We are located in the lush forests of Northern Wisconsin. Tourism and outdoor recreation are some of our top attractions and both drive our economic development. We are dedicated to providing visitors to our area with a comprehensive overview of what our area has to offer from fishing, canoing and boating, hunting, cross country skiing to snowshoing and hiking. As many of our visitors are seasonal and many own cabins or homes in our area, we also focus on keeping them aware of area services including local contractors, electricians and plumbers to things like local outdoor guide service, resorts, shopping and auto, ATV and snowmobile repair services. We have a touch screen display with a directory of needed businesses including real estate, timber harvesting, churches and local clubs and recovery groups. We take donations from local businesses and also leverage available grants to promote these objectives.
We believe history is important and can inform us of values and customs that make us stronger and more compassionate. Oftentimes history is seen as boring. We believe that is simply not true. Our group has taken a different aporoach to history by focusing in ORAL HISTORY. Oral history is compelling, interesting and makes the past come alive. We have ficused on our area's early lumbering, railroading and settling activity with a focus on the values that sustained our ancestors. We think you will agree that this approach makes the past more real and thus more able to connect with our lives and our challenges being lived out in the present. Check out our oral history display on our touch screen. We believe you will be pleasantly surprised.
The Tuscobia Trail corridor extends 78 miles from Park Falls Wisconsin to just north of Rice Lake Wisconsin. Our trailhead aims to support users of the trail no matter their particular interest. There are 24/7/365 toilets and up to the hour information regarding trail conditions, hazards and incoming weather. In the winter months, our trail cam can verify snow conditions to help visitors decide on traveling or not. Inside the welcoming center, information related to needed services for general tourists and trail users alike is available. We will carry information regionally as well as locally for your convenience. Outside there is lighted, long stall parking for vehicles with trailers for folks starting their journeys from here, to numerous destinations branching off from the trail. Facility attendants are knowledgeable about plant and animal species in the area as well as environmental facts and precautions to be aware of. We think you will feel well supported and informed by the level of care provided.
Our DNR Friends group is dedicated to preserving, protecting and restoring vulnerable ecosystems along the trail as well as educating visitors related to the flora and fauna of our region. We are commited to developing resources along the trail and to procurring the funding to achieve these initiatives. On the trail, we advise and support as well as gently remind motorized traffic to slow down and to not use alcohol or drugs when operating their machines and to respect all trail users and to stop at all road intersections before proceeding through, all for safety. Respecting private property along the trail is another one of our messages to all trail users. We know from experience that when we all work together with a spirit of good will, that everyone benefits.