Winter in North Central Wisconsin

One of the best ways to experience North Central Wisconsin is in the Winter months!

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, snowmobiling, and more this winter.

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

Places to go in Wisconsin in the Winter

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Florence County

During the winter, cross-country skiers can glide along a number of excellent trails, including Lake Emily, Bush Lake Flats, Lauterman Lake and Hall’s Creek ski trails. Snowshoers can explore a nearly endless wilderness. Keyes Peak Ski Hill offers downhill skiing, snow tubing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing – and it’s a great place to go in the fall to enjoy the autumn color.

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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

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 www.langladecounty.org.

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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

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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

Take a trip up north to Oconto County, Wisconsin, where outdoor adventure can be found around every bend in the road, down every trail, and out on every lake.

In Lakewood, you’ll find more than 15 miles of marked trails groomed for classic and skating cross country skiing in the Nicolet National Forest. Also in the Nicolet, the four-mile Maranatha Ski Trail is a groomed system of interconnected trails, marked for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers. And the Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails offer an eight-mile journey through red pine groves, coniferous swamps, oak ridges, and aspen stands.

Find time to hit the slopes at the Paul Bunyan Ski and Tubing Hill in Lakewood.

For more information, click here!

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Oneida County is Wisconsin’s leader in winter fun. Whether you’re a snowshoer, cross-country skier, snowmobiler or angler, you’re going to love Oneida County this winter. Here’s all the vital stats you need to know before hopping in the car and heading north.

Plan your Oneida County 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

Three ways for the best winter fun in the Stevens Point Area

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 whole family? Check out Kids Guide to Winter Fun.

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

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Shawano County

The wild is calling. This is the place to experience something new, even a bit edgy, perhaps something that’s been on your bucket list. It’s a getaway where you can feel comfortable getting out of your comfort zone. Our events page lists many activities for all to enjoy!

Rent a paddle board. Hunt for wild mushrooms. Ride the whitewater rapids or let it ride at one of three casinos. Hop on a bike or snowmobile to take in the sights. Rent a jet ski, kayak or take those flying lessons you’ve always wanted to. No matter what time of year it is, you’ll find some wildly scenic and incredibly exciting activities around every corner. It’s time to get lost in Shawano Country and find your wild side.

Whether you're looking for a date night, unique dining experience, retail therapy with the girls or a family day with the kiddos, a relaxing drive touring one of 385 barn quilts, check out Shawano Country!

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Vilas County

Located in the Lake Superior snowbelt, Vilas County receives on average about 6 feet of snow each winter! That means this is the perfect place for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or just enjoying winter beauty.

Winter travel inspiration:

5 winter adventures in Vilas County
What to know about snowmobiling in the Northwoods

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Waushara County

You can't beat Waushara County for winter fun!
Nordic Mountain offers winter fun the whole family will enjoy. 18 exciting trails, including 2 glade trails and 3 terrain park runs.
We also have a fantastic Snowmobile Trail system and cross country ski trails throughout the county.

For more information on Nordic Mountain

Snowmobile Trail Map Request

Cross Country Ski Trails

Father and son sledding in Wisconsin Rapids.

Winter fun in the center of Wisconsin!
Come explore - Over 270 miles of snowmobile trails connecting to neighboring counties.  16 miles of trails to cross country ski, fat tire bike, or snow shoe.  Speed down the hill on skis, a snowboard, or a tube at Powers Bluff.  Catch the big one while ice fishing, or just enjoy the solitude of a walk in the woods.

Snowmobiling 

Cross Country Skiing