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4 things to do in Vilas County this year


  • Article
  • Dining
  • Events
  • Shopping & Services
  • Snowmobiling
  • Trails
  • Winter

Vilas County is a perfect destination for your next Wisconsin getaway. Want to know why? Read on.

Downtown Eagler River Wisconsin at night.

Here’s a resolution for you: plan a visit to Vilas County this year. Home to 12 unique, friendly communities and boundless northern Wisconsin wilderness, Vilas County is a perfect getaway destination. Want to know why? Read on.

Find a fun event

With 12 welcoming communities, Vilas County has plenty of fun events to offer visitors, from snowmobile rides to winter endurance races to pond hockey. See Vilas County’s full event calendar here.

Get out on the trails

Vilas County is home to more than 70 silent-sports trails, so there’s no shortage of places to explore. In the winter, you can hop on your fatbike or strap on your skis or snowshoes and discover beautiful Northwoods scenery as you trek along tranquil Northwoods trails.

Bringing your snowmobile? You’re in for a treat. Vilas County is home to 700 miles of groomed snowmobile trails that traverse unspoiled wilderness and connect to hundreds more miles of trails in neighboring counties and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Don’t forget to download the free Map it Vilas County trails app, which will help you find silent-sports and motorized trails throughout the county.

Discover delectable cuisine

Vilas County’s menu of restaurants and dining spots offers a little bit of everything—classic Northwoods supper clubs, craft beer bars, eateries with easy access to the trails and more. Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast to start your day or a classic Wisconsin fish fry, be sure to bring your appetite—you won’t be disappointed.

Take home a few souvenirs

Charming downtown boutiques, outfitters to gear up for your next adventure, galleries highlighting local artists—Vilas County’s shops and retailers have it all. And, with 12 communities to choose from, you’ve got lots of opportunities to fill your shopping bags.