Palmquist Farm Trail

Trail Activities
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Hiking and biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Snowshoeing
About the Trail
Overview
The trail winds past fields, brooks and wild forests, and you may see a variety of wildlife and farm animals including beef cows, a bull, two Belgian draft horses, plus 4 different varieties of deer inside the deer farm: Sika deer (a small deer from East Asia), white-tailed deer, white deer, and large elk.

This privately-owned facility offers a unique experience with quaint, rustic and cozy log cabin accommodations and delicious, home-cooked, family-style meals. You’ll find the trails very quiet, with low traffic, so you can enjoy the trail at your own time and pace. In addition to the farm trails, there are rural gravel roads and other local trails to explore. There is a trail use fee.

Location
  • N5136 River Road, Brantwood, WI; 12 miles east of Prentice on Highway 8, north 1 mile to the farm
Length
  • 23 miles
Trail Type
  • Loop
Skill Level
  • Easy to moderate
Aerobic Level
  • Easy to moderate
Hiking & Biking
The trails consist mostly of gently rolling terrain with some steeper man-made hills and travel through colorful fields of wildflowers, green pastures, forests, and hardwood ridges while passing numerous ponds. Most trails are grassy, and they are kept mowed all summer.

Horseback Riding
The trails are generally easy to ride on and well suited to the beginning or intermediate horseback rider. The terrain is mostly gently rolling hills with a few steeper man-made hills. Some trails have a few shallow stream crossings, but the depth is normally not more than one to two feet. If you are interested in riding your horse on the Palmquist Farm Trail, please contact them regarding any necessary requirements by visiting their website or via email.

Cross-country Skiing
The trails are groomed for skate and classical skiing using a state-of-the-art Pisten Bully groomer. There is a lighted ski trail so you can enjoy the outdoors after dark. Classic ski rental is available for both adults and children for a fee, as well as Finnish pulks (small lightweight sleds that adults can harness around their waists to pull small children on the ski trails). Well-behaved dogs are allowed on the trail as well as skijoring with dogs.

Snowshoeing

You can explore the area using the farm trails or make your own trail through a winter wonderland of fields and forests. Snowshoe rental is available for both adults and children for a fee.