Northwest Wisconsin Blog

Find out about all of the fun happening in Northwest Wisconsin throughout the year with our new Northwest Wisconsin Blog.

Top 12 ATV Trails

Top 12 ATV Trails in Northwest Wisconsin

July 15, 2019

Summer is FINALLY here and it is HOT! What better way to beat the heat than by riding down one of our scenic ATV trails? We’ve put together a list of the top 12 ATV trails in Northwest Wisconsin for you to explore.     Cattail Trail Polk County The Cattail Trail has 18 miles…

Phillips to Commemorate 125th Anniversary of the Phillips Fire

June 26, 2019

Phillips’ citizens and various organizations are coming together to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Phillips Fire which destroyed our community, took 13 lives and left residents homeless and businesses destroyed.  July 27, 2019 marks the anniversary of the day that the fire engulfed the city and continued on a 20 mile track northeast until…

Top 12 Swimming Beaches in Northwest Wisconsin

June 12, 2019

Summer weather has arrived, and what better place to enjoy it than on one of Northwest Wisconsin’s beautiful lake beaches. We’ve curated a list of our top 12 favorite public spaces to go enjoy a day at the lake. Timm’s Hill County Park Price County After a hike to the top of Timm’s Hill County…

Visit the Pioneer Village

May 31, 2019

Once known as the “Pinery”, Northwest Wisconsin was where Native Americans harvested wild rice, lumber barons amassed fortunes, and pioneers built farms and towns out of dreams.  At the Pioneer Village Historical Park learn how Northwest Wisconsin, with its abundance of fish, game, wild rice, and sugar maple, was fought over by the Sioux and…

Top 12 Fishing Spots in Northwest Wisconsin

May 12, 2019

Fishing is a Northwest Wisconsin staple. With our abundant lakes and rivers, it’s no surprise that some of the best fishing happens off our shorelines. From calm and quiet small lakes to…well, calm and quiet streams and rivers, a day spent fishing in Northwest Wisconsin is a day you won’t forget. CHETEK chAIN OF LAKES…

Top Five Picture Perfect Photo Op Stops in Douglas County

April 30, 2019

Big Manitou Falls – Pattison State Park Standing 165 feet tall, Big Manitou Falls is the tallest waterfall in Wisconsin. And standing only 2 feet shorter than Niagara Falls, Big Manitou is the fourth tallest waterfall East of the Mississippi River. Nestled in Pattison State Park, visitors are able to explore hundreds of miles of…

Top 12 Spring Hiking Trails in Northwest Wisconsin

April 12, 2019

Spring is on the horizon (we hope), and there is no better place to enjoy the change of seasons than Northwest Wisconsin. As the last of the snow melts away, lace up those hiking boots and hit our favorite trails across the region. We’ve selected our favorite hiking trails from each of our partner counties…

Snowmobiling in a Snow Globe

December 19, 2018

Snowmobiling in a Snow Globe By Chelsea Wisner   It’s only a matter of time before the “Heart of the North” gets the heavy and lasting snowfall that marks the beginning of an era: snowmobiling season. Snowmobiling is a family-friendly and exciting way to spend a few hours or a weekend exploring Northwest Wisconsin’s expansive…

Ways to View Fall Colors in Northwest WI

August 27, 2018

By: Chelsea Wisner As the warm summer breeze becomes crisp and the leaves start to change, Wisconsin begins its journey into fall. Fall in Wisconsin means Friday night football games, corn mazes, and the smell of fresh made pumpkin pie. When you’re not inside cheering for the Packers, the outdoors offer a multitude of ways…