Vilas County has recently developed a series of ATV and UTV routes in the communities of Conover, Phelps, Land O’ Lakes and Eagle River. These routes, open from early May to the end of October, connect to other area trails and routes to the east and to the north. The routes are clearly marked, so you’ll have no trouble following the mix of asphalt roads, gravel roads and dirt routes. There are several businesses in the Eagle River and Land O’ Lakes areas that rent ATVs and UTVs. But for beginning ATVers and UTVers, it’s safety first: ATV riders 12 years and older and UTV riders 16 and older who were born on or after Jan. 1, 1988, must complete an ATV/UTV safety certification course. Find more information here.