Where To Play in the Northwoods.

The Northwoods' spectacular and varied natural environment, as well as its friendly and adventurous people, provides excellent opportunities to participate in a huge range of sightseeing, cultural, and outdoor activities.

Golf Courses

Area golf courses offer a challenge and fun to every level of golfer. You will find manicured fairways and undulating greens surrounded by woods, creeks, and lakes that provide pristine surroundings.

Eagle River Golf Course

527 McKinley Blvd.
Eagle River, WI 54521
Phone: 715-479-8111
Fax: 715-479-2952 

The Eagle River Golf Course originally opened as a nine hole golf course in 1923. In 1988, it was expanded to eighteen holes. It has now become one of the top public courses in the Northwoods and the state. It has hosted many prestigious tournaments, two of them being The Channel 7 Invitational and The Wisconsin PGA Match Play.

This course receives a Four Star Rating every year from Golf Digest. This rating is achieved by our customers, rating us based on their playing experience while golfing at our course. We work very hard to provide the best customer service possible. The amenities offered provide golfers with a great golfing experience. The bar and grill offers great food and refreshments.

The driving range is comprised of three large tees with target greens and yardage markers. We offer a sloping practice green which is similar to many of the greens you will encounter out on the course. There is a practice bunker and green to work on your play out of the bunker. The Pro Shop carries a large selection of clothing.

We have one of the largest ladies' clothing selection in the area. The ladies' lines we carry are; E.P. Pro, Jamie Sadock, Greg Norman, Sun Mountain, and Lady Ashworth. The shop also offers a big selection of men's clothing. Men's clothing lines are Ashworth, Greg Norman, Adidas, Sun Mountain and Cutter and Buck.

PGA Professional Brad Missling offers clinics and private lessons to all skill levels.

Visit us at www.eaglerivergolfcourse.com to check out rates and course information. Our fees are very competitive to keep the game affordable and many tourists rate this as their favorite course to play in the Northwoods.

We strive to provide you with "eighteen stories and endless memories" at the Eagle River Golf Course.


From Minocqua / Woodruff, take Hwy. 70 East to Eagle River, take Hwy. 45 North, turn right on East McKinley St., located 1/4 mile down on the left.
From Rhinelander, take Hwy. 17 North; turn right onto Hwy 70 going East, take Hwy. 45 North, turn right on East McKinley St., located 1/4 mile down on the left.

Elmer's Fun Park & Saddle Horses

5735 Highway 70 East
Phone: 715 479 7411
St. Germain, WI 54558

Elmer's Fun Park has something fun for the whole family. The park features wet & wild bumper boats, three exciting tracks of go-kart racing, and saddle horses to take you on scenic river trail rides. Snacks and soda available.

Plum Lake Golf Club

3160 Club House Road
Sayner, WI 54560
Phone: 715-542-2598
Fax: 715-542-2502

Celebrating 100 Years You must play this course to enjoy all that it has to offer. Set amongst the tall timbers and rolling hills of Northern Wisconsin, Plum Lake Golf Club has offered challenges to golfers all levels since 1912. The setting is on picturesque Plum Lake in quaint Sayner, Wisconsin.

Come and enjoy not only an exciting game of golf, but a scenic round of golf as well at one of Wisconsin's most storied courses. The staff is eager to assist you in any way to make your round enjoyable and offers you a fully stocked Pro Shop and manually operated driving range for all of your golfing needs.

Plum Lake Golf Club was voted "BEST 9 HOLES IN WISCONSIN" in The Wisconsin Trails Magazine. Come and play at your leisure, we are sure you will enjoy our favorite course. Please call for tee times, 715-542-2598

St. Germain Golf Club

9041 W. Hwy. 70
St. Germain, WI 54558
Phone: 715-479-2614
Fax: 715-542-2502

Opened in July 1993 as a nine hole course and expanded to eighteen holes in 1996, the St. Germain Golf Club is one of the most scenic and enjoyable golf courses in Wisconsin. Carved through a white and red pine forest, golfers of all abilities have found the St. Germain Golf Club to be a classic combination of challenge and fun.

