When we are out enjoying these beautiful trails, we don't always think about how these tails began!!!

We would like to thank all of our volunteers and groomers who are out maintaining our trails on a continuous basis even before the snow even flies!!! 

Workday Opportunity - Saturday, 11/13/2021

Where:  Black Bear Bar & Grill (Bridge) – 11045 Hwy 70W, Minocqua

Time:  8:00 am

Helpful Tools:  Weed whips, generator, extension cords, grinders with metal cut-off wheels

What to Wear: Dress for the day.  Work will include bridge maintenance, signage, mowing and brushing.

No need to respond unless you plan to stay for lunch at the Black Bear so we can provide a headcount.  Let Trail Supervisor Dave Hermes know at:  (847)772-8260 or



A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to do trail work on the Minocqua Forest Riders trails in the Willow Region / Town of Lynne. We had a great turnout with 26 volunteers! Mother Nature cooperated with great weather! A lot of brushing of limbs, cutting of downed trees and new friendships were made.

Personal Thank You Note from Gordon Murray

On Friday, October 15, our club held a volunteer work day to improve the Willow Region Trails. In response to an email blast, 25 club members participated, some of them were our experienced members, but quite a few members who have not had an opportunity to do trail maintenance became involved for the first time. I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of this group. They did so much more than I expected.  We were able to split into four groups:

  • Group One: Worked on Trail 8 West, from Willow Road to the Price County Line
  • Group Two: Worked on Trail 5 South, from Lamar Springs Road to Muskellunge Road
  • Group Three: Worked on Trail 5 South, from the west side of Willow Road southwest to Ruth Road
  • Group Four: Worked on Trail 5 South, from Flowage Road to the spillway

The workers were able to improve over 15 miles of the Willow Region Trails. Their work included cutting up and removing downed trees and trees that were leaning over the trail; This is no small task. To accomplish this, we used 12 ATVs and UTVs to transport workers to the sites, 9 chainsaws, 2 pole saws, and one skid steer for removing the ruts and rocks from the trail and then filling in the potholes. This work was desperately needed so we can safely use our mowing equipment to prepare the trails for the season ahead and our grooming equipment to provide a safe trail for our snowmobile riders.

I’d Like To Thank The Following Members:

Dave Hermes (trail supervisor)
Jerry Larson (Area 5 Leader)
Jim McCafferty (Area 4 Leader)
Scott Haggard
Dan Sikora
Dan Solheid
Doug Holle
Jon Hollander - skid steer
Jim Smetana
Scott Rosen
Jerry Wakefield
George Tamms
Michael & Selena Krajnik
David & Sue Klemm
Jeff Darrin
Merrill Schield
Mike Deutscher
Kevin & Lori Peterson
Jim & Debbi Echlin

A special thanks goes to:  Mary Deutscher for providing the pumpkin bars, Tom Teichmiller for letting Dave and Gordon use his UTV and Joyce Murray for putting up with me and making sure we were fed by Behnke’s Bucksnort Resort for the pizza party at the end of the day!

With Much Appreciation,

Gordon Murray


Our club receives so many great compliments about our trails and we want to maintain that reputation as we continue to build our club.  Unfortunately we just do not have enough groomers to keep up! 
For safety reasons, we need two people in a groomer at all times.  Even if you don't have an interest in driving, but are willing to ride along with the driver, we can use you!   Here's a quick overview:
166 miles of trails
34 routes each week x2 people for each route
~6.5 hours per route
Currently we only have 24 people, which means those 24 people are out there 2-3 times a week.
Please consider helping out and talking to anyone that may have an interest in helping.  Again - you do not need to drive and can just ride along.  If you want to drive, we will train you. 
Contact Tom Teichmiller for further information at: