Five ways to find summer fun in Vilas County
Vilas County is the place to be this summer. Whether you’re looking for some quality time with the family, a trail riding adventure with friends or are simply seeking relaxation on the beach, you’ll find it here. Vilas County is home to vast forests, more than 60 trails and 1,300 lakes, so there are plenty of ways to soak in the season.
PaddlingThere’s no shortage of good paddling waters in Vilas County. Quiet lakes provide unmatched serenity for canoeists, kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders. The Wisconsin and Manitowish Rivers offer more great places to launch a canoe or kayak.
ATVing/UTVingVisitors will find great riding in eastern Vilas County. Routes developed by the Landover ATV Club and the St. Germain ATV Club connect the communities of Eagle River, Conover, Phelps, Land O’ Lakes and St. Germain. Riders can cover a variety of terrain, from paved roads to dirt routes on former fire roads. Riders will find connections to routes and trails in neighboring areas.
DiningYou’ll find it all in Vilas County – restaurants, pubs, diners, supper clubs, cafés and coffee shops. Great food is an important part of every Vilas County vacation or getaway. And summer is the perfect time to relax out on a patio with a delicious dish and Old Fashioned in hand.
FishingWelcome to our fishing paradise. Vilas County is home to one of the largest concentrations of freshwater lakes on earth. You’ll find some of the best smallmouth bass, walleye and musky fishing in North America as well as exceptional fishing for crappie, bluegill, northern pike and more. More than 1,300 lakes and 73 rivers and streams provide nearly endless places to cast a line.
Events and AttractionsThere’s always something to do in Vilas County. Family friendly attractions provide entertainment for people of all ages. Learn about our history. Compete in one of Vilas County’s many fishing tournaments or outdoor races. Join in the fun at annual community events and festivals.