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Nestled in the heart of Wisconsin’s spectacular Northwoods, the resort town of St. Germain is surrounded by over 1300 lakes, numerous national and state forests and some of the most abundant outdoor recreational opportunities in the Midwest. This four-season playground features championship-level golf, impressive snowmobiling facilities and award-winning biking and hiking trails. Rent a cabin, cottage or house nestled by a lake or amid beautiful woodlands and enjoy an unforgettable wilderness vacation. Lodging amenities include air conditioning, fireplaces, Internet access, outdoor grilling areas, washing machines and satellite or cable television.
With its idea location right in the center of the magnificent snowmobiling trails of Northern Wisconsin’s Northwoods, St. Germain is considered one of the best winter sports destinations in Wisconsin, with numerous resorts catering mainly to snowmobilers. Put your helmet on and thrill to thousands of exciting miles of trails lacing this winter wonderland. Other cold weather sport highlights include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and ice-skating. St. Germain is also home to the Snowmobile Hall of Fame, where fans of the sport can view famous racing sleds, peruse historic photograph collections or even go on the annual “Ride with the Champs” celebrity ride.
Families flock to this spectacular Northwoods resort region in summer to enjoy great golfing, hunting, swimming, cycling, hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Vilas County is home to 1,300 lakes, with over 70 streams and rivers and some of the oldest trees in the Northwoods. The paved St. Germain Bike & Hike Trail connects to the acclaimed paths of the Vilas County Trail, offering 45 miles of super cycling. Golfers can drink in spectacular scenery of pine-fringed greens while playing 18-holes of championship level golf at the 4.5 star St. Germain Golf Club. There’s also a par-3 golf course and a wilderness-themed mini-golf course in town. Abundant rivers, streams, ponds and no-motor lakes offer ideal canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Paddle close to the village or venture off into miles of unspoiled white pine-fringed wilderness waters. The region is a fisherman’s paradise, and the nearby town of Boulder Junction is known as the Musky Capital of the World.
With multiple charming little towns nearby bursting with shops, restaurants, live entertainment and museums, there’s always something to do in Vilas County. Just 15 miles west of St. Germain, the Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua offers a variety of performances from community theater and children’s productions to concert bands and touring ballet, jazz and classical showcases. Vilas County Historical Museum, just seven miles away, features intriguing exhibits on the history of the region, including dolls, a settler home and musical instruments. Lake Nokomis Cranberry Farm, Eagle River’s Living History Encounter and Lake of the Torches Resort-Casino in Lac du Flambeau are among the Northwoods’ bountiful entertainment options.
St. Germaine is surrounded by some of the country’s most gorgeous parklands. Nearby you’ll find the Chequameton and Nicolet National forests, the Northern Highland-American Legion Forests and the Vilas and Oneida County Forests.
A year-round outdoor recreational destination, St. Germain has highs averaging in the mid-20s in December through March, with average monthly snowfall of more than 12 inches, perfect for winter sports. Fall brings brilliant foliage along with super kayaking and hiking opportunities with high temperatures around the 50s, while brisk spring weather rises to highs in the 60s. Summer’s idyllic blue-skied days are characterized by temperatures in the 70s and plenty of sunshine.
St. Germain is about 80 miles south of Lake Superior and 177 miles northwest of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The town is served by Central Wisconsin Airport in Wausau, located about 78 miles away.