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Ed's Lake National Recreation Trail

Enjoy six miles of hiking/skiing trail that follows several early 1900’s railroad grades through a variety of forest types. The property’s 200 acres are hilly, rolling topography through hemlock/hardwood forest that has some scattered super-canopy white pine, and spruce/tamarack/heath bog. Birds common to these communities include: Blackburnian Warbler, Blueheaded Vireo, Ovenbird, Hermit Thrush, Black-throated Green Warbler, Pileated Woodpecker, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, and Scarlet Tanager.

Ed's Lake Trail map

Directions: From Crandon travel southeast about 8 miles on Cty W. Look for a large sign on the north side of the road. You’ll find a graveled parking area for about 12 cars.

Gazetteer: Page 78, A-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 47 A-8 & Page 48, A- 1 (10th edition).

Amenities: Adirondack-style shelter at Ed’s lake.

Phone: 715/674-4481 (US Forest Service).

Web site: Ed's Lake National Recreation Trail

Rarities: Loons on Ed’s Lake.

Hours: 24/7.

Nearest food & lodging: Crandon, 8 miles west; or Wabeno, 8 miles east.