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.

Summer is Here!

Summer has settled in!  Our waters are warm, the trails are hot, and businesses are welcoming folks with sunny smiles.

To help you explore the Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway, we have put together an Itinerary that offers suggestions for trails for you to enjoy, attractions for you to discover, tips for finding tasty meals, and places for you to rest and rejuvenate.

Savor the hometown hospitality that our family-owned businesses offer.  Enjoy the variety of businesses that exemplify the warmth of the Northwoods.

Click here to download your Byway Itinerary.

Meet our local businesses by watching their short videos.

View upcoming events, attractions and activities that you can experience as you travel along the Byway.

Byway Itinerary

Latest News

Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway Awarded Tourism Marketing Grant

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism recently notified the Forest County Economic Development Partnership of its award of a Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant for the…

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Langlade County Serves as One of the Southern Access Points on the Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway

Highway 55 at the intersection of Highway 64 in Langlade County serves as one of the southern access points on the Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway.…

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Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway Becomes Fifth Scenic Byway in the State

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) today announced the designation of the state’s fifth scenic byway. The Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway is a 145-mile route…

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