ATV Trail Report

7-21-2020 Trails are OPEN! Trails are in great shape with minimal dust! Should be a great weekend to ride! We have many town roads that are shown on the map to be open to ATVing… ___________________________________________ Sawyer County has over 200 miles of funded trails, plus miles and miles of road routes, which includes trails…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-19-2022

Steve Suman   Spring and winter continue their duel in the North Woods, but we all know which of the two will prevail… eventually. The forecast shows Tuesday and Thursday offering sunshine, though the remainder of the week indicates varying chances for rain and/or snow every day. Temperatures are slowly warming, so we should soon…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-12-2022

Steve Suman   Spring is giving it a good shot, but just cannot seem to break loose from winterish weather. This week’s forecast calls for somewhat mild temperatures, but with Tuesday night through Friday offering “various” types of precipitation. Most everyone is ready for true spring weather ‑ there is no well-known popular song, “I’m…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 4-5-2022

Steve Suman   This should be an interesting week. The forecast calls for highs around 50 degrees with rain, but also highs in the 40-degree range with snow. Then there are the days with a rain/snow mix. Keep a good outlook through the week and the weekend should provide some much nicer weather, with sunshine,…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-22-2022

Steve Suman   Spring arrived Sunday, March 20, with some very pleasant temperatures and sunshine, but apparently, winter will not depart without a struggle. This week’s current forecast shows a precipitation mix on a few days, with highs ranging from 37 to 46 degrees and lows from 13 to 32 degrees. Never fear ‑ spring…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-15-2022

Steve Suman   A wonderful week ahead, if the forecast holds, with sunshine, blue skies, and some high temperatures pushing into the 50s. Spring begins this Sunday and it might actually look like it, but a bit early to rotate recreational equipment. Keep rubber boots handy, however! This past Sunday, March 13, Daylight Saving Time…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-8-2022

Steve Suman   “Looking like spring,” say some people, though technically spring begins March 20. This week’s forecast indicates subzero lows, upper teens to low 20s for highs, varying winds, and even a few rays of sunshine through Friday. Enjoy! It is that time again ‑ Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 3-1-2022

Steve Suman   Saturday’s American Birkebeiner race had sunshine, blue skies, and temperatures probably too warm to suit many of the participants, but it was great for spectators. Monday brought sunshine and a high pushing 40 degrees. The remainder of this week does not look as nice, though should offer moderate daytime temperatures… and some…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-22-22

Steve Suman   Those who perhaps had concerns about sufficient snow for this week’s American Birkebeiner events can rest easy ‑ there is no snow shortage in the Hayward area! Reports on accumulation are still out, but snow fell most of Monday and the forecast say it will continue through Tuesday night. This week, highs…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-15-2022

Steve Suman   Once again, the forecast indicates the only thing stable about the weather is its instability! During the next week (according to the current forecast), lows will range from -13 to 22 degrees, highs from 11 to 34 degrees, and winds from 5-15 mph, with gusts to 30 mph. Snow chances appear Tuesday,…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-8-2022

Steve Suman   According the current forecast, we have a weird weather week ahead! Lows range from -5 to 31 degrees, and highs from low 20s to 36 degrees. Some stiff winds return, with top end in the mid-20s. All that and “maybe” some sunshine on a couple days, too. Considering this is early February…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 2-1-2022

Steve Suman   The Hayward area has enjoyed a short respite from the cold and Tuesday should see temperatures in the 30s. Leave the golf clubs in storage, however ‑ the forecast says Tuesday night will bring a low of -8 degrees. Expect a slight warm-up on the weekend, with highs in the 20s. January…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-25-2022

Steve Suman   Subzero low temperatures, strong winds, and chances of snow for much of this week, according to the forecast, with a slight, somewhat short warming toward the weekend. Wind chills will reach serious levels and an advisory is in effect until Tuesday noon. Judging from the forecast, this will not be the only…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-18-2022

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week starting Tuesday night is cold, windy, and snow in undetermined accumulations, if any. Most of the heavy snow predicted is for north of Hayward, says “they” (and always subject to change!) The current high for the coming week is Tuesday’s 31 degrees, with the low -18 degrees…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-11-2022

Steve Suman   This week’s forecast indicates a slight warming mid-week, with highs in the upper 20s, only slightly cooler through the weekend . . . and with lows above zero. This is good news for all who plan to partake of the state’s Free Fishing Weekend Saturday and Sunday January 15-16. Check below for…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 1-4-2022

