The Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department opened all four snowmobile sections in the county effective Tuesday morning (Jan. 29).

Trails were reported to be in fair to poor condition due to early season conditions. In addition, the Black Ash Swamp north of Algoma remains closed at this time. Snowmobilers were urged to use caution as groomers may be on trails and there is thin ice on waterways and swamps.

Riders are asked to use caution as trail conditions may be less than ideal in certain areas. Plowed and open fields may lack snow cover and riders are urged to watch out for water, slush, icy patches and drifting snow along the trails.

“Snowmobilers are also encouraged to stay on the marked trails and respect adjoining property owners,” the announcement said. “Hundreds of gracious landowners are responsible for the county’s state-funded and club trails. Please respect their property and their privacy.

County officials reminded riders of Wisconsin law changes in the past year regarding trail passes – including one which requires snowmobilers with valid Wisconsin public-use registration to buy an annual Wisconsin snowmobile trail pass.

Trails maintained by Moonriders Inc. and the Denmark Norsemen snowmobile clubs were also open, according to their respective Facebook pages.

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