen trail systems dedicated to cross-country skiing, fat biking, and snowmobiling. One trail even offers a great spot for downhill skiing and tubing.

Howl Adventure Center

Bayfield County has some trails dedicated to dog sledding, and the Howl Adventure Center will help you enjoy every mile of it. John talks about the tours that Howl/Wolfsong Adventures offers, where you’ll get to meet the dogs, harness them up, learn about steering and braking the sled, and have an exhilarating experience on the trails. Plus he gives us a little tidbit on the new adventure center coming to Bayfield County next year.

Kicking Off December

Christmas in Cable - Art & Craft Fair with over 50 vendors, Festival of Trees and Breakfast with Santa at Lakewood's Resort. Be sure not to miss the holiday shopping sales at area specialty stores.

Holiday Spirit Gallery Tour - See the work of Bayfield's artists on display for the holidays. Beautiful paintings, pottery, metal sculptures, wood carvings, fiber arts and more.

Oulu Glass Gallery – See glass blowing demonstrations and a holiday show at Oulu Glass Gallery. View their incredible pieces and, if you’re feeling creative, sign up for a class to experience the art of glass blowing.

Holiday Open Houses & Events – Learn more on our website: Bayfield County Visitors page.

January Preview

Ring in the New Year at various restaurants in Bayfield County that offer delectable meals and specials.

Sleigh & Cutter Rally and Parade- Northwoods Harness Club presents the 32nd Annual Sleigh & Cutter Rally. 1800's costumes, antique sleighs.

Birkie Tour - The BirkieTour is an untimed, non-competitive, “open-track” style event on a loop course up to 47 km. Spend the day skiing with family and friends with a morning start time window, short and long distance options, aid stations along the trail, and food and beverage at the start/finish when you’re done.

February Preview

Book Across the Bay – Cross-country ski, snowshoe, or walk across frozen Lake Superior from Ashland to Washburn.

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Get into nature at Bayfield County Visitors page, and don’t forget to explore our interactive map.

Affiliate Links

Lakewoods Resort - Lakewoods Resort in Cable, Wisconsin, is next to more than 600 miles of super-groomed trails in Bayfield County. You can ride for a week and never cross your tracks.

Runamuk Rides - Located in Iron River, WI, Runamuk Rides offers both guided and unguided ATV, UTV, and snowmobile rentals. In addition to rentals, they also offer sales, service, and fuel at four locations along the endless trail systems.

Legendary Waters Resort & Casino – On the shores of Lake Superior in Red Cliff, the hotel offers 47 deluxe rooms and premier suites, each with a Lake Superior and Apostle Islands view. The Casino has 24/7 entertainment, featuring all your favorite slot machines and table games.

Washburn Inn and Harbor View Event Center – The Harbor View Event Center is the perfect place to host a memorable experience for any type of event or celebration. Relax next door at the newly-remodeled Washburn Inn and plan your next event at the Harbor View Event Center.