There is nothing like a Northwoods family vacation, and there’s nothing like Vilas County in the winter. Combine the two and you have the perfect getaway for families that appreciate the wonder of the outdoors. Vilas County has all the traditional trappings of a Northwoods family destination: cozy cabins, family-friendly restaurants and of course, lots of beautiful snow-filled forests. Your kids can experience the best of winter fun. For families with young children, there are many ways to experience the wonder of the outdoors. A walk on a nature trail is a great, and practical, way to introduce a young person to the wilderness. You’ll find a nice walk at the Awassa Nature Preserve & Hiking Trail in St. Germain. The terrain is easy and the mixed forest is beautiful. If you’re looking for indoor fun, consider a trip to the Northwoods Children’s Museum in Eagle River. The museum has 24 interactive exhibits, including a fishing pond, a pioneer cabin and an art room.