Being given a 41/2 star rating by Golf Digest Places to Play in 2004, confirms our commitment to providing the finest playing conditions as well as superb customer service. Other amenities include newly expanded driving range, practice bunker, putting green, and range, School of Golf as well as full service golf shop.


From Minocqua / Woodruff, take Hwy 51 North to Hwy 70 East and go eight miles. Located on the left at the junction of County Hwy C and Hwy 70. From Eagle River, take Hwy 70 West to St. Germain. Follow Hwy 70 West through St. Germain and go three miles to the junction of County Hwy C and Hwy 70, located on the right.

Timber Ridge Golf Club

10030 Timber Ridge Road
Minocqua, WI 54548
Phone: 715-356-9502
Fax: 715-542-2502

Timber Ridge 18 Hole Championship Public Golf Course is located just 4 miles south of Minocqua, WI. Wisconsin's awe-inspiring northwoods embrace our 18 hole, 300 acre championship public course, beautifully designed by world renowned golf architect Roger Packard.

In this idyllic setting, golfers get back in touch with the joy of the sport and discover....or rediscover...that natural swing. After your round please join us in the lounge for cocktails, burgers, and brats.

From Minocqua / Woodruff, take Hwy 51 North to Hwy 70 East and go eight miles. Located on the left at the junction of County Hwy C and Hwy 70. From Eagle River, take Hwy 70 West to St. Germain. Follow Hwy 70 West through St. Germain and go three miles to the junction of County Hwy C and Hwy 70, located on the right.

Bar open 7 days a week, couples events throughout the summer, Stay & Play packages are available.

Meet PGA Golf Pro Jerry Collins. Area's best stocked Golf Shop with men's and ladies clothing and golf equipment.

Area Parks and Beaches

There are several parks and beaches available for family fun offering a variety of enjoyment including picnic areas and shelters, beaches, playgrounds, boat launches, fishing piers, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, and baseball fields.

Big Arbor Vitae Park and Beach

Located on Big Arbor Vitae Lake which is just off of Hwy. 70 in Arbor Vitae. Boat landing, beach, restrooms, picnic area.

Bond Falls

Bond Falls is one of those "best kept secret" spots on the Western Upper Peninsula that you want to make sure you do not miss. This beautiful water fall is located on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River near Paulding. Although it does not get the "press" of more famous U.P. water falls, Bond Falls has a large following of admirers and had even been part of a calendar listing the most scenic natural places in the world!

Clear Lake Park and Beach

Located in Woodruff, east of town, off Hwy. J, picnic area, beach, restrooms.

Eagle Lake County Park and Beach

Located just off Chain O' Lakes Road in Eagle River. Beach, boat landing, dock, picnic area, playground and restrooms.

Hodag Park

Located on Boom Lake in Rhinelander. Public beach, fishing pier, picnic area, playground, pavilion and restrooms. Baseball fields and tennis courts.

Pioneer Park

Located off Hwy. 8 in Rhinelander. Picnic area, playground, restrooms, pavillion, baseball field and historical museum.

Riverview Park

Eagle River, west of Hwy. 45 N, along Eagle River. Shelter, dock, picnic area, playground and restrooms. Boat tie-up and fishing pier.

Silver Lake

Silver Lake Rd., Eagle River. Beach with lifeguard, changing rooms, picnic area and pan fishing pier.

St. Germain Community Park

Hwys 70 & 155. Ball field, shelter, tennis court, playground and restrooms.

Three Lakes Recreational

Off County Hwy. A. Tennis courts, basketball, baseball, playground, indoor pavilion and picnic area.

Torpy Park

Downtown Minocqua. Bandshell, beach, lifeguards, changing rooms, picnic area, pavilion, playground, tennis and volleyball courts.

