Manitowish Waters is the Original “Up North” Experience! Nestled in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the township features the famous Manitowish Waters chain of 10 connected lakes. The community hosts the Northwoods Bad-Dash, a four-mile, 12-obstacle adventure run on Labor Day weekend. Vilas County cranberry marsh tours are offered every Friday during the summer. Visit Little Bohemia, where John Dillinger had his 1934 shootout with the FBI. Beautiful accommodations, quaint shops, friendly service and fabulous restaurants await you in Manitowish Waters in scenic and serene northern Wisconsin.