Mercer, Wisconsin is not only known as “Home of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage” but has also been named “Loon Capital” in the Heart of the Wisconsin Northwoods.
Originally Mercer was best known for its lumbering and iron ore production. However with the harvesting of trees it then became popular with outdoor enthusiasts.
Recreation was a natural resource for the Mercer area with over 125,000 acres of lakes containing a wide variety of game fish; in addition, there are miles and miles of trout streams; over 350,000 acres of forest land; and over 400 miles of Groomed Snowmobile Trails.
There are many miles of ATV trails and the MECCA Trail System offers Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing during the winter months and Hiking or Biking in summer.
There are also canoeing and kayaking waterways that have State Mapped Routes including Turtle River Chain.