Daily Tours, Activities

Boat Hoist at Burnt Rollways Dam

If visiting by car take Hwy. 45 South to Meta Lake Rd. to Dam Rd. Located in Three Lakes. Put into operation in 1911 to allow boaters to continue travel between the Eagle River and the Three Lakes chain. Open the Saturday before Memorial Day until September. For hours of operation call 715-367-9576

Camp Five Museum/Lumberjack Steam Train

Ride the Lumberjack Steam Train to an historic logging camp and spend the day having fun and learning! Watch a blacksmith work, take in the animal barn and petting coral, the nature center with its mounted displays, the Cracker Barrel Country Store for gifts, and a great museum covering the early days of logging in Forest County. Don't forget to take the Green Treasure Forest Tour by guided surrey, and learn about modern sustained yield forestry. At Highways 8 and 32 in Laona, Wisconsin. 715-674-3414 www.lumberjacksteamtrain.com

Eagle Lanes

12 Lanes • Open 7 days a week • Video Arcade • Cosmic Glow in the Dark Bowling • 715-479-4555

Eagle River Sports Arena

Open hockey and skating throughout the year. Call for schedule. 715-479-4858.

Northwoods Wildlife Center

Located in Minocqua. Hospital and rehabilitation center for injured, ill or orphaned wildlife. Educational walks and tours. Call for hours of operation, 715-356-7400.

Peck's Wildwood Wildlife Park & Nature Center

Located in Minocqua, 2 miles west of Hwy. 51 on Hwy. 70 West. A unique wildlife park. Over 500 animals, many roaming through the park. Open 9am-5:30pm. May thru mid-Oct. 715-356-5588.

Sleigh Rides

December through January Sleigh rides through the woods at Rocking W Stables in Eagle River. For more information call 715-617-6779

T & M Lanes

Located in downtown Land O' Lakes on Hwy. B. Bowling, bar and gameroom. 715-547-3620

Three Lakes Winery

Located off Hwy. 45 South in the town of Three Lakes at 6971 Gogebic Street. Take a free tour of the winery and sample the wines including their Gold Medal Cranberry Wine. Their gift shop offers hundreds of gourmet and gift items. For more information call: 800-944-5434

TNT Speedway

Racing Saturdays! Hot Laps at 6:30pm. Racing at 7:15pm. Open May through mid-September. Call 715-546-2539 for details. Visit www.tntspeedway.com

Museums & Historical Sites

Camp Five Museum/Lumberjack Steam Train

Ride the Lumberjack Steam Train to an historic logging camp and spend the day having fun and learning! Watch a blacksmith work, take in the animal barn and petting coral, the nature center with its mounted displays, the Cracker Barrel Country Store for gifts, and a great museum covering the early days of logging in Forest County. Don't forget to take the Green Treasure Forest Tour by guided surrey, and learn about modern sustained yield forestry. At Highways 8 and 32 in Laona, Wisconsin. 715-674-3414 www.lumberjacksteamtrain.com

Dr. Kate Newcomb Museum

Local history and changing theme exhibits. Open Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm. Mid-June through Labor Day. Located off Hwy. 51 in Woodruff. 923 Second Avenue. Free admission. Special tours available. 715-356-6896. SEE OUR WEBPAGE UNDER AREA BUSINESSES - MUSEUMS.

Eagle River Historical Museum

Exhibits and memorabilia of the growth of the Eagle River area. Open Tues.-Fri., 10am-3pm June through Labor Day. Eagle River Museum at the Depot located 116 Railroad St.,715-479-2396 & Museum at Trees for Tomorrow located at 519 Sheridan St., 715-479-9384

George W. Brown, Jr. Ojibwe Museum

Located in Lac du Flambeau off of Hwy. 70 West. The finest collection of Ojibwe artifacts in the world. Open daily from 10am-4pm and Saturday from 10am-3pm. 715-542-4488.

