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Fall Colors

Fall is a great time of year to visit Oconto County because it’s one of the best places to see fall foliage. Every autumn, nature paints the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest with gorgeous hues of gold, red and orange. Here is a list of the top places to view fall colors in Oconto County!Spend a leisurely fall afternoon on a self-guided ATV ride through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Don't have an ATV? Rent one from Northern Power Sports to go on your fall color-seeking adventure. Fall color ride videoClimb all 132 steps to the top of the Mountain Fire Lookout Tower.  The tower is one of the best places in Oconto County to view the Fall colors. The Mountain Fire Lookout Tower is one of 19 structures, originally built in the Oconto County region of the National Forest, and is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.  Video of the Mountain Fire Lookout Tower!
Hike up the newly developed trail to Butler Rock, in the Town of Brazeau, to reach the county's highest point. This two mile sand trek is not for the faint-hearted, but the views are spectacular. Video of Butler Rock!

Directions: In Mountain, turn right onto Old 64 Road/Old Hwy 64, sharp right onto Butler Rock Road and turn left onto Butler Rock Lookout Lane.
Enjoy a stroll through the forest to enjoy the colors up close and personal.  The Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails are a perfect way to view the Fall Colors in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest with over 25km of marked trails. Click here for a map!