USA TODAY named the American Birkebeiner Trail in Hayward, WI as "the best cross-country ski destination in the nation."

The American Birkebeiner “Birkie” trail stretches over 60 miles through Bayfield and Sawyer Counties in northwest Wisconsin and was named number one as part of the USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest.

“It is an incredible honor for the Birkie Trail to be voted the number one cross-country
ski destination in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice award contest,” said Ben
Popp, American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, Executive Director.