Northern Wisconsin Tourism

Northern Wisconsin Tourism
When you think of Wisconsin, the Dairy State, you may think of cheese. However, the diverse landscapes in Wisconsin make it an exciting locale to explore the outdoors. Northern Wisconsin offers visitors plenty of activities to satisfy the most avid outdoor enthusiast.

Time of Travel

You can head to Wisconsin at any time to enjoy your favorite outdoor sports, but only the bravest will go in January and February, when the temperatures and wind chill factor usually stay below zero.


Northern Wisconsin offers an assortment of winter and summer sports such as biking, hiking, canoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and more. Visitors may consider fishing on Lake Superior or the Wisconsin River, or skiing at Telemark Resort in Cable.


Northern Wisconsin is considered the area above Interstate 94, which runs across a good portion of the state. It is bordered on the west by the St. Croix River and Minnesota, the north by Lake Superior and the east by Lake Michigan, the Menominee River and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Getting There

The closest large airports to Northern Wisconsin are Minneapolis/St. Paul International, which is approximately a little over an hour from Northern Wisconsin, and Milwaukee International, which will require at least a three-hour drive. There's also the option of flying into a smaller airport such as Eau Claire, Green Bay, Rhinelander, Wausau or Superior.


Northern Wisconsin has multiple state parks, such as Interstate Park along the St. Croix River, or the Flambeau River State Forest, and camping areas if you want to rough it. There also are larger hotels in bigger cities such as Rhinelander, Minocqua or Green Bay, and small inns and bed and breakfasts scattered in rural areas.

Article Written By Jessica Morelock

Jessica Morelock began her professional writing career in 2007, after a three-year stint as a producer and co-host on Sirius Satellite Radio. She has also worked for the airline industry and as a travel agent. She completed a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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