For peace and tranquility, Conover is the place

Winter Frolic

Photo from the Conover Chamber of Commerce at "Lions Winter Frolic"

Conover is and always has been a draw for those who loved the lakes and forests of the Northwoods. This is one town that has its roots as a tourist destination and not as a lumber town.

Conover is named for Seth H. Conover; a prominent cheese buyer from Plymouth, Wis. Conover spent a good deal of time in the Northwoods hunting and fishing in the area in the late 1800s. Because of his love for Northern sports, he made friends with Chicago and Northwestern Railroad officials and often rode north in their private cars. His particular favorite location was on Big (North) Twin Lake and the trains would make a special stop for him. After several years, the railroad men referred the stop as “Conover’s Place” and eventually built a station there. Thus Conover was born.

Seth Conover purchased 73 acres of land in 1891 for his Twin Lakes Hunting Club. The property was sold less than a year later and eventually became the Lakota Resort.

In 1907 Conover was established as a separate town from Eagle River, that lies nine miles to the south. Additional land was added in 1914 and 1920. Today, Conover consists of approximately 100 square miles, of which, 60 % is national, state and county forested public lands. There is also local access to the 600,000 acres of the Nicolet National Forest and it is only nine miles south of the Wisconsin/Upper Michigan border.

True to its roots, Conover’s soul is founded in the wilderness. Wild lands, thickly tree-lined lakes, dirt roads and a grassroots business district echo its past as an unspoiled “Up North” retreat. This is a perfect area to get away from the spoils of city life and totally immerse ones’ self in nature.

Despite its pristine environment, there are many conveniences in the area. Home to nearly 1,200 residents, there is a local post office, many shops and stores and great dining accommodations. Those visiting the area will delight in investigating the wide range of resorts, from small, family-owned cabins to water-side resorts complete with all the amenities guests need to enjoy all nature has to offer.

Don’t forget the vast forests and camping opportunities they offer. There is also high speed Internet available to keep connected with the busy world.

This is genuinely a four-season destination. Summer the lakes come alive with fishing, boating, skiing and even the town’s Chain Skimmer Water Ski Show. Water tube on the Wisconsin River or explore the lakes by canoe or kayak. Hike or bike along the many trails and bring a camera to capture the magnificent flora and fauna that grace the forests. Explore the greens on the many area golf courses.

Hunting and fishing are popular fall activities and autumn colors are never more spectacular than here. Winter sports are everywhere and pristine trails are open for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice fishing or even a horse-drawn sleigh ride.

This is the epitome of where people come to relax and soak up the finest nature has to offer. For more information and a tour guide contact the Conover Chamber of Commerce or call 866-394-4FUN. Join them on Facebook for a look at current happenings!


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