Attractions, Biking, Birdwatching, Boating & Fishing, Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing, Hiking

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Deep into the woods of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, which covers more than 1.5 million acres of northern Wisconsin, lies all you need for a true Northwoods adventure. You’ll find beautiful forestry, crystal-clear waters, dozens of campsites, hundreds of miles of trails and abundant wildlife.

More than 1,200 lakes and rivers are lined by the forest’s lush aspen, maple, pine, cedar, spruce and fir trees, giving watersports enthusiasts the perfect backdrop. These waterways offer wonderful swimming, boating, rafting and canoeing opportunities. The Brule, Pine, Oconto and Wolf rivers are especially good for canoeing. Anglers will find trout, northern pike, walleye, musky and panfish. Within the woods also lie a number of developed campgrounds. The forest features 800 miles of trails for biking, hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Finally, wildlife abounds in the forest, including 320 species of birds, making the forest a prime destination for birdwatching.

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