Discover Guide

Winning in Oconto County

A project of Leadership Oconto County

Natural Resources
Tourism is one of the largest sources of employment in the world, currently accounting for 1 in 10 jobs globally. The tourism industry also depends greatly on the continued conservation of natural resources, including water, lands, parks, wildlife, local cultures, and natural ecosystems. Without effective management, these resources can become damaged or depleted, which is why many tourism professionals have begun taking an active role in sustaining the natural resources upon which their companies rely on.


Volunteering in Oconto County
The Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails were originally planned and developed by local skiers in the Oconto County Forest with the cooperation of the Oconto County Land, Forest, and Parks Committee.The current trail system has resulted from the efforts of many volunteers who have donated their time, money, and energy since 1978. In 1982, the Machickanee Cross Country Ski Club was formed to organize these efforts.

Planning, clearing, grading, grooming, bridge building and removing brush, stumps, and other obstructions requires the expenditure of time, money, and effort. To ensure that the Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails can be adequately maintained and improved for the future, donations, and volunteer assistance are needed.

New Beginnings
New Beginnings is a resale store that relies on the generous donations of the community. It is open to the community as a store that offers unique, slightly used items. If you are looking for items at a good price, whether it is clothes, books, antiques, furniture etc. we have what you are looking for.

New Beginnings however, is more than a retail store. It is also a training center that provides opportunities to individuals that will help them learn, grow, and be productive members of the community. Computers are available with internet access that allows the individual to perform job searches, create resumes etc.