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Discover a winter wonderland in northern Wisconsin this year. Visit Vilas County in the heart of the Northwoods to explore countless cross-country ski trails, snowshoe through pristine wilderness areas, or just enjoy the beautiful snow-covered scenery. Snowmobilers can ride more than 700 miles of expertly groomed trails, perfect for a day (or weekend) of exploration across northern Wisconsin. Vilas County is also home to 1,300 lakes, perfect for ice fishing or a game of pond hockey. Plan your winter getaway today!

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Lakes & Rivers

World-Class Waters

Vilas County is home to one of the largest collections of freshwater lakes on the planet, so there's plenty to explore, whether you're boating, swimming, fishing, or paddling.

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Snow covered Bauers Dam


Get Ready for Adventure

Visit the Northwoods of Wisconsin, and you'll find nearly 90 multi-use trails for hiking, biking, ATVing & UTVing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more. Plus, we're home to hundreds of miles of expertly groomed snowmobile trails in the winter.

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Mother and child snowshoeing on Fern Ridge Trail Vilas County WI


Hit the Trails With This Helpful App

Download the free Map It Vilas County trails app today and you’ll have all the information you need to launch and adventure on Vilas County’s trails. You’ll find interactive maps (that work even if you don’t have a signal), trail info, and searchability that lets you find trails by activity, location, amenities, and more.

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Map It app running on an iPhone

Vilas Map It App Reviews

"Great app!! It helped us navigate the trails during our last trip up north."

"Every time somebody tells me they're going to visit Vilas County, I tell them to download this app. It's helped me discover lots of fun new trails and keep track of my favorites!"

"This is my go-to app when I'm hiking in the Northwoods. Love being able to find all kinds of new trails to explore!"


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Crystal Lake Campground