Hello! Welcome to Tara Lila LLC's home on the Web. This page is a good place to start to learn a bit about us and to familiarize yourself with this site. News and info pertaining to events like Tara Lila's annual Snowshoe Celebration are posted in the sidebar (left) and announcements are posted below. Scroll down the page for an introduction to Tara Lila.
What's New Along The Trail
New Red Tara Trail To Open For Snowshoe Celebarion III
At last year's Snowshoe Celebration, 'Shoers that braved the unseasonably cold temps in the morning got the first crack at experiencing the A-My-Tab-Ha and Medicine Trails at Tara Lila's Lincoln Unit. The trails have gone on to be favorites among area 'shoers. For this year's event, we wanted to create an enticing reason to bring SC3 back to where it all started just three short years ago. The new Red Tara Trail, at our Three Lakes Unit at the south end of Sundstein Road, Eagle River, is our 5th snowshoe/hiking trail. Starting near our kiosk, The Red and Green Tara Trails run together for roughly .2 miles. Red Tara then splits north, crosses the Three Eagle Trail, and follows a mile long circuit through beautiful and varied terrain. The main loop features east and west legs that meander along high ridges on either side of a phenomenal cedar lowland. Because of the proximity of Red Tara to the Green Tara trail, users will have a multitude of options for creating routes of varying distance - all within easy access to the Sundstein Road parking lot. But that's not all - for SC3, we have created a shorter "ëasy" Red Tara route incorporating our maintenance trail.
Snowshowing Tara Lila's Lincoln Unit As A Loop
The Section Nine Road parking area is open for those that wish to enjoy snowshoeing or backcountry xc skiing at our Lincoln Unit. Our A-My-Tab-Ha and Medicine Trails have become a not-so-well-kept secret among area snowshoers. A loop incorporating both trails creates a great 'shoe for those looking for a longer route. Starting at the parking lot, users can take A-My-Tab-Ha up to Frieda's Meadow and for a feel of the Alps in winter. From there they can head down towards Four Women Boardwalk and pass some of the largest, oldest quaking aspen trees we know of. Exiting the trail, one can continue on the Boardwalk to the North side of Tara Lila, take a break, head back across the boardwalk, and take the Medicine Trail through a stunning cedar swamp on the way to a couple enormous glacial rocks. From there one can return to the parking lot. Or you may choose to go "counter clockwise" or use the Three Eagle Trail as part of the loop. Because, unlike Tara Lila's Three Lakes Unit, we actually ecnourage snowshoers to use the Three Eagle Trail.
Introducing Tara Lila
What is Tara Lila LLC ? We are a small, family-owned company operating in the borderlands between Vilas and Oneida Counties in Northeastern Wisconsin's scenic Northwoods.
With help from our friends, we are active in the develpment of public-access recreational trails on several woodland parcels we own in the townships of Lincoln, Three Lakes, and Sugar Camp.
The original idea for Tara Lila was to take land we had purchased for conservancy, build low-impact trails on that land, and open the trails to public access. In the process of that we found ourselves involved in a number of things. A partial list would include the following activities:
- Purchasing/holding woodland acreage for long term conservancy
- Opening our lands to public access through the creation of wilderness/snowshoe trail systems
- Working with regional trail groups to promote, develop and preserve silent sport trail infrastructure
- Creating events like Snowshoe Celebration which publicize Tara Lila and create a draw for the area's tourism based economy
- Supporting area non-profits directly or through creative multi-target matching grants
Great. We're Interested In Visiting Tara Lila and Enjoying The Trails. Can You Tell Us More About That?
To date, all of our wilderness/snowshoe trail development has been adjcent to and accessible from the Three Eagle Trail - the area's premiere bicycle-pedestrian trail between the sities of Eagle River and Three Lake. Our two existing trails - the Green Tara and White Tara Trails can be accessed from the Three Eagle Trail's Sundstein Road Trail head approximately 5 miles south of Eagle River. The two trails are open year round for hiking, snowshoeing, and back-country skiing.
More information about the Green and White Tara Trails including trail maps -can be found here on our Trails Page. We welcome you to discover one of Eagle River's best kept secrets.
These are rustic wilderness trails and you are using our facilities at your own risk. To help assure your safety and enjoyment we ask that you take some time to become familiar with our Park Rules.
For directions to Tara Lila, please see our Getting Here page.
Groups Welcome - Plan Your Next Snowshoe Outing At Tara Lila