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

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The leaves are changing and we are looking forward to enjoying the glorious yellow, orange and red hues.

The Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway traverses through Forest, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas counties.

It's the perfect time to explore the Byway, and bask in the glow of the Fall colors!

View our interactive map.  As you plan your trip, view video messages from the businesses you'll meet along your travels.

We invite you to savor, enjoy, experience and discover why we know you'll fall in love with the Byway!

Experience Our Trails

The Byway is more than just our paved roadway. Along our route, you’ll find hiking and biking trails where you’ll discover the beauty of the Northwoods.

Explore our biking, hiking and birding trails. Experience the Byway from the water on our canoe routes.  Park the car and enjoy the hundreds of ATV/UTV trails.  Learn more here.

Latest News

Town of Hiles Historical Mural

The Town of Hiles is celebrating its history with a new mural that travelers on the Byway shouldn’t miss! Located in front of the Hiles…

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Northwoods Counties Launch New ATV/UTV Website

Tourism entities in four Northwoods counties have joined forces to create a website specifically for ATV and UTV riders. The site, northwoodsatv-utv.com, is a “one-stop…

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Free Fishing Weekends

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) holds Free Fishing Weekends the third full weekend in January and the first full weekend in June. Upcoming…

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