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If you’re looking to put your side by side accessories to good use this winter, plan a trip to this Wisconsin trail system. The Buffalo River State Trail is located in Strum, WI, and connects the towns of Mondovi and Fairchild along U.S. Route 10 throughout the center of the state. The trail was built on a former railroad corridor and extends over 35 miles! You’ll follow the winding Buffalo River, which is nestled within dense woodlands, wetlands and hills.

The region was once an area for bison to roam, hence the name “Buffalo” River. Early French explorers were the first to dub the body of water “Riviere de Beeufs.” Settled along the trail route are the communities of Eleva and Osseo, offering places to rest, sightsee and experience an overall Midwestern small-town charm.

In addition to UTV trails, there are trails for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and even walking. During the summer months, horseback riding, fishing and mountain biking are among some of the other activities Buffalo River has to offer.

In order to ride the trail – by UTV or horseback – a Wisconsin state trail pass is required for riders age 16 and older. Wisconsin off-highway vehicle laws must be followed at all times while riding.

Plan your snowy-weather visit to Buffalo River today!