From the waters of Lake Superior to the beautiful St. Croix River, northwestern Wisconsin is a playground of adventure for those who travel here. Once made up of lumberjacks, today it's a prime location for the family vacationer and outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy kayaking through the Apostle Islands, go biking in Chippewa Valley, or just relax and soak in the breathtaking beauty.
Take a visit to Hudson and you can enjoy a myriad of outdoor recreation. Located right where the St. Croix River broadens, Hudson is a center of fun offering boating, swimming, fishing, biking, hiking, and plenty of golf courses. You will also find lots of outdoor enjoyment in the Apostle Islands. Made up of 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland, visitors will experience windswept beaches and cliffs, hiking, biking, sailing, boating, camping, and paddle boarding.
Scenic St. Croix River
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During your travels through northwest Wisconsin you will find a wide range of museums that capture the past and traditions of the area. Visit the city of Eau Claire (French for "clear water"), a former lumber town, and see local museums that focus on the Woodland Indian culture. While driving through Hudson, stop by the downtown area and tour the Octagon House, a historic residence built in 1855.
Northwest Wisconsin is overflowing with outdoor adventures and activities year-round. Head to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and you will discover more lighthouses than any other National Park Service area. You can enjoy recreational fun like sailing, paddling, or cruising around Lake Superior. This region also offers plenty of areas to go camping and explore, including hiking the Mainland Lakeshore Trail.