Recreation and Attractions

Langlade County, WI provides a variety of northern Wisconsin recreational opportunities to meet everyone's likings. Enjoy over a quarter of a million acres of forest land, 841 lakes, 225 streams, 395 miles of trout streams, and 200 spring ponds. Langlade County has been branded the "County of Trails" because of a good reason. We have trails for hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, ATVing/UTVing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding and even sled dogs. In the summer of 2017, Langlade County became one of the access points for the Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway.


Get your adrenaline pumping by going whitewater rafting or kayaking in eastern Langlade County. The famous Wolf River is one of the best whitewater rivers in the Midwest. People who raft or paddle the Wolf River are rewarded with abundant wildlife, outstanding shoreline scenery, and excellent water quality.
From historical museums to many parks and recreational opportunities, you will truly experience northern Wisconsin at its finest here in Langlade County.

For additional community information, links, and resources for Antigo and Langlade County, please visit our Community Resource Portal Website: alcinfo.com.

Hiking in Langlade County
Hike to Langlade County, The County of Trails, featuring miles of hiking trails with pristine scenery and wildlife abundance.

Ackley Wildlife Area
Just west of Antigo is the Ackley Wildlife Area where hikers have great opportunities to view waterfowl, deer, and an occasional bear on non-marked trails.

Antigo Walking/Biking Trail - Springbrook Trail
The City of Antigo has a walking trail. This two-plus-mile trail is 10-foot-wide and is constructed out of a combination of asphalt, boardwalk, and wood-chip paths along Antigo Lake and Spring Brook before meandering through forests.  The trail has 420' of low-level boardwalk and 1,800 of raised boardwalk along Spring Brook waterway.  There are four overlooks and two bridges constructed with funds and labor provided by Inland Lakes, City of Antigo, and Antigo Rotary Club. The Springbrook Trail is cleared during the winter, so take advantage of the paved trail to walk, run, and enjoy our community. 

The trailhead is on Fourth Avenue in Antigo, east of Hwy 45. You can also access the trail off Virginia Street, north of Hwy 64/Fifth Avenue, or park behind North Elementary school. Click here to view trail amenities.

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest covers the eastern portion of Langlade County and offers many opportunities for hiking on its many forest roads

Gartzke Flowage Trails
The trail is located entirely on Langlade County property east of Antigo off of 5th Avenue Road. It's approximately 8 miles in length and has a variety of trails for all abilities.  Located at W6379 Fifth Avenue Road, Bryant, WI 54418.

Hunting Walking Trails
The trails are 24-miles of primarily forest roads that have been widened, mowed, and maintained annually.  The area is primarily aspen forests with intermixed hardwood ridges and swamps. This block of county forest is focused on creating an ideal habitat for whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, American woodcock, and other "young forest" wildlife species.  Accessible off of County Highway T, Jack Lake Firelane, Camp 23 Road, and Stevens Springs Grade.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail - Langlade County Segments 
Langlade County boasts over 50 miles of the thousand-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail, divided into five segments: 9.5 miles Kettlebowl, 12 miles Lumbercamp, 12 miles Summit Moraine, 8 miles Highland Lakes and 12 miles Parrish Hills. The Kettlebowl and Highland Lakes Segments each have over 4 miles of connecting links over town roads.  For more information on these Langlade County segments and user information, click here.
Moccasin Lake Trail
Just a couple of miles to the west of Elcho. Located at N11190 Bear Lane, Elcho, WI 54428. It is approximately 8.9 miles in length. Parking area, restrooms, warming shelter with firewood and tables.

Noboken School Forest
Looking for another option to enjoy the great outdoors?  Check out the trails of the Noboken School Forest!  The Noboken School Forest is a 168-acre site that is open to the public.  The Unified School District of Antigo registered the property as a school forest in 1931. Noboken School Forest has several different habitat types including a tamarack swamp, a small pond, and a 27-acre lake, Noboken Lake.  Noboken School Forest is located 12-miles north of Antigo off of State Hwy. 45 on County Highway J to the east (the road that goes to Jake Lake/Veterans Memorial Park). Travel 1⁄2 mile on Hwy J and turn right at the gated logging road (about 1⁄4 mile after the power lines). There is a sign at the gate that says, “Antigo School Forest Education Shelter”. 

Jack Lake/Veteran's Memorial Park
Veteran's Memorial Park offers many miles of marked nature trails that feature a loop around an underdeveloped lake and an arboretum with over 500 plant species.

Wolf River State Trail
The Wolf River State Trail offers 33.4 miles of trail to hike from White Lake to Lake Metonga in Forest County along the former Wisconsin Central railroad corridor. The Wolf River State Trail is non-motorized in summer from White Lake to Lily, but please be aware that from Lily to Lake Metonga the trail is a multi-use trail. ATVers are allowed on the Wolf River State Trail from Lily to Lake Metonga.


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Disk Golf Course
Farmers Market
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Langlade County Fairgrounds
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Movie Theatre
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Scenic By-Way
Sled Dog Trail
Sleigh & Wagon Rides
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Welcome Center
Wolf River Water Report