Ottawa Visitor Center 2016 Summer Program Schedule

                             The Ottawa Visitor Center is located on the corner of US 2 and Highway 45 in Watersmeet, Michigan.  Through interpretive programs and displays, their goal is to foster understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the natural, cultural, recreational, and wilderness resources of the Ottawa National Forest. Hours of operation from June – September are from…Continue Reading

Final Snowmobile Report for the 2015-2016 Year

Date of Report: 03/17/2016 Trail Conditions: Not Rideable Snow Cover: 3″ of new snow today Area Report: Who would think that everything would be wrapped up by this time? Our snowmobile season started late and ended up early this year much to all of our dismay. The in-between parts were great with lots of happy…Continue Reading

Watersmeet Snowmobile Report for February 11, 2016

Lots of new snow, cold temperatures, and great grooming by our U. P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club now has our whole Watersmeet snowmobile trail system in EXCELLENT condition including all our trails: Trail 2 west of Watersmeet Trail 2 east of Watersmeet to Trail 107 Trail 3 north of Trail 2 to Trail 8 Trail…Continue Reading

Watersmeet Snowmobile Trail Report for February 9, 2016

Thank you for visiting our website.  We are experiencing lower than normal temperatures and snow most every day or night.  Much of our snow right now is lake effect, but it’s the beautiful white stuff that we all want!  Nighttime temperatures for this coming week are predictedat -3 to -9 nightly.  It all works out…Continue Reading


This winter has a much different start that last year, but our ponds and lakes are going from liquid to solid finally!  We received a few more inches of heavy wet snow today.  Mother Nature seems to be bucking us with giving us winter and then adding a thaw, but we all know that here…Continue Reading


If you haven’t experienced the Northwoods Children’s Museum with your children or grandchildren, please consider doing so.  It’s a fun place for young and old and especially a great rainy day place to take the kids!  They are located near downtown at  346 Division Street, Eagle River, Wisconsin   54521.  Check out their monthly calendars for their…Continue Reading