Experience the North Woods of Wisconsin
Activities: Hikes, bikes, golf and more
Morgan Falls and St. Peter's Dome Even casual hikers will enjoy the pretty, doable trek (1.2 miles roundtrip) to the 70-foot Morgan Falls (pictured), located in the Chequamegon National Forest, about an hour northeast of Hayward. A rugged climb veers off to the granite outcrop of St. Peter's Dome (3.6 miles roundtrip), with a view of Lake Superior on clear days (fs.usda.gov).
Off-road biking The Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association sponsors more than 300 miles of mapped and marked off-road biking trails. The Hayward cluster has almost 100 miles of trails (cambatrails.org).
ATV and snowmobiling The shoulders and ditches of many twisting county highways have ATV and snowmobile trails. Sawyer County Snowmobile and ATV Alliance touts 600 miles of groomed trails (sawyercountyalliance.com).
Golf Billed as the Golf Capital of Wisconsin, Hayward offers a variety of courses ranging from casual to championship. Big Fish Golf Club features a Pete Dye-designed course (715/634-4801; haywardlakes.com).
American Birkebeiner North America's largest cross-country ski marathon draws about 9,500 skiers and 15,000 spectators. The foundation also maintains 88 kilometers of trail for hikers, skiers, runners and mountain bikers (715/634-5025; birkie.com).