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These activities are generally within 30 minutes of Nordlys.

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Parks & Trails

Straight Lake State Park

6 miles

Visit Straight Lake and enjoy “the kind of nobody-else-is-here quiet you don’t usually find at a state park” (Star Tribune). Enjoy miles of hiking trails or bring a canoe and paddle the lake. Make sure to pack a lunch because it will take all day to explore this glacier-carved treasure.

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McKenzie Creek Wildlife Area

5 miles

With 5,000+ acres of rolling hardwood forest, lowland bog, and meandering trout streams, McKenzie Creek Wildlife Area is a perfect place to section hike the Ice Age Trail.

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Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area

24 miles

30,000 acre birdwatcher and wildlife photographer destination.

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Ice Age National Scenic Trail

5 miles

Ever dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail? Break in your boots on Wisconsin’s very own National Trail.

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Somers Lake Park and Trails

4 miles

Located just down the road, this 130-acre park has two miles of hiking trails with access to Somers Lake.

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Trade River Trail Area

7 miles

Located just south of Frederic, Trade River Trail Area has 8km of groomed Nordic ski trails.

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Gandy Dancer

5 miles

This 47 mile trail stretches from Centuria to Webster via Milltown, Luck, Frederic, and Siren.

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Timberland Hills Ski Trials

22 miles

Located Northwest of Cumberland, WI, Timberland Hills has 30 km of cross-country ski trails including 2.5 km of lighted trails.

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Trade River / Governor Knowles Horse Trails

25 miles

Consists of 40 miles of marked and maintained horse trails just east of the St. Croix River. Have a horse? Nordlys is building two walk-in stalls with a two acre pasture (coming 2022). Contact us for more information.

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More Polk/Burnett County Parks, Lakes & Trails

We have just scratched the surface. Check out the Polk and Burnett County websites for all public trail information.

Polk County

Burnett County

Lakes & Streams

Clear lake

Siren, Wisconsin
Map & Directions

Crooked Lake

Siren, Wisconsin
Map & Directions

Clam Lake

Siren, Wisconsin
Map & Directions

Bone Lake

Luck, Wisconsin
Map & Directions

Somers Lake

Frederic, WI
Map & Directions

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Local farms, orchards and growers – many are open to visitors depending on the time of year.

Burning River Farm

Fresh seasonal produce available Fridays. (No tours at this time.)

Johnson Family Pastures

Fresh pasture-raised meats available Fridays. (No tours at this time.)

Rock Ridge Blueberry Farm

Lindy's Berries

Baker Orchard

Apple Hill Farm

Timberland Hills Orchard

Morley Maple Syrup

The Beez Kneez Honey

Miminka Flower Farm

Horseback Riding

Limitless Ranch


Siren National

Frederic Municipal

Luck Municipal



Located 5 miles east of Nordlys, Frederic is your closest spot for food and provisions, and fun.


Located 11 miles North of Nordlys, Siren is a regional tourist hub.


Located 11 miles south of Nordlys, Luck is a lovely town on the shores of Big Butternut Lake.

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