The Heart of the Northwoods: Mercer, WI: Vacation Destination

Wisconsin is truly a beautiful state. In just little under a five hour drive north you will find Mercer, Wisconsin. It is located in the Southern part of Iron County.  It is often referred to as the “Heart of the Northwoods!” It is where my Dad and step-mom live, and we have some amazing memories we have created up there, from camping, to fishing, to snowmobiling, to exploring.

On any given summer day, you can hear the sound of the loon’s cry, see the deer along the shoreline of over 200 lakes, ponds and rivers. The Turtle Flambeau Flowage area known as “the crown jewel” offers over 13,545 acres of waterway and is the largest body of water in Iron County Wisconsin. If this is the atmosphere you’re looking for- Mercer, WI is for you!

Think family vacation, couples getaway, or even a weekend for the girls or the guys! It is the perfect day drive destination for summer fun. 

Today, Mercer is known for the natural beauty of its surroundings.  Offering quiet, tension-free lifestyles for all ages.  It has an excellent school system, a new library and renovated community building, legal and medical facilities and a strong retail base.  The current population is 1,342.

Mercer is in the heart of a vast, open country.  No other area in Wisconsin provides more authentic wilderness, or greater abundance of virgin vacation land, than the lake area of Mercer.

Much of Wisconsin has been invaded by traffic and tourists, but this area remains unspoiled.  It offers you a clean, fresh world, renewed with every change of season, here at the top of the state.  Each year brings more Mercer history, we hope you will enjoy sharing a little of our town’s past and present.  We can provide all the conveniences so necessary to a successful family vacation.

Over 200 lakes in a 20 mile radius Over 125,000 acres of clean waters teeming with game fish Nearly 300 miles of trout streamsIncludes world famous Turtle-Flambeau Flowage, home of bass, trout, walleye, northern, crappies, perch, scrappy bluegills and explosive musky 377,900 acres of forest land Sand Beaches, cool forests, sun-filled days and brisk nights Boating, swimming, hiking, cycling, water skiing, nature study, hunting, ice fishing, archery, golfing, and loon watching

You’ll find it all in Mercer and all set in the natural beauty and serenity of the True Northwoods!

If you are looking for lodging, we invite you to check out:

Northern Exposure Nites Inn Motel

Mercer’s “Up-Scale” Motel with a Resort-like Feel!

Log Cabin Style Rooms with a Rich Northwoods Decor ~ All in a Park-like Setting!

About Northern Exposure Nites Inn Motel:

Ran by Doug and Dee Reed of Mercer, WI

Office: 715-476-3586
Dee’s Cell/Text: 715-776-3586
5065N Hwy. 51 • P.O. Box 727 • Mercer, WI 54547


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They also run Northern Exposure Realty and  would love to help you find your piece of “UP NORTH” real estate in the Mercer Wisconsin area!  Click here to View All of Our LISTINGS!  • WEBSITE

Note: This article is in part of The Lake Country Mom’s Adventure Awaits series. We will be writing about vacation/getaway destinations in Wisconsin all summer long! 

We love you, Lake Country!

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