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Enjoy fresh air and countless opportunities for outdoor adventure this spring in Vilas County. Located in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, Vilas County is home to nearly 100 multi-use recreational trails and thousands of acres of public land that’s open to biking, hiking, ATVing & UTVing, and other outdoors activities. Experience some of the Midwest’s best fishing on more than 1,300 lakes and dozens of winding rivers and streams or paddle your canoe or kayak on calm northern Wisconsin waters. Make your Vilas County memories this spring—plan your trip today.

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Trails & Lakes

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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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Water view from Muskrat Creek Trail


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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Bridge over a river of Heart of Vilas Trail in Manitowish Waters, Vilas County, Wisconsin


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