What’s There to do in the Northwoods

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What’s There to do in the Northwoods


Summer is in full swing in the Northwoods. You probably have your favorite spots lined up in your agenda of what you want to do and places you want to go. But it’s always fun to try something new and visit a place you have never been before. We wanted to give you a few of those options you could add to your list!

If your plans are to be outside and enjoy the spectacular nature only the Northwoods can offer, here are a few options for you to try!

Not far from your door…

Kartway & Rocking “W” Stables & Goats!: The stables are a great place to take kids and adults too! Make sure to bring your pocket change so you can feed the goats! The Kartway has everything you can think of: minigolf, go-carts, inflatables, zip-line, and more!


Shopping Eagle River: Downtown Eagle River holds a special spot in many hearts. Be sure to get your favorite ice cream or candy treat at one of the two delicious candy stores, stop by Grandma’s Toy Box for a special toy or family game, and stop in at Gliks to look at this season’s new fashion pieces. And you might even find a piece of  python jerky.


Hiking, Swimming, and more…

Crystal Lake: A great swimming spot with crystal clear water! A great spot to pack a picnic lunch and spend the whole day!


Anvil Trail & Birds: The perfect trail to see wildlife! There is even a spot to stop and feed the birds!



Paddle Boarding & Kayaking: Rent a paddle board or kayak and take a trip down the Wisconsin River or to your favorite spot on the Chain of Lakes!



Indoor Fun!…

If you’re up in the Northwoods during the summertime, you know what it’s like to have weather change what you thought you day would look like. But we have found some great things for you to do with your family even when plans do have to change last minute.

The Warehouse: Rain or shine, there are new events every day! From painting to pottery to photography, there is something for everyone at every age!


Northwoods Children’s Museum: This is an all-time favorite of many families in the Northwoods. They have new exhibits all the time and special fun events throughout the summer!


Heidi’s Pottery Hands: Great for a mother-daughter date or a group of friends celebrating a special weekend!



Library Story Times: Love these libraries for their nostalgic atmosphere. They offer so many programs for all ages! A great spot to cozy up with some hot coco or coffee and a book you just can’t put down!

Eagle River Walter E. Olson Memorial Library – http://www.olsonlibrary.org/index.php/events

Three Lakes Demmer Memorial Library http://www.demmerlibrary.org/

The Eye: This new venue is a melting pot for new artists in the area. Visit the art gallery, paint a canvas or take a sewing class! The sky is the limit!


With these options and more, you will certainly not be bored on your trip! And at the end of you day, come back to the lodge for a fun bonfire to roast marshmallows! See you soon! 

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