New to the roads of Vilas County? You’re in for a treat. This is a land of rustic byways, beautiful vistas and plenty of great restaurants and attractions along the way. The roads are breathtaking in the fall, when Vilas County’s forests come alive with color. A fantastic place to start exploring Vilas County is Rustic Road 60. This winding 12-mile route will take you through the heart of the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. It runs from Cty. Rd. K, south of Boulder Junction, to Cty. Rd. M in Sayner/Star Lake. R-60 passes near old logging camps, hiking trails and an old saw mill. On the west side of R-60, you’ll pass Lost Canoe Lake. You probably won’t see the missing canoe, but you will pass some unique rails that people use to launch boats from Cty. K. The lake is a popular fishing spot for walleye, largemouth bass and northern pike. Admire the trees reflected in the lake’s clear waters. On the east side of the route you’ll pass the turnoff for the Star Lake Nature Trail (Statehouse Rd.). The park is a nice scenic spot to stretch your legs; you can follow a nature trail out into a peninsula on Star Lake. It’s a great place to admire the fall leaves.