Activities and Attractions
County Wisconsin, filled with wonderful scenery and rich
iron mining heritage, is an excellent choice to spend a
week or weekend exploring all this area has to offer.
Fishing - Open water and ice - Musky, Walleye, Bass,
Northern Pike & Panfish
Boating - Open water and river canoeing - boat
Hunting - large and small game are abundant - Deer,
Ruffed Grouse & Waterfowl
Snowmobiling - hundreds of miles of trails are just
outside our door, trail #9
Sightseeing - woods, waters, waterfalls and wildlife
- loons, eagles, osprey, beaver, otter & deer, fall
and Biking - on and off road trails
Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing - beginner to
and Eat - unique shops and restaurants within miles
HAVE IT ALL!!! Whatever your reason for
visiting, we welcome you with open arms and hope you
enjoy the splendor of the great outdoors in our area.
Is the time of the year for new growth. Trees begin to
turn green and the flowers begin to bloom. April 15th
opens many ATV trails in the Mercer, Wisconsin area,
weather permitting. The lakes begin to thaw in
preparation of opening fishing season in May. In April,
area biking and hiking trails also open.
Summer… Offers an abundance of outdoor
enjoyment including swimming, hiking, biking, boating,
fishing, water skiing, tubing, ATVing, tennis,
volleyball, canoeing & camping. Mercer is surrounded by
over 900,000 acres of federal, state and county
forests. We offer uncrowded waterways for fishing and
boating activities. Wildlife is abundant with many
different species of wildlife including black bear,
whitetail deer, timber wolves, coyotes, snowshoe hare,
badger, fisher, porcupine, and raccoon. We also have
many species of birds native to the area including
loons, hawks, owls, bald eagles, osprey, ruffed grouse,
great blue herons and many types of ducks and geese.
Fishing... If fishing is your forte, this is
the place! The Mercer area is home to an abundance of
good fishing lakes filled with Northern Pike, Bass,
Musky, Walleyes, and many varieties of panfish. A good
number of our lakes are ranked as “Class A” Musky Lakes;
a good place to finally pull in that trophy-sized fish.
The North and South Forks of the Flambeau River offer
Lake Sturgeon, Musky, Walleyes and Smallmouth Bass. Our
large number of lakes, streams and ponds offer a good
source of Bass, Brown, Brook and Rainbow Trout.
Fishing reports and conditions.
Winter… Transforms the northwoods into a
winter wonderland. Snowmobile enthusiasts travel to
Mercer to ride the 500 miles of excellently groomed
trails and the 200 inches of snow, which make these
trails some of the finest in Wisconsin. We offer a 24
hour/7 days a week trail condition report beginning
December 1st each year and continuing through the
season. Other activities enjoyed in our area in the
winter include ice fishing, cross-country skiing & snow
By day or night, trails around here are some of the
nicest you can find. Wide, well groomed, and clearly
marked, they link many warm and friendly places to meet
or lodge. Whether riding through the Flambeau Trails of
the Chequamegon, down the old Omaha rail bed known as
the Tuscobia Trail running from Park Falls north to Rice
Lake, or over hundreds of miles of county and club
trails, you will find why the Mercer area is great
Snowmobile trail reports and conditions.
Fall… Is spectacular with the colors of the
changing leaves. It’s also the time of year when many
hunting seasons begin, including the Ruffed Grouse, with
which we are known as the “Ruffed Grouse Capital of the
World.” ATVing continues through November 15th on most
trail systems. I t’s also the perfect time of year to go
hiking, biking and canoeing.
Hunting... Hunting in the Mercer, Wisconsin
area is sure to provide you with a rewarding
experience. Our large area of public lands with low
competition from other hunters offers the ideal hunting
conditions. Mercer boasts the most habitat for ruffed
grouse anywhere! As “The Ruffed Grouse Capital of the
World” this is definitely the place for hunting. Many
miles of hunting trails are seeded and mowed and are
gated to prohibit motorized use. These are in the
heart of the best habitat areas. The Mercer area is
ideal black bear habitat. Many acres of public lands
are open to hunting for the hunter who prefers using
dogs or those who prefer using bait stations. Both
types of hunters have had excellent results as our
abundance of good habitat contributes to a large bear
exceptional deer hunting conditions, Mercer is the
place, with a large deer population per square mile.
Hunter usage per square mile is low due to the large
amounts of public land available therefore giving you a
better than average chance of bagging your trophy.
Hiking... Hiking in Mercer offers an excellent
chance to get out there and really “commune with
nature.” Many miles of trails are closed to motorized
use and offer an excellent chance to enjoy the peaceful
serenity of our northwoods. Numerous trails offer a
short hike or a chance to enjoy a more lengthy
backpacking trip from all day to several days with
camping along the trails.
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Mercer, WI 54547
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Great places to stay, cabin rentals, snowmobile, fishing on the Turtle
Flambeau Flowage, pet friendly, near Mercer & Springstead in the
Northwoods of Wisconsin