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Friday, October 31, 2014

On The Road Friday ~ Tuscobia State Trail ~ Wisconsin

 Happy Halloween

We are on the road today, we are off to bike on the Tuscobia State Trail

This 74-mile trail on a former rail corridor is one of the longest rail trails in the state, running from Park Falls to the Wild Rivers State Trail just north of Rice Lake. The trail passes through part of the Flambeau River State Forest and the rugged wilderness of Wisconsin's Blue Hills. The trail connects seven small communities in Barron, Washburn, Sawyer and Price counties, each providing year-round accommodations and services.
The Tuscobia State Trail is a year-round multiple use recreational trail that offers opportunities for ATVs, snowmobiling, horseback riding, off-road bicycling and walking. Trail activities vary by time of year and by county. The western end of the trail is part of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

We are off on the trail. Heading into  the "Old Forest".  The boys thought this looked like the trail Frodo takes in the Lord of The Rings.
I will admit, this is my first long bike ride on rough terrain. I was proud of  how well I did. 

 Tuscobia State Trail
We started our adventure in Rice Lake.
Click here for a map and more information 

 Riding bike in the leaves was so much fun. The sound of the leaves crunching under our bike tires was so fun. Atticus would put his legs out and act like a snowplow. 

The following is from the Wisconsin DNR Tuscobia State Trail website ~

Walking and bicycling

The entire trail is open to walking and bicycling year-round, though bicycling is not recommended. The trail is not groomed or surfaced and may be rough or soft in many sections. If you plan to bike the trail, the tread is more suitable for off-road bikes.

 The trail was very nice for off-road bikes.
We walked down a hill that had a wash out area, not wanting to hit a big bump.
Thank you for coming along today.

Trick or Treat

On October evenings in Sleepy Hollow, when the wind is crying through the trees and the firelight makes familiar faces seem ghostly and unknown, that is when the stories are told...
 Washington Irving

Do you think you would walk down this trail on an October evening?


  1. Looks like a lot of fun! All I could think when I was looking at those top pictures, though, was, OMG all the leaves are gone already! You guys have a fast fall, don't you? Is it already cold there? It's just now getting cold here in Nashville and it seems too soon to us. It'll probably shoot back up to the 70s next week.

  2. That does look like fun - and a lot of work, Carla! Have a fun weekend. :-)

  3. It does looks like fun and a lot of exercise on the bikes. happy Halloween.

  4. This looks and sounds like a lot of fun! Have a happy weekend.

  5. It looks like perfect weather for getting out on those trails. We hope to do some hiking this weekend while it's cool here! Happy Halloween my friend! Hugs, Diane

  6. Looks like you had a perfect day for your ride.

  7. It looks like it would be refreshing and so enjoyable. I envy you the fresh air and exercise.....being a lazy lady myself. =)

  8. Lol.. Nope! I wouldn't go for the walk on a cool eerie Friday night! Love the comparison of the trail to Frodo's trail... I agree!

  9. Carla, What a gorgeous post! LOOK at that trail and those leaves! What a fun trip you had! Nope- won't catch me on that lane at night...not me....lol xo Diana

  10. Looks like a lovely Autumn bike ride ~ I can hear the crisp leaves under the tires and smell that lovely Autumn in the forrest air ~ ahh . Love it.

  11. Gorgeous! Love that bike ride through the trees! xxo

  12. What a nice trail. My gramma had a long drive on her farm that was tree lined on both sides. Those ash trees turned yellow in Autumn and it was fun riding our bikes along it. You are making wonderful memories with your boys. Hope they had a great Halloween! Janice

  13. Walk down on that trail on an October evening? Uh. . .no. I'd ride a bike on it, though. In broad daylight. :)

  14. Looks like the perfect activity in late October! Love all your beautiful pictures :-)


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