Welcome to our new Red Arrow website just in time for snowmobiling season. We hope you will like our new look and find the site easy to navigate.
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This site was updated Tuesday December 16th at 8AM
Trail opening info posted below 12/16
Utah Powder riding video added to home page 12/12
Red Arrow Fish A Ree information added below 11/18
Red Arrow Christmas Party information added below 11/18
Snowmobile Safety Course announced…scroll down to view 11/11
Corn Roast Winners and photos added to Events page link 9/4
2nd Annual Family Fun Day Oct 11th updated on home page 10/17
Link to Lakewood Chamber of Commerce web site link 3/12
You Tube Video about Red Arrow History and Trails…scroll down 1/5
Nov Dec newsletter & meeting minutes added to Newsletter page link 11/26
Club Meetings and Area Events page updated link 11/18
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See club apparel tab for new order form and additional items
Townsend Area Snowmobile Trail Report
Red Arrow and Paul Bunyan (Townsend-Lakewood area) snowmobile trails have lost much of the snow cover due to warm weather and rain. At this time we cannot estimate when the trails will open for the season. As soon as we get some cold weather and snow we will be out grooming. So..please be patient and stay tuned here for updates as conditions improve.
Thanks to everyone who rode our ATV/UTV trails this year. We appreciate you visiting our area and supporting our businesses!!! Our Snowmobile trails are just as much fun and we invite you to come up and ride this winter!! Come north to enjoy over 475 miles of snowmobile trails in our county along with connections to surrounding counties and Michigan. Townsend is the epicenter of great riding and about an hour and 45 minutes from Green Bay/Fox Valley. Less than a full tank of gas round trip.
Snowmobile Safety Course held Recently
Red Arrow instructor Bob Grobarchik recently held a snowmobile safety class at the Townsend Town Hall.
Thanks Bob for your 30 plus years of teaching snowmobile Safety to young riders.
The Red Arrow Christmas Party is scheduled for Saturday evening January 10th at Waubee Lake Lodge
Click on the blue Christmas party invitation above for full details about our annual Christmas Party. The food is great and the club buys two drinks for all paid members and guests who attend. You can join Red Arrow by going to our membership page.
40th Annual Red Arrow Fish A Ree Scheduled for Saturday February 7th and Sunday February 8th
Come by Snowmobile, Car, Truck or Van but do come to the Fish A Ree. DJ Music, Raffles, lots of food and liquid refreshments along with a two day fishing tournament. This is the highlight of the winter season in the Townsend area.
Family Fun Booyah Party
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club held its 2nd Annual Family Fun Booyah Party Saturday, October 11th at Old Town Hall Sports Bar & Restaurant in Townsend. The fun began at 6:00 in the morning when Josh Banie, (owner of Sports Bar) started the fire under the 50 gallon cauldron to begin turning water, chicken, vegetables and the rest of the secret recipe that goes into some of the finest Booyah in N.E. Wisconsin. Shortly after the fire was going, master Booyah chef Holly and her mentor (dad) began to stir the pot. First the chicken went in, then it was chop, chop and the rest of the recipe went in to create the “brew” that would simmer most of the day. The club held a membership meeting at 11:00 AM followed by a trail ride with about 25 ATV/UTV riders at noon. Led by Bruce Ashbaugh riders rode through some of the most scenic and colorful trails in the area. Around 2PM the hungry riders returned to the restaurant to find the aroma of Booyah in the air and the sound of music and meat raffles. As folks walked into the Old Town Hall Sports Bar they were meet by “a little green leprechaun”, who was handing out door prize tickets for the event. Thanks Jeannie Downer for the “wee bit of lick” that left a lot of people feeling lucky when they left at nights end! As they say, “fun was had by all” with the D.J. Music, lots of food and liquid refreshments, free door prizes, raffle winners and a kids bounce house making for a great fall day in northern Oconto County.
All funds raised from the event will go towards the purchase of an ATV drag to keep our trails in the great shape riders expect. Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club would like to thank Josh, Cassie and their team for the venue they provided to help make this event a huge success. And of course, we thank Mike’s Supermarket and Townsend Shell for helping to provide raffle prizes as well as all those that came and supported this Booyah fund raising event.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWDER VIDEO FOR SNOWMOBILERS
Great 9 minute video with some high mountain powder riding
The Utah Avalanche Center, with funding from the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association, ACSA, the Western Chapter and other organizations, just released an exciting 9-minute, avalanche safety video for snowmobilers. This video can be downloaded,
https://vimeo.com/113677686 Click on link to left and Check this out for some great video of high mountain riding!!!
This will also be available in hard copy. The video features action footage from the Boondockers extreme snowmobiling videos. It features reenactments of an avalanche accident as well as avalanche education scenes.
Click link below to check out the You Tube Video about about Red Arrow….past and present.
Thanks so very much to club member Matt Goodman for putting this together. Townsend is truely the place for great trails and great fun….Come on up and enjoy with us!!! Note: You might be asked by your browser to open in a new window…go ahead and do that and it should pop right up!!
Oconto County ATV/UTV and Snowmobile Maps available now
Current Oconto County Snowmobile maps are available now by sending $3.00 ($2.00 is for postage and handling) and mailing information to to Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club, P. O. Box 248, Townsend, Wi 54175 or by stopping by area businesses in the Townsend area.
Nicolet State Recreation Trail is huge Asset to our area!!
Sometimes we take this great resource for granted. Word is that soon we will be able to ride directly to Michigan across the Brule River. Right now you take a detour over the bridge at Pantoga and then back to Iron River and hit Michigan Snowmobile Trail 2. A very scenic tour. Don’t forget that you have to buy a Michigan Trail Pass to ride legally in the UP!!
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.