About the Byway

The Nicolet-Wolf River Byway traverses Wisconsin’s Northwoods. The 145 mile route includes views of the Wolf River, a protected National Wild and Scenic River, the Chequamegan – Nicolet National Forest, numerous State Natural Areas, lakes, and many other scenic areas. Along this route there is limited development, except for a few rural and tribal communities and a few small farms. The bulk of the Byway is located in Forest County, with segments in Langlade, Oneida and Vilas Counties.

With views of the Wolf River, Chequamegon – Nicolet National Forest and the lakes and forest of Forest, Langlade, Oneida, and Vilas Counties. State Highway 55 is the primary route, and segments of State Highways 32, 52 and 70, form a route configured as a double loop or figure “8”.

In addition, there are numerous designated State Natural Areas and significant trails. The scenic and natural resources are a large part of our region and our byway’s identity.

Transportation is about more than asphalt, concrete and steel–it’s about partners and connections.

–Rodney Slater, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation