Best Ways to Enjoy a North Central Wisconsin Summer

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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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  or

Rafting down the Wolf River at Gilmore's Mistake

Langlade County

Nothing beats a hot summer day than floating down the Wolf River in a raft, canoe, kayak, or tube.  The Wolf River in the northern section from Hollister to Langlade at the Highway 64 bridge is often paddled by beginners.  This section offers a variety of Class I and II rapids with good surfing waves and countless currents.  Past the Highway 64 bridge, commonly referred to as Section III of the Wolf River, the river has stretches of several Class II+ (III) rapids and some long flatwater stretches. With most of the riverbank under state ownership (until the end of the run), you get the feeling of paddling in a wilderness setting.  For more information on the Wolf River, other paddling opportunities, and outfitters in Langlade County, go to

Lincoln Fall

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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Oconto County

Start off on four wheels throughout the Chequamegon-Nicolet National and County Forests. With over 450 miles of fully interconnected, scenic riding, we offer an array of historical and natural sites to visit along the way.  Stop in for a sweet treat at Sweet Memories Candy Shoppe in Lakewood. Enjoy room after room of candy or roughly 4,500 square feet of treats. Sweet Memories Candy Shoppe has become part of families “up north” traditions for over 30 years. 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!


Find local flavor with the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective in the Stevens Point Area, including Central Waters as shown. Photo credit to @cobalt_brewing

Portage County

In the Stevens Point Area, here are three ways to find fall fun:

On the Road: Don't skip the best fall color routes in the Stevens Point Area, from the rolling hills along the Ice Age Trail near Amherst to the water-framed views along Lake DuBay. Then, find more inspiration for the season, with our list to the top things to do this fall.

On the Trail: Get a close-up of fall color exploring the popular 27-mile Green Circle Trail. If you are bringing the whole family, check out our Kids Guide. For more, stroll through the Stevens Point Sculpture Park and check out SculptureQuest, a first-of-its-kind geocaching adventure.

With a twist: Tour and sample your way through the popular stops with the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective, a collection of craft breweries, wineries and a distillery. Then, grab a bite at one of the favorite local spots, with help from a dozen diners worth a taste, top six sandwiches, insta-worthy restaurants, and the classic fish fry.

Want more? Explore more about the Stevens Point Area here.

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Shawano County

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

Try Our Great 8 - Chef's Top Picks for Unique Flavors in Shawano Country
Sommelier/Chef Wayne Czypinski describes his top choices for unique flavors and signature dishes from 8 restaurants and one nationally acclaimed bacon crafter in Shawano and Menominee Counties.

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!

Fall Drive

Vilas County

For an exciting color show of hardwoods that won’t disappoint, drive the twists and turns of Hwy E from Conover into Phelps!

Visit for more information and to order a guide.


Waushara County

Nordic Mountain offers winter fun the whole family will enjoy. 18 exciting trails, including 2 glade trails and 3 terrain park runs. Evergreen Campsites & Resort Tubing Park is designed to be the most exciting tubing ride around.

For more information on Nordic Mountain