Experience the North Woods of Wisconsin
Activities: On the water
Fishing With 267 lakes in Sawyer County, including the multitentacled Chippewa Flowage, and 2,000 miles of streams, fishing is king here. Sink your line for trout, walleye, crappies, bass, perch, musky, and panfish. There are numerous outfitters and guides in the area (715/634-4801; haywardlakes.com).
Namekagon River Part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the river offers stunning canoeing, kayaking, cruises and tubing. Hayward to Trego makes a great canoe trip with several low-hazard whitewater runs. Namekagon River Visitor Center (715/635-8346; nps.gov/sacn).