Relocating? Find Community and Creature Comforts in Conover


Are you relocating or looking for a second home in northern Wisconsin? If you want the serenity of rural life within easy reach of vital community resources, shopping, restaurants, and culture, Conover checks off all these boxes—and more.

A Nature Lover’s Haven

Conover is located in central Vilas County, in northern Wisconsin, about 10–15 miles away from the Upper Peninsula Michigan border. The town encompasses a total of 87.2 square miles—80 square miles of which are land and 7.2 square miles, water.

Given this prized location, you won’t be surprised to learn that Conover boasts numerous attractive natural resources. Conover is graced with the Wisconsin River, 11 major lakes, and many smaller lakes and streams, making the area a boon for boatingpaddlingswimming, and, of course, fishing. Conover’s parks and beaches (Hunter Lake Park & Swim Area, Torch Lake Park & Swim Area, and Conover Town Park) provide summer fun for the whole family. With several campgrounds and golf courses in the area as well, you’ve got your entire summer itinerary planned out for you already.


With Conover as your home base, you can explore the beautiful forests and waterways all around you. You’ll have your pick on just how you’ll get where you’re going. Here are the trails in the Conover area and what activities you can enjoy on them.

  • Conover–Phelps Trail: biking, hiking, hunting
  • Decker Lake Trail: hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife watching & photography, hunting
  • Deep Lake Trails: wildlife watching & photography, hunting
  • Eagle River–Land O’ Lakes Bike Route: biking
  • Heart Lake Trail: hiking, wildlife watching & photography, hunting
  • Langley Lake Trails: hiking, wildlife watching & photography, hunting
  • Muskrat Creek Trail: hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife watching & photography, hunting
  • Pioneer Creek Cross Country Ski Trail: hiking, cross-country skiing (groomed for classic and skate), snowshoeing, horseback riding, wildlife watching & photography, hunting
  • Pioneer Creek Trail: biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, wildlife watching & photography, hunting
  • Ski Hill Trails: hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, wildlife watching & photography, hunting
  • Torch Lake Trails: hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, wildlife watching & photography, hunting
  • White Squaw Lake Trail: hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife watching & photography

Add to that list the new single-track trail system across from Tamarack Springs Campground open to limited-use and dual-sport motorcycles, the paved and dirt routes open to ATVs and UTVs, and the more than 80 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in Conover alone (linking to a network of more than 500 miles of trails taking you throughout Vilas County), and you’ve got the makings of an incredible journey—without ever being very far from your home in Conover.

Food & Beverage Options Galore

There is are wining and dining options for every taste and occasion in and around Conover—including casual options like Burnt Bridge Tavern and Wild Turkey Smokehouse, as well as fine dining at Lanny’s Fireside.

Quality Education

Young residents of Conover enjoy being part of the Northland Pines School District, which includes not only Conover but also the communities of Cloverland, Eagle River, Land O’ Lakes, Lincoln, Plum Lake, St. Germain, Washington, and a small part of Newbold. The district’s total enrollment (4K–12) is approximately 1,400 students, who benefit from Northland Pines’ quality curriculum, above-state-average test scores, innovative technology, and abundant co- and extracurricular offerings. And Eagle River’s Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, Sayner’s Plum Lake Public Library, and Land O’ Lakes Public Library extend residents’ learning opportunities even further!

Health & Wellness

With specialists, emergency care, and a walk-in clinic close at hand, at Ascension Eagle River Hospital, your medical needs are in good hands.

In addition to the endless opportunities for outdoor sports, community members have the use of Northland Pines High School’s fitness facility (for a fee) and indoor walking/jogging track (free), as well as several other gyms and fitness centers in the area.

Arts & Culture

Access to arts and cultural events enrich the lives of Conover residents of all ages. Classes, workshops, and performances at Land O’ Lakes Arts (in Land O’ Lakes) and the Warehouse Art Center (in Eagle River) educate and inspire residents and visitors all year long. The exhibits of Northwoods Children’s Museum (in Eagle River) make learning fun and exciting for children of all ages.


From groceries to fashion, you’ll find it all right down the road. Try downtown Eagle River’s many chic shops or Traditions in nearby Sayner for a girls’ shopping day. For groceries, you’ll have your pick from Pick N Save, Trig’s, and Hillbilly Hollow in Eagle River, or Charlie’s North Woods Market right up the road in Land O’ Lakes.

Buy or Build Your Dream Home in Conover

You will find homes of a variety of architectural styles in Conover. From cabins to great camps, full-log to vinyl-sided homes, ranches and capes to chalets, there is sure to be a year-round or vacation property that suits your taste.

Check out the latest issue of Up North Home Showcase to see properties available in Conover and to learn about the outstanding real estate professionals working in the Conover area.

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