What is the best way to see Northwoods Wisconsin in one day?

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Maggie Ginsberg-Schutz

The best way to see Northwoods Wisconsin in one day is to get out there and get lost; whether by foot, bicycle, ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, horseback or car, the Northwoods is at its finest when it’s slowly and deliciously experienced. Drive Highway 77, the 60-mile Great Divide National Scenic Highway through Chequamegon National Forest. Bike the Cable Area Mountain Bike Association system, among the best in North America, taking full advantage of the Birkebeiner trails off-season. Hike the forests of Nicolet National or Northern Highland State, or any one of dozens and dozens of county managed trails. Twice a year catch the Northwoods Open Art Tour, where you can drive from artist home to artist home, seeing up close and personal how the creative half works. For a quick dose of local culture with a dash of history, take in a show at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, visit a supper club for fish fry, or find a lake and sit quietly at its shores. Don’t forget to turn off your cell phone — you probably won’t get service anyway.

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