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.
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.