Woman kayaking on Rush Lake in Boulder Junction WI in fall

Where to go on your fall color tour in Boulder Junction

September 20, 2023

There are lots of great ways to take in the incredible fall colors of Wisconsin’s Northwoods on your next trip to Boulder Junction. Here’s a look at how to make the most of this stunning northern Wisconsin scenery.

Take a trail

Whether you’re looking for a backwoods hike, a gentle stroll through the woods, or an adventure on a mountain bike, you’ll discover plenty of trails that will take you through beautiful sections of the Northwoods in and around Boulder Junction. From the Heart of Vilas County Paved Bike Trail to the WinMan Trails to the tree-lined hiking routes through the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest.

Hit the road

Take in the beautiful vistas of northern Wisconsin from your car as you explore Boulder Junction and Vilas County. The county’s only Rustic Road—Rustic Road 60—follows County Highway K from just south of Boulder Junction east to Star Lake, and other scenic routes include County Highway B and Ben Bendrick Drive.

Get on the water

Canoeing and kayaking is a great way to explore fall colors early in the season before the weather turns colder, and you’ll find boaters and anglers on Boulder Junction’s lakes throughout the fall. Public-access lakes like Boulder Lake, Trout Lake, Allequash Lake, and White Sand Lake are all popular spots to take in fall scenery.