Five places for an unforgettable hike

Published: August 20, 2020

This is a wonderful time of year to explore the trails in Vilas County. The air is crisp and new vistas are opening up in…


Your ATV guide to Vilas County

Published: July 24, 2020

A free app is helping riders get the most out of County’s expanding ATV/UTV Trail network. The Map It Vilas County trails app has details…

Lakeside dining in Vilas County

Outdoor dining in Vilas County

Published: August 15, 2013

In late summer, as temps cool down, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a lunch, dinner, or drink outdoors at your favorite restaurant. Here are…

St. Germain Area Bike and Hike Trail

What to see in St. Germain

Published: March 1, 2013

St. Germain is the home of the authentic Northwoods experience. Here are a few suggestions of what to check out when you’re visiting this Vilas…

Map - Heart Of Vilas County St Germain

Heart of Vilas County – St. Germain

Published: December 8, 2010

Part of the over 50-mile Heart of Vilas County paved bike/hike trail, this segment runs from Sayner south along County Highway C and east along…

Map - Shannon Lake Trail

Shannon Trail

Published: December 8, 2010

About the trail: With a mix of easy/beginner and intermediate loops, about half the trail runs through areas logged in 1976 and 2000. The loop…

Fern Ridge Trails

Fern Ridge Trail

Published: December 8, 2010

Includes 1.4 miles of hike/snowshoe trails and 4 miles of single-track mountain bike/winter fat-bike trails.  The two hike/snowshoe loops are at a somewhat rugged, intermediate…

Awassa Nature Preserve And Hiking Trail

Awassa Nature Preserve & Hiking Trail

Published: December 7, 2010

An easy/beginner trail offering a system of level, shaded trails that meander through stands of mature pines, oaks, maples, and a rich understory of balsam…