Nestled in north central Wisconsin on the border of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Northwoods region of Wisconsin offers an idyllic year-round vacation lifestyle complete with sparkling lake towns perfect for fishing, boating, canoeing and more. The lush greenery of the area is perfect for anyone outdoorsy, with popular recreational activities including cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, hiking, biking, dining, and camping. The land is ripe for roaming, with vast public properties including the Northern Highland State Forest, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Ottawa National Forest, and countless county forests. With over 3200 streams, rivers, and lakes and over ½ million public forest acres to explore, Wisconsin’s Northwoods is sure to have the perfect lake town for any outdoor enthusiast.
Home to 2,300 bodies of water, the Minocqua area is colloquially known as “Nature’s Original Waterpark,” and it certainly lives up to its name, with year-round lake and water activities. The natural beauty of the rich forests and crystalline lakes are certainly one of Minocqua’s main attractions, but by no means its only, as the town is home to numerous boutiques, antiquing, and other shopping opportunities, and seasonal celebrations including Beef-O-Rama, the Minocqua cow-themed annual fall festival. Trails, hunting, and year-round fishing make Minocqua a perfect destination for anyone with a passion for outdoor exploration. The Minocqua Chain of Lakes contains 6,000 acres of water and more than 15 miles of shoreline, offering a plethora of opportunities for water-based recreation including swimming, bass fishing, and boating (with plentiful boat rentals), as well as waterfront dining. In the colder months, the lakes freeze into a winter wonderland perfect for ice skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and more.
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