Trail of the Day- Franklin Lake Trail

For our second trail in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest series, we are featuring the Franklin Lake Trail! Inhabited by towering northern hardwood and hemlock forests, you are guaranteed to be taken aback by the presence of these beautiful plants! Located 9 miles east of Eagle River on Highway 70 to Forest Road 2178, head south on 2178 for 3 miles to Forest Road 2181 then east on 2181 for 5 miles to the campground and trailhead! Connected to the Hidden Lakes Trail, find your next adventure in these pristine woods! For more information, visit the Forest County Chamber website!

Don’t forget to track your hours of hiking in the 100 Hours Active Outdoor Challenge for a chance to win $100 chamber bucks! For more information on the challenge, you can visit

Trail of the day

For our first trail in our Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest series, Ed’s Lake Trail exemplifies the true beauty of the Northwoods! This trail follows numerous 1900’s railroad grades and is approximately 6-miles long! For access to the trailhead, take County Highway W midway between Crandon and Wabeno and look for a large sign along the northeast side of the highway! For more trail map information, click here!

Get outside and have fun today! 🙂

P.S. Don’t forget to keep filling out those 100 hours of Active Outdoor Time sheets for a chance to win $100 Forest County Chamber Bucks!