Summer in Wisconsin's Last Wilderness


Summer comes with a rush to the northern forests and lakes of Wisconsin's Last Wilderness. Summer's image is warmth, sunshine-filled days that speak eloquently of nature's sudden fullness. There is a sense of soft green beauty as growth to maturation dominates the woods and waters.

It is simply stated... a time of joy.

Summer offers a delightful variety of activities. It can be the quiet enjoyment of an evening sunset or by contrast, the bustling activity of attractions, events, and shopping. Choose from a broad spectrum of things to do -- as diverse as bicycling down a secluded forest road, to visiting an old-time country fair on main street in Presque Isle, to attending an old-time lumberjack show, to that special moment when a loon's haunting wait at sunset speaks eloquently of wilderness waters.

Summer's countless offerings force one to choose their favorites. Sport fishing continues with active walleyes, though musky, bass, and panfishing really come into their own as well. Watersports abound -- paddling, swimming, sailing, boating, and waterskiing. And now we add to that list stand-up paddleboarding.

Or choose your activity by taking advantage of the central location and make a day trip to Michigan's Porcupine Mountains, or the Ottawa National Forest to the north; Sylvania's trackless canoe wilderness to the east; or enjoy thousands of acres of lakes and streams, from the crystal-clear waters of the larger lakes to the hidden fastness of a pothole just waiting your discovery; or shopping in the treasure trove of quaint shops, art galleries, wildlife parks, and family amusement centers.

Come celebrate the special warmth of summer in the Northwoods.

Things to do in the Summertime: