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While the warmer months are certainly a great time to visit Burnett County, you may hear many folks boast that our winter sports and activities offer the most fun to be had. From snowshoe hikes through miles of lit trailways in the eastern part of the County to over 300 miles of Winter-use ATV/UTV and snowmobile trails, there is something for everyone who isn’t afraid to enjoy the chilly weather.

Wisconsin's Premier Northwest

508 Lakes

to enjoy with family and friends

80 Miles

of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

52,000 Acres

of wildlife area

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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winter in Burnett County

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, stop- ping 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.

If you’ve somehow found your way through over 300 miles of trails in Burnett County, our trail system connects to all surrounding counties, including Pine County, Minnesota.

Snowmobiling

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, stop- ping 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.

Cross Country Skiing

For the silent sport enthusiast, spend some time on any one of our seven scenic trails found throughout the county. With trails for every skill level, you’ll be able to find the perfect stretch of trails.

Cross country skiers are encouraged to meander along the Yellow River on the Forts Folle Avoine trail, or head to Timberland Hills for adventurous night skiing.

 

ICE FISHING

 

An area tradition, ice fishing in Burnett County is a sport all of its own. Bring the family and friends out for a day on the frozen lake and try your luck at catching that evening’s dinner. Keep an ear out for one of the many area ice fishing contests, designed both to test your skill and bring the community together.

From the Blog

The Shop Bar & Grill

The Shop Bar & Grill | Burnett County’s 2019 Top Place to Eat

February 26, 2019

You voted, and the winner of best place to eat for 2019 is The Shop Bar & Grill! For an astounding THIRD year in a row, The Shop Bar & Grill has proven to be delicious. Just off the intersection of County Roads A & H (about 20 miles east of Webster), you’ll stumble across…

Fish Bowl Bar & Grill

Fish Bowl Bar & Grill | Burnett County’s 2019 Top Tavern

February 21, 2019

You voted, and your Burnett County’s 2019 Top Tavern is the Fish Bowl Bar & Grill! For an impressive THIRD year in a row, The Fish Bowl Bar & Grill stole the hearts of those in Burnett County to earn the top spot to have a drink. People call it the pride of Danbury, Wisconsin…

Log Cabin Store Top Place to Shop

Log Cabin Store & Eatery | Burnett County’s 2019 Top Place to Shop

February 19, 2019

You voted, and your Burnett County’s 2019 Top Place to Shop is The Log Cabin Store & Eatery! Your one-stop shop located in beautiful Danbury, WI. It truly does have every little thing that your heart desires! Sporting goods, clothing and footwear, gifts, furs, Wisconsin-grown wild rice, gas, milk; you name it, they have it. Starting…

Burnett Dairy

The Burnett Dairy – Happy National Cheese Lover’s Day!

January 20, 2019

I think one of the coolest things about living in Wisconsin is having such easy access to such a wide variety of cheeses. Being from Texas, we have dairies and co-ops; but nothing compares to the Burnett Dairy right in the heart of Burnett County. I’ll never forget my very first trip to Wisconsin (about…

Siren Destination Wedding Fair

Siren Destination Wedding Fair

January 16, 2019

I hear wedding bells! I am so incredibly excited to be attending my first Siren Destination Wedding Fair here at the end of the month. I will be there taking pictures for the paper, but I will also be enjoying the event as a bridesmaid to one of my dear friends who is getting married…

fitness

Gettin’ Fit in Burnett County

January 3, 2019

2019 is FINALLY here which means that New Year’s resolutions are in full swing! If you are looking for the best place to help you reach your fitness goals for the new year, look no further. I know of three centers right here in Burnett County that offer great services to help you start the…

Cozy Coffee Shop

Cozy Coffee Shops in Burnett County

December 14, 2018

Burnett County may be small, but there is a love for coffee in this area that goes way beyond the two stoplights. Whether you are passing through or are a native to the area, you HAVE to stop in and indulge in these two delightful coffee shops if you are looking for a festive holiday…

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The Big Bundle Up!

December 1, 2018

Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner! As you wrap up your Christmas shopping (or if you are just beginning to tackle your list..!) know that The Big Bundle Up operation is going strong with a local drop off location right in Siren at The Lodge at Crooked Lake! There are many…