Jackson County's 67,000-acre Black River Forest is a convenient destination for outdoor adventure. The forest includes two branches of the Black River as well as towering sandstone abutments. Mountain bikers, hikers and birdwatchers can explore miles of wilderness trails in either the Black River State Forest or the Jackson County Forest, home to the endangered Karner Blue butterfly. Black River Country also offers 235 miles of the best designated ATV and single-track motorcycle trails in the Midwest.The winding Black River is popular for canoeing, boating, tubing and great fishing. Wazee Lake, the deepest lake in Wisconsin and one of the clearest, is a popular year-round scuba diving destination. Along the area’s quiet country roads from Merillan to Hatfield and all points in between, you’ll find unique shops and antiques dealers, nostalgic supper clubs and rustic cabins.