Steve Suman   The week started with a cloudy Monday and a high of 15 degrees. However, snow is in the forecast for Tuesday evening through Wednesday, with total accumulation of 2-5 inches possible (and we know how THAT goes sometimes.) There is also a chance of snow Friday night through Sunday. Snowmobilers and skiers…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-28-2021

Steve Suman   Winter missed its “official” December 21 start date by nearly a week, but it arrived in all its glory Sunday night and Monday morning ‑ and appears to be settling in for the duration. Snowfall reports show nearly a foot of fresh snow in northern Sawyer County, with slightly lesser amounts in…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-21-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week starts with cold temperatures and Tuesday snowfall of 1-6 inches possible. However, as all who spend any time in the North Woods know, snowfall predictions are usually only approximations and can vary from less than predicted to “quite a bit more” than the forecast. The remainder of…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 12-14-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week shows mild temperatures are in store for the North Woods. However, warm winds from the south will also bring more moisture, varying from rain to sleet to snow ‑ and any mixture of the three. Temperatures will top out Wednesday with a high pushing 50 degrees, but…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 11-2-2021

Steve Suman   Monday’s weather was somewhat “iffy,” but the forecast for the remainder of the week is encouraging. Temperatures will be a bit cool, but then with highs in the low 50s going into the weekend. For now, at least, there is no mention of precipitation (in any form!) In other good news (snooze…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 10-26-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week indicates somewhat stable temperatures, with daytime highs in the low 50s, nighttime lows in the 30s ‑ and chances for rain Wednesday and Thursday. A slide to cooler weather continues the following week as daily temperatures run about five degrees cooler than this week. On the up…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 10-19-2021

Steve Suman   This week’s forecast shows a cooling trend after Tuesday, chances for rain showers Wednesday afternoon and evening, and then mostly sunshine through the weekend. We will see a few lows in the 20s in the coming week, and some highs in the 40s. Maybe the sun will extend some warmth as we…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 9-21-2021

Steve Suman   This week should offer plenty of sunshine once the heavy rains of Monday night move through the Hayward area. The forecast predicts high temperatures in the 60s and lows in the 40s ‑ except Wednesday’s low of 35 degrees! This is the time for considerable weather changes, so start digging out those…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 9-14-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week indicates we could see anything from sunshine to rain to thunderstorms at any time. Not sure if the weather or the forecast changes more often! That aside, temperatures are running near the annual September average ‑ high of 73 and low 45 degrees ‑ and fall colors…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 9-6-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast “promises,” in general, mostly very nice weather this week, though with a few chances for rain and/or thunderstorms. Cool nights and mild days in the upper 60s to mid-70s are perfect for nearly all forms of outdoor recreation. Look around just a bit ‑ not all that closely‑ and you…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 8-31-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast says sunshine and cooler temperatures through much of Thursday, and then showers into the weekend. However, heavy rains predicted last week never materialized, so enjoy any sunny days and 70-degree temperatures!   “Though it is hard to believe September is almost here,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “fall fishing on…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-6-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast shows a cooling trend, and with Wednesday and Thursday the only days not showing rain chances. We need moisture, though not all at once, but forecasts have built-in “flexibility.” This is only the start of July, but summer moves along quickly, whether or not you take advantage of it, so……

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 6-1-2021

Steve Suman   Memorial Day weekend weather in the North Woods was mostly good, though somewhat cool. Those desiring warmer temperatures will get their wish this week, with sunshine and highs in the 80-degree range. This “trend” looks as if it will last most of this month ‑ and summer does not officially begin until…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 5-25-2021

Steve Suman   The forecast for this week shows a number of “chances for showers and thunderstorms” days, along with a cooling trend. Rain alone is not a terrible problem, but it is a good idea to watch for thunderstorms, particularly if you are recreating in open areas or spending time on the water. Friday…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 6-1-2020

By: Steve Suman   On the heels of Sunday night’s 35-degree low (not a typo!), this week’s forecast predicts a mix of rain, thunderstorms, and sun, with highs in the 80s and lows not below 50 degrees. Take advantage of the Free Fun and Free Fishing weekend June 6-7, but keep an eye on the…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 5-26-2020

By: Steve Suman Forecasts for rain over the Memorial Day weekend did not come to fruition, with the exception of thunderstorms Monday morning. As such, it is probably best to take the forecast for the remainder of this week as a toss-up. Though it currently shows wet and warm as a distinct “possibility” – think…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 5-19-2020

By:  Steve Suman   Warm spring weather is finally arriving in the North Woods, just in time for Memorial Day. The forecast calls for high temperatures hitting the low 80s by the weekend, with lows dropping only to the low/mid 50s. This should be a great week to get outdoors and catch up on fresh…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 4-28-2020

