With 1,300 lakes and more than 70 rivers and streams, Vilas County is pure scenery. You’ll rarely go more than a mile without crossing a stream or seeing the blue water of one of Vilas County’s amazing lakes. In addition to its clean, sparkling waters, Vilas County also boasts some of the largest and oldest trees in all the Northwoods. Stands of ancient hemlocks and white pine are found throughout the county. This natural bounty combined with an endless variety of quiet roads makes this an ideal place for bicycle touring.