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Over three hundred miles of mapped and marked trails greet the mountain bike enthusiast in the Cable Area. It’s not unusual to sight deer, bear, porcupine, bald eagles, and a wide assortment of other forest animals. Wildflowers bloom from late May through the summer. From June through September, berry picking (wild strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries), can add a tasty diversion to your tour. The fall colors begin in late August and reach their splendid peak near the end of September. Most trails in the system are rideable from May through November, almost 7 months of fat tire fun!
The sister lakes of Owen and Namakagon are the hub of the activity in the Cable Area, and are home to many local residents and the most common location for area resorts. Here you will find fine dining, family-friendly taverns and accommodations for all tastes. These lakes also boast outstanding fishing, public beaches, picnic areas, and diverse canoeing and boating. The communities of Cable, Drummond, Namakagon and Grand View are stops for services and supplies. Offering groceries, gas, post office, churches and general conveniences to resident and visitor alike. The communities are also home to many events, from pancake feeds to world class sporting events such as the American Birkebeiner XC Ski Race.
When the snow flies, enjoy cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing and ice fishing. Snowmobiling attracts scores of enthusiasts to the expertly groomed forest trails. All of the area’s resorts, restaurants & taverns are located with easy access to trails and conveniently located pit stops. Warm fireplaces and friendly company await you for a relaxing evening. When you come to the Cable Area, you’ll feel at home in every season and take away lifelong memories of your visit.