Eagle River: A Wisconsin Winter Wonderland
Jan 11th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 200
Modified Jan 11th, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Eagle River transforms into the Snowmobile Capital of the World® every time the snow flies. Thousands of snowmobilers take to the area every year for their own adventures along 500-plus miles of groomed trails. Many of them and others will watch the 56th annual World Championship Snowmobile Derby at the World Championship Derby Complex from January 18 through 20.
New this year will be a different kind of a driving experience for those who enjoy speeding on snow and ice; a winter driving school on Dollar Lake called the Subaru Winter Experience. Two-day, one-day and personalized one-on-one options are available for avid winter drivers from February 12 to March 1.
In addition to snowmobiling, Eagle River is perhaps best known for ice fishing. Every year, hundreds of anglers set up their ice shacks on the World’s Largest Chain of 28 Lakes, drill fishing holes and arrange tip-ups to haul in the catch of the day.