Winter is a great time for a getaway to the Northwoods of Wisconsin, as visitors to Vilas County will find outstanding options for outdoor recreation, fun winter events, great places to stay, and stunning scenery. Here’s a closer look at why you should visit Vilas County this winter.
Great recreational trails
Vilas County is home to dozens of scenic multi-use trails that can be used all year long, whether you’re skiing and snowshoeing in the winter or hiking or biking in spring, summer, and fall. Explore popular trails like the Three Eagle Trail or the Lumberjack Trail or head into the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest to find more great trail systems.
Snowmobilers will find more than 700 miles of expertly groomed trails to explore in Vilas County, with connections to thousands more miles of trails throughout northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
See the latest Vilas County snow report here.
And don’t forget to download the Map It Vilas County trails app to help you explore the trails. The free app lets you search for trails by activity, length, location, and other filters, and trail maps will help you navigate your route (even if you don’t have a cell signal).
Unique winter events
Visitors to Vilas County can find fun, family-friendly events all year round, and winter is no exception. Vilas County’s communities are home to popular events that attract visitors year after year, like the USA Pond Hockey National Championship in Eagle River, Conover’s Northwoods Blizzard Blast, and the Hiller Radar Runs snowmobiling event in St. Germain.
See more details and find more events on our event calendar.
Cozy lodging options
Another thing you’re sure to find in Vilas County this winter is a great place to stay. Vilas County’s communities have lodging options to fit anyone’s needs, from classic Northwoods cabins and resorts to modern hotels and vacation homes. Find places to stay in Vilas County by following the links below:
- Places to stay in Boulder Junction
- Places to stay in Conover
- Places to stay in Eagle River
- Places to stay in Lac du Flambeau
- Places to stay in Land O’ Lakes
- Places to stay in Manitowish Waters
- Places to stay in the Minocqua Area
- Places to stay in Phelps
- Places to stay in Presque Isle
- Places to stay in Sayner-Star Lake
- Places to stay in St. Germain
Stunning winter scenery
You may have been here in summer or fall to see the sights, but winter in Vilas County has got some eye-catching scenery of its own. Trek along trails that pass through the snow-covered forests of the Northwoods or take in a winter sunset over one of Vilas County’s 1,300 lakes.