Vilas County

  • Snowmobilers enjoy one of the area trails.

    Snowmobilers enjoy one of the area trails.
  • A fisherman displays the large musky he caught in Vilas County.

    A fisherman displays the large musky he caught in Vilas County.
  • Friends enjoy speeding across the lake side by side on their kneeboards.

    Friends enjoy speeding across the lake side by side on their kneeboards.
  • A beautiful sunrise over the lake and lifting fog make for a picturesque morning.

    A beautiful sunrise over the lake and lifting fog make for a picturesque morning.
  • A brother and sister dig and play in the sand on the beach.

    A brother and sister dig and play in the sand on the beach.

The great outdoors beckons visitors to Vilas County located at the top of Wisconsin. A popular vacation destination in all seasons, Vilas County offers more than 500,000 acres of public forestlands for recreation. Water enthusiasts have 1,300 lakes and 73 rivers and streams for fishing, boating, canoeing or swimming. There are over 50 forested trails for biking, hiking, walking and birding enthusiasts. Fall color here is simply fabulous. Winter enthusiasts enjoy more than 600 miles of top-ranked, well-groomed trails for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The communities of Vilas County – Arbor Vitae, Boulder Junction, Conover, Eagle River, Lac du Flambeau, Land O’Lakes, Manitowish Waters, Phelps, Presque Isle, Sayner/Star Lake, St. Germain and Winchester offer unique shopping experiences, historical museums and paved, improved and wilderness hiking/biking/cross-country ski and snowshoeing trails through some of the most pristine state and national forest lands. Experience the 100-year tradition of hospitality evident in the unique shops, galleries and museums, one-of-a-kind supper clubs and restaurants and the many annual festivals of area communities. Head north and discover why year after year, generation after generation, vacationers return to Vilas County.