Already popular among cross-country skiers and mountain bikers, the Nine Mile Recreation Area in Wausau, Wisconsin, has added trail and features.

The 4,900-acre Marathon County Forest already boasted 30 miles of trail, including nearly 19 miles of one-way ski trail over challenging terrain.

For skiers, a new classic-only, family friendly trail opened this winter, Wausau Nordic Ski Club President John Beatty said. A “kids’ adventure trail” was also unveiled recently, complete with stuffed animals to discover, a teeter totter and other fun features.

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