Want to go on a hike? Explore by ATV? Learn about parks, trails and waterways in the area that you don’t want to miss.

Natural Areas

Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest

Established in 1925 to protect the headwaters of the Wisconsin, Flambeau and Manitowish rivers, the Northern Highland-American Legion (NHAL) State Forest occupies more than 232,000 acres and has a seasonal nature center on site.

Turtle Flambeau Scenic Wilderness Waters Area

With nearly 19,000 acres of water to discover, the Turtle Flambeau Flowage is a place for endless fun. See how you can enjoy yourself throughout the year, including a self-guided auto/motorcycle tour, and get a map.

Lake of the Falls

This county park on the Turtle River is a local favorite and a quick trip from the town of Mercer. With 300 acres of water, 3 campgrounds, and a public boat launch, it’s a convenient and popular destination.

Nearby Trails

Iron County Forestry and Parks

Iron County is a popular destination for ATVing and snowmobiling as well as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and hunting. Learn more about the local trail network and get maps.

Canoe & Kayak Trails

In addition to lakes, the area offers excellent opportunities to explore by canoe and kayak. See local river trails for everyone, from novice to expert paddlers.

Bike Trails

Whether you’re looking for paved rides or something more adventurous, you’ll find it here. Explore the local trail system, organized rides, and where to mountain bike.