Head North for Exciting March Snowmobiling
There is still time to take a March snowmobiling trip or a fishing trip via snowmobile. Being as far north as we are has its benefits such as thicker ice, more snow, and extended seasons. Right now resorts houses are sitting on 30 inches of ice. We have roughly 2 feet of snow in most areas. Our fish houses can be left overnight through March 31st and our walleye season remains open through April 14.
March is a special time for snowmobiling in the northland. The brutal cold has usually gone away and sunny warm weather days are on the horizon. This gives anglers a few more opportunities to fish outside for pike to chase flags. Snowmobilers find this season to be their favorite time of the year to explore wooded areas or lake trails.
Here’s a quote that northern Minnesota people live by. “If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow.” That’s what I love about living in the north country. People ask what we do up here. Aren’t we bored? Stay inside all time? Absolutely not!!! When the weather turns to snow and cold, people in the north ramp up and are excited about the season and all the attributes that it brings.
Lake of the Woods trails get a good amount of traffic in March compared to the rest of the winter. Here is a brief description of the trails around the area.
Did you know Lake of the Woods has over 300 miles of beautifully groomed snowmobiling trails for riders? There are many land trails that trace around the county, as well as some groomed trails at Zippel Bay State Park. The land trails are kept up by the local Drifters Club, a great resource is their website at LOW Drifters Snowmobile Club. They are having an event this weekend.
Another great club that takes over the northern part of the lake called the NW Angle is the Edge Riders. They groom 152 miles of trails over some of the most picturesque landscape the U.S. has to offer. Bordering Canada, this area is full of islands, full service resorts and great food and drink.
Trails run from the Rainy River, to the NW Angle, across to Warroad, and back across the South Shore towards the Rainy River. There is a warming house on Garden Island for those that like to stop, reboot, and enjoy some scenery while snowmobiling across the lake. It is a great way to also get along the Rainy River or other areas of the lake to hit the secret fishing hole in out of the way spots along the trail.
The trail from the south end of the lake up to the NW Angle runs entirely in MN and is over 40 miles long all on the lake. Once up to the NW Angle, there are resorts, gasoline and other services to make your trip enjoyable.
There is always much to see when you are snowmobiling Lake of the Woods. Whether you prefer open lakes, wooded pathways, or side roads there is a trail for you here! Here’s a cool fact about the current situation on the lake.
Off of Zippel Bay, near the Igloo Bar on the ice, people cleared out the snow and created a new ice arena for skaters. Then along side of that they put a horse-shoe court. Now this is the way to enjoy the end of a beautiful winter season. There’s still time to come and enjoy every part of it. See you very soon. Grab your sled and your friends and come to Lake of the Woods to explore this great March season.
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For all fishing regulations see: Lake of the Woods and Rainy River Information (state.mn.us)