Welcome to Washburn County's Official Visitor Website!
As the snow begins to fall in the northwoods of Wisconsin, the area turns into a winter wonderland for outdoor adventurers. Washburn County is a great destination during the winter months. Whether you wish to hit the trails, cuddle up with a good book in front of the fireplace, grab a beer at the local brewpub, or catch a trophy fish on one of the area lakes, Washburn County will not disappoint. Year-round shopping make the downtowns a great place to spend some time and be sure not to miss the Tin Ceiling Historical Tour in downtown Spooner while you're there. Here are some ideas to get you started in planning your winter getaway to Washburn County:
Museums & Attractions
When visiting Washburn County, you'll want to check out some of the cool museums in the area. There are also great attractions like The Potter's Shed where you can paint your own pottery or make your own mosaic.
Over 100 miles of expertly maintained trails, linking to an ever-growing Northwest Wisconsin ATV system makes Washburn County a premier ATV destination. There are multiple loops throughout the county to get out and enjoy!
Washburn County is home to several authentic downtowns full of great shops for you to explore. The majority of the stores in the area stay open year-round and offer antiques, art, souvenirs and so much more. You'll be sure to find what you're looking for.
With nearly 1,000 lakes in Washburn County, you are sure to find a new favorite spot. Whether you're looking to catch a trophy fish or just some tasty panfish to fry up for your evening meal, you're sure to have some great luck when you fish the area lakes.
Spooner Tin Ceiling Tour
As you explore Spooner's gorgeous and thriving downtown, be sure to look up in many of the area stores...there you'll find the original tin ceilings adorning the building. Several ceilings have been exposed and a brochure detailing each building's history is now available.
Canoe, Kayak & Tube
One of the most scenic ways to explore Washburn County is by taking a nice float down one of the area's rivers or to head out to Washburn County's primitive area, Sawmill Park, to explore the canoe portage routes.
From a historical movie theatre with the original marquee, a state of the art aquatic center with play structure for the kids, to a brand new brew pub, distillery or winery, you're sure to find a place to warm up this winter when you visit the area.
Miles & miles of bike trails are out there waiting for some new tires. There are many great trail systems of all different difficulties located throughout the county. Grab your fat bike, mountin bike or rent one and hit the trail for a day of fun!