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Meximinee Falls

Meximinee Falls is a beautiful waterfalls that has easy access.  This Waterfalls was the location for the print "Spirit of the Ottawa".  The trail is a short, fairly easy trail that follows the river for a good view of the falls. Total le...

Kakabika Falls

Kakabika Falls, located approximately 12 miles northeast of Marenisco Mi., on the Bessemer Ranger District.  This falls is actually a series of "S" turns as the river drops in elevation. The trail is not a long trail and not too difficult....

Sylvania Outfitters Ski Trails

Across the Michigan border in the Ottawa National Forest, you’ll find an expansive network of trails that awaits discovery. Located just 9 miles north Land O’ Lakes, this 2...

Land O’ Lakes Cross-Country Ski Trails

The forests that surround Land O’ Lakes become a different world in the heart of winter. Snow envelops the wilderness, lacing pine branches and blanketing the forest floor. It’s a silent and peaceful world that you can experience by cro...

Sylvania Wilderness Area

Just north of Land O’ Lakes is a beautiful and untouched wilderness that was almost lost forever. An early lumberman recognized this as a special place in the 1800s and decided to protect this 19,000-acre forest from the saws. It was a wi...

Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness

There are rivers that gently meander and there are rivers that roar. You’ll find the latter north of Land O’ Lakes, and it’s a truly a sight to behold. The Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness is deep in the Continue reading

Catherine Wolter Wilderness Area

West of Land O’ Lakes, just south of the Michigan border, is a large and carefully-protected conservancy that is a gateway to the wilderness and a bridge between two massive forests. It’s the perfect place to encounter wildlife and disc...

Black River Harbor and Recreation Area

To stand on the shore of Lake Superior is to stand on the shore of an inland sea that has enchanted people as long as they have gazed at its endless horizon. This amazing lake is an easy daytrip from Land O’ Lakes. The Black River Harb...

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

The call of the wild is easy to answer in Land O’ Lakes. The community is flanked by vast national forests that beckon those who crave a true wilderness experience. Just east of town you’ll find the Nicolet National Forest, a 661,400-ac...

Ottawa National Forest

Just across the Michigan border from Land O’ Lakes, you’ll find a beautiful forest that seems to have no end. While there’s technically an end to the Ottawa National Forest, you won’t find it until you reach the dramatic, rocky shor...

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