Recreation

RECREATION TRAILS

MOUNTAIN BAY TRAIL The Mountain Bay Trail is a former 83-mile railroad corridor between Green Bay and Wausau. The Shawano County portion is 51 miles between the Villages of Pulaski and Eland. It is used for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and snowmobiling.

WIOUWASH STATE TRAIL The WIOUWASH State Trail and the Mountain Bay Trail intersect in the Village of Eland. The Shawano County portion of the WIOUWASH State Trail is 23 miles between Split Rock and the Village of Aniwa. Yearly trail passes are available at the Shawano Country Chamber Office, 1263 S. Main St., Shawano.

BIKE SALES & RENTALS

Mountain Bay Outfitters 620 S. Main St., Shawano, on the Mountain Bay Trail 715/526-2216

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING/SLEDDING

MAPLE HILLS RECREATION AREA Hwy. 22 two miles south of Shawano

NAVARINO WILDLIFE AREA 10 miles south of Shawano, Cty. K to Swamp Rd. south, east on Townline Rd. to McDonald Rd. south, east on Lindsten Rd.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

SHAWANO LAKE COUNTY PARK located on the north shore of Shawano Lake on Cty. H, Shawano

WILSON LAKE-VOELZ PARK located two miles west of Wittenberg on Nightingale Rd.

FITNESS CENTERS

MARCIA'S STUDIO 119 S. Washington St., Shawano, 715-853-4569, marciastudio@yahoo.com

SNAP FITNESS 1056 E. Green Bay St. Suite 500, Shawano,715/524-4348, shawano@snapfitness.com

TOTAL FITNESS 212 E. Green Bay St. Suite C, Shawano 715/526-2899, totalfitness@charterinternet.com

WHOLISTIC YOGA CENTER 138 S. Main St., Shawano, 715/526-9086, simplywholistic@gmail.com

CRAWFORD CENTER Open summers for the Shawano 4-H and Shawano Horse-Key Committee and winters for the Shawano Hockey League and open ice skating, 225 S. Waukechon St., Shawano 715/524-3976 www.shawanoexpo.org

SHAWANO SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNITY EDUCATION Shawano Community High School's pool and weight room is open for public use after school hours for nominal fees. The pool is handicapped accessible and offers open swim, swimming lessons for youth and adults as well as water aerobic classes. The weight room has modern exercise machines, free weights, and more. Facility rental is available to the public. A large variety of leisure/hobby classes are offered. To view class offerings and register online go to www.ssd.k12.wi.us and click on "Community Education." For more information contact the Community Education Office, 218 County Rd. B, Shawano. 715/526-3194 ext. 4002. Mon.-Fri., 7:30 am-4 pm. www.shawanoschools.com

SHAWANO RECREATION CENTER The Rec Center has an indoor swimming pool, a well-equipped exercise room, and two racquetball courts. 220 E. Division St., Shawano. 715/526-6171

ATTRACTIONS

WALLS OF WITTENBERG Murals depicting the heritage and beauty of Wittenberg were painted by professional artists on the outside walls of various structures throughout the community.

GOLF

GOLDEN SANDS GOLF COMMUNITY A beautiful 18-hole golf course with finely manicured greens and fairways, overlooking the east shore of Shawano Lake. Open for outings of all sizes and banquet facilities for up to 450 people. Full dining menu Fridays, open year-round, Cecil. 5-9 pm. 715/745-2189

PINE HILLS GOLF CLUB Scenic, well-maintained, mature course with tree-lined fairways and ponds. The Many Trails Banquet Hall and the Pine Hills clubhouse are available for meetings, receptions, parties, and other group functions, Gresham.715/787-3778 www.mohican-nsn.gov

SHAWANO LAKE GOLF COURSE Shawano Lake Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole course located on the north shore of Shawano Lake. The clubhouse offers daily lunch and dinner specials in a casual relaxing atmosphere, Shawano. 715/524-4890 www.shalagoco.com

OUTDOOR RECREATION

J&H GAME FARM – SPORTING CLAYS & PHEASANT HUNTING W5810 J & H Road, Shiocton, Tuesday-Thursday, 8am to dark, Friday-Sunday, 8am-5pm. Closed Monday 715/758-8134 www.jhgamefarm.com

NAVARINO NATURE CENTER Located 10 miles south of Shawano is the 15,000-acre Navarino Wildlife Area. The center features exhibits and meeting space. Outside there are over 90 miles of trails for hiking, bird watching, and nature exploring. In winter the trails are groomed for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Open Mon., 1- 4:30 pm; Tue. -Fri., 8am-4:30pm; Sat., 8am- 3pm. Restrooms are also open 8am-5pm, weekends. Special events open to the public. 715/758-6999, nncl@tds.net, or www.navarino.org

ATV TRAILS

EMBARRASS RIVER ATV PARK This is a 580-acre multi-purpose park in Tigerton with an emphasis on ATV trails. It offers about 20 miles of ATV trails with the "Riverside Challenge Area" which tests rider skills on speed, jumps and turns. 715/535-2262, 888/947-2288 or visit www.tigertonwis.com.

SNOWMOBILING

With over 400 miles of groomed and marked snowmobile trails that wind through majestic forests and scenic meadows, Shawano Country is a snowmobiler's paradise. ATV's can be used on most of the trails (with the exception of the Mountain Bay and Wiouwash Trails) when the temperature is below 28 degrees and when snowmobile trails are open. Local sport shops have snowmobiles for rent. For trail conditions and information call 715/524-4349.
Shawano County Snowmobile Map

MINIATURE GOLF/ GO-KARTS/AMUSEMENT

SHAWANO SPORTS PARK Automated Batting Cages, 18-Hole Miniature Golf, Go-Kart Track, 1056 E. Green Bay St. Shawano. 715/524-3849 www.shawanosportspark.com

WATER SPORTS

Shawano Country's many lakes, rivers and streams, are ideal for water sports. SHAWANO LAKE, the county's largest, is 6,063 acres and available for all types of boating. Kayakers, white water rafters and canoeists alike enjoy the RED RIVER near Gresham. Rafters especially enjoy the Red River from the Gresham dam to Ziemer's Falls, or another ½ mile to the Red River landing. The WOLF RIVER is also popular with rafters.

FISHING

Shawano Lake is one of the top fishing lakes in the state and is over 6,000 acres. It features Muskie, Northern, Walleye, Crappie, Perch, Rock Bass, Large Mouth and Small Mouth Bass, Bluegill and Bullhead. The area has many other lakes-visit the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce for a complete listing.

KUHN'S BAIT & TACKLE PALACE 202 N. Airport Rd. Shawano 715/524-5252

WATERCRAFT & MOTORSPORTS RENTALS & SALES

AMERICAN MARINE & MOTORSPORTS SUPER CENTER 830 & 1100 E. Green Bay St., ShawanoSales: 715/526-4300 Rentals: 715/526-8740

RAFTING OUTFITTERS

BIG SMOKEY FALLS Hwy 55, 20 miles north of Shawano, 715/799-3359

HERB'S RAFTING Hwy 55, 25 miles north of Shawano, 715/882-8611 www.wildwolfinn.com

RIVER FOREST RAFTS Hwy 55, 28 miles north of Shawano, 715/882-3025, 714/882-3351 www.wolfriverrafting.com

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