“Occupandi temporis” is the Latin phrase for “seize the season.” With thousands of acres of publicly accessible lands, hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails, soon to be iced over lakes full of fish, and scenic routes that provide stunning snow covered vistas; how will you take advantage of the tremendous winter outdoor recreation opportunities that Trempealeau County has to offer?
One way to explore the wilds of the area is through “Silent Sports.” Perrot State Park offers nine miles of classic groomed cross country skiing trails, in addition to over a mile of skated groomed trails. The park also features a number of trails overlooking the Mississippi Valley that are perfect for snowshoes. In 2016, a “fat bike” trail opened at the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge near Perrot State Park, providing approximately 12 miles of groomed snow trail to operate a “fat tire” bike on.
Well maintained snowmobile trails provide over 200 miles of routes through woods, valleys, and fields. Take a break from the trails and warm-up with friends and family in our unique locally owned dining and drinking establishments.
Ice fishing tournaments take place on many of the community lakes in the County. Compete for prizes or spend time on the ice to create memories, and maybe a fish story or two.
Scenic driving routes traverse the County, providing vistas of winter landscapes that are perfect for photographers or those wishing to explore the outdoors while enjoying the warmth of a heated vehicle.
Whatever your interests are, take time in Trempealeau County this winter to experience outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities and “seize the season!”