Winters in Burnett County are arguably the most exciting and refreshing time to be an outdoor enthusiast. With over 300 miles of groomed trailways, an entire day spent snowmobiling the county is not unheard of. With many restaurants located along the trail system, stopping in for a hot chocolate or bite to eat couldn’t be more convenient. Bring your own sled or stop by one of our sports outfitters for a rental sled.
Wisconsin's Premier Northwest
Just 1.5 hours from the Twin Cities, nestled comfortably within a landscape of winding riverways, soaring pines and incredible wetlands, you’ll find Burnett County, Wisconsin.
Boasting over 500 pristine lakes and nearly 80 miles of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, Burnett County is a haven for water enthusiasts of all types. From canoeing to swimming, fishing and ice fishing, memorable moments on our waters are yours for the taking year-round.
But the fun doesn’t stop where the water meets the shoreline. Our natural spaces are second to none – enjoy a leisurely hike, bike ride or auto tour on one of our many scenic trailways or take advantage of over 50,000 acres of Wildlife areas, including our very own Wetlands Gem, Crex Meadows.
A true getaway for water and wildlife enthusiasts and the like, Burnett County is your premier northwest Wisconsin destination.
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From the Blog
Winter Wonderland 2022
We are beyond thrilled to be able to showcase unique photos of the fun and exciting activities our community was able to experience these past few weeks.
Last week, we asked the community to submit their snow photos on our Facebook page as comments to use in our photo galleries. We received over 100 submissions. With the holidays at our fingertips, we know that you’re prepping for the most magical time of the year.
15 Small Businesses In Burnett County That Deserve A Spot Under Your Tree This Year
It’s that time of the year again. Cue the holiday season in Burnett County! Fresh snow has dusted the pine trees, the holiday event calendar is filling up, and the Christmas lights are illuminating main streets.
With the holidays at our fingertips, we know that you’re prepping for the most magical time of the year.
4th of July Weekend Celebrations
Wherever you’re celebrating the fourth in Burnett County, you’ll be sure to find an incredible local parade. Organized by local residents and non profits, these family friendly events offer something for everyone.
Annual BCTC General Membership Meeting
Tourism Secretary-Designee Sayers to speak in Burnett County February 3 Tourism is one of Burnett County’s mainstay sources of revenue. “Even in our toughest year, the power of tourism as a major economic driver was clear in communities and counties across the state,” says Department of Tourism Regional Specialist Julie Fox. Fox will introduce Department…
2021 Top 10 > Wildflour Bakery & Catering
2021 BEST NEW BUSINESS At Wildflour Bakery we like to say we bring good, old-fashioned homemade food to our local community, and it’s something we hope to be doing for years to come. We are a bakery and meal service company specializing in small batch, made-to-order baked goods and meals featuring high quality ingredients, sourcing many locally…
The Backyard Tourist: Summer Fun in Burnett County
As I sit here at the picnic grounds on the north side of Crex Meadows Wildlife Area, I contemplate how lucky I am to live in Burnett County and have all these wide open spaces to visit right in my own backyard, especially during this time of social distancing. This morning I was out on…
The Backyard Tourist: Birding Burnett County
My daughter is a junior this year at Grantsburg High School, and she is in Biology 2. This class is always held in the second half of the school year so the students are able to identify birds in breeding plumage as part of their coursework. I have been a birder since I was in…
The Backyard Tourist: Enjoy the Solitude of Public Lands this Spring
Considering all the craziness of this pandemic; lock-downs, social distancing, working from home, schools closed and kids schooling from home, we all need to find time to get outside and save our sanity with a little fresh air. Luckily for those of us who live in the north woods of Burnett County Wisconsin we have…
Burnett County Tourism Coalition
For County Tourism related inquiries:
Burnett County Tourism Office
715-349-5999 or 800-788-3164
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