Fall in Love With the Byway

Welcome to the Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway

The Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway is located in the heart of the majestic Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and home to the headwaters of the pristine Wolf River.

The Byway is a 145-mile route traversing parts of the state’s north-central counties of Forest, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas.

Here you’ll discover communities where life moves at a slower pace and centers around time-honored traditions and values.

Enjoy beautiful scenery dotted with majestic vistas, winding roads, and family owned businesses offering hometown hospitality.

Experience the rich blend of culture at Native American Pow Wows, Polish Heritage Days, Kentuck Day and more.

Hear the peaceful sounds of Northern wildlife - loons on a quiet morning waking with the early fog on the lake; barn owls calling in the quiet of a moonlit night; or the rustle of leaves as you and a white-tailed deer cross paths.

Experience the amazing diversity of wildlife, trails and outdoor activities in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Amid the relaxing atmosphere and peaceful scenery, you’ll find a unique blend of attractions: gaming, entertainment, restaurants and shopping, trails and sports that make our area a favorite vacation destination for all ages.

Fall in Love with the Byway and experience a sense of place, where the people and nature are authentic.

Discover the beauty and serenity of our four counties along the Byway in the Spring and Summer.

The grass is green, the flowers are blooming, and the waters (and fish!) are taking new breaths.  It's a beautiful, fresh time to explore the Byway and be enchanted.

While the Coronavirus has led to many new challenges for all of us, we hope you are staying safe and healthy - and our businesses are working to be open and offer clean and safe environments for you.

Several of our area events have been postponed or cancelled, and we are doing our best to keep our information updated for you.


Latest News

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Group Sites to Remain Closed for Remainder of Recreation Season

Rhinelander, WI – July 30, 2020 – Group campsites on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will remain closed for the rest of the recreation season. The…

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Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Opens Additional Recreation Sites

On Friday, June 12, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will open additional recreation sites. View the full list here. The Forest Service is making every effort…

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AVT/UTV Trails Are Open

The Trails are Open! Explore the trails along the Byway on your ATV or UTV. Here are links with more information for each county: Forest…

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