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Explore Life In Vilas County

People spend thousands of dollars to vacation here for a week or two. We enjoy living here year around. You can too!

Vilas County is a destination filled with unique experiences, outdoor adventures, and a relaxing environment. It's a perfect place to raise a family, work remotely, and escape the daily grind of traditional routines. Because if you like nature and four-seasons, you can call Vilas County your new home.

Vilas Living At A Glance




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Miles of Bike Trails


Silent Sports Trails


Miles of Snowmobile Trails


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Communities of Expanding Broadband

Vilas County Is For You If You Love:

Lake Life

Vilas County has one of the densest concentrations of fresh water in the World. There's unlimited options for boating, swimming, fishing, paddling, skiing, ice skating, and overall relaxing.

Endless Forests

Explore thousands of acres of publicly accessible National, State, and Community woodlands. Scattered throughout the trees are trails for hiking, biking, equestrian riding, offroading, snowmobiling, ATV'ing, hunting, and more.

Wildlife Sightings

As you traverse the many trails, drive backroads, or sit on your dock, you'll discover the wide array of animals that call the Northwoods home. Vilas County's forests and lakes give wildlife lovers plenty to see.

Historic Dining

From legendary supper clubs and modern micro-breweries to family-owned diners and wifi-enabled cafes, Vilas County has lots to offer for the foodie.

Unique Experiences

Given that Vilas County is filled with resort towns, you have access to many events, activities, and things-to-do, not normally accessible to most areas. From street fairs and family festivals to mini-golf and go-carts, there are a lot of ways to enjoy your free time.

Open Opportunities

With the rise of remote work and a booming Northwoods economy, there are tons of ways to make a living in Vilas County. From starting or buying a business to finding your dream role at a local organization or utilizing the broadband to work for any company in the world.

Want to learn why Vilas County is one of the best places to live, work, and play?

Reach out to the folks at the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation today!

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Want to learn why Vilas County is one of the best places to live, work, and play?

We can email you a PDF highlighting many of the wonderful aspects of our area.

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