Outdoor Activities

trail hikersNorthern Wisconsin is home to many scenic trails with a variety of technical levels and terrains for biking and hiking.  We have everything you are looking for from novice to expert.  Our trails are also a great place for birdwatching, geocaching, and ATVing.

Hiking & Biking in the Northwoods

The Lakeland area is dream for hikers and bicyclists, with endless miles of woodland paths and back byways that offer great walking or pedaling among the most spectacular scenery you can imagine.

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Minocqua Area Hiking, Biking, Snowshoe and Nordic Trails


Hiking / Snowshoeing
Beginner/intermediate terrain. Trail pass required for snowshoeing.  No bikes allowed.  Pets allowed on leash except picnic and beach area.

Length: 2.25 miles
Directions: Located approximately 5 miles south of Rhinelander on Buck Lake.

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Northern Wisconsin Birdwatching

With its abundance of protected public wild lands, the Minocqua area is a great place to see rare and endangered birds in their natural habitats. Many of these areas can be easily accessed by car or on foot. A canoe or kayak can also be useful for up-close investigations of birds and the pristine ecosystems in which they reside.

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Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trails


This 80-acre county park offers woodland trails through old age mixed hardwoods, northern bog with a boardwalk, and lakeshore trail. Paved parking areas with an adjacent picnic area, restrooms and swimming beach.

Website: Almon Park Trail

Signature species: Common Loon and Pileated Woodpecker.

Rarities: Warbler and kinglet opportunities. Ringed neck snake.

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Northern Wisconsin Waterfalls


This is a pretty waterfall, and relatively easy to get to. Stop by and see it on your way to or from Bond Falls.

Agate Falls is a Michigan State Scenic Site 6.5 miles east of Bruce Crossing on MI-28. There is a roadside park (Joseph F. Oravec roadside park) just past the bridge over the Ontonagon River. Unfortunately the provided trails and overlooks are somewhat limited. With some effort you can scramble down to the river to get some very good views of the falls, which seems to be popular with local fishermen, or scramble up the river banks to get to the old railroad bridge over the falls. The bridge is now part of a snowmobile trail.

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Northern Wisconsin Geocaching

The Minocqua area is the perfect place to visit for your next treasure-hunting adventure. A variety of local caches will lead you to walk through pristine woodlands, bike remote trails, canoe to quiet islands or visit historic locations that hold great stories.

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ATV-ING in the Minocqua-Area

ATV riding has become an exciting recreational sport for many in the state of Wisconsin. Our area provides access to many trail systems within a short drive. The Town of Minocqua will be opening up 11.5 miles of ATV routes in the Township for the purpose of accessing neighboring trail systems.

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