Northern Wisconsin features a much more flat terrain from the western and southern counties. However, a large plateau extends across portions of Ashland, Iron, Price and Oneida Counties.
Further west in the region, rivers grace the landscape heading towards Lake Superior. The area is one of the most rural, yet also one of the most scenic in Wisconsin. Superior is the biggest city in the region at 27,000 (2015).
The area also features a rich background in the timber industry.
The Nemadji, Namekagon, Chippewa, Bad and Amnicon Rivers all run through the region.
Major cities include Superior, Hayward, Ashland, Hurley, Bayfield and Spooner.