A Winter Playground

Snowmobiling on trails with an overlook of trees and the winter forest in Superior WI

It’s called Snowperior for a reason! While Superior, Wisconsin may not be the first place to come to mind when you think of outdoor winter fun, it’s home to the third-largest municipal forest in the nation. Yeah, nation. That’s, like, really big. With countless trails for both motor and silent sports, Wisconsin’s Winter CapitalTM is the premier destination for snow-filled activities.

Snowmobiling with a group through the trees in Superior, WI

1. motorsports

It’s time to rip through some of Wisconsin’s finest trails! Home to over 300 miles of scenic trails, Superior and Douglas County will never leave you bored. Make your way through boundless beauty along the Wild Rivers State Trail, Gandy Dancer State Trail, or Saunders State Trail. Hop on the Tri-County Corridor Trail where the Osaugie Trail ends in town and travel east past the scenic Amnicon Falls. Oh, and did we mention you can bring your ATV out as well? In 2018, the City Council of Superior voted to approve an all-season ATV route. 

If you love the roar of an engine but don’t want to partake, there are ATV and motorcycle ice races out near Barker’s Island for your viewing pleasure! The Midwest Ice Racing Association puts on races in January and February at different locations in the Superior area. Watch them tear up the ice on your next visit.

Young person snowshoeing in the Superior Municipal Forest

2. Silent Sports

Over 70 kilometers of spectacular cross-country ski trails along with miles of snowshoe and hiking trails can also be found in Douglas County. Ski the Superior Municipal Forest trails and glide your way to some stunning views of the St. Louis River. Or, make a quick 20-minute trek east for some gorgeously groomed trails through majestic towering pines at the After Hours ski trails in Brule, Wisconsin. If you’re not a skier, there are plenty of beautiful hiking and snowshoeing trails near Amnicon Falls and Pattison State Park

If you’d rather let gravity do the work, Mont du Lac is home to: 

  • 11 stunning runs
  • 320 feet of vertical drop
  • Unlimited fun 

This is a skier and snowboarder’s paradise nestled in a magical cedar forest with stunning views of the St. Louis River and Jay Cooke State Park. Besides skiing, there are also fun tubing and fat biking options to suit your fancy. Once you’re plumb tuckered out, cuddle up with a warm beverage at the Trophy Lodge

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention some ice-fishing action too. Try your luck for some monster walleye, trout and other fun species on one of the many large bodies of water in the area. From Lake Superior itself to the St. Louis River and the Brule, you can find some of the best fishing in northwest Wisconsin.

3. Snowperior: Your Next Winter Destination

No matter what your activity preferences are in the winter, Snowperior has you covered. With plenty of hot food, cold drinks and cozy, affordable lodging throughout the city, Superior is your next winter destination!

Visit GottaBeSuperior.com/winter to plan a wintery trip and learn more about the original Twin Port.

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