215 County Hwy. W • Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 • 877-543-2085

Visit the Van Vliet Hemlocks

From Boulder Junction or Manitowish Waters:

  • Go to the intersection of Highways K and P (North Lakeland Elementary School).
  • Go 2.2 miles on Highway P. Stay straight on Crab Lake Road.
  • For the East Trailhead, go 2.3 miles to East Van Vliet Road, turn left and go 1¼ miles to the large sign at the parking area.
  • For the West Trailhead, go 0.8 miles to West Van Vliet Road, turn left and go 1.4 miles to trail sign located on the left.


From Presque Isle:

  • From the intersection of Highways B and W, go east 0.4 miles and turn right on Crab Lake Road.
  • For the East Trailhead, go 3.8 miles to East Van Vliet Road, turn right and go 1¼ miles to the large sign at the parking area.
  • For the West Trailhead, go 5.3 miles to West Van Vliet Road, turn right and go 1.4 miles to trail sign located on the left.

The Van Vliet Hemlocks straddles Averill and Van Vliet Lakes.

Photo Galleries

Click on a photo below to view the full gallery. The photographs in these galleries were contributed by Ed Brodsky, Guy David, Margaret Handley, Ronie Jacobsen, Barbara Olson, and Jill Wilm.