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6 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Cable, WI

1. There are no stoplights in Bayfield County.

unhindered bikingThat’s right, even though it’s the second-largest county in Wisconsin and has over 800 miles of paved roads. Makes for some pretty scenic, uninterrupted road biking.

2. 99% of businesses in Cable are privately owned.

locally owned business in cableCould be due in part to the number of artists and craftsmen attracted to the area. There are even festivals and events, like the open Air Art Gallery or the Blue Moon Art Tour, that celebrate local creativity.

3. Lake Namekagon is one of 3 trophy musky lakes in Wisconsin.

fishing in lake namekagonIt’s kind of a big deal, since the state fish of Wisconsin is the muskellunge. Also, Lake Owen is the healthiest and one of the top 5 clearest lakes in Wisconsin. And that’s saying something—there are over 900 lakes in the Cable area alone and 15,000 in the state!

4. Cable has over 2,300 miles of trails—no wonder it’s called “Trail Town USA”!

endless miles of trails in cableThat includes ATV, biking, snowmobiling, cross country ski, hiking, and snowshoe trails, making it a very diverse trail city.

5. Cable was the site of the World Fat Bike Championships in 2015.

fat tire race in cableIt’s the largest fat tire bike race in the world and when it was held in Cable in 2015, it used part of the Birkebeiner Trail.

6. The Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival is the Birkebeiner in reverse.

birkebeiner cable wiWell, kind of. It’s a bike race (instead of a cross country ski race) and travels from Hayward to Cable (instead of Cable to Hayward). It’s also one of America’s most prestigious mountain bike races, allowing only 3,100 races to compete.

Come Experience Life in Cable, WI Firsthand

If you hadn’t already guessed, Cable, WI is a pretty amazing town, especially if you’re looking for outstanding outdoor recreation. Come explore all the possibilities of vacationing in Cable, from mountain biking to fishing and boating, learn more about buying a home here, and start searching vacation homes for sale. Just contact us today and let’s get started.

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