Snow, Snow, Snow...
With all the Flowage has to offer, there's no excuse to spend your winters indoors. Many of our member resorts are open year round to allow you to experience the inimitable beauty of a northern winter first hand. Don't take our word for it - come see for yourself. Instead of sagging under the weight of a dirty, slush filled season in the city, come on up and break the crust of winter by fishing the frozen waters of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. Miles of cross country ski trails will lure you away from the mind numbing TV screen, whose artificial images can't compete with the wonders of winter wildlife up close and personal. Escape the noise of the workaday world as you don snowshoes to trek into the solitude of tall balsam forests, where frost crystals dance in the sunlight and the only sound is the whirring of chickadee wings.
This area is noted for its heavy snowfall, which comes early and stays late each year. Iron County has over 325 miles of marked and maintained snowmobile trails, and many of our resorts cater to winter sports enthusiasts. Special snowmobile maps are available by writing to the Secretary, Turtle-Flambeau Flowage Association, Route 2, Butternut, WI 54514
Another popular way to enjoy our generous snowfall is cross country skiing, which combines the enjoyment of sightseeing with the added benefit of aerobic exercise, a heart friendly activity recommended by most doctors. For the less health conscious and more action oriented, some of the finest downhill skiing is available in the Ironwood, Michigan area, just a short drive to the north of the Flowage. It offers five major ski hills, plus the western hemisphere's only ski-flying hill.
Of course, with all the water here, it's no surprise that ice fishing has blossomed into one of our most popular winter sports here on the Flowage. You can take your place among hundreds of hardy anglers, patiently waiting for their tip-ups to signal another Flowage-size crappie, bluegill, or even an occasional northern pike.