Bike, Hike, Explore

Presque Isle is situated between state and national forests; with fantastic wilderness trails for mountain bikers, hikers, and nature enthusiasts.

Presque Isle is surrounded by water, with intimate lakes for paddling and
wildlife watching to larger lakes renowned for recreation and class A fishing.

Almost An Island

Over 1,500 lakes and 70 rivers and streams flow through Vilas County, making Presque Isle an ideal destination for fishing, birding, paddling, recreating and relaxing.

photo credit: Bruce Nelson, Lake Effect Gallery

Area Lakes...

Come and Relax...

At the top of Wisconsin, Presque Isle remains an oasis of clean sparkling lakes, towering pines, abundant wildlife, and peaceful solitude. Enjoy all four seasons.

Navigable chains of lakes, diverse lake ecologies, and truly superior waters make Presque Isle a fisherman’s dream.

Class A Fishing

The Country Fair and Last Wilderness Run highlight Presque Isle's character:
Down-home, beautiful, cozy, and friendly. Enjoy this community spirit year-round.

Memory Making

Wisconsin’s Last Wilderness – Presque Isle

At the top of Wisconsin, you’ll find a place where wilderness is alive and well. Presque Isle is your Northwoods destination for snowmobiling, fishing, boating, paddling, hiking, biking, and relaxing. Surrounded by protected federal and state forest land, Presque Isle remains an oasis of wildlife, sparkling lakes, and solitude. Discover Wisconsin’s Last Wilderness. Plan Your Adventure Today!

Fall Color in Presque Isle

Autumn in the gentle glacial hills of Presque Isle is famous for the in-between time of warmth and fall crispness. The hues of crimson reds, smokey golds and rich browns with bluebird skies are beautifully mirrored on the water’s reflection. Presque Isle means “almost an island” in French and the colors are most vibrant along our more than 150 named lakes and rivers. Bring your canoe, boat, or simply stay in your car for some of the most gorgeous fall colors the Midwest has to offer.

Summer In Presque Isle

Upcoming Events

5:00 pm 45th Annual Kornstalk Karnival
45th Annual Kornstalk Karnival
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:00 pm Spooktacular Halloween & Haunted...
Spooktacular Halloween & Haunted...
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Spooktacular Halloween & Haunted Shantytown
Fun for the whole family!  Trick or Treating at local businesses and Haunted Ice Fishing Shanties and Games outside the Fire Barn.  After trick or treating, park at St. Rita’s, grab a bite to eat, and take the luminary lit pathway to the Fire Barn.        
8:00 am 75-Minute Vinyasa Flow Yoga
75-Minute Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
An advanced beginner to intermediate flow class, designed to waken, stretch, and strengthen you in prep for a beautiful day. Set to music. The class meets in the lower level of the Library and you must arrive in advance of 8am as doors have to be locked (sorry!). Led by Sarah Johnson’s Thinking of Today.

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