Wildlife Observation

Fawn hiding in brush

Wildlife Observations in the Great Outdoors  of Wisconsin

People coming to Phelps for the first time are often amazed by the natural beauty here! Explore the amazing sights of nature, the many miles of trails, and the abundance of wildlife in Northern Wisconsin.

Phelps, Wisconsin is a wilderness gem hidden in the Nicolet National Forest. It’s a fantastic place to escape the world and get in touch with an
unforgettable part of nature!

If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation or day trip, you will find Phelps to be a nature lover’s paradise. Untouched natural areas make for some of the best wildlife viewings in Wisconsin! Wilderness trails through the forests provide easy access and the opportunity to spot any number of animals in their natural habitats. Be sure to take along binoculars!

For family vacations, try a nature scavenger hunt to help the younger ones appreciate their surroundings. You may be able to spot whitetail deer, black bear, red fox, otters, beavers, raccoon or even a wolf or albino deer in their natural habitat. Beware black and white stripes – skunks do not make for a fun animal observation!

Experience Some of the Best Wildlife & Nature Photography in Wisconsin!

You’ll find miles of nature trails throughout the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest of Wisconsin and the Ottawa National Forest in Upper Michigan. The deep forests make for a  perfect backdrop for wildlife photography in any season. For both professional photographers and those that just enjoy being outdoors with a camera, you won’t be disappointed!

The Whispering Lake and Black Jack Wilderness areas are prime for nature photography opportunities. Plan a wilderness camping trip for the best chance  at wildlife observations!

Nature Photography and Wildlife Observation in Every Season! 

As the wildflowers begin to bud and the warm air of spring sets in, Wisconsin’s creatures begin to move through the forests. This is the perfect time of year to wonder at all of the baby animals emerging into the world.

Northern Wisconsin Photography: Racoon in WinterIn summer, experience the varying green hues under the endless blue of the northern sky. Our many lakes in the Phelps area reflect the beauty of the sky and colors of the forest on their crystal clear surfaces. Keep an eye out near the waters for painter turtles and whitetail deer.

In fall, Mother Nature selects her brightest crayons and colors the landscape with blazing reds, yellows, and oranges…a brilliant color palette that you won’t find in many other places. Watch the edges of the forests for a glimpse of tall, proud wild turkeys.

Winter offers exhilarating cross country skiing and snowshoeing adventures through snow-covered forests, providing a picturesque wonderland. Frost and snow can be a stunning backdrop to any wildlife or nature photograph. You may even spot an otter playing on the ice!

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