5 Reasons to Make Cable WI Your Next Vacation Destination

Located about three hours northeast of Minneapolis and 45 minutes from the shores of Lake Superior in Northwestern Wisconsin, Cable might seem like just another little town surrounded by forests, lakes, and wilderness… but it’s So. Much. More.

It’s hunting and fishing. It’s boating. It’s hiking and snowshoeing. It’s snowmobiling, ATV riding, and mountain biking. It’s Trail Town USA.

Cable is, quite literally, the gateway to adventure. Here are five reasons to make it your next vacation getaway.

Cable Has One of the Most Amazing Trail Systems in the Country

mountain biking in cable wi

There’s a reason Cable’s called Trail Town USA. There’s a reason visitors return season after season, year after year, to explore the hundreds of miles of trails winding and wending their way through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. From the legendary CAMBA mountain biking trails to the vast network of snowmobile and ski trails, there truly is a trail for every adventurer—hikers, bikers, runners, ATV riders, snow shoers, and more.

Cable is the Land of Lakes

canoeing and paddling in cable wi

With over 400 miles of rivers and 966 named bodies of water, the Cable area is truly a paradise for boaters, anglers, paddlers, swimmers, and water-lovers of all walks of life. Take a canoe trip down the winding Namekagon River or try for a trophy musky on Lake Namekagon. Bring your ski and rise early for a sunrise slalom or head to one of the Quiet Lakes for some undisturbed fishing for rainbow, trout, bass, northern pike, muskies, walleye, crappies and panfish.

There’s Always Something Happening in Cable

kids at cable fall fest

Cable might be a little town, but it’s got some BIG events. Some are Cable signatures, like the 4th of July, the Cable Area Fall Fest, or Christmas in Cable… but some are even bigger. Some, like the American Birkebeiner, the Chequamegon Mountain Bike Festival, or the Fat Bike Birkie, are nationally or even internationally famous and draw visitors from literally across the world.

Your know your town is something special when people travel thousands of miles to come and see it!

Cable Has Tons of Small-Town Charm

enjoying drinks at a restaurant in cable

Cable’s got so many charming little shops, eateries, and hangouts, exploring them all is an adventure in its own. There are boutiques and shops. Grocery and convenience stores. Fine dining restaurants and casual taverns. There are cafes, saloons, and even spots to enjoy live music or other events. Small-town living certainly isn’t boring… not in Cable, anyway!

Cable is Year-Round Fun

cross country skiing in cable wi

A lot of vacation destinations are seasonal. Florida, for example, is great in winter but the summer heat is just too much for most of us. Cable is different, though. There are activities for every season—hiking and biking during the spring and summer, snowshoeing and cross country skiing when the snow falls. ATV riding becomes snowmobiling. Fly or boat fishing becomes ice fishing. Water skiing becomes skating.

In the fall, there are stunning leaf tours. In winter, there’s the American Birkebeiner. Spring brings horseback riding and hiking. And summer’s the perfect season for spending time in or on the water.

No matter the season, the fun must go on!

Ready to Find Your Adventure in Cable?

If you’re thinking of buying a vacation home in or relocating to Cable, WI, then it’s time to contact McKinney Realty. We’re here to help you explore the area, discover is beautiful lakes and communities, and find the perfect home for your unique needs.

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