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.

The Coronavirus has led to many new challenges for all of us, and we hope you are staying safe and healthy.  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 for you.


Latest News

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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Camping in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Allowing Dispersed Camping and Campfires Visitors Urged to be Safe this Memorial Day Weekend   Rhinelander, WI – May 21, 2020 – Effective…

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Winter Trails Are Open

Winter is a beautiful time of year along the Byway. It’s a time to view the communities along the Byway from a different perspective –…

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