Boulder Junction: A Great Winter Silent-Sports Destination

January 8, 2022

Boulder Junction is a premier Northwoods silent sports destination, and that remains true when the snow flies. Our forest trails offer a world of winter adventure. Boulder Junction is an ideal silent sports getaway spot—we have a perfect mix of trails and Northwoods beauty, as well as the amenities you need, including lodging properties with easy access to the trails.

Where can you find trails in Boulder Junction?

You can find trails right in Boulder Junction. A good trail for families or people wanting an easier experience can be found at Boulder Junction Winter Park. There’s a relatively flat mile-long loop that offers some nice scenery. Nearby, the Lumberjack Trail offers miles more to explore. Or consider taking in the scenery, and snowshoe the North Trout Lake Trail.

Where can you rent skis and snowshoes?

Coontail, located in the heart of Boulder Junction, rents cross-country skis, snowshoes and fat bikes and you can do a half-day rental, a full-day rental, a 3-day rental or a weekly rental. Hit the trails in the morning or take the equipment back to your cabin for the week!

I’ve never been snowshoeing or cross-country skiing before. Is it difficult?

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing may be easier than you think. Our winter trails with gentle terrain are perfect places to practice. Here are a few tips to get you started on your cross-country skis. If you find skiing isn’t for you, most people quickly find themselves making snowshoe tracks through our beautiful forests! Though very similar to walking, snowshoes allow you to traverse snowy, woodland terrain for more miles than in boots!

Why should I explore Boulder Junction’s trails?

Our trails are a ticket to experiencing our outdoor beauty. You can cover a lot of ground on snowshoes or cross-country skis and take in the beauty of snow-covered forests, frozen streams and frosted lakeshores. While you’re in Boulder Junction enjoy our festive, charming downtown, take in the holiday lights and do a little shopping before heading off again into the beautiful wild of Wisconsin’s Northwoods.