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Located in the northwest corner of Vilas County, Winchester offers outdoor enthusiasts a true Northwoods experience. The community takes its name from Walter Winchester, president of the Turtle Lake Lumber Company, which logged the area in 1902. The first resort in Winchester was built in 1893 and vacationers have been coming to this beautiful community ever since.
Today, pine-laden forests and fresh, clean lakes frame the township. Quiet shorelines echo the call of the loon. Bald eagles soar high above the treetops. Enjoy natural beauty as you bicycle or hike the Presque Isle/Winchester Bike Route, which includes routes of 4.25 and 10.5 miles.
Spend time on a quiet pier fishing or viewing wildlife. Explore outstanding local snowmobile trails. Fish one of the many area lakes, including North Turtle Lake and South Turtle Lake, known for their excellent musky fishing. Many of the area’s lakes also offer outstanding walleye and smallmouth bass fishing.
Whatever activity you choose, you’ll find pristine peacefulness in Winchester—winter, spring, summer or fall. Learn more about Winchester.