The leaves might have disappeared from the trees, but the weather is perfect for a nature hike in northern Wisconsin right now. The oncoming winter gives woodland animals an appetite, making them more active during daylight hours. And, the absence of leaves makes it much easier to spot wildlife in the Northwoods’ forests. So, lace up your hiking boots and enjoy these two beautiful nature trails in Oneida County.
- Running through a dense forest along the banks of the Pelican River, the 0.75-mile Holmboe Nature Preserve Trail is an outstanding birdwatching opportunity. The trail is only minutes from downtown Rhinelander, but you’ll feel like you’re far out in the wilderness. Parking is available behind the Taylor Park Health Center.
- The 1.5-mile Raven Nature Trail is part of a larger 13-mile trail system. The nature trail takes you through pristine woodlands and features interpretive signs and benches along the way.