Located in the middle of Northern Wisconsin’s Lake Country, Minocqua is heaven for water sports enthusiasts. With more than 3,200 lakes, streams and ponds in the area, it’s no wonder Minocqua is called ‘Nature’s Original Water Park.