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.
Hundreds of miles of expertly groomed trails, snowmobile friendly businesses, and easy access to services make Washburn County an ideal destination for your snowmobile getaway. Free maps and honest trail reports are available from our snowmobile page.
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.
Snowshoe & XC Ski Trails
Winter enthusiasts will love the variety of snowshoe and cross country ski trails available in the Washburn County area. From well groomed ski trails to back-country snowshoeing, you'll be sure to find a few favorite trails while exploring the area.
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.
Winter Fat Bike Trails
Nearly 12 miles of trails at Wild Cat Mountain Bike Trail are expertly groomed for winter fat bike riding. This trail system is located just east of Spooner on a large tract of county forest land. Grab your fat bike or rent one and hit the trail for a day of fun!
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.
With nearly 1,000 lakes in Washburn County, you're 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.