Vilas County ATV/UTV and off-highway motorcycle (OHM) trails will all close for the season Monday, Oct. 31, at midnight, announced Vilas County Parks and Recreation Supervisor Todd Bierman.

This includes all state-funded trails, “troutes” and routes, as well as the OHM trails near Tamarack Springs.

Bierman reflected on the riding season, remarking that it was a great year with many trail users.

“Vilas County has 34 miles of funded (ATV) trails and 14.3 miles of funded troutes for our residents and visitors to use,” Bierman said. “We hope that you enjoyed the county trail system this past season. None of the trails and troutes would be possible without the hard work of the ATV/UTV clubs in the county.”

Many volunteer hours of brushing, signing and trail maintenance were put in by the Landover, St. Germain and Lakeland ATV clubs, who sponsor many of the trails, Bierman added.

He encourages trail users to join a club in their area to support the ATV/UTV endeavors in Vilas County.

“Some of the towns in Vilas County have their town roads open for year-round ATV/UTV travel,” he said. “Please contact the individual towns for more information regarding what town roads are open for year-round ATV/UTV travel.”

The Vilas County Landover DualSporter’s Club, the sponsor of the OHM trails, did an excellent job of marking and maintaining this trail system, Bierman added.

“Many volunteered hours were spent and a new trail loop and trailhead amenities were added this year. Each year the popularity grows for this trail system,” he said. “We hope you enjoyed the county OHM trails this past season and invite you to return, or if you haven’t ridden them yet, to come and check the trails out.”

In addition to club members who maintained the trail systems, Bierman also offered thanks to ATV/UTV and OHM riders.

“Please ride safe and thank you for supporting the economy of Vilas County,” he said.

For more information on area trails, contact Bierman at 715-479-5160.