Fall in North Central Wisconsin

One of the best ways to experience North Central Wisconsin is enjoying the cooling temperatures, fall colors, and more in Autumn!

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

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

Places to go in Wisconsin in Fall


Florence County

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

Fall ATVing in Langlade County

Langlade County

Come to Langlade County to experience the fall colors as you ATV/UTV four main trails totaling 96+ miles.  The four main trails are Augustyn Springs Trail, Parrish Highlands Trail, Pickerel/Person ATV Trail, and White Lake ATV Trail.  The ATV/UTV trails are connected through various road routes.  There is even an ATV/UTV route from the City of Antigo hotels connecting with the Parrish Highland Trail and the Bass Lake Area.  For more information on ATV/UTVing in Langlade County on go to www.langladecounty.org.

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


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

View fall’s breathtaking colors in Oconto County.  Start by climbing 132 steps to the top of the 100-foot steel structure known as the Mountain Fire Lookout Tower. The view from the top of the tower can’t be explained except only to view it yourself. This free site is the only Forest Service tower still standing in the area and is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register. For more information, click here!

Oneida County - Lake Tomahawk

There’s no better place to experience the magic of fall than Oneida County in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. It’s an easy weekend trip that delivers big fall color. Pine trees mix with hardwoods to create fall scenes you won’t find anywhere else. Here’s a sample of what you can do on a two-day, two-night trip to Oneida County.

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 four ways to find fall fun:

On the Farm: If it isn't quite fall until you've visited a pumpkin farm, corn maze, or apple orchard, you'll want to check our guide to fall farms for the inside scoop.

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 to the water-framed views along Lake DuBay. Then, find more inspiration for the season, with our list of 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 family-friendly fall bucket list. For more, stroll through the Stevens Point Sculpture Park and check out SculptureQuest, a first-of-its-kind geocaching adventure.

With a twist: Sip 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 from one of the favorite local spots, from the best burgers to a classic fish fry.

Want more? Explore more fall fun in the Stevens Point Area here.

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Shawano County

Shawano Country offers a delightful array of fall activities that capture the essence of the season in this charming Midwest town.  As the foliage transforms into vibrant colors of reds, oranges, and yellows, residents and visitors alike can embark on scenic fall foliage self-driving tours, meandering through the picturesque countryside. The annual Shawano Country Miles of Art event showcases the talent of local artists, providing an opportunity to immerse oneself in the region's creative spirit. We are known to be Wisconsin's Barn Quilt Capital showcasing over 408 works of art located on various barns and farm related buildings in the county.

Families can embrace the season by visiting pumpkin patches, participating in hayrides, and conquering corn mazes. Fall festivals, celebrating everything from pumpkins to the Shawano Downtown Oktoberfest and Witches' Night Out, add a festive touch to the fall scene. Whether enjoying the crisp air on a nature walk at the Navarino Nature Center, picking apples at nearby orchards, or savoring fall flavors at local supper clubs and restaurants, Shawano provides a picturesque backdrop for a memorable autumn experience.

For a full events calendar check out Shawano Country!

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Waushara County

Fall is a great time to visit Waushara County!
Fishing or boating on one of our many lakes is a great way to get a full view of the splendid fall colors.
Play a round of golf or, if you bring the kids, maybe a round of mini golf at Roseville,
and finish it off with an ice cream cone.
Whether you hike the trails, or bike one of the routes, or just sit around a campfire, you will be surrounded
by the splendor of fall at its finest.

Lakes and Rivers

Golf Courses

Mini Golf

Hiking and Biking

Fall - Wood County WI

Wood County

Maple, Cranberries, Heritage & More!  Explore the beauty of fall in Wood County.  From great fat tire bike and hiking trails with views at Powers Bluff, to action on ATV's, and peaceful places, enjoy all Wood County offers!

Join the fun celebrating 29 years of all things maple at Maple Fall Fest.

Check out seas of red berries amid fall colors plus information and samples of Wisconsin's #1 fruit along the Cranberry Highway.

For more information on things to do in Marshfield check out Visit Marshfield.  For information on the southern part of Wood County and Wisconsin Rapids, VisitWisRapids.