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Red Arrow had its annual meeting on Saturday May 4th at the Townsend Town Hall. New officers were elected as follows: President Joe Kampf, First President Larry Market, Second Vice-President Tim Brooks, and Terry DeMoulin as Treasurer. Secretary Mary Stehula was re-elected as Secretary and Jeff Kroll will continue as Trail Boss. Clint Aderholdt will serve another three year term as trustee. Outgoing President John Brantmeier thanked all present for their support during his five year tenure as President. he stated that Red Arrow made the conversion to a year round club, helped oversee the Nicolet Trail construction thru Townsend and built a new groomer garage during his five terms as President. Brantmeier said "without the hard work of over 200 Red Arrow families and Business Boosters none of these things would have been possible".
Please open the file above and read carefully. Going forward it will be required that anyone under the age of 16 who operates a ATV on a public road route MUST be accompanied by a parent or parent approved adult at all times. This is a major change to past practice.
ATV/UTV Trails in Oconto and Forest Counties are now open for the season.Due to wet spring care is advised in riding due to wash-outs and some low wet areas. The Wildwood Trail at the county line to Spring Lake Road is closed until further notice due to lingering snow in shady areas and very wet conditions. Come on up and ride our trails...you will not be disappointed.
The map to the right shows all trails, routes, gas stations, many dining locations and lodging spots. You can zoom in on various parts of the map by enlarging it and isolating an area. A printed copy can be obtained for $2.00 (including postage) by sending a request to Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club at P.O. Box 248, Townsend, Wi 54175
Photos needed. Send your photos of Snowmobiling and ATVing in the Townsend area to email@example.com and we will consider using them on this site. We can use scenery and people having fun while on the trail. Photo credit will be given if you ask for it.
Red Arrow offers our heartfelt condolences to the Richard Pintsch family. Richard was the owner of Pintsch's Hardware in Townsend and a long time business booster member of our club. He will be sorely missed.
Townsend Flowage and Resivoir Pond Refilling begins
Townsend Officials strongly advise staying off the Flowages until the refilling is finished. First dangerous ice conditions will occur due to rising water and then submerged objects will near the surface for some time.
Snowmobile Trails closed for the season on Sunday March 31st. Thanks to all our visitors for making this season one of the best in memory for our local businesses. A really big thank you to the Red Arrow groomer drivers who worked long and hard to make the trails "the best ever". Finally thanks to the surrounding clubs for doing the same fine job on the trails this year. The riding was awesome right up until the end!!!
Cabin Break-In Alert
In late March or early April three of our “weekender” club member families had a break-in at their cabins. All three were in near proximity on Pine Tree and Hwy T south of Townsend. The thieves took flat screen TVs, chain saws and small tools. Very little else was disturbed in the break-ins which were done by kicking in the side or garage passage doors. The thieves must intend to resell the TVs as they were careful to take along the remote controls. Please be alert for anyone trying to sell used flat screen TVs. Any information about these break-ins should be passed along to the Townsend Police Department.
Great article by free lance writer Mike Carr about his ride in Northern Oconto County in 2010. Very little has changed on our trail system since this artice was printed. Reprinted from the March 2010 Illinois Snowmobiler with permission from Midwest Sports Publishing Network (MSPN).
Sometimes we take this great resource for granted. Word is that next winter we will be able to ride directly to Michigan across the Brule River
Townsend is one of the highest elevation areas in Wisconsin and that helps us keep our snow!!! The Carter hills between us and Carter are 1,781 feet above sea level vs Oconto at 530 feet...it does make a difference. The highest range is just northwest of us in Forest County at Sugerbush Hill...that area is 1,939 feet above sea level. Kent Tower Hill in Langlade County is 1,903 feet. Information from the new Wisconsin Blue Book published recently.
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club Inc. was founded 45 years ago in 1968 during the very early days of Snowmobiling. Early club founders established a trail system utilizing old logging roads and rail spurs in the Nicolet National Forest. These trails were connected by utilizing the old railroad grade (now Nicolet State Trail) that runs south to north thru Oconto County and provided winter snowmobile access to connecting trails in Langlade County and Forest County as well as all over the state of Wisconsin. Most of those same snowmobile trails are in place today and are maintained regularly by Red Arrow.
In 2007 Red Arrow voted to add ATV trail responsibility in the Townsend area. At that time the Town of Townsend made most town roads (not Hwy 32 or County T)legal year round for ATV travel and asked the club to help with safety training and help patrol the roads for "bonehead" riders. More recently the towns of Doty, Lakewood and Riverview have allowed ATV/UTV access on some roads during the summer ATV/UTV season. The club is currently working with the National Forest Service to add additional trails in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Red Arrow welcomes all Snowmobile and ATV/UTV enthusiasts visiting our area and invites them to join our club. We understand that not everyone can be active but we need your financial support if you ride our trails. Townsend has become a year around hub for ATV/UTV and snowmobile activity. From our area you can literally ride anywhere in rural Wisconsin or the UP via snowmobile. The Nicolet State Trail thru Townsend is now legal for Snowmobiles and ATV's and UTV's (May 1st-Oct 31st) all the way from south of Gillett to the Michigan border and beyond.
Townsend is located on Hwy 32 about 90 miles north of Green Bay and the Fox Cities. You will pass thru Gillett, Suring, Chute Pond, Mountain and Lakewood as you head towards Townsend. Carter (home of the Potawatomi Carter Casino and Hotel) is located about 5 miles north of Townsend with Wabeno and Laona further north. Come visit us.....we are located right in the center of some of the best snowmobiling and ATV/UTV riding in Wisconsin.
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club Inc. P. O. Box 248, Townsend, Wi. 54175