Dan Fiorenza, Park and Recreation Administrator for the Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, has announced that all trails in the Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area will close on Sunday, October 15, 2017, to all mountain biking and horseback riding. The trails will open again between May 1 and May 15, 2018, contingent upon spring trail conditions. Mountain biking and horseback riding activities remain open in the other Marathon County Forest Units.

The Park Department would like to thank all users and hopes that everyone had a very enjoyable season. If you have any questions, please contact the Park Office at 715-261-1550, Facebook or or visit our websites at or

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Posted by Jodi L.