Whether you're looking to explore or just relax, Antigo and Langlade County, located in the great Wisconsin "Northwoods", offers residents and visitors alike an abundant array of cultural, historical, natural, and recreational options. The true up north tourist destination provides a wide variety of northern Wisconsin recreational opportunities to meet everyone's liking all year long. For good reason, this is why Langlade County has been branded the "County of Trails."
Start planning your next up north adventure in Langlade County: The County of Trails!
Own your own horse? If so, Langlade County is a great place for a Northwoods equine expedition as Langlade County has 49 miles of horseback riding trails! The trails feature primitive camping areas, allowing you and your four-legged friend to take in the beauty of the hilly hardwood forests away from the hustle and bustle of civilization. No worries if you don't own your own horse, but want to take a trail ride. Highway 45 Riding Stables has you covered.
Crocker Hills Recreation Area
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The Crocker Hills Horse and Dog Sled Trail System is located on Langlade County's Crocker Hills Recreation Area and private property east of Antigo off Fraley Road. It is approximately 15.3 miles in length and offers a variety of trails and scenic beauty. The horse trail is located between Norway Lake and Evergreen Creek. In the northwestern portion of the trail steep hills and valleys afford the rider beautiful vistas of the northern hardwood complex. The trailhead facilities include a parking/primitive camping area with fire rings and a vaulted restroom. An open-air shelter is also located at the trailhead with several picnic tables on-site. Fresh water can be obtained by a hand pump. Hitching posts and manure pit are available.
N8450 Hwy 45,
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Hwy 45 Riding Stables is a family-owned business for over 30 years that provides a 45-minutes trail ride that is open to the public. For our camps, we offer full day, half day, and overnight camps to children providing a hands-on experience and teaching them the basic training of how to ride and handle a horse. We offer a unique experience riding through the beautiful Northern Wisconsin woods striving for everyone to have a wonderful and safe experience. We are open Monday through Saturday all year round, weather permitting, and our rides go out at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00, by calling 715-623-6868 to make a reservation.
Moccasin Lake Recreation Area - Horseback Riding Trails
N11190 Bear Lane,
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Moccasin Lake Recreation Area offers horseback riding trails. The trail system is located west of Elcho on the existing cross-country ski trail and adjoining forest roads. This area features a variety of rolling terrain and is highlighted by two river basins. Moccasin is set up as a horse camping area, with gravel pad pull-in sites, picnic tables, and fire rings. There is a recreational shelter, pit toilet, and hand pump for water. Facilities also include a parking area.
Setting Lake Road,
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NOTE: The Popple Ridge Horseback Riding Trail is closed due to the July 19, 2019 storm damage. There has been no update from the Forest Service on an anticipated opening date. For more information on Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest 2019 Storm Damage, click here.
The Popple Ridge Trail is located on the eastern side of Langlade County off Hwy 55 in the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest. The approximately 25 miles of trail has a variety of different terrains to choose from with beautiful scenery of forests, ponds, rivers & lakes. The trail is marked throughout by horseshoe signs and "You Are Here" signs at major intersections. The trail passes through the Silver Birch horse-riding trail system. At this time there is a primitive camping area. There is water near the camp at a small stream on Setting Lake Road if you need it.
The trailhead and primitive camping area is located 4 miles north of the intersection of Hwys 64 and 55, turn east on Sawyer Lake Road, go 5 miles to Setting Lake Road, and go South 3 miles to the camp area. This trail is managed by the Triple R Riding Club along with other volunteers. There is also access near Nine Mile Resort off of Hwy 55.