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