In addition, Marinette County is home to 14 waterfalls and calls itself the Waterfalls Capital of Wisconsin. A waterfalls tour offers short and long hikes in serene, natural settings. Some of the trails can be difficult. About half of the waterfalls are located in the Marinette County Parks system. A $5.00 per day (per car) or $20.00 per year (per car) entrance fee can be paid at park entrances and is valid for admission to all county parks. Senior citizens get a reduced rate. Go to www.marinettecounty.com/departments/parks/general-information/county-parks-and-campgrounds/ for more information on county park fees. It is recommended to allow 2-3 days to experience the entire tour. Shorter tours are also available. Go to www.therealnorth/resources/maps-and-guides/ for more information.
Endless trails provide recreation for adventurers who desire to ATV, snowmobile, hike, bike and cross-country ski. Over 230,000 acres of county forest land are available for hunting. Hundreds of lakes varying in size, the Peshtigo River, plus numerous trout streams, provide great fishing opportunities. Numerous resorts dot the landscape. The largest lake in the county is Lake Noquebay, which encompasses nearly 2,400 acres.
Numerous county parks welcome visitors and provide opportunity for camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, and swimming. In the fall, the changing colors in the nearly endless forests provide breathtaking beauty.
The county also boasts hundreds of miles of ATV and snowmobile trails and access routes. Several area snowmobile and ATV clubs maintain the trails.
The townships in the Northwoods range in size from 1,983 (Porterfield) to 494 (Silver Cliff).
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