Skiing / Snowshoe

Skiing & Snowshoe Slide & Glide

Mercer is a cool place to be in the Winter! Gear up for an exhilarating winter trip.

Enjoy winter family fun in Mercer, where there is something for all ages to experience. Experience the Mecca Trails near Mercer, with the rolling terrain, vistas of the Little Turtle River & Flowage and a variety of vegetation from aspen to pine plantation. They offer an annual moonlight (candle lit) ski.

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

MECCA Trails

MECCA Trails Report-2

Trail Report 3.24.2023

Tonight’s grooming effort will be the last of our season since the spring freeze thaw cycle has become too much for our groomers. Since November 30th, the MECCA trail system has been groomed 98 times, with our last groom on March 24th. The Chalet will be open through Sunday, March 26th.
Enjoy one last ski tomorrow morning before temps are above freezing. As ski trails begin to deteriorate, snowshoe trails will remain open and are perfect for a spring adventure.
MECCA Trails thanks all supporters of our unique trail system! See you next season!

MECCA Trails offer 21 km of groomed cross-country skiing on rolling terrain and 3 miles of snowshoe or winter hiking trails.  The cabin trailhead south of Mercer has a beautiful wood heated log chalet, changing room and outdoor toilets. Located at 4686N Fierick Rd, it’s open from 8 am-6pm.  The Little Turtle trailhead is north of Mercer off Joe’s Shack Road.  More information and trail reports are on their web site.


WinMan Trails

Copy of MECCA Trails Report

Trail Report 3.29.2023

Cross-Country Ski: OPEN - Both classic and skate are getting groomed on all North Trails this morning and we expect to be done around 10am. Conditions on these trails will be very good to excellent Wednesday and Thursday morning.
With the thaw/freeze cycles going on daily, the power tiller is the only equipment we have to deal with these conditions. We will continue to focus on the North Trails as the season winds down and will work on select South Trails as time permits - usually the 10k loop.
Snowshoe: OPEN - Anticipate some areas of ice with the freeze/thaw cycles going on right now. Still plenty of snow in the forests and some beautiful view still.
Fat Tire Bike: OPEN - We have about a 1/4 inch of new snow on the trails which should give some get grip to firm conditions below. Trails did soften yesterday afternoon and so there are some minor ruts in areas but nothing too significant once you get away from the trailhead and into the woods. Last days of any quality riding this year are likely Wednesday and Thursday morning before 12pm based on forecasts.

WinMan Trails is located just east of Mercer, at the intersection of Hwy J and Hwy W in Winchester. Cross-country skiing (classic and skate), snowshoeing, and single-track fat biking are offered in winter. A heated chalet has bathrooms, changing rooms, a Great Room with kitchen, wood-fired furnace, pizza oven and plenty of seating.


North Lakeland Discovery Center


Trail Report 3.16.2023

Update as of: 3.16:

Our trails were last groomed on 3/2/23. The trails are snow-covered and with more snow expected, we don't anticipate any additional grooming until possibly the week of March 20th.

The North Lakeland Discovery Center is located o Hwy W in Manitowish Waters. Enjoy skiing, snowshoeing and wildlife watching along the 12-mile trail system. The trails are open to everyone, from dawn to dusk.  Trails are tracked for classic skiing. Snowshoes are available for use. Members may use the snowshoes for free, general public pay $5 per pair. Leashed dogs allowed on snowshoe trail only. November through April, depending on weather, you can hike, fat bike, snowshoe or cross-country ski.


Schomberg Park has 2 loops totaling 2.7 km of easy terrain. Schomberg Park is located at 9701N Hwy 51, 13 miles north of downtown Mercer. Parking is available off of Hwy 51 at the south parking lot entrance.


Discover three mountains with 43 trails for every ability, spread over a vast 400 acres within the ancient Penokee Mountains. Whitecap Mountains Resort is just 35 miles north of Mercer, in Upson. Experience an abundance of lake effect snow, meticulously groomed trails for skiing and snowboarding, as well as dining and lodging. Rentals and lessons available.