The Northwoods of Wisconsin offers more lakes, more trails and more fun than any other region in the Midwest. For over a century, travelers have been flocking here.
The friendly people of the Northwoods of Wisconsin welcome every type of traveler, whether you're seeking adventure, inspiration or relaxation. Seasoned wilderness campers, luxury-seeking resort goers and everyone in between will feel right at home. Simply put, the Northwoods of Wisconsin is a place where you can have the vacation that truly matches your personality!
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For the Northwoods Gearhead, fun runs on gasoline. An ATV, snowmobile, motorboat, motorcycle or pickup truck are the steeds you ride through the big, beautiful wilderness of the Northwoods of Wisconsin. You know that the best spots to grab a juicy burger and meet good people are the places you find right along a trail, river or lake. You come to the Northwoods of Wisconsin to feel the wind against your face, whether you're gliding over the snow or waterskiing through the waves. And in the evening, you'll slow down just enough to enjoy some live music with friends at one of the many nightspots. Like the wolf, you like to have a good howl at the end of a long day spent prowling the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
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To you, the Northwoods of Wisconsin feels like home. You might not live up here, but these are your Northwoods too. It's the authentic Northwoods of Wisconsin experience that you are after—and you're not afraid to do as the locals do. You want to eat where the locals eat, play where the locals play and, in the evening, kick back and relax with the locals. You feel right at home in a rustic cabin or century-old resort. You find the best mom-and-pop shops, fishing spots and the secret places to hunt because you're not afraid to ask the friendly town folks a question or two. Like the walleye, your natural environment is the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
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Equal parts trail trekker and nature lover, you are ready to explore the natural bounty of the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Mountain bike, snowshoes, cross-country skis, hiking boots, kayak, chest waders—your mode of transportation doesn't matter just as long as you're able to be active in nature's playground. A night spent beside a campfire and sleeping under the stars sounds like heaven to you. And, you're not afraid to explore the communities and their abundance of restaurants, interesting shops and traditional treats. Like the deer, you love to gallop through the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
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“Easy does it” is the rule for the Northwoods Bum, and bumming around is your primary mission. After all, this is a vacation, not a race. In your everyday life, you work hard. So, while you're vacationing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, sitting out on the pier at the resort is job number one. The healing balm of silence and the inspiration of natural beauty combine to relax and rejuvenate you. A pontoon boat ride, a swim in a crystal-clear lake or maybe a game of golf—these are the kinds of pursuits that interest you. If you feel like it, you might take a trip to the forest for birdwatching or downtown to look at shops. Like the bear, you know how to spend a relaxing day bumming around in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
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You insist on finding the best that the Northwoods of Wisconsin has to offer. More than anything, you want to enjoy the fantastic flavors and friendly people of the region. You love the inspiring scenery and picturesque towns. You might take a walk along a local nature trail to look for wildlife and birds. Or, you might stroll a downtown sidewalk, looking for artwork and souvenirs. The perfect day would involve a round of golf, a trip to a farmers market, a visit to the spa and dinner at a restaurant featuring locally sourced ingredients. Like the bald eagle, you've got a very keen eye, and you keep a lookout for wonderful flavors, fabulous scenery and great ways to enjoy yourself in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin.
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For the Northwoods Gumshoe, fun is in the experience of discovery. You understand that there's a lot to be discovered in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Fascinating history, rich heritage and riveting tales of yore are hiding in these woods—and you're ready to find it all. Historic logging camps and former gangster hideaways dot the landscape of the Northwoods of Wisconsin. You spend the morning on a historic walking tour and learn the unique stories behind charming communities. In the afternoon, you stop by one of the many local history museums and learn about the tribal leaders, European settlers, countless lumberjacks and eccentric characters who have called the Northwoods of Wisconsin home. At the end of the day, you experience living history at a classic supper club dating to the 1930s. And, wise as an owl, you've asked around and know exactly what's the best thing on the menu.
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