scenic drives

A Driving Tour of Vilas County

If you’re up for an adventure and a full dose of Vilas County color, consider this drive. From Presque Isle, head east on Cty. Hwy. B towards Land O’ Lakes and enjoy one of the prettiest stretches of road in the Northwoods—you’ll pass numerous small glacial lakes. Then, hop on Hwy. 45 South until you hit Cty. Hwy. E, where you’ll head east to Phelps. From Phelps, meander southwest on Hwy. 17 past North Twin Lake and continue south on Hwy. 45 South into Eagle River. Along the way, you’ll see plenty of picturesque pines. From there, take Hwy. 70 West to St. Germain. Look for the statue of Chief St. Germain as you take Hwy. 155 north to Sayner/Star Lake before making your way west on Cty. Hwy. N. Take a right on to Cty. Hwy. M and stop off for some shopping or a meal in Boulder Junction. Head west on Cty. Hwy. K for a good night’s sleep in Manitowish Waters.