Great Outdoors: Hitting the Trails on ATV
MudPuppy ATV Rental
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In this week’s Great Outdoors we hit the trails of northern Wisconsin, near Birchwood, with MudPuppy ATV Rentals.
In Washburn County alone there are more than 100-miles of trails making it a perfect weekend getaway, especially if you’re hoping to see some fall colors.
Yamaha 550’s are your ticket to the Northwood.
“They’re good workhorses. People seem to enjoy them a lot, they have electronic power steering. It doesn’t require a lot of oomph into turns, anyone can drive them,” said Co-Owner of MudPuppy ATV Rentals, Edith Jimenez.
The ATV rental company has been in business for four-years.
“Good business. Good to see families get out and do a family activity together,” said Jimenez.
If you have youngsters even they can get involved.
“We will put a 2–up seat on one of our machines. The kids love it, sitting behind mom or dad, just going through the woods,” said Co-Owner of MudPuppy ATV Rentals Billy Burdick.
If you’re wanting to explore on your own you can rent the off-road vehicle for a minimum of three days, otherwise you can take part in a single day guided tour.
“We normally do a three hour ride. We say three but that includes a lunch stop in Spider Lake,” said Jimenez.
Near Birchwood there are 100-miles of trails, which connect to a much larger system in Sawyer, Rusk, Price, and Ashland counties.
“Washburn County has put a lot of money into the trails and now. They’ve taken out the big ruts, the big rocks and made it very wide,” said Burdick.
The majority of the trails are wide, groomed and smooth.
However, for those looking for a wet and wild adventure with a lot of mud, some of the trails also offer an opportunity to get dirty.
The most popular season for rentals is the fall, due to the changing colors.
A lot of the trails and/or trailheads have access to restaurants, bars, campsites, and hotels.
For more information on ATV Rentals: http://www.mudpuppyatvrentals.com/
For more information on Washburn County Tourism: http://www.washburncounty.org/