Cross Country Skiing/Hiking/Snowshoeing Opportunities
The cross-country ski trails have been groomed at:
Garman Nature Preserve
Dorothy Carnes Park East and West
(Updated at 10:30 a.m. January 7, 2013)
The Jefferson County Parks Department maintains cross country skiing and hiking trails in 4 of its 16 parks boasting over 16.5 miles of groomed classic and skate ski trails, as well as groomed hiking trails. Trails will be groomed weekly. Contact our main office for grooming updates.
Dorothy Carnes County Park East and West Access will have designated ski and hiking/snow shoeing groomed trails for the 2012/13 season. The routes are posted at each of the trail head facilities and are easy to follow. East and West Carnes Park features moderate rolling hills with gentle grades and great views of Rose Lake and the surrounding glaciated plains. Trails are groomed and set for classic style cross country skiing and take you through majestic oak forests, restored prairies and savanna grasslands. Plenty of parking, a great shelter and restrooms are available at the West trailhead facility. If you're not familiar with Carnes Parks East Access, head north from Fort Atkinson on Banker Road, and turn left onto Jones Lane. The Park begins at the end of the road, with more than 4.9 miles of groomed trails that meander throughout the properties beautiful landscape.
We anticipate grooming the trails at Carlin Weld next week. Carlin Weld County Park, located in south eastern Jefferson County has an excellent trailhead facility with a shelter, restroom, large parking lot and a play ground for the kids. Cross country ski trails are groomed and set for skate skiing with 2 miles of groomed trails following along the parks spring fed ponds, restored grasslands, wetlands, and savanna prairies.
Korth County Park located on Rock Lake near Lake Mills currently has over 2.25 miles of groomed trails. The trails meander along the Shore of Rock Lake and through the restored savanna and prairies of the park. Park facilities include the Korth and Elm Point shelters, parking lots, and year round bathrooms at the Elm Point Road park entrance.
The final location of our trail grooming program is the County's highly acclaimed Dog Park, located North of Jefferson on Hwy 26. The Jefferson County Dog Park and Terri Tinsley Dog Exercise Area boast four separate dog exercise areas totaling 109 acres, with a total of 3.1 miles of groomed hiking trails. We recommend hiking or snowshoeing only in this park due to the high number of our four legged friends running the rounds and creating unassuming obstacles. This is a great area to get out into the white stuff with your four legged friends and stretch those neglected cold weather legs for some great outdoor fun.
If you have questions regarding cross country skiing or hiking in Jefferson County Parks feel free to contact Jane at 920-674-7260 or firstname.lastname@example.org