Here’s a resolution for you: plan a visit to Vilas County next year. Home to 12 unique, friendly communities and boundless Northwoods wilderness, Vilas County is a perfect getaway destination. Want to know why? Read on.
Find a fun event
With 12 welcoming communities, Vilas County has plenty of fun events to offer visitors, from snowmobile rides to winter endurance races to pond hockey. Here’s a look at some of the notable events coming up in the first few months of 2020:
- January 11 – Arctic Warrior Obstacle Course and Snowshoe Race, St. Germain
- February 1 – Three Bear Sled Dog Races, Land O’ Lakes
- February 7-9 – 15th annual Labatt Blue/USA Pond Hockey National Championship, Eagle River
- February 15 – 3rd annual Forest Frenzy Winter Triathlon, Boulder Junction
- April 4 – 9th annual Maple Syrup Festival, Phelps
See Vilas County’s full event calendar here.
Get out on the trails
Vilas County is home to more than 70 silent-sports trails, so there’s no shortage of places to explore. In the winter, you can hop on your fatbike or strap on your skis or snowshoes and discover beautiful Northwoods scenery as you trek along tranquil Northwoods trails.
Bringing your snowmobile? You’re in for a treat. Vilas County is home to 700 miles of groomed snowmobile trails that traverse unspoiled wilderness and connect to hundreds more miles of trails in neighboring counties and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Don’t forget to download the free Map it Vilas County trails app, which will help you find silent-sports and motorized trails throughout the county.
Discover delectable cuisine
Vilas County’s menu of restaurants and dining spots offers a little bit of everything—classic Northwoods supper clubs, craft beer bars, eateries with easy access to the trails and more. Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast to start your day or a classic Wisconsin fish fry, be sure to bring your appetite—you won’t be disappointed.
Take home a few souvenirs
Charming downtown boutiques, outfitters to gear up for your next adventure, galleries highlighting local artists—Vilas County’s shops and retailers have it all. And, with 12 communities to choose from, you’ve got lots of opportunities to fill your shopping bags.Categories: