Secluded scenic spots in Boulder Junction

March 18, 2020

Nestled in the heart of the Northwoods, Boulder Junction offers seemingly boundless natural beauty, making it the perfect place for solitary exploration. Boulder Junction’s recreational trails will take you through strands of towering pines and along the shores of scenic secluded lakes. Here are some of the things you’ll see along the way.

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What to see: Incredible sunsets

Where to see it: North Trout Lake Trail

On clear evenings, head to the North Trout Lake Trail, located just off County Highway M. You’ll find a pleasant one-mile loop with boardwalks and some incredible views of North Trout Lake. Time your hike to take in the sunset over the lake—it’s gorgeous.

What to see: Wildlife and a scenic footbridge

Where to see it: Lumberjack Trail

Just outside Boulder Junction, this trail offers loops up to 12 miles through an area of pine forests and wetlands. It’s a great place to see wildlife, including bald eagles. About a mile from the trailhead off Conocora Road, you’ll find a small footbridge over White Sand Creek that offers picturesque views.

What do see: Old-growth (and new-growth) forest

Where to see it: North Lakeland Discovery Trail

This trail system is perfect for a serene hike among towering trees. You’ll find 12 miles of trails that wind through new-growth and old-growth forest. Take in beautiful views of Statehouse Lake and the Manitowish River.

Learn more about hiking in Boulder Junction here.