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Crandon

A Clear Choice for Northwoods Adventure

The city of Crandon encourages all visitors to enjoy our community, with small town charm and friendly, helpful people. Four lakes within the city is only just the beginning – there are many year round recreational opportunities to enjoy, including sport fishing, boating, swimming, hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, as well as just enjoying the scenic beauty of the area. Crandon is proud to be one of the latest designated by the Governor as a “Main Street” Community which confirms our commitment to improve our community and make it inviting to all who visit.

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Crandon is also proud to be the home of the “World Championship Off-Road Races.” Two of Forest County’s fastest growing enterprises, the Potawatomi Nation and Crandon International Off-Road Raceway, are partners during the professional off-road truck and buggy racing action at the world famous Crandon track. Potawatomi sponsored race dates at the Crandon, WI, track include the Brush Run Races as well as the World Championship Off-Road races.

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is located in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, covering over a million and a half acres. The Chequamegon side of the forest covers about 858,400 acres in Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer, Price, Taylor, and Vilas counties while the Nicolet side covers nearly 661,400 acres in Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida, and Vilas counties. In the 1800’s men were hired in eastern Kentucky to go by train to Forest County in northern Wisconsin to work the logging camps. Hundreds went. The men found the land to be much like their home state, and many stayed, bringing their families here to live. Because of these men and their families there is an annual Kentuck Day’s Festival in mid July.

Opportunities for recreation abound here, with acres of Nicolet National Forest land waiting to be explored, beautiful lakes, rivers and streams for all types of water sports and unique spots for dining and socializing with friends.This year, enjoy spring and summer recreation in the Forest, amidst lightly populated communities which share rich natural resources. Where lakes and streams, woods and wildlife combine to form an ever changing panorama of natural beauty.

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