Updated trail map available for county snowmobilers

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The Oconto County Snowmobile Alliance’s trail map for 2014-15 is now available. The map is updated every two years.

To purchase a map, send a request to the Oconto County Tourism office, 1113 Main St., Oconto, WI 54153. Enclose $3 for postage and handling.

The alliance consists of the following clubs: Oconto Falls Snow Jokers, Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders of Klondike, Chase Sno-Chasers, Gillett Sno Riders, Lena Snow Drifters, Chute Pond Snowmobile Club, Paul Bunyan Riders of Lakewood, Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club of Townsend, and Iron Snowshoe Snowmobile Club of Marinette County.

These clubs spend nearly 10,000 volunteer hours each year preparing, brushing and grooming the 475 miles of trails in the county. For example, the Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders maintain just under 100 miles of snowmobile trails. They estimate their club members put in nearly 600 hours getting their trails ready for the season. They also have to get permission from nearly 60 landowners and six towns every year to maintain them.

More information about the individual clubs and links to their websites can be found at www.ocontocounty.org.

Overall coordination of the countywide trail system is the responsibility of the Oconto County Parks and Recreation Department.