Trail of the Day- Franklin Lake Trail

For our second trail in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest series, we are featuring the Franklin Lake Trail! Inhabited by towering northern hardwood and hemlock forests, you are guaranteed to be taken aback by the presence of these beautiful plants! Located 9 miles east of Eagle River on Highway 70 to Forest Road 2178, head south on 2178 for 3 miles to Forest Road 2181 then east on 2181 for 5 miles to the campground and trailhead! Connected to the Hidden Lakes Trail, find your next adventure in these pristine woods! For more information, visit the Forest County Chamber website!

Don’t forget to track your hours of hiking in the 100 Hours Active Outdoor Challenge for a chance to win $100 chamber bucks! For more information on the challenge, you can visit forestcountycan.org

Trail of the day

For our first trail in our Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest series, Ed’s Lake Trail exemplifies the true beauty of the Northwoods! This trail follows numerous 1900’s railroad grades and is approximately 6-miles long! For access to the trailhead, take County Highway W midway between Crandon and Wabeno and look for a large sign along the northeast side of the highway! For more trail map information, click here!

Get outside and have fun today! 🙂

P.S. Don’t forget to keep filling out those 100 hours of Active Outdoor Time sheets for a chance to win $100 Forest County Chamber Bucks!

2021 Challenge Announced!

The Forest County Coalition on Activity and Nutrition (Forest County CAN!) is encouraging people of all ages to get outside and enjoy everything Forest County has to offer by participating in our 2021 Active Outdoor Challenge!

To be more inclusive and to encourage all ages and abilities to participate, we are challenging Forest County residents to 100 hours of active outdoor time June 1st – August 31st.  Active outdoor time includes anything and everything outdoors in Forest county:  gardening, hiking, kayaking, playing pickleball, playing tag in the backyard, stargazing, swimming, bird watching, bike riding, fishing, etc. 

Share your progress online by using the hashtag #forestcountycan

Participants may begin to track their active outdoor hours beginning June 1st.  on our challenge tracker available for download below or you can pick up a paper copy of the tracker at Forest County public libraries and/or the Forest County Chamber.

Participants who submit a completed 100 active hours tracker by September 10th will be entered into a drawing for $100 worth of Forest County Chamber Bucks.

picture of 100 hours active outdoors tracker
Click image to download tracker

Like Forest County CAN! on Facebook to get more tips on being active in the outdoors. 

The Forest County Health Department reminds us that If you have questions about your health or your activity level, please talk with your doctor. 

2020 Virtual Trek Winner announced!

Congratulations to Forest County Trekker Julie Weber, the recipient of this year’s $100 community walking challenge gift card. Julie’s name was drawn from a hat that included the names of all 15 of the trekkers that completed the challenge of walking 120 miles across Forest County this past summer! Congrats Julie!

Forest County Trek Update

Congratulations to the following FIFTEEN trekkers that completed the 2020 virtual trek across Forest county! These fifteen Trekkers will now have their name entered into a drawing for a $100 VISA card provided by the Forest County Coalition on Activity and Nutrition! Stay tuned for the winner announcement!

CWilson
Peanut42316
MissGuided
3stroiksandyoureout
EasierSaidThanRun
WalkForestWalk
Buster’sGal

woodswalker421
PCarter
GammieG
RunningFoCoFoSho
banditbeagles

Jewels
Caffeinatedflute
Cpalubicki

Forest County Trek Update

Hello Forest County Trekkers! Here is our August 25, 2020 update. Just a reminder that the trekking challenge ends August 31st – so keep logging your miles. Those trekkers that complete the challenge are entered to win a $100 gas card courtesy of the Forest County CAN Coalition! To-date there are 13 trekkers that have completed the challenge.

Congrats to banditbeagles and Caffeinatedflute for completing the trek challenge!

CWilson
Peanut42316
MissGuided
3stroiksandyoureout
EasierSaidThanRun
WalkForestWalk
Buster’sGal

woodswalker421
PCarter
GammieG
RunningFoCoFoSho

banditbeagles
Caffeinatedflute

Forest County Trek Update

Hello Forest County Trekkers! Here is our August 3, 2020 update.

We have ONE more trekker that has crossed the finish line! Congratulations to RunningFoCoFoSho! Congratulations and great job!

Please continue to update your mileage!

uwsp92, Mickishell and BearMc continue to move along our virtual trek and are headed towards that finish line. You can enter your mileage here!

Forest County Trek Update

Hello Forest County Trekkers! Here is our July 16th update.

We have THREE more trekkers that have crossed the finish line! Congratulations to WalkForestWalk, Buster’sGal and woodswalker421! Congratulations and great job to each of you!

GammieG is finishing her final trek–she’s currently in Argonne and on her way to the finish line!

Trekkers MOMS, RunningFoCOFoSho and PCarter have made it to the Town of Hiles and have only 14 miles to go!

We have five trekkers who have reached the northern town of Alvin and are now trekking their way to Hiles:

TressaV
Wisconsin
Cloudwalker
Caffeinatedflute
Jewels

We officially have four trekkers in Cavour and headed to Alvin:

BonBells
lazybones
banditbeagles
JaegerStrong

One trekker has reached Laona and are now on their way to Cavour:

Cpalubicki

Seven trekkers have finished the 28 miles to Wabeno and are on their way to Laona:

I812
Fastaffoco
Jerseymom
suda66
Coffeemom717
deerelea
NellieAndMe

Eight trekkers have completed six miles and are now walking the 22 miles to Wabeno:

CassidyMom
hgill
walking grampa
deerelea
Mickishell
YellowErnieBird
BearMc
MargaretC

16 walkers are making a steady pace to Mole Lake and no doubt will arrive there shortly!

walkingthewalk
Storekid
WI
rains2day
ChrisS
Gabbie828
Noni Boloni
2 Feet, 16 Paws
LorrieS
Walkerfive
WannaBeRunner
Medicgirl
GirlMom3
GetJoggyWithIt
BellaBella
uwsp92