Location: Oneida County. Blue Lake Road,
west from US 51 to Mercer Lake Road, and Mercer Lake Road, north
from Blue Lake Road to WIS 70.
Length: 9.6 miles
Blue Lake Road skirts many scenic Northwoods’ lakes while wandering
through thick pine and hardwood forests. This route crosses a railroad
bed that was used in the 1800s as a main line to Minocqua. It has now
been converted to the Bearskin State Trail for hiking and bicycling.
Where Blue Lake Road intersects the Tomahawk River, you’ll find an
ideal spot for launching a canoe. The Northwoods beauty continues
along Mercer Lake Road as it travels across two small creeks, through
cedar lowlands and dense pine and hardwood forests before intersecting
with WIS 70.