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Spring birdwatching in Rhinelander

As the snow recedes and the forest comes to life, there are new arrivals flying in daily. Its a beautiful time of year to go birdwatching and Rhinelander is the perfect place to embark on a birding adventure. If you’re new to birdwatching, you don’t need much to get started with this fun activity. Its a good idea to wear some waterproof shoes or boots; the trails can be a little damp in the spring. Binoculars and a birding guide will help you get the most out of the experience and you may want to bring a camera along with a telephoto lens to capture some of the magic you see.

A county park south of Rhinelander is a great place to start a birding expedition. The Almon Bog Trails, located about five miles south of Rhinelander, are located in an 80-acre county park. Woodland trails wind through a northern bog and you’ll likely see a nice selection of birds; it’s perfect habitat for a wide variety of birds, including loons and woodpeckers.

Here are some other good places for birdwatching near Rhinelander:

Enterprise County Trail

Located eight miles south of Highway 8 on County Highway G, this seven-mile trail is scenic and offers great birding and wildlife viewing.

Nose Lake County Trail

See beautiful forest birds along this 11-mile trail located west of Rhinelander. The trail is located twelve miles west of Rhinelander between Highway K and Highway 8.

Washburn Lake County Trail

Enjoy 15 miles of trails running through a hilly woodland setting. Located seven miles west of Rhinelander and three miles north of Woodboro and Highway 8, the trail is just off Washburn Lake Road.

 

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