If your looking to change up the scenery on your next outdoors adventure, maybe consider heading to Bayfield. In this weeks Get outdoors, Meteorologist Adam Lorch heads out there to check out some trails.
On the way into Bayfield you probably have noticed the enormous wolf sculpture on the side of the Highway 13. This marks the location of Howl Adventure Center.
Mary Theil, Co-Owner of Howl Adventure Center, said "We wanted to build and adventure center for the area to help Work with Mount Ashwabay. Having rental equipment and demo equipment, doing some instruction and getting people out there and just playing outside and enjoying all the great trails that we have out here."
Co-Owner Mary Theil and her husband opened the shop about a year and a half ago. After years of guiding dog sledding trips, they decided to get into more adventure driven sports.
"More and more tourists are looking for action and adventure-based experience rather than just coming out and just leisure. They want to actually get out and do something." said, Theil.
If you're looking to skip the rental and dive straight into purchasing, they have you covered with demo trails on site to try before you buy.
Theil explained, "We have demo trails right here right outside of our door, we have singletrack engineered trail so that people can really get a feel for how the bike performs and whether or not it's the right fit for them or they rent or buy and get out on the trails."
But the Howl Adventure Center does more than fat-bikes, they will help set you up for many outdoors activities.
"We also do Nordic skiing and snowshoeing and we have rental and demo equipment as well as sales. Trails to try it out right here and again with Ashwabay right here." said Theil.
Ashwabay is just a couple miles from Howl Adventure Center. So you can take your rentals, or new purchase, out for a spin on some prime trails.
Kate Ullman, Board Member of Mount Ashwabay Outdoor Education Foundation, said "We are in a great location, we get early Lake affect snow here. So our season is very long and it often starts in November and people are skiing well into April."
Howl Adventure Center is hosting an open house on January 19th for folks to try out everything from snowshoes to fat bikes with experts there to give you some tips as well.