Best Places to Enjoy a North Central Wisconsin Winter

Discover North Central Wisconsin this Winter.

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

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

Kettlebowl Ski Hill

Langlade County

Come to Langlade County to enjoy downhill skiing at inexpensive prices.  Kettlebowl Ski Hill provides great skiing and snowboarding with natural snow for the entire family.  Rope tows take you to one of five runs for beginning to intermediate skiers.  The Ski Hill is open every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 pm weather permitting and adequate snow coverage.   Kettlebowl Ski Hill can keep their prices low because of all the great volunteers that run the facility.  Antigo Ski is at the hill for ski and snowboard rentals days the ski hill is open.  A modern chalet with reasonably priced concessions is also on site. Along with the ski hill is a 4.5 mile cross country ski trail which departs and returns to the Ski Hill grounds facility. Kettlebowl Ski Hill is located in the central part of Langlade County on Highway 52, approximately 17 miles northeast of Antigo. For more information or to find out if the Ski Hill is open, 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

Winter ITBEC Picture

Oconto County

Oconto County is home to over 480 miles of well-maintained and groomed snowmobile trails! Sled through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest as you pass over streams and take in natural features throughout your adventure.  Local establishments are sled friendly and appreciate your business. Stop at Animal’s Bear Trail Bar and Grill, Waubee Lake Lodge or TNT’s Russted Nail Food & Spirits for a home-cooked meal and a place to warm up. Oconto County provides some of the best snowmobiling opportunities in the state! Hope to see you soon.  For your convenience a trailhead is located on Hwy 32 in Lakewood. For more information, click here!


get•a•way  get-uh-wey n: well-earned escape from everything but the things you love the most

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 winter 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.

Outdoor Fun: Get active with the Top Five Best Outdoor Activities in the Stevens Point Area, from downhill skiing to snowshoeing and everything in between.

Indoor Activities: Or, cozy up inside and find the Top Five Best Indoor Activities in the Stevens Point Area this season, from creative outlets, can't miss events and family fun. Bringing the kids? Check out our Kids Guide to Winter fun.

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

Nueske Bacon itbec_2

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