Area snowmobilers got a bit of good news to ring in the new year.
The Lincoln County Forestry, Land and Parks Department has announced that trails designated as Zone 1 on the new Lincoln county Snowmobile maps are now open.
The areas include trails located north of Highway J near Merrill, and north of the Corridor 17/19 intersection. All trails south of these locations will remain closed.
While the trails opened for snowmobilers yesterday at 4:00, ATV users will still have to wait another week to ride the designated ATV trails.
The Department says to please stay on marked trails and use caution as some areas may be rough and in early season condition. Oneida County Trails have been open for a week, and Marathon County also announced that a portion of their trail system is also open.
This year is still ahead of schedule, however…last year the trails in Lincoln County opened on January 5.
Stay tuned to WJJQ as we bring you Snowmobile Trail Reports from our area clubs.