Experience the North Woods of Wisconsin
There are 3,200 reasons for this area's reputation as an ideal lake getaway -- that's the number of lakes in Vilas and Oneida counties. And there are 1,000 rooms, condos and cabins lining pine-shaded shores. We didn't even count the supper clubs, cafes, shops, shows and other attractions. Despite the expanding resort scene, you can still find natural lakes so quiet that the plunk of a lure echoes from shore to shore. Towns like Minocqua (population: 4,727) are the quintessential resort-area destination -- the one most people dream of when they're stuck in a cubicle on a sunny day.