Just Sold this comfortable 3 bedroom home. 9117 E Hill Top Dr, Solon Springs, WI

Sold 3 bedroom 2 bath home on a large corner lot in a quiet Solon Springs neighborhood.

Newer family room and upper level bedroom addition. Plenty of space for family or your home office or crafting headquarters. Large deck off the dining room. Garage is 30×24 with room for 2.5 vehicles and plenty of storage. Meticulously clean and well cared for home and yard. Close to Upper St Croix Lake, trails, Lucius Woods, and many area lakes. Only a half hour to Superior/Duluth.

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Sold by Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor, 218-590-6634. Or, email: jeanhedren@edinarealty.com

Northwest Wisconsin bucket list: The North Country Hiking Trail

Northwest Wisconsin bucket list: The North Country Hiking Trail

The North Country Trail meanders all the way from Maine to North Dakota, in some cases incorporating existing trails like northeastern Minnesota’s Superior Hiking Trail. When completed, it will be 4,600 miles long. It’s administered by the National Park Service in cooperation with state and local agencies like the WI DNR, and nearly all trail building and maintenance is done by volunteers.

Although the trail still includes gaps where hikers are forced to settle for paved and dirt roads, the trail sections already completed include more miles than the entire Appalachian Trail. A couple hundred of those miles are right here in our own corner of Northwestern Wisconsin. It’s a vastly underutlized recreational opportunity, and I’d like to help spread the word.

Some great stretches of trail can be found in my own neighborhood, right near Gordon and Solon Springs. One stretch, for example, traverses the Douglas County Wildlife Management Area, known locally as simply The Bird Sanctuary.

North Country trail map - Douglas County WI

North Country trail map – Douglas County WI

Here, courtesy of the Brule-Saint Croix Chapter of the North Country Trail Association, are two downloadable maps. The first is a map of the entire area. The second map is a guide to one segment that’s especially interesting—the Historic Portage Trail and Brule Bog Boardwalk.

Historic Portage Trail and Brule Bog Boardwalk

Historic Portage Trail and Brule Bog Boardwalk

(For more on the Brule-Saint Croix Chapter of the North Country Trail Association, click here. To learn more about their upcoming hikes and other events, click here.)

If you’d like to explore on your own, these maps will help you get started. So far, however, detailed maps and directions to trailheads are still hard to come by for most stretches of the trail. Watch this space; you’ll soon begin seeing them here.

SOLD Country home on 10 acres just west of Solon Springs. 7896 E Cty Rd A, Solon Springs, WI.

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath chalet on 10 acres is just west of Solon Springs, WI and a half hour from Superior, WI. 7896 E Cty Rd A, Solon Springs, WI.

SOLD $165,000

Newer year round chalet with open floor plan. This well-maintained 3 bedroom home features custom hickory cabinets, stainless steel appliances, T&G pine, master suite, patio, in-floor heating, Bose sound system, and much more. Includes trails, fire pit, 3-car garage on 10 wooded acres. Half hour commute to Superior/Duluth, and a few minutes to Solon Springs and Upper St Croix Lake.

For information on homes for sale in Solon Springs or Douglas County WI, call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty, 218-590-6634. Or, email me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

Enjoy the fall colors while you shop for your NW Wisconsin lake home or cabin

Right now is a great time to find your new home, cabin, or recreational property in Northwestern Wisconsin.  Summer is over and autumn leaves are turning their brilliant yellow and red hues.  A smart strategy is to get serious about your search right now.

Beautiful fall colors in NW Wisconsin

Beautiful fall colors in NW Wisconsin

Fall leaves

Fall leaves

Here’s why:  If you’re planning to wait until spring before beginning or resuming your search, remember that a lot of other buyers are doing the same.  Sellers are very aware of this, and some have resigned themselves to not seeing much more activity until April. But once April arrives, they’ll be confident that more buyers will turn up in the months to follow. Home prices might even start a little higher and they’ll be less willing to negotiate on price.

Instead, if you find the place you’re looking for now and put in an offer, you’ll be in an excellent negotiating position.  Many sellers are eager to sell now so they can move on; your negotiating power is even better.  Some sellers will be glad to no longer be carrying those costs through the winter.

While interest rates are still very low, there is no guarantee they will remain at these levels. That’s one more reason to buy now.

This time of year, even Mother Nature is making it easier to find your new home, cabin, or recreational property.  The leaves are falling, and suddenly it’s literally much easier to see what’s out there.  Not only is this a wonderful time of year to enjoy the colors, lake homes and the lakes tend to be more visible.

But if you’re curious about properties you’ve seen online, I’d be glad to help you get a closer look.  To see my listings, go to www.JeanHedren.com.  You can search by county, community and even by the specific lake name. (I’ll also be glad to show you any properties in Northwestern Wisconsin.)  You can also check out my YouTube listing videos – Edina Realty Northwest Wisconsin Homes

There’s no better time than right now to find your new home, cabin, or recreational property in Northwestern Wisconsin.  The leaves are turning, our inventory of available properties is still good, and now is an excellent time to come take a look around.

Take your NW Wisconsin property search while enjoying the fall colors. Download my free NW Wisconsin property search app at www.JeanHedren.com

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3 Great Gordon gravel bike routes videos. Think Spring and great outdoor biking in NW Wisconsin

Enjoy three videos of bike routes in Gordon Wisconsin recreation area. Outdoor biking season begins soon.

  • Burma Rd,
  • Crotte Brook Rd,
  • Twin Bridges Rd.