Snowshoeing is as easy as putting one foot in front of the other. That’s part of the beauty of this sport – anyone can do it and have fun, even if it’s a new activity. Vilas County is a great place to test out your snowshoe legs. There are stores that rent snowshoes, and if you decide you would like to make this a regular part of your winter fun, they sell them too. Today’s snowshoes are something of a different animal than the traditional snowshoes of yesterday. While those snowshoes got the job done, modern aluminum snowshoes are light and have bindings that are incredibly easy to use. One thing hasn’t changed: snowshoeing is great exercise; it can burn more than 600 calories per hour. You can get pretty warm trekking through the snow, so be sure to dress in layers so you can keep from overheating. Some great places in Vilas County to start your snowshoeing fun include the Powell Trails in Manitowish Waters, the Star Lake Nature Trail in Sayner/Star Lake and the Tara Lila trails in Eagle River. To remain good friends with the cross-county skiers, take care to avoid walking on the ski trails.