"A delightful, thrilling camera trip over the lakes and through the forests of the great North Woods - the Middle West's favorite playground. Come with us along leafy, shaded trails that lead to Happiness and Health. Zip across placid lakes at express speed in motor boats swift as birds. Let your eyes and ears follow our guide through scenes of primitive beauty..the re-enactment of ancient tribal dances to the accompaniment of throbbing drums and the weird songs of the Indian performers..water sports that set your nerves a-tingle.. wild life in a playful mood." This is how the C&NW advertized their 1936 talking picture of the "Great North Woods". Visit the "North Woods" Region of Northern Wisconsin in this 30 minute black and white promotional film orginally produced for the Chicago & North Western Railroad. The Northeastern Wisconsin towns mentioned are the towns of Three Lakes, Eagle River, Land O'Lakes, Rhinelander, Woodruff, Minocqua, Flambeau and Manitowish. The Northwestern Wisconsin towns mentioned are Spooner, Hayward and Drummond. Included is a short airplane ride giving aerial views of the Northern lakes and woods.
The C&NW produced this film as a traveloge to encourage vacationers to visit this area, and to plan their trips on the C&NW passenger trains. Copies of these movies were made available at no cost to any club, organization, lodge or group consisting of 75 or more people, and this movie proved to be very popular.