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Welcome to Oconto County, Wisconsin!

Attractions

ATV Oconto County offers over 300 miles of ATV trails and routes in county forests and on town roads. ATV use is restricted to this trail system and on private lands with the owner's permission. Please follow all safety precautions. ATV trails are open May 1-October 31.

Winter rules were inacted in 2007. ATV use is allowed from December 15 to such date as there is groomable snow. Once there is groomable snow on the Nicolet Trail the trails are closed to ATV use until the following May 1st. NOTE: Dirt bikes and off road vehicles are not allowed on the trails.

Mountain Biking / Touring There are four established mountain bike trails in Oconto County, totaling 98 miles. Trails range from easy gravel surface to advanced, as described on the table below. Oconto County has a network of 2,073 miles of county trunk and town roads that are more "bicycle friendly". Be adventurous, chart your own course between our friendly communities using, the Oconto County Recreation Map.

Hiking The Nicolet National Forest and Oconto County Forest are yours to enjoy! Hike along the snowmobile or cross-country ski trails. Explore the many forest lanes and logging trails. These areas will be yours to enjoy forever if you take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints. Always approach wild animals with respect and common sense.

Horse Riding Trail Explore ten miles of Machickanee County Forest. Trails are a combination of roadside and logging roads where vehicular traffic is prohibited. Horseback riding is also allowed on the Nicolet Trail from Gillett to Townsend. Winter Outdoor Activities In Oconto County

Snowmobiling Nine snowmobile clubs in Oconto County maintain 425 miles of trails and would welcome your membership. Contact Oconto County Tourism toll free at 1-888-626-6862 for maps and trail conditions. Note: $18 non-Wisconsin resident snowmobile pass required.

For up-to-date trail conditions, visit the Snowmobile Alliance's webpage

Cross-Country Skiing Over 49 miles of cross-country ski trails wait for you in the Nicolet National and Oconto County Forests. Many of these trails serve as multi-use trails depending on the season. See the adjacent table. Contact Oconto County Tourism toll free at 1-888-626-6862 for maps and trail conditions.

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Go ATVing!

The beautiful outdoors await you!

With natural beauty of the north woods, relax and enjoy yourself

Natural beauty of undisturbed landscapes

Ride the ATV trails, enjoy water sports, and much more!

Fishing is always in season

With many lakes and rivers close, you can catch the big one

Here are a few links to local attractions:

  • Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - http://www.chutepondsnowmobileclub.com/
  • Dusty Trails ATV Club
  • Oconto County - http://www.co.oconto.wi.us/
  • Oconto County - http://www.ocontocounty.org/
  • Snowmobile - http://www.ocontocounty.org/snow.php
  • ATV riding
  • DNR Trails
  • Lakewood Chamber
  • Shopping and Dining

    Oconto County Shopping & Dining

    Lakes and Streams

    Oconto County Lakes and Streams

    Museums And Historic Attractions

    Earthaven Museum

    Located 3 miles north of Gillett off Hwy 32 and developed by Michael Riesch this nonprofit educational effort seeks to foster a greater appreciation for the Earth Sciences. Admission is free, but donations of materials and money are welcomed. To arrange for a visit for individuals, school or community groups call (920) 855-6132 or email to earthaven@ez-net.com.

    Mountain Log House Museum

    The restoration of this log house gave birth to the formation of the Mountain Historical Society in 1999. In the early 1990s, Paul Elbe learned about the plan to demolish an old house built by Fred and Augusta Bartz in the late 1880s. Knowing it was the first permanent home in Mountain and a structure built of hand hewn log Paul dismantled it and with the help of many volunteers rebuilt it at its present site in Fireman's Park. The old log house will serve as an historical museum and information center as well as a memorial to the Mountain pioneers.

    Lena Museum & Log Cabin

    Located on Maple Street one block west of Hwy. 141. Open Thursday afternoons 1-4 p.m. during the summer. Museum contains area artifacts; log cabin was moved to the site from a rural Lena farm.

    Beyer Home Museum

    Located 917 Park Avenue. First brick home in the county, built in 1868. Now completely restored and furnished in 1890's well-to-do Victorian fashion. Annex contains Copper Culture artifacts, old Main Street Oconto store exhibits, carriages and electric cars in urban barn and garage. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open daily for public tours June 1 thru Labor Day, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Holt & Balcolm Logging Camp

    Located east of Lakewood on Co. F approximately one mile and turn South into McCauslin Brook Golf & Country Club. The oldest logging camp in North America, built on this site in 1880. Restored and operated by McCauslin Lions Club. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open on Saturdays 10 A.M.- 3 P.M. during the summer.

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