Merrill Memorial Forest is a 920-acre wildlife habitat area. There are walking trails for those who want peace and solitude. It is located off Country Trunk Highway R and is also a public hunting ground. The park includes an 80-acre wetland area, recently named the Don Manthei Recreational and Wetland Area.
The Merrill Memorial Forest has been the benefactor of a WDNR Stewardship Grant recently, allowing us (through the hard work of local volunteer(s)) to develop new bike trails through the property. This new bike trail was designed and built by a local resident who is very passionate and talented in building trail. The trails have brought a new group of visitors to our community and has been a tremendous asset to our park system. This trails now connect to LIncoln County's Underdown Bike Trails, providing one of the longest continuous single track bike trails in Wisconsin.
**We are excited to announce that on 2/8 and 2/9/20 the Memorial Forest will be hosting the Wisconsin Badger State Games Fat Tire Bike Races on Saturday and new this year the Snowshoe Races on Sunday. Come out and compete or cheer on all of the competitors from around Wisconsin.
Click here: for updated trail maps for the Memorial Forest & Connection to Underdown
*Replanting the Red Pine Plantation after the Tornado