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Winter Recreation

Point Beach State Forest

Cross-country skiing

Ski trails (Ridges, Red Pine and Swales) are marked for one-way travel only.

Cross-country skiing trails

Ridges trail

The Ridges Trail, which starts at the Lodge parking lot, has three connecting loops so you can hike or ski varying distances: Red Loop (3 miles), Red and Blue loops (5.5 miles) or Red, Blue and Yellow loops (7.25 miles).

Red pine trail

The Red Pine Trail begins at the parking lot west of County Highway O across from the forest entrance road. The trail is 3.1 miles long. This trail is open to mountain bikes and hikers in the summer and skiers in the winter. Dogs are prohibited during ski season but permitted at other times of the year.

Swales nature trail

This self-guided nature trail is 0.5 miles long. It's a great place to look for wildflowers, birds and animals as well as to learn how this interesting terrain was formed via self-guided signs. Dogs are not allowed on this trail.


The opening and closing of snowmobile trails is at the discretion of each county. Snowmobile trails that cross DNR lands are opened and closed consistent with the surrounding county (or counties). Whenever possible, the opening and closing of snowmobile trails is done on a county-wide basis; however, localized conditions may require localized trail opening and closing. It is the responsibility of the county to provide notification about the status of snowmobile trails. The Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report [exit DNR], and local club and county snowmobile web pages [exit DNR] and telephone hotlines will provide the most current information.

Snowmobile connector trail

In winter, a trail connects the forest with the county snowmobile trail system and the city of Two Rivers. Vehicles and trailers may be parked at Port Sandy Bay, about 2.5 miles south of the forest entrance road, where there is access to the trail.