Get moving in Boulder Junction this year

January 6, 2022

Boulder Junction is a great place to get out and get active (and maybe shed a few of those post-holiday pounds). Here’s a look at a few ways to get moving in Boulder Junction, no matter what time of year you visit.

Explore the winter trails

Head to Boulder Junction when the snow flies and you’ll find great ways to get moving in the scenic Northwoods of Wisconsin. Boulder Junction is home to wonderful trails to explore, whether you’re strapping on a pair of skis or tightening up your snowshoes. Cross-country skiers should visit the Escanaba-Pallette Lake Trails, which offer groomed routes for classic skiing with loops of 2, 4, 5.5 and 8.5 miles. Snowshoers: Check out the Lumberjack Trail, a multi-use trail that connects to the Escanaba-Pallette Lake Trails and is open to snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and fat-tire biking.

Don’t forget to download the free Map It Vilas County trails app, which will help you find trails in Boulder Junction (and beyond) by length, activity, location and more.

A family-friendly park

Just outside of downtown Boulder Junction, you’ll find a park that’s fun for all ages. Boulder Junction’s Winter Park, which is about a quarter-mile east of the Main Street/Park Street intersection on Old Highway K, is the perfect place to spend a day playing in the snow.

The park features:

  • A regulation-size ice skating rink and warming shelter
  • A sledding hill
  • A one-mile (ungroomed) trail that can be used for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking or dog walking
  • A bonfire pit
  • Ice skates, sleds and other equipment to use free of charge

Paddle, bike & run – join the fun!

We’re pleased to announce the return of the White Deer Triathlon to Boulder Junction this spring. Early-bird registration is open now for this fun paddle-bike-run event, which will take place on May 21. The White Deer Triathlon features a 3-kilometer paddle course (canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard) on Boulder Lake, a 22-kilometer bike ride on paved rustic roads, and a 6-kilometer run on scenic county roads and forest trails.

The event is open to individuals, two-person teams and three-person relay teams. Sign up before 1/31 for $10 off the full-priced registration. Learn more about the White Deer Triathlon here.

Explore the heart of Vilas County

Once the weather warms up, Boulder Junction is also a great place to get out on a bike. The Heart of Vilas County Paved Bike Trail System runs through several Northwoods communities, connecting St. Germain, Sayner, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters and Mercer.

In Boulder Junction, the trail follows Highway M along North and South Trout Lake and heads into downtown Boulder Junction before heading west along Highway K toward Manitowish Waters.

Learn more about Boulder Junction’s biking options.