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Authentic. Northwoods. Experience.

We get off the beaten path…period.  

Welcome to the True North wilderness experience. 



Fish, canoe, and explore the woods and waters of the beautiful Chequamegon National Forest in Northern Wisconsin.


Our mission is to share the remarkable places we've discovered, and wonders of the Northwoods with others.  


Create a customized trip that will provide you an experience of a lifetime!

True North Guides is excited to announce that we are now an authorized dealer for Esquif boats.


These are the boats we use, love, and guide with. All of our adventures take place in these amazing boats.

This means that you can get the boats that we know to be the best, with great pricing directly from us!


You'll find these boats to be of the highest quality and I can't wait to get you information on having one of your own, allowing you to have your greatest outdoors adventures yet! 

See the boat we choose here: See the Rangeley 17

Learn more about Esquif here: Visit

Contact me for special pricingI am happy to connect you to the boat of your adventure dreams. 


Adventuress of the Year Award!

Brenda Maier


Congratulations Brenda, for being named Adventuress of the Year from Adventuress Magazine. The magazine's focus aligns with Brenda's passion to inspire women to connect with and explore the outdoors.


Brenda hopes to inspire women to pursue their own outdoor adventures and enjoys sharing that with others every chance she gets. 


Congratulations, Brenda! This is a deserved honor, and we are so proud of  you! 

Northwoods Summers

   Check out some of our great adventures

   and favorite photos!

In the News...

Check out these awesome articles written about True North experiences!

"I’ve been in many remote, scenic places in my life, but few as pristine as this river " 
-Patrick Durkin, Press-Gazette Media

Patrick Durkin, outdoors writer for Press-Gazette Media, joined us for a day in the Northwoods.  Read about his experience with True North guides!


Check out the full article by clicking here, or on the "Read More" button below!






"Secluded spot makes for good fishing " -Patrick Durkin, Press-Gazette Media

Check out Pat's article which perfectly captures the Authentic. Northwoods. Experience!

"...the Maiers pride themselves on taking people off the beaten path to fish seldom-visited lakes and rivers in northwestern Wisconsin." 
-Patrick Durkin, Press-Gazette Media
"Ice-fishing trek a day well-spent " -Patrick Durkin, Press-Gazette Media

Catches & Adventures!

 We love our adventures on the Chequamegon National Forest waters. 

 See photos from some of our trips! 

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Keep up to date with the latest & greatest True North adventures & Northwoods information!  

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