Best Places to Enjoy a North Central Wisconsin Summer

Discover North Central Wisconsin this summer.

Your Recreation Jewel of the Midwest!

Over 8 million acres of recreation and fun await your arrival in North Central Wisconsin this summer. Our area offers thousands of miles of scenic trail systems for bikers and hikers. Plenty of areas lakes give you an opportunity enjoy fishing at its best and possibly catch that “big one” or simply canoe or kayak around the waters. Explore thousands of square miles of public lands in the Chequamegon Nicolet National, state and county forests that make you feel like you are in another world!

Come see for yourself the best ways to enjoy a North Central Wisconsin summer!



Forest - Fall

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

Mamoth on a Hike

Langlade County

Nothing beats hiking the 50 miles of the Ice Age trail in Langlade County during springtime.  Hikers will be immersed in blooming forest while viewing spectacular glacier formations.  The trail is divided up into five segments ranging from 9.5 to 13.5 miles in length. We recommend trying the new trail created by the 2018 Mobile Skills Crew for the Old Railroad Segment by Veteran’s Memorial County Park/Jack Lake Campground. While here in “The County of Trails,” try one of the other seven Langlade County hiking trails. For more information 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

Green Cabin at night

Oconto County

Enjoy uniquely designed, colorful stone cottages in Oconto County! Camp Lake Resort, also known as the Gingerbread Cottages, is a beautiful location for your next family vacation.  Cabins are furnished for a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable vacation. Nearby woods, 127 acres to be exact, provides an excellent opportunity for nature walks and if that’s not enough it borders the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Behind the cottages is a beach open to all guests to enjoy some fun in the sun.  Make sure to book your trip today for a restful, but adventurous trip to the Northwoods. For more information go to


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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 springtime fun:

Local Flavor: 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 the Insider’s Guide to Ice Cream, a dozen diners worth a taste, top six sandwiches, and the classic fish fry.

Outdoor Fun: Get active outdoors. Hit the popular 27-mile Green Circle Trail. If you are bringing the whole family, check out our Kids Guide. and stroll through the Stevens Point Sculpture Park. For more, head out for SculptureQuest, a first-of-its-kind geocaching adventure.

Indoor Activities: Cozy up inside and find the best coffee hot spots and learn about the best spots for $5 or less, before heading out for can't miss events and family fun.

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