Manage, enhance, and protect the natural and cultural resources of the Northern Unit including:
*More than 150 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, moutain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling
*30+ mile of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail with 5 backpack shelters for overnight camping
*12 lakes within or bordering the Northern Unit used for boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and swimming
*East Branch of the Milwaukee River and several small streams including 2 trout streams
*4 campgrounds - Long Lake with 200 sites, Mauthe Lake with 135 sites, Horse Riders Camp with 3 group and 22 family sites; Greenbush with 9 group sites
*95 percent of the Northern Unit is open for hunting
*2 dog training areas (wet and dry)
*Parnell Tour - 60 foot tower on the highest spot in the Northern Unit
*Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive - starts at Elkhart Lake and then runs south to end at the Whitewater Lake at the south end of the Southern Unit
*Wildlife viewing areas throughout the forest - excellent bird watching with more than 260 species recorded
Conduct more than 230 educational programs for more than 9000 people on an annual basis.
Greet and orientate thousands and thousands of visitors to the Northern Unit at the Ice Age Visitor Center, Forest Headquarters, and Long Lake and Mauthe Lake Recreation Areas.