In the spring, the forests of Vilas County come alive before your eyes. Admire a carpet of trilliums, walk beneath a canopy of new maple leaves and see a fawn find her legs. Discover your own spring scenes in Vilas County as you explore a bit of the county’s 240,000 acres of public land—no matter where you are in the county, you’re never far from a great hike.
Smartphone users: check out the free Map It Vilas County trails app. It will help you navigate Vilas County’s recreational trails and even works without a cell signal. The app will help you get out and explore family-friendly trails throughout Vilas County, like the Presque Isle Nature Trail and the Spectacle Lake-Kentuck Lake Trail in Phelps.
Don’t forget a good pair of boots; the trails can be a little damp in the spring from snowmelt.