Minocqua Museum

Located in downtown Minocqua at 503 Flambeau St. Visit refections of the past and relive the rich history of Minocqua and the surrounding areas. Open June through Labor Day. Hours: Monday - Friday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. 715-356-7666

NorthernWaters Museum

The museum is located just W. of downtown Land O' Lakes on Hwy B in the town park. Hours of this FREE museum are 11am to 3pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday from June thru Sept. Group tours are available. Exhibit featuring GUIDES and HISTORIC RESORTS of the Land O' Lakes area, covering a time span of 125 years and nearly 25 miles. www.landolakeshistory.org

Northwoods Children's Museum

346 W. Division, Eagle River. Offers "hands on" educational exhibits and activities for children & the kid in all of us! Hours: Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Mon.-Sat. 10-5 and Sun. Noon-5. Hours: Labor Day thru Memorial Day Tues.-Fri. 10-3, Sat. 10-5, Sun. Noon-5. 715-479-4623

Rhinelander Historical Society Museum

9 South Pelham in Rhinelander next to Pioneer Park. A reflection of family life found from the trun of the century to the present. Open year 'round. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-4 715-369-3833

Snowmobile Hall of Fame & Museum

St. Germain. Off Hwy 70 W. Historic race sleds. Open year round. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. Sat, 10-3. 542-4488.

Three Lakes Historical Museum

Artifacts from the prehistoric past to the logging era and into the present. Visit Little Pioneer Village. May-Sept. Tues-Sat. 11-3. 546-2388.

Vilas Historical Museum

217 Main St., Sayner. Over 44,000 items on display. Programs & activities throughout the summer. Open Daily 10am-4pm. www.vilasmuseum.com 715-542-3388

Water Ski Shows


Aqua-Devils Water Ski Show is held on Big Stone Lake in Three Lakes on Hwy. 32. Wednesdays & Saturdays at 6:30 PM June through Labor Day. Call 715-546-3351 for more information.

Chain Skimmers

Chain Skimmers waterski team performs every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday at 7:00pm. Shows are held on Lake Pleasant in Conover which is located just 12 miles north of Eagle River on Hwy. 45 North. For more info call: 715-547-6156

Hodag Waterski Shows

Shows are performed every Wednesday and Sunday at 7:30pm on Boom Lake at Hodag Park in Rhinelander thru Labor Day. Admission is free. Food concessions. For more information call 715-362-0625

Min-Aqua Bats

This waterski team performs on Lake Minocqua in Minocqua. Showtime is at 7pm every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday June through Labor Day. 715-356-5266

Plum Ski-ters

The Plum Ski-ters Water Ski Show Team perform every Wednesday and Saturday at 7pm at Statehouse Point on Plum Lake in Sayner. June through Labor Day. 715-542-3789

Snowmobile Trails


Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Club. To contact call: 715-479-9045

Eagle River

Contact: Headwater Trails Inc. at www.snowmobileeagleriver.com or call: 715-479-1821 Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club in Eagle River can be reached at: 715-479-1712


Contact Cross Country Cruisers Snowmobile Club at www.snowmobilewi.com or email: andreotti@nnex.net Contact Forest Riders Snowmobile Club at 715-588-9041 or email: mqdrust@verizon.net


Contact Hodag Sno-Trails at P.O. Box 621, Rhinelander, WI 54501 or visit www.hodagsnotrails.com


Contact Barnstormers Snowmobile Club at www.barnstormersclub.com

St. Germain

Contact Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club at www.st.-germain.com/bo-boens or call: 715-479-4605

Three Lakes

Three Lakes Trails Inc.Northern Lights Snowmobile Club. To contact call: 715-477-1544

Hiking & Biking Trails

"BATS" Boulder Area Trail System

Paved trail from the Boulder Junction Chamber office to Crystal Lake on Hwy. N. 11 miles of trail touring forest, lakes & streams. Also connects to the Sayner/Plum Lake Trail and St. Germain paved trail.

Anvil Lake Trail

Anvil Lake trail located 8.5 miles east of Eagle River off Hwy. 70. 12 miles of marked and groomed trails. Plowed parking is located just East of Anvil Lake Campground entrance. Cross country skiing, Snowshoe trail. Shelter, toilets.

Bearskin State Park Trail

Open year 'round to bikers, hikers and nature lovers. 18 miles of trail begins in Minocqua. Picnic sites, wooden bridge crossings and wildlife. Call 800-446-6784 for more information.

