A day hiking the Sylvania Wilderness Area is a memorable nature experience.

Activities > Trails


There are a variety of biking opportunities, ranging from paved bike trails to more challenging wilderness mountain bike trails. Besides wilderness and specifically designated hiker only trails, the entire Ottawa National Forest is open to mountain bikers. Bike rentals are available in Eagle River and Boulder Junction.

Land O' Lakes Bikeway
This 8 mile trail extends west from Hwy 45, through the downtown shopping area and continuing on through beautiful forested areas along Highway B.

Agonikak Trail
This mountain bike trail starts in the town of Watersmeet and travels 11 miles through the forest, south to a State wayside in Land O' Lakes.

Crystal Lake Trail
This 11 mile blacktop trail runs from downtown Boulder Junction, past Trout Lake to Crystal Lake Campground in Sayner.  This trail is great for touring bikes as well as group riding with younger children. The trail begins in downtown Boulder Junction, which is approximately 25 miles southwest of Angler’s Isle on Highway M.


Hiking trails abound in the Ottawa National Forest. There are almost 200 miles of trails, including many that take you to points of interest such as campgrounds and waterfalls. Trail maps are available at the Visitors Center, located in the nearby town of Watersmeet, Michigan.

Horseback Riding

Designated equestrian trails wind through the Chequamegon/Nicolet National Forest just south of the Land O’ Lakes area. There are two trails available in the Eagle River District of the Nicolet. Horseback riding is also allowed on the snowmobile trails that wind their way through the Northern Highland–American Legion State Forest in the nearby Boulder Junction area.

Guided rides are available at Grassy Creek Ranch located 3 miles North of Boulder Junction on Highway M.


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