The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest covers more than one-third of Taylor County, providing unlimited opportunities for hiking, camping, bird and wildlife watching, fishing and hunting. The county’s 100 lakes, including the Mondeaux Flowage, adds another dimension of water recreation. Taylor County boasts sixty miles of the Ice Age Trail, the trail’s longest unbroken stretch. In Gilman City Park you can cross the Yellow River on a swinging bridge. West of Rib Lake, visit the Gerstberger Pines for a look at a true remnant of old growth forest.