By: Steve Suman The weather forecasts for the first part of this week show rain chances, but the weekend looking very good for the fishing opener, with current predictions showing mid-60 highs. That is about as good as it gets for an opener! Get out and take advantage of the tremendous fishing and other recreational…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 4-14-2020

By:  Steve Suman Snowfall totaling 3-4 inches fell on Hayward late Sunday afternoon and night, much of which did stay for long, as Monday’s sunshine and blue skies quickly removed a good portion of it. The remainder of this week looks mostly clear, but with some nighttime lows in the mid to upper teens. Enjoy…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 4-6-2020

By:  Steve Suman This week’s forecast indicates typical spring conditions in the North Woods, though perhaps a bit cooler than normal. Fresh air and outdoor activities are great for many of us “stuck” at home, but with chances for rain nearly every day, make sure to pick the best times… or wear rain gear. Do…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 3-24-2020

By: Steve Suman The forecast indicates somewhat of a roller coaster ride on the weather front this week, which includes everything from snow to sunshine, and temperatures ranging from 25 degrees to the mid-50s. Thursday and Friday look like good days for outdoor recreation (keep your distance!), and then again Sunday and Monday. Again, as…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 3-10-2020

March 9, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report By: Steve Suman   The North Woods enjoyed another mild and sunny weekend, with temperatures even reaching into the 50s! This week looks as if the weather will revert to old habits, however. Temperatures will slowly drop into the 30s for highs and a few single-digit nights…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 3-3-2020

March 2, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report By: Steve Suman There is a good chance this week you will see some weather you like – as well as weather you do not like. While not necessarily touching the far ends of the spectrum, it will be quite the mix, from rain to snow and…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 2-24-2020

February 24, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report By: Steve Suman   Monday’s sun and mild temperatures in the 40s followed the same as experienced during Birkie weekend, but as always, all good things must end. Though there are no serious weather events in the forecast at this time, temperatures will slide back to readings…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 2-17-2020

Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report By: Steve Suman   This week will bring an “interesting” mix of weather that includes snow, wintry mix, freezing drizzle, sunshine, and temperatures ranging from a low of about -15 degrees to a high in the low 40s! Overall, the area should offer very good conditions for the 46th Annual…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 2-11-2020

February 11, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report By: Steve Suman The past weekend saw reasonably moderate temperatures (for February), but this week will see a return to more typical temperatures, with lows dropping to double-digit subzero numbers a few nights. Some wind and flurries in the forecast, too, with high temperatures ranging from 4-32…

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Hayward Outdoor Report – February 3, 2020

By: Steve Suman Following a weekend of mild temperatures and strong winds, this week’s forecast indicates a return to more seasonal winter weather. Look for single digit lows, both above and below zero, and highs in the 20s, with snow late in the week. This combination makes for excellent conditions for nearly all winter recreation…

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Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report 9-30-2019

By:  Steve Suman The forecast for this week indicates a wet and cool stretch is likely until Friday when the sun makes another showing. Of course, the forecast is subject to change at any time. Still, might be a good idea to keep rainwear handy… “We are in the fall fishing season on the Quiet…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-29-2019

Steve Suman   Should the forecast hold true, this will be a beautiful week in the North Woods, with clear skies, mild summer temperatures, and only “slight” chances for rain on the weekend. Check below for a number of events you can enjoy!   August 1 is the permit application deadline for bobcat, fisher, otter,…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 7-1-2019

  By: Steve Suman   According to forecasts, a moderately warm week lies ahead, with some rain possible. Rain chances after Monday night are about 30 percent – which is 70 percent against showers – so not bad odds! Whatever your plans for July 4th, have a safe and fun holiday celebration!   “Summer started…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 6-24-2019

Steve Suman   Rain forced cancellation of this past Sunday’s Musky Fest Parade, but the weather was pleasant for event activities Thursday through Saturday. This week will be warm, with highs in the mid to upper 80s, and a good number of days with “chances” of rain. It is difficult to tell what that means,…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 6-19-2019

by: Steve Suman The 70th Annual Musky Festival and Hayward Lions Catch and Release Fishing Contest are this week and weekend so it is no surprise the forecast is full of rain “chances” after Wednesday. This actually might be a good thing, as recent forecasts show a poor track record! Pack rain gear, watch the…

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Hayward Lakes Outdoor Report 6-11-2019

by: Steve Suman This week’s weather forecast shows lows in the 40s, highs in the low 70s, and various “slight” chances for rain and thunderstorms. As always, those predictions can change at any moment, so keep your plans – and an eye on the sky. “Last week we had warm days and sunny skies,” says…

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