Best Trail for Cross-Country Skiing

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced cross-country skier, Beaver Creek Reserve near Fall Creek has a trail for you and a place to warm up that doubles as an educational exhibit about the local environment —  if you’re not skiing, you might as well be learning! Twelve miles of wooded terrain greet you at Tower Ridge in the town of Seymour, the Valley’s second-favorite cross-country ski spot, which boasts lighted trails available for night skiing. Lowes Creek County Park just south of Eau Claire rounds out the trio with 5 miles of ski trails to experience. — Diana Peterson