Photo Credit: Glenda Henning
Location: Northeast Wisconsin, Oneida County. Blue Lake Road, west from US 51 to Mercer Lake Road, and Mercer Lake Road, north to WIS 70.
Length: 9.6 miles
Blue Lake Road skirts many scenic Northwoods’ lakes while wandering through thick pine and hardwood forests. This route crosses a railroad bed that was used in the 1800s as a main line to Minocqua. It has been converted to the
Bearskin State Trail for hiking and bicycling. Where Blue Lake Road intersects the Tomahawk River, you’ll find an ideal spot for launching a canoe. The Northwoods beauty continues along Mercer Lake Road as it travels across two small creeks, through cedar lowlands and dense pine and hardwood forests before intersecting with WIS 70.