Fall in Love With the Byway

Welcome to the Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway

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

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.

Savor the 145-mile route that winds through Wisconsin’s northern counties including Forest, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas.  Here you’ll discover life moves at a refreshingly slower pace and centers around time-honored traditions and values.

Enjoy beautiful scenery dotted with majestic vistas, serpentine roads and family owned businesses that serve up hometown hospitality.

Experience a rich blend of culture at Native American powwows, Polish Heritage Days, Kentuck Day and more.

Listen for the peaceful sounds of wildlife:  loons waking with the lake’s early morning fog, owls calling in the quiet of a moonlit night or the rustle of leaves as you cross paths with a whitetail deer.

Discover a unique blend of attractions amid the serene scenes:  gaming, entertainment, restaurants, shopping, trails and other outdoor adventures that make this area a favorite of all ages.

Fall Color Report

See the Fall leaves before Fall leaves!

Colors are now emerging, and Travel Wisconsin allows you to follow the march of color through the state and witness the transformation of the magical hues of deep red, golden yellow and blazing orange.

Latest News

Fall Color Report is Now Live!

The Wisconsin Fall Color Report is now live on the Travel Wisconsin website! The Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway traverses through Forest, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas…

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Grab Your Keys and Buckle Up for Beauty!

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…

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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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