Escanaba - Pallette Lakes Trail

Escanaba Trail is located 7 miles south of Boulder Junction off Nebish Road. This 8.5 mile trail is very scenic. It connects with Lumberjack Trail. Intermediate to Expert cross country ski trail.

Fallison Lake Trail

Located across from Crystal Lake Campground on Hwy. N., west of Sayner. This trail is 1.5 miles long. Cross country ski trail.

Franklin Lake Trail

Franklin Lake Trail is at the Franklin Lake Campground. From Eagle River take Hwy 70 East to Military Road. (FR2178) Turn right and go 3 miles to Butternut Lake Rd. Turn left and go east 5 miles. This trail is a 1 mile loop, very scenic.

Langlade County ATV

Over 125,000 acres of forest with 500 miles of trails. Located in Parrish. From the north or south Hwy. 17 to Cty. Q East to Cty. H south to Five Cent Rd. Follow to trailhead or shelter.

Long Lake Nature Trail

Located 3/4 of a mile from Holiday Acres Resort on South Shore Drive in Rhinelander.

McNaughton Trail

McNaughton Trail is about 13 miles south of Woodruff. Take Hwy. 47 through Lake Tomahawk; then turn right on Kildare Rd. This is a 5 mile trail.

Nicolet North Trail

Nicolet North Trail is located 11 miles east of Eagle River ff Hwy. 70 East. Turn right on to Fornier Road and go south 3 miles to parking lot. 15 miles of marked, groomed and double tracked trails.

Nordmarka Cross Country Ski Trail

Nordmarka Cross Country Ski Trail is located in Eagle River. Go north on Hwy 45 to McKinley Blvd., then east 1/2 mile to the Golf Course. 6 1/2 miles of ski trails on the golf course. Park in the back.

Nose Lake County Trail

Located north of Hwy. 8. Take County N to Hancock Oneida Road 2 1/2 miles, then SE on Nose Lake Road. 5 mile and 9 mile loops for both hiking and cross country skiing.

Powell Marsh Trail

Take Hwy. 51 to Hwy. 47 west, go 9 miles to Powell Road. Turn left onto Powell Road. 7 miles of gently rolling terrain.

Raven Trail

Raven Trail has 4 loops ranging from 1.5 - 5 miles and is located about 3.5 miles southeast of Woodruff. Take Hwy. 47 east toward Rhinelander; then turn left on Woodruff Road. Go 5 miles to Raven Nature sign.

Razor Back Ridge Trail

Razor Back Ridge Trail is located 2 miles west of Sayner on Hwy. N by The Corner Store. This trail encompasses 30 kilometers of scenic trails groomed for classic and skate skiing as well as a marked snowshoe trail. There is a heated chalet with indoor bathroom. An ice skating rink is adjacent to the chalet and lighted for night time skating.

Schlect Trail

Schlect Trail is located approximately 1-1/4 miles south of Minocqua. Take Hwy. 51 south to Leary Road. This is a 2.2 mile trail.

Scott Lake Trail

Scott Lake Trail is located in Three Lakes. Take 32 E and S 5 miles to Scott Lake Road. Turn left, go 4 miles to trailhead. Park on N side of road.

Shannon Lake Trail

Shannon Lake Trail is located 2.75 miles north of St. Germain off of Found Lake Rd. and offers 3 loops approximately 7 miles long. This trail is especially good for advanced skiers.

Statehouse Lake Trail

Statehouse Lake Trail is 2 miles west of Manitowish Waters on Hwy. 51; then go east on Old Hwy. 51 for 3/4 mile. The 3.8 mile trail has very few steep hills and has beautiful scenery.

Three Eagle Trail

This 8 mile biking/hiking/X-C ski trail runs from Burnside Park which is on Hwy. A in Three Lakes past the winery and out into a beautifully preserved marsh wilderness and continues into Eagle River.

Washburn Lake Trails

Located off U.S. Hwy 8. Take County N to Washburn Lake Road and follow to the trail head. 8.5 mile trail. Moderate, some difficult.