Summer in North Central Wisconsin

One of the best ways to experience North Central Wisconsin is in the 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, swimming, boating, fishing, and more this summer.

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

Places to go in Wisconsin in Summer


Florence County

Located along the Wisconsin-Michigan border, Florence County is a wilderness paradise. More than half of the county’s land is publicly owned forest – more than 250,000 acres – making Florence County one of the wildest places in Wisconsin.

If you love running wild rivers, you need to come to Florence County. Florence County offers opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and tubing. The Pine, Popple and Brule rivers are all popular paddling destinations. The Wild Rivers Interpretive and Resource Center showcases the history of the area and should be your first stop on your Florence County adventure.

Florence County offers fantastic fishing. Cast for walleye, northern pike, musky, bass and bluegill on 265 lakes. Many of Florence County’s lakes have little or no development. Swim, boat or just take in the gorgeous scenery. And for the trout angler, Florence County offers hundreds of miles of trout streams.

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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

The trill of 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.


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

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!

Oneida County Summer

It’s your vacation—spend it however you want in Oneida County.

Oneida County is in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods and offers everything you need for a relaxing getaway, including welcoming resorts and laid-back restaurants, family-friendly attractions and outstanding outdoor recreation.

Plan your Oneida County vacation today!


Explore the Stevens Point Area this summer!

Portage County

In the Stevens Point Area, here are the top five ways to find summer fun:

  1. Hit the trail, starting with the popular Green Circle Trail, with unique stops like the Stevens Point Sculpture Park. (Get the inside scoop, with our guides to tasty spots along the way, our Kids Guide to the trail, and where to stay.)
  2. Find fun on the water, from exploring the backwaters of the Wisconsin River to picking the best waterfront rental.
  3. Head out for festivals and events you'll only find here, from free live music events all season long to the quirky and fun paddling-based adventure Paddlequest.
  4. Come hungry. Eat your way around Wisconsin's oldest farmers' market, before grabbing a seat at Ruby Cafe, named the best coffeehouse in Wisconsin by Food & Wine. Find more tasty stops, with our guide to things to try from A to Z.
  5. Find more local flavor. A trip to the Stevens Point Area just isn’t complete without visiting the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective, with craft breweries, wineries, and a distillery.

Don't miss the fun! Order a free visitor guide, and start planning your trip at!


Shawano County

In the heart of Shawano, Wisconsin, summer brings in a tapestry of outdoor delights. Embark on a serene journey down the Wolf River, engaging in kayaking or tubing adventures amidst breathtaking landscapes. Shawano Lake, Wisconsin's largest inland lake, beckons with sun-soaked shores for boating, fishing, and picnics. Nature enthusiasts can explore the pristine trails of the Mountain Bay State Trail (53 miles of this trail are in Shawano Country) or revel in the wonders of Navarino Nature Center, while families enjoy the recreational haven of Shawano County Park. Vibrant farmers markets and area music festivals showcase local flavors and thrilling dirt track races at Shawano Speedway rev up the excitement. With camping, golfing are our 4 area courses, and community events adding to the mosaic, Shawano emerges as a haven for seasonal escapades.

Escape the recreational part of our area head to one of our three Native American Nations. Offering gaming excitement and the unique history of the Native American culture.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band

Menominee Nation

Ho-Chunk Nation

Whether you're looking for a date night, retail therapy with the girls or fun with the kiddos, check out Shawano Country!

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Waushara County

You can't beat the beauty and serenity of the summer in Waushara County. Take a hike on one of our many trails, go boating, swimming, biking, kayaking, camping, or just relax and take in the spectacular view from one of the local campgrounds or rentals.  You won't be disappointed!

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Wood County

The center of summer fun!  38,000 acres of county forest, 3 rivers, numerous lakes,18,500 acres of wildlife area - whether you enjoy active sports or just relaxing, we have recreation for the whole family!

Wood County - Recreation, Camping & Parks - disc golf, ATV, trails, fishing, playgrounds, rentals kayak, canoe, paddleboard, swimming.

Parks & Green Spaces in Marshfield   Things to see and do in Wisconsin Rapids Area.

Don't miss the special events: Annual Wisconsin State Water Ski Show Championships at Lake Wazeecha July 15th-18th and the Central Wisconsin State Fair August 24th - 29th.