G a n d y D a n c e r T r a i l .
Thousands of visitors each year test their endurance by biking and hiking the Gandy Dancer Regional Trail that cuts through the western edge of Siren.
Located directly behind the Lodge at Crooked Lake, this former Soo Line railroad has been developed into a multi-use, recreational trail system for biking and hiking in the summer, and snowmobiling in the winter.
Stretching from St. Croix Falls to Superior, the 98 mile trail passes through Burnett, Douglas and counties in Wisconsin and Pine County in Minnesota.
In addition to scenic views of lakes, rivers and forests, the Gandy's close proximity to towns and marked mile post signs provide easy access to food and information.
Bike permits are required on the Gandy for anyone 16 years or older -- daily permits are $4 and annual permits are $20.
Gandy Dancer Trail passes can be purchased at The Lodge at Crooked Lake/Tourism Office, Best Western Northwoods Lodge, Holiday gas station, Peggy's Fashion Rack and Yourchuck's True Value in Siren; also at neighboring locations of Webster Ace Hardware, Danbury Hardware Hank and The Log Cabin Store in Danbury.
Once conditions are favorable, the Gandy Dancer Trail is open for snowmobiling from December 1st to March 31st. For further information, visit www.burnettcounty.com
or call 715-349-5999 or toll free 1-800-788-3164.
H a v e y o u h e a r d . . .
Gandy Dancer is a nickname given to the 1800s railroad track workers
who used tools from Chicago’s Gandy Tool Company.
Their rhythmic songs and chants gave the appearance of an unusual dance routine
as their hammers and shovels flew while laying tracks in the rail bed
which now serves as the trail.