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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

Old Webster School remembered: brick by brick

April 10, 2017

Old Webster School remembered: brick by brick By Harriet Rice

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!