"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."  -John Muir

VASSA exists to assist, advise, inform and advocate in matters related to silent sports in the Vilas area of northern Wisconsin.


We believe that the economic benefit that silent sports can bring to the area is largely untapped. A vibrant silent sport tourism industry can complement and augment the existing economy.


We wish to bring together a diverse group of people in pursuit of making the Vilas area a “go-to” destination for hikers, bicyclists, cross-county skiers, canoeists, and all manner of silent sport enthusiasts.




about us

The friendly communities of and around Vilas County are surrounded with a rare treasure chest of over 1,300 lakes, thriving wetlands and sylvan forests. Designated, responsibly-built silent trail systems offer a means to enjoy this natural beauty in a way that will preserve it for generations to come. This Northwoods beauty and trails do not end at the county line. Linking existing trail systems within and across borders is as important as adding new trails.

© 2013 VASSA Foundation. VASSA  is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

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