Looking for a really fun adventure? The Cable Area has so many options you'll have a hard time picking which one to embark on first! If you love exploring, the Cable Area is located in the 850,000 acre Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest offering countless trails, rivers and scenic roads just waiting for you to explore. Breath-taking waterfalls, majestic wildlife and awe inspiring landscapes will have you torn between watching your current spectacle a little longer or seeing what new excitement waits around the next bend.
Perhaps your idea of adventure is canoeing and camping. The Cable Area has over 400 miles of rivers including the Namakagon River which was designated a National Wild and Scenic River. The Namekagon River flows from Namekagon Lake, and winds through the Cable Area on its way to the St. Croix. The Namakagon provides varied opportunities to test a modern-day voyageur's skills with Class II and III rapids.
We've already told you that the Cable Area has the 'Best trails in the U.S' but those trails can be used for all kinds of different adventures. Whether mountian biking, hiking, ATVing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sight seeing or countless other activities, you simply will not find a more extensive, more diverse system of trails than in the Cable Area.
For some, the adventure lies in the discovery of a different treasure. The Cable Area is home to some fantastic shops and restaurants. Local business owners, known for their exceptional hospitality and willingness to assist visitors, will deliver a shopping and dining experience like no other. Our businesses are not made to look like they have Northwoods décor, they actually have authentic pieces of the rich history created by those who settled this area. As you find new and exciting offerings you'll feel just like Lewis and Clark as you 'discover' the Cable Area for yourself!