Near Marywood

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Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center is located on the shores of Trout Lake, in the heart of the Wisconsin Northwoods. It is surrounded by the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest. The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is also nearby. You will need to drive to get to these areas, normally for less than 20 minutes.

Hiking, Snow-Shoeing & Skiing

Several nearby trails are accessible year-round, which include:

  • Fallison Nature Trail
  • North Trout Lake Nature Trail
  • Madeline Trail
  • Escanaba Trail
  • Raven Trail
  • Star Lake Nature Trail
  • Cathedral Point


The Heart of Vilas County Paved Bike Trail System offers riders more than 52 miles of paved trails that connect the nearby towns of St. Germain, Sayner, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, and Mercer. This trail winds through the Northern Highland American Legion Forest and along crystal clear lakes and rivers. Along the trail are many scenic rest areas with picnic spots and restrooms. From Marywood, bikers could access the trail at the intersection of M & N just a little over 2 miles away.


Less than a half mile north of Marywood is Trout Lake Golf Course, the oldest 18-hole golf facility in the Northwoods. It is open to the public.


Places For Reflection and Contemplation


Other Places of Interest