St. Germain

St. Germain is a charming community that has been catering to vacationers and anglers for more than a century. The new, paved St. Germain Bike & Hike Trail runs through the community connecting with several other area biking and nature trails. Well known for its fishing, St. Germain is within a short drive of sixteen area golf courses including the St. Germain Golf Club, ranked as 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest. Winter vacationers flock here for the area’s top-quality snowmobile trails as well as the Snowmobile Hall of Fame.

Small town charm

Home of the authentic Northwoods experience. Since the late 1800s, the Northwoods has been a prized destination among top anglers and avid sportsmen. Today, St. Germain still serves as a premier destination for not only hunting and fishing, but also for every other kind of outdoor activity. You'll find miles and miles of trails for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, biking, hiking and lakeside strolls. And year round, you'll find top-notch accommodations and friendly restaurants.

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Think you're the best? Then prove it in our annual fishing tournament or on our world-class snowmobile trails. Or maybe it's simply the mouthwatering scent of our Pig in the Pines RibFest™ that's calling your taste buds. In St. Germain, you'll find temptingly good food, fun festivals and much more. There's always something to celebrate.

Must see attractions:

  • Brigadoon Winery  
  • Heart of Vilas County Hike & Bike Trail
  • Lake of the Torches Casino
  • Northwoods Children's Museum
  • Snowmobile Hall of Fame
  • Three Lakes Winery
  • Vilas County Historical Museum
  • Weber’s Wildlife Bar and Animal Park

Explore your adventurous side

Time can seem to stand still when the early-morning mist hangs over the lake and your canoe glides across tranquil waters or in the still of a hunter's blind, listening to your breath as everything else fades away. Make no mistake - it's a different world in St. Germain. And with thousands of acres of lakes surrounded by the vast Northwoods, there's plenty of room for everyone. We've got trails galore for hiking and biking, and of course we're well known as a preferred destination for snowmobiling. It's an outdoorsman's paradise here, and you can count on St. Germain to make it memorable - each and every time you visit.

Fishing? You’ll catch the big one if you...

The lakes of St. Germain offer Wisconsin's finest angling, from lunker-sized crappie to trophy muskie. Spring offers great angling for crappie, bluegill, bass and perch. In late spring, come on up for bass fishing. In summer, the pan fishing gets increasingly better. And in fall, it's time for the area's trophy musky and abundant walleye. Some of the best fishing starts when the lakes freeze over. St. Germain offers incredible ice fishing for walleye, northern pike and panfish.