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Why you should visit Oneida County this spring

Get ready for spring in the Northwoods of Wisconsin—the days are getting longer, temperatures are rising, and it’s a great time to plan an Oneida County getaway. Want to know why spring’s a great time to visit northern Wisconsin? Read on to learn more.

There’s less competition for places to stay

Spring in the Northwoods is a “shoulder” season for travelers, falling between less-traveled times (winter) and the peak travel season (summer). That means smaller crowds not just on the trails but also at Oneida County’s great lodging properties, giving you better opportunities to book a stay at the area’s cottages, cabins, resorts, hotels, motels, and vacation homes. (Plus, less foot traffic can mean cheaper rates during shoulder seasons, too.)

The trails and lakes aren’t as crowded

Looking for a little peace and quiet on your Northwoods adventure? Come visit us in the spring, when trails and lakes are open for outdoor fun but without the big crowds you’ll often find on them as late spring turns into summer. In spring, you can get out and enjoy great trails like the Bearskin State Trail or the Minocqua Chain of Lakes.

5 fun things to do in Oneida County this spring
  • Hit the trails! Oneida County is home to outstanding hiking and biking trails—explore scenic routes like the Hiawatha Trail in Tomahawk and the Three Eagle Trail in Three Lakes
  • Looking for a weatherproof activity? Check out unique attractions like the Three Lakes Center for the Arts, Northern Waters Distillery in Minocqua, and ArtStart in Rhinelander.
  • Smaller crowds on the trails and at lodging properties means more room at Oneida County’s restaurants, taverns, and other eateries—browse our filterable list here
  • Shop local at specialty stores, outdoors outfitters, and other retailers throughout the county—find searchable listings here
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