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Fall in Burnett County is a time of excitement as visitors come to enjoy the lakes, rivers, wildlife areas and trails.  We want you to come visit and enjoy the WIDE OPEN SPACES of Burnett County.  If you come, we welcome you, and we want you to be safe!

At the Burnett County Tourism Coalition, the well-being of our residents and visitors is our greatest priority.
Please visit our Covid-19 page for local resources and for Governor Tony Evers Safe at Home- Emergency Executive Order #12, effective March 25th, 2020.

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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fall in Burnett County

Cool, comfortable and breathtakingly beautiful, the fall in Burnett County is not to be missed. With the kids back in school, quick weekend getaways are well spent at our farmers’ markets, fruit farms or simply navigating our Rustic Roads and backroads while admiring the vibrant leaves. Better yet, take a trek to the northern reaches of Burnett County to enjoy a canoe trip down the wild Namekagon River, surrounded by the fall foliage. Navigate the currents and the oxbows in one of the most scenic paddles in the region. While on the river, be sure to cast a line in for some excellent fishing.

Fall is the perfect time to check out a winery or stay at a cozy bed and breakfast, do some antique shopping and grab a warm latte at the local coffee shop. Join the local bike club on their scheduled rides down secluded country roads. Fall brings with it some excellent local events, including Grantoberfest, Siren’s Harvestfest, and Crex Meadow’s Fall Wildlife Festival.

atving

For folks looking for a faster-paced experience, enjoy 50 miles of summer trails, approximately 80 miles of frozen ground ATV/UTV trails (and 120 miles of winter usage ATV/UTV trails), Burnett County is a great place for motor sport enthusiasts.

In addition, our trails are connected to Douglas and Washburn Counties in Wisconsin, as well as Pine County in Minnesota. As one part of an incredibly extensive regional trail system, we know you’ll have a blast exploring all day long.

hiking and biking

The true beauty of Burnett County lies on back roads and trail heads. There is no better way to experience the great outdoors than biking or hiking down a secluded path. No matter the season, our trails do not disappoint.

For the silent sport enthusiast, our seven scenic trails offer something for every skill level. In the warmer months, try hiking the Hay Creek Trail in Grantsburg and enjoy the observation platform where you’ll see all types of wildlife.

HUNTING & FISHING

You’ll find some of the best hunting in Burnett County. With over 150,000 acres of public land, 14 rivers and streams and over 500 named lakes, this is a destination for visitors with a passion for the great outdoors.  With storied history, Burnett County is home to the world-famous, record-breaking Jordan Buck, the Wisconsin record black bear, and the state record Hook and Line sturgeon.

From the Blog

2017 Top 10 > The Shop Bar & Grill

April 7, 2017

The people have spoken, and The Shop Bar & Grill at the intersection of county roads A & H has been voted the top dining experience for 2017!

2017 Top 10 > The Lodge at Crooked Lake

April 3, 2017

The people have spoken, and The Lodge at Crooked Lake in Siren, WI has been voted the top wildlife experience for 2017!

2017 Top 10 > Voyager Village Arts & Crafts Show

March 29, 2017

The people have spoken, and the annual The Voyager Village Arts & Crafts Show has been voted the top arts experience for 2017!

2017 Top 10 > Forts Folle Avoine

March 22, 2017

The people have spoken, and Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park has been voted the top history/culture experience for 2017!

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