At a glance: Oneida County

Oneida County offers the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. Go fishing, boating or paddling on Oneida County lakes. There’s plenty to explore, considering Oneida County is part of a region that has the fifth-largest concentration of freshwater lakes in the world. Dozens of trails run through pristine wilderness areas, offering top-notch hiking and biking, birdwatching, snowmobiling and more. Several popular attractions also allow you to explore Oneida County scenery, like the Northwood Golf Club, Wisconsin River Cruises and Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows. Each presents a unique perspective of Oneida County’s incredible Northwoods atmosphere.

The Northwoods of Wisconsin’s versatile trails

Explore thousands of miles of scenic trails in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Our trails are suitable for just about any type of recreation you can think of, including:

  • Biking. Wisconsin is repeatedly ranked as one of the top bicycling destinations in the nation, thanks to our bike-friendly communities, excellent trail systems and breathtaking scenery. One to try: the Vilas County Hike & Bike Trail, a paved 27-mile stretch that runs from Boulder Junction to St. Germain.
  • Horseback riding. Northern Wisconsin boasts some of the prettiest scenery east of the Rockies. Many places offer guided trail rides, arguably the most relaxing way to take in the picturesque Northwoods. One to try: the Crocker Hills Horse Trail, located just east of Antigo in Langlade County.
  • Hiking. The Northwoods offers thousands of miles of hiking trails. Thick forests, abundant wildlife and scenic surroundings are just a few reasons to travel the trails. One to try: Oneida County’s Raven Nature Trail, a trail filled with wildlife and surrounded by pristine forest. 
  • ATVing. Traverse hundreds of awesome ATV trails in the Northwoods. Tackle the rugged wilderness, zoom past scenic lakeshores and get muddy in the woods. Two to try: the Forest County ATV trails in Crandon and the Lincoln County ATV trails in Tomahawk.

And when snow falls upon the state, our wonderful trails function as top-notch snowmobiling and cross-country skiing trails. There are plenty of reasons to hit the trails of the Northwoods year-round!

At a glance: Vilas County

At the northern tip of the Northwoods sits Vilas County, a scenic destination home to 12 friendly communities, hundreds of miles of trails and more than 1,300 lakes. Vilas County’s scenery provides the perfect backdrop for year-round outdoor recreation and relaxation. And aside from offering excellent outdoor opportunities, the area boasts numerous museums that reflect the culture of the Northwoods. Vilas County has everything you need for a fun and relaxing Northwoods vacation!