About Three Lakes - Our Mission Field
Located in the heart of the Wisconsin Northwoods, Three Lakes is surrounded by lakes, national forests and plenty of wildlife. About 2,100 residents call Three Lakes their year-round home, but in the summer, our community swells to more than 10,000 as vacationers and summer residents flood the area. We are proudly known for our 28 lakes, which make up the largest inland chain of freshwater lakes in the world.
In the summer, you’ll hear boat motors humming across the water as fishermen, skiers, recreational boaters and more enjoy our vast natural resources. Three Lakes also sits on the western edge of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, which offers scenic bicycling, hiking, camping and hunting opportunities.
In the winter, it’s not uncommon to find yourself next to snowmobiles at the gas station. Snowmobiling brings in most of our winter tourism, but we also have plenty of options for silent sports, especially cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on the 10-mile long Three Eagle Trail. Three Lakes is indeed an outdoor activities paradise.
Downtown Three Lakes is lined with gift shops, restaurants and other small businesses. Although tourism drives the economy of Three Lakes, we also support some light manufacturing, a winery, an arts center and many retail businesses. Our awarding-winning school district enrolls about 500 students and offers personalized education along with plenty of athletic and extracurricular opportunities.