Newsletter from the President
March Newsletter 2020
Plan your trip Up North now! The signs of Spring are happening everywhere in conjunction with the rollercoaster of weather patterns. It is good to feel the sunshine on your face, the warmth of a Spring breeze, and the sounds of our great outdoors coming back to life.
Reports of hibernating animals waking, the return of migrating birds, anglers in the rivers and boats on the lakes suggest it is time to make your plans. Everything from the annual spring-cleaning of the house and yard to getting Up North to open the cabin and getting outdoors with family and friends.
As the ice melts and the waters begin to warm, look along the break lines of weed beds, logs, docks and other structures for perch, bluegill and pike coming out of the depths and into the shallows for their annual spawning ritual. Be very cautious especially around dawn and dusk as the deer, skunks, opossums, and raccoons are all becoming more active wanting to cross the roads at some of the most inopportune times for humans in their vehicles.
If you are coming Up North to ride our trails, please be aware that the designated snowmobile trails are closed to wheeled vehicles until March 31; however, all other roads and trails are available to ride. Be careful of washouts, ruts and mud holes and apply common courtesy as the trail groomers will be able to do more work if we keep the trails intact and not torn up during the freeze/thaw period.
Please take your time, make your plans now and we will see you along the road where Up North begins in West Branch!
President, West Branch Visitors Bureau