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Bird Watching

Bird watching is phenomenal because of the diversity of habitats.  Young forest and old forest, edges and deep woods, hardwoods and conifers, a small lake, cold water trout stream and flood plain, and wetlands.  You will find it all and more.  Visitors have recorded nearly 150 species either on the Lincoln Community Forest or nearby.

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Become a Friend of the Forest

Become a member

  • $10 Individual Membership
  • $20 Family Membership
  • $250 Lifetime Membership

All proceeds benefit projects and trail work with in the Lincoln Community Forest. Donations are tax-deductible. Donate online through PayPal or use the downloadable form below to mail in your contribution. The Friends of Lincoln Community Forest are a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

By donating today you are becoming a Donor Member of the Friends of Lincoln Community Forest.

A Member Means:

  • Invited to Field Trips and Special Events
  • Invited to our Annual Meeting (which truly is fun, not just work)
  • Provided Forest-News Updates (if desired)
  • Given many fun volunteer opportunities to work with people, like you, who care about the Lincoln Community Forest.
$
Personal Info

Billing Details

Donation Total: $10.00

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Hiking

Hike on the maintained logging roads over relatively flat terrain, or add a little challenge by following the marked hiking trail that hugs the ridge overlooking the Marengo River Valley.  Or grab your compass and explore.  All maintained trails begin at the trailhead and parking lot.

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Become a Friend of the Forest

Become a member

  • $10 Individual Membership
  • $20 Family Membership
  • $250 Lifetime Membership

All proceeds benefit projects and trail work with in the Lincoln Community Forest. Donations are tax-deductible. Donate online through PayPal or use the downloadable form below to mail in your contribution. The Friends of Lincoln Community Forest are a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

By donating today you are becoming a Donor Member of the Friends of Lincoln Community Forest.

A Member Means:

  • Invited to Field Trips and Special Events
  • Invited to our Annual Meeting (which truly is fun, not just work)
  • Provided Forest-News Updates (if desired)
  • Given many fun volunteer opportunities to work with people, like you, who care about the Lincoln Community Forest.
$
Personal Info

Billing Details

Donation Total: $10.00

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Fishing

The Marengo River is a cold-water trout Stream with good numbers of native brook trout, and rainbow trout.  You will catch an occasional brown trout too.  The Friends of the Lincoln Community Forest and the Wild Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited encourage catch and release.  An enormous flood in 2016 scoured the valley floodplain and washed away overhanging vegetation, making casting much easier.  Most of the river is not easily accessible.  You’ll fish where few ever have.

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Trail Map:

Become a Friend of the Forest

Become a member

  • $10 Individual Membership
  • $20 Family Membership
  • $250 Lifetime Membership

All proceeds benefit projects and trail work with in the Lincoln Community Forest. Donations are tax-deductible. Donate online through PayPal or use the downloadable form below to mail in your contribution. The Friends of Lincoln Community Forest are a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

By donating today you are becoming a Donor Member of the Friends of Lincoln Community Forest.

A Member Means:

  • Invited to Field Trips and Special Events
  • Invited to our Annual Meeting (which truly is fun, not just work)
  • Provided Forest-News Updates (if desired)
  • Given many fun volunteer opportunities to work with people, like you, who care about the Lincoln Community Forest.
$
Personal Info

Billing Details

Donation Total: $10.00

Come Fish the beautiful Margeno River!

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Hunting

Whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, woodcock and wild turkeys are common large and small game.  The north unit of the Lincoln Community Forest, accessible by Gerber Road, has no maintained trails and has fewer visitors.

Lincoln Community Forest Map

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Snow-shoeing

There is no better way to begin snowshoeing than just going and doing it. Take a risk, rent or buy a pair of snowshoes, dress for the elements and…. enjoy the scenic trails of The Lincoln Community Forest. However, that’s just a start – there is more to it than just taking a refreshing plunge in some snow.

Rent your snowshoes from Solstice Outdoors!

$15 a day. Rentals include snowshoes and poles.

We recommend that you call ahead to reserve skis or snowshoes by calling 715.682.3590, email us at reservations@solsticeoutdoorstore.com or submit the Rental Reservation Form below by clicking on the link!

Trail Map:

Become a Friend of the Forest

Become a member

  • $10 Individual Membership
  • $20 Family Membership
  • $250 Lifetime Membership

All proceeds benefit projects and trail work with in the Lincoln Community Forest. Donations are tax-deductible. Donate online through PayPal or use the downloadable form below to mail in your contribution. The Friends of Lincoln Community Forest are a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

By donating today you are becoming a Donor Member of the Friends of Lincoln Community Forest.

A Member Means:

  • Invited to Field Trips and Special Events
  • Invited to our Annual Meeting (which truly is fun, not just work)
  • Provided Forest-News Updates (if desired)
  • Given many fun volunteer opportunities to work with people, like you, who care about the Lincoln Community Forest.
$
Personal Info

Billing Details

Donation Total: $10.00

Snow-shoeing.. There is no better way to begin snowshoeing than just going and doing it!

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Cross Country Skiing

Ski classic or freestyle on more than 2 miles of frequently groomed ski trails, or grab your compass and break your own trail. Dogs are welcome too.  Even on the ski trails!  We hope to expand groomed ski trails to other old logging roads in the future.  All maintained trails begin at the trailhead and parking lot.

Rent ski’s locally from Solstice Outdoors in Ashland. Simply fill out the reservation form, pick your sizes, stop by the local store and you’re ready to ski!

SIMPLY CLICK BELOW AND START YOUR RESERVATION!

Solstice Outdoors is your rental headquarters for nordic and skate skis, snowshoes and stand up paddleboards. We rent and sell Fischer skis, Tubbs snowshoes and Surftech boards. All high quality gear that we use ourselves. Stop in and check out our shop conveniently located on Highway 2, Lake Shore Drive West in Ashland, WI.Click here for local trail conditions & more…

Nordic & Skate Ski Rentals

Nordic $15 a day. Skate $20 a day. Rentals include boots, skis and poles.

Ski and Snowshoe Rentals

Solstice is your local source for fitness and recreation cross country skis, ski wax, snowshoes, winter apparel and accessories. We offer rentals, sales and service. Rental costs valid toward purchase of a snowshoe or ski package so you can try before you buy!

We recommend that you call ahead to reserve skis or snowshoes by calling 715.682.3590, email us at reservations@solsticeoutdoorstore.com or submit the Rental Reservation Form.

TRAIL MAP:

Become a Friend of the Forest

Become a member

  • $10 Individual Membership
  • $20 Family Membership
  • $250 Lifetime Membership

All proceeds benefit projects and trail work with in the Lincoln Community Forest. Donations are tax-deductible. Donate online through PayPal or use the downloadable form below to mail in your contribution. The Friends of Lincoln Community Forest are a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

By donating today you are becoming a Donor Member of the Friends of Lincoln Community Forest.

A Member Means:

  • Invited to Field Trips and Special Events
  • Invited to our Annual Meeting (which truly is fun, not just work)
  • Provided Forest-News Updates (if desired)
  • Given many fun volunteer opportunities to work with people, like you, who care about the Lincoln Community Forest.
$
Personal Info

Billing Details

Donation Total: $10.00

World class trails. Nearly 2 miles of old logging roads are groomed for cross country skiing. Dogs are welcome throughout, even on the ski trails…

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