The Cabin Trailhead has limited hiking due to wetlands close to the Cabin. The Cabin is closed out of ski season, but the vault toilets are open all year.The cabin was built by the MECCA club members and volunteers, and completely funded by donations from members, skiers, and local businesses and governments.The cabin is located at Trailhead B, and is a great addition to the ski trails. There is a changing room and wax bench to get ready. There is a wood stove and hot chocolate to warm you up after skiing. There may even be cookies supplied by the Iron Nordic Ski Team from the Mercer school.The cabin is usually open from 8am to 6pm during the ski season.To get to the Cabin Trailhead, take US Highway 51 to Beachway Drive (across the highway from the new Dollar General store). Beachway Drive will lead to Mercer Lake Circle, and then to Fierick Road... Continue south, following the signs.
The main Cabin is located at 4686N Fierick Rd. - GPS Coordinates: N46.1472 W90.0549
Little Turtle Flowage Trailhead
The Little Turtle Flowage Trailhead is preferred for spring, summer, and fall trail use. You can access more of the trail system when conditions are wet.To get to the Little Turtle Flowage Trailhead, take US Highway 51 to County Trunk Highway FF (about one mile north of Mercer, turn at the Cranberry Inn). Take FF west about one mile to Popko's Circle East. Take Popko's Circle East south almost two miles to Joe's Shack Road. Take Joe's Shack Road east to the Little Turtle Waterfowl Management Area.
The Little Turtle Flowage Trailhead is located off Joe's Shack Rd. - GPS Coordinates: N46.1449 W90.0923