Located in Wisconsins North Woods, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National
Forest offers a variety of things to do for those who cant get enough
of snow and cold weather!
|There are over 800 miles of snowmobile trails that
wind through the Forest, offering scenic winter beauty to travelers.
Northern Wisconsin is known worldwide for its excellent snow conditions
and trail systems. The trails are groomed and maintained by many snowmobile
clubs in the area and are part of Wisconsins statewide snowmobile
|With over 600 lakes dotting the landscape on the Forest,
many excellent opportunities are out there to provide the winter angler
with abundant and trophy sized fish! Many lakes can be accessed at
either drive-in or walk-in boat launches. For more information about
fishing, visit the CNNF fishing pages.
Lovers of real backwoods and solitude will find designated Wilderness
Areas on the forest the perfect place to get back to nature. Over 44,000
acres of Congressionally designated Wilderness Areas are on the Chequamegon-Nicolet.
The Headwaters Wilderness, located southeast of Eagle River, and the Blackjack
Springs Wilderness, found northeast of Eagle River, offer a Northwoods
experience free of noise and exhaust. Youll find many old trails
and woods roads to explore. Maps of Wilderness and other non-motorized
recreation areas can be picked up at local
Forest Service offices.
Fill up the thermos with hot chocolate, pack a few sandwiches, and head
out into the woods with the whole family to find the perfect Christmas
Tree. Searching for, cutting, and carrying your tree out of the National
Forest will create lasting memories for adults and children alike. You
can pick up a permit at any
Chequamegon-Nicolet Office for $5.00 per tree. You might even get
a few "tree" tips, too!
|200 miles of designated cross-country ski trails can
be found on the National Forest. Trails vary by size and difficulty,
but they all offer skiers beautiful and serene experiences, and for
many, an ideal escape from the everyday stresses of life! Most trails
are groomed for both traditional style skiing and ski-skating. All
areas have maps available at trailheads.
Parking Permits are required at many trailheads, boat launches, and parking
areas. They can be purchased at the site for $5.00 for one day. An annual
permit is available at any
Forest Service office for $20.00. Some local businesses and Chamber
of Commerce offices also sell permits.