Best Ways to Enjoy North Central Wisconsin Biking

North Central Wisconsin is the land of lakes, forests, trails and friendly communities! Enjoy a unique blend of history, culture and recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, ATVing and more this fall.

Plan your fall trip today and come see for yourself the 9 best views in North Central Wisconsin.

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Florence County

Located along the Wisconsin-Michigan border, Florence County is a wilderness paradise. More than half of the county’s land is publicly owned forest – more than 250,000 acres – making Florence County one of the wildest places in Wisconsin.

Explore the Nicolet National Forest, which offers hundreds of thousands of acres for hiking, hunting, wilderness camping, birdwatching and mountain biking. Horseback riders will find riding opportunities on Bush Lake Flats Trail and Hall’s Creek Trail.

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Forest County

In the heart of the majestic Nicolet National Forest, this 147 mile figure-8 route takes you through quiet vistas, along pristine waterways, and scenic roads. For more information  www.visitforestcounty.com  or www.nicolet-wolfriver-scenicbyway.com

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Langlade County

Langlade County, The County of Trails, offers cyclists many different riding options: winding in forest trails, smooth paths through farmlands or relaxing routes around local lakes. For a more physical ride, Langlade County offers seven different trails for mountain bikers to choose ranging from beginner to expert. So what are you waiting for? Get your bike and ride "The County of Trails!"  For more information, go to www.langladecounty.org.

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Lincoln County

For fall fun in Lincoln County - check out this trail that follows the abandoned Milwaukee Road railroad bed and goes north from Tomahawk to the Lincoln County line near Lake Nokomis. For more information Lincoln County

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Marinette County

Marinette County is ideally located in Northeast Wisconsin on the shores of Green Bay bordering the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. State and county parks provide restful, scenic surroundings to spend leisure time. Endless trails provide recreation for adventurers who desire to ATV, snowmobile, hike, bike and cross country ski. Over 230,000 acres of county forest land are available for hunting and exploring wildlife.

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Oconto County

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest provides a wide variety of mountain biking opportunities ranging from well-maintained and signed loops to more challenging cross-country travel. The McComb Nordic Ski Trails are the perfect location during the Summer for mountain biking.  This trail includes four different loops that range from easy to difficult. There are plenty of off-road adventures throughout the entire forest by hitting back roads and old logging roads across the District. For more information, click here!

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CAVOC - This four season trail system in Rhinelander is spectacular in the fall, with a beautiful mix of deciduous oak, maple, birch and tamarack, plus stately evergreens and wildlife!

Plan your Oneida County fall vacation today!

 

Biking the beautiful Green Circle Trail in the Stevens Point Area. Photo credit to @travis.haines

Portage County

Here are the top places visitors (and locals) love to bike in the Stevens Point Area.

Start with the iconic Green Circle Trail. Perfect for riders of all ages and abilities, it offers 27-miles of scenic trail. The best part? It connects to even more trails worth exploring, including the Schmeeckle Reserve, the Stevens Point Sculpture Park, and the Tomorrow River State Trail.

For more of a challenge, venture to some of the best mountain biking trails in Wisconsin at Standing Rocks County Park. The park which offers a combo platter of old-school narrow legacy trails and new wide, smooth flow trails will keep beginners to experts enjoying their ride.

Want more? Check out our can’t miss list for biking in the Stevens Point Area, with more trails and road routes. Then, order a visitors guide and a Pedal Paddle Hike Guide or view it online to plan your biking adventure.

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Shawano County

No matter the weather, we have some great options for your visit!

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Feelin' Outdoorsy?? - Hit the Trails!!
With over 400 miles of groomed and marked snowmobile trails that wind through majestic forests and scenic meadows, Shawano County is a snowmobiler's paradise.

Whether you're looking for a date night, retail therapy with the girls or fun with the kiddos, check out Shawano Country!

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Vilas County

The biggest challenge in biking Vilas County? Deciding where to start. Families will find gentle paved paths that travel through forests (and maybe even by a beach or ice cream shop). Mountain bikers can dial into our challenging single-track routes. Fatbike riders will find four seasons of fun, including trails groomed for winter biking. Learn more about biking here.

A favorite among visitors and locals alike is the Heart of Vilas County Paved Bike Trail System, which connects the communities of St. Germain, Sayner, Boulder Junction and Manitowish Waters and is a perfect path for riders of all ages.

And be sure to download the Map It Vilas County trails app to find trails based on location, amenities and more.

Biking by season: Spring | Summer | Fall

Waushara Biking

Waushara County

Explore Biking in our County!

Nordic Mountain Summer Mountain Biking–9 miles of single track trails and these trails range from beginner level to expert level. Check out the
Waushara Area Mountain Bike Association for maps and information:
WAMBA Facebook Page

Nordic Mountain Winter Fat Bike Trails – 3 miles of single track trails available only on the lower Willow Creek section. Check out the
Waushara Area Mountain Bike Association for maps and information:
WAMBA Facebook Page

Road Biking Routes – Ride your ride on any of the established 10 routes throughout our county. You will see beautiful rural scenery ranging from  woodlots and wetlands to agricultural lands and small villages. All 10 routes will have directional signage by 2021. Check out our Bike Routes here:
Bike Route Books

Waushara Area Social Cycling – Join the Waushara Area Social Cycling page to find group rides and events available:
Waushara Social Cycling Facebook Page

Waushara County Parks – To learn more about our Waushara County Parks for other outdoor activities see our website at
Waushara County Parks

Biking in Wood County

Wood County

Rides for the whole family!  Explore the area that was once a glacial lake bed.  Secluded wooded trails, miles of paved trails along the Wisconsin River, including through Ben Hansen park where the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial is located.

Over 20 miles of scenic trails connecting users to all Marshfield has to offer.  Catch the action on mountain bike trails in the Village of Hewitt.  The Wisconsin Rapids Area has the 25 mile Ahdawgam trails  (two-sided rapids) through the city and along the river.