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Discover a summer vacation destination unlike any other. Vilas County in northern Wisconsin is home to more than 1,300 lakes, nearly 90 multi-use trails, and vast expanses of stunning Northwoods wilderness. You’ll find plenty to see and do this summer, whether you’re hiking through old-growth forests, biking along a scenic trail, fishing for trophy musky, or just enjoying a day at the beach on a tree-lined lake. Vilas County is the perfect place for your summer adventures—start planning your trip today.

Friends pontooning on Yellow Birch Lake

Trails & Lakes

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Lakes & Rivers

World-Class Waters

Vilas County is home to one of the largest collections of freshwater lakes on the planet, so there's plenty to explore, whether you're boating, swimming, fishing, or paddling.

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Paddling at North Lakeland Discover Center


Get Ready for Adventure

Visit the Northwoods of Wisconsin, and you'll find nearly 90 multi-use trails for hiking, biking, ATVing & UTVing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more. Plus, we're home to hundreds of miles of expertly groomed snowmobile trails in the winter.

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Bridge over a river of Heart of Vilas Trail in Manitowish Waters, Vilas County, Wisconsin


Hit the Trails With This Helpful App

Download the free Map It Vilas County trails app today and you’ll have all the information you need to launch and adventure on Vilas County’s trails. You’ll find interactive maps (that work even if you don’t have a signal), trail info, and searchability that lets you find trails by activity, location, amenities, and more.

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Map It app running on an iPhone

Vilas Map It App Reviews

"Great app!! It helped us navigate the trails during our last trip up north."

"Every time somebody tells me they're going to visit Vilas County, I tell them to download this app. It's helped me discover lots of fun new trails and keep track of my favorites!"

"This is my go-to app when I'm hiking in the Northwoods. Love being able to find all kinds of new trails to explore!"


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Overhead view of Eagle Lake