The snow is starting to fall here in Spooner offering visitors a plethora of awesome outdoor recreational activities and specialty retail stores where you can find all the best holiday gifts for everyone on your list!
The Spooner Area offers access to a multitude of picturesque trails. If winter fat tire biking is a passion of yours you have to check out Wildcat Mountain Bike Trail that has 10 miles of expertly groomed trails. If snowmobiling is more your speed, check out the popular Wild Rivers Trail running right through the heart of Spooner. Not only does this trail provide you with some of the best scenic views of our area, but you have easy access to dining and lodging options like the Best Western Spooner Riverplace. Heartwood Resort is another perfect place to stay where you can explore their wide range of multi-looped groomed trails traversing an impressive 20km, with access to equipment rentals for guests. Heartwood's trail are open to cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling alike.
With almost 1,000 lakes county wide and two rivers within minutes of Spooner make it the perfect ice fishing destination for your next family getaway. As soon as there is a solid layer of ice you can find most local anglers on the Yellow River Flowage located right in town. Northern pike, largemouth bass and bluegills are the most commonly fished species on the flowage but walleye, lake sturgeon, and musky are present as well. Before you head out on the ice be sure to stock up on supplies at AAA Sport Shop, the Spooner Outlet and Schmitz's Economart.
After your fun day out on Spooner's frozen waters head inside to warm up at one of our local coffee shops or the Spooner Bake Shoppe for some tasty treats. Be sure to mark down November 21st, the Monday after the opening of gun season here in Wisconsin, when Ladies Night Out offers shoppers some of the best holiday deals before the Black Friday madness. Voted Washburn County's "Best Shopping Experience 2022" you are sure to leave with a few gems for your loved ones this holiday season.
Article as published in the Nov./Dec. 2022 issue of "On Wisconsin Outdoors" with the Dick Ellis Experts
Photo credits: Washburn County Tourism Association and James Netz Photography