Sports & Recreation
The Ice Age Trail, one of only eleven National Scenic Trails in the United States, is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting Wisconsin’s world-renowned Ice Age heritage and scenic beauty. Though the entire Ice Age Trail covers a great distance, it has multiple access points and traverses a wide variety of landscapes. Whether you are looking for a short, after-work jaunt, a multi-day backpacking adventure or a once-in-a-lifetime thru-hike, there’s a segment of the Ice Age Trail that will match what you are seeking.
Ladysmith, WI 54848
FAST is made up of swimmers from Rusk, Chippewa and Sawyer Counties. Including, but not limited to, the cities of Ladysmith, Conrath, Tony, Sheldon, Glen Flora, Bruce and Weyerhaeuser.
The Flambeau Area Swim Team is part of the Central Wisconsin Swim Conference, which is divided into three (3) divisions: East, West and North. We are in the North Division.
Our season typically runs from October through March. Swim meets are held on Saturdays in November, December and January.
New Lenox, IL 60451
Flambeau River Gravel Grinder is a promotional bicycle race sponsored by the International Cycling League, LLC adn will be held in Ladysmith on June 16, 2018. There will be races for all catagories and race distances for everyone.
My family has been riding bikes in Rusk County for close to 50 years. We always marveled at the quiet, but well-kept secret and beauty of the Flambeau river.
We mostly rode on the paved roads where most days we would see more wild life than vehicles!
My son Christian won his first age group race in the Ladysmith Log Jam in 1991!
Then we started mixing in MTB rides on the gravel roads and fell in love with beauty and silence even more….
Last spring, I went to watch Christian, and a guy named Lance ride in a Gravel race called the “Southern Cross” in northern Georgia.
I was amazed at the number of people who raced and how the increase demand for gravel racing was out there.
I also started thinking of how a great gravel race in Rusk County could put this area on the proverbial cycling map.
We are going to have one major addition to the Southern Cross race because spectating was downright boring.
The Flambeau Gravel Grinder will start in the Rusk County Fairgrounds and finish on the beach in Memorial Park.
We will have all types of kid’s races, entertainment, awards ceremonies, food and drink until and after the rider’s finish.
We will have canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals and lessons.
Please come for the race then stay for the rest of Father’s Day weekend playing in the woods and water of beautiful Rusk County!
John Vande Velde
USA Cycling Hall of Fame
N3468 Hwy 73
Glen Flora, WI 54526
Force Fitness/Healing Hands offers Karate School Classes, Self-Defense Classes and Massage Therapy (by appointment).
Currently, Corwyn Blackwell is offering a Self Defense Class every first and third Wednesday of the month at the Flambeau School, starting January 2, 2019. Doors open at 5:45pm and class starts at 6:00pm. This class is FREE TO RUSK COUNTY RESIDENTS! Sponsored by the Flambeau Community Education Association and the Flambeau PTA.
Eau Claire WI 54701
The mission of the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes is to build the girls courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
GSNWGL is a non-profit 501C-3
Marvelous Mike’s Mini golf is a 2 acre, 24 hole mini golf course through the woods. They also serve Cedar Crest Ice Cream, hot dogs, pizza and frozen soft serve yogurt.
Call them to plan special events.
The Rusk Rider ATV Club was founded in 2002. Our goal is to keep growing the sport of ATV/UTVing in Rusk County. Our Club helps maintain our trail north of Weyerhaeuser. We currently have 24 miles of trail and are always working towards getting more trails open. We played a key role in getting a route opened in the City of Ladysmith and the Village of Bruce including access into Bruce from the West. We conduct an ATV Safety Course each year and have worked with local Ambulance and Fire Departments to do mock crash trainings. We like to promote ATV/UTVing by being visible in our community through participating in local parades and having a booth at various events. Our meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month (April through November) at the Swamp Road Sportsman’s Club west of Ladysmith starting at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. If interested in joining our club, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Located on the beautiful Flambeau River, the nine hole course offers fairways lined with mature trees and picturesque river views. Our goal is to offer a great golfing experience at an affordable price. The full service restaurant and bar offer a varied menu with a dining experience overlooking the course and scenic river.