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Study: Northwoods great place for "silent sports"

A person cross country skiing.
A person cross country skiing.

MINOCQUA, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin's Northwoods are a haven for snowmobiling and ice fishing -- but they also have some beautiful and quieter recreation trails you may not know about.

That's according to a three-year study funded by the state tourism department for Vilas, Oneida, Forest, Lincoln, and Langlade counties. All five counties have extensive trails for "silent sports" like snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing.

Kim Baltus of the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce said the Milwaukee area residents who were surveyed showed a strong interest in those silent sports -- and some of those folks do not like being around the louder motorized activities.

Also, the survey showed that travelers who stay in one Northwoods community will often go to nearby places for activities.

As a result, Baltus says there's a different marketing approach which recognizes those interested in taking day trips through the region.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)