Man and dog at Boulder Junction WI cabin in winter

Why you should take a winter trip to Boulder Junction

November 4, 2023

Never been on a winter vacation to northern Wisconsin before? You’ll find lots to love, from cozy accommodations to stunning vistas to great options for outdoor recreation. Don’t miss your chance—book your Boulder Junction getaway today.

There are plenty of cozy places to stay

Winter is a great time to explore Boulder Junction’s hotels, motels, cottages, cabins, resorts, and vacation homes. Why? Well, there are generally fewer people than you’ll find in the summer, rates are reasonable, and it’s easier to find accommodations for a shorter trip or something you’re booking at the last minute.

Once you get to Vilas County, you’ll discover that Boulder Junction’s lodging properties are ready to welcome you, whether you want to curl up in front of the fire for your whole getaway or simply drop off your stuff and hit the trails. While some lodging properties in the Northwoods of Wisconsin are seasonal, Boulder Junction is home to many resorts and other accommodations that are open year-round. And to help you book your next getaway, here’s a look at places with availability this winter.

There’s a lot to do if you love the outdoors

If you want to get outside and explore, you’ll find plenty of places that offer winter fun in Boulder Junction, whether you’re hiking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing. There are lots of trails to explore in this scenic corner of northern Wisconsin, several of which offer an easy introductory experience for outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities. Boulder Junction’s Winter Park just east of downtown is a popular destination, and other trails like the North Trout Lake Trail are a perfect spot for beginners.

Don’t forget to download the newly updated Map It Vilas County trails app to help you find the perfect trail in Boulder Junction. You can search for trails by length and activity (including winter biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling), and the app will help you navigate the trails even if you don’t have a cell signal.

Boulder Junction is home to some of the Northwoods’—and Wisconsin’s—best snowmobiling. There are more than 150 miles of trails to explore locally, and Boulder Junction’s trails connect to thousands more miles of routes throughout northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

And if you’re new to snowmobiling, don’t worry: Our Snowmobiling 101 articles and videos will help walk you through the process, from finding snowmobile rentals to showing you what to wear on your trip, and lots of local experts can help guide you through the process.

You’ll see some outstanding sights

Boulder Junction offers stunning Northwoods beauty all year long, but there’s just something special about making a visit in the winter, when the forest is quiet and serene and covered in a blanket of snow.

As mentioned above, Boulder Junction Winter Park offers an easy stroll through the woods just beyond downtown. Head south of downtown on Highway M a short distance to find Cathedral Point Park, which sits on a peninsula that separates the north and south basins of Trout Lake. Once you’re there, you can walk among the towering trees that give this scenic spot its name.

That’s just a brief look at all the great things a Boulder Junction getaway has to offer—and we haven’t even mentioned the great shopping and dining you’ll find here, too. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your winter vacation to Boulder Junction today!