Feel the Rush in Langlade County!
Langlade County is home to 130,000 acres of public lands, 841 lakes, 225 streams and 200 spring ponds. It’s a lot of forest, a lot of water and a whole lot of fun.
The Wolf River flows through Langlade County, providing both whitewater rafting and kayaking. Many different outfitters offer you an unforgettable whitewater rafting experience. Running the fast-flowing Wolf River in Langlade is one of Wisconsin’s greatest outdoor thrills.
The Wolf River also provides some of Langlade Wisconsin’s best fly fishing for trout. The width of the river and its rocky banks allow for long casts to the river’s numerous trout.
In addition to rafting, paddling, and fishing, Langlade County offers several swimming opportunities. Swimmers can choose from many different beaches or the Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center.
Hiking opportunities abound in Langlade County. Trek the Antigo Walking/Biking Trail. Or, head deep into the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Walk the 50-mile segment of the Ice Age Trail that cuts through Langlade County. Horseback Riding Trails include Crocker Hills Horse and Dog Sled Trail, Moccasin Lake Riding Trail and Popple Ridge Trail. This is one of the reasons why Langlade County was branded “The County Of Trails!”
Bikers can choose from the Nicolet Roche Trail, City of Antigo Moutain Bike Trail, Moccasin Lake Trail, Gartzke Flowage Trail, Antigo’s City Bike Route and Antigo Walking/Biking Trail. Road biking enthusiasts can ride miles of quiet, lightly traveled roadways.
ATVers/UTVers love the 96 miles of ATV trails in Langlade County including the Augustyn Springs, Parrish Highlands, Pickerel/Pearson, and White Lake ATV/UTV Trails. The trails are very scenic and traverse glacial moraines, upland hardwoods, cedar swamps and small rivers and lakes. The terrain is slightly rolling to very hilly. Trails link to the Lincoln, Oneida, Forest, and Oconto County ATV trails. New in 2015 is the Antigo Area ATV/UTV Route. This route allows visitors at the northside hotels access to ride to the Parrish Highlands ATV Trails without hauling the ATV/UTV any further than the hotel. The trailhead is located at the corner of Saratoga Street and Amron Avenue.
Langlade presents an amazing array of winter activities. Snowmobilers can look forward to 530 miles of snowmobile trails groomed by 10 different clubs. Cross-country skiers can choose from seven excellent trails, including Antigo Lake Trail, Gartzke Flowage Trail, Jack Lake Trail, Kettlebowl Ski Trail and Mocassin Lake Ski Trail. Gartzke Flowage and Jack Lake trails also offer snowshoeing. Langlade County even offers a sled dog training area!
Kettlebowl Ski Hill has downhill skiing and is one of the best family ski hills in Wisconsin. Kettlebowl Downhill Ski Area provides great slope skiing for the entire family. It has two rope-operated hills and is open every weekend during the winter. Plus, it offers the best prices around. If sledding is what you are looking for, come to the Antigo Sledding Hill, located in the Railway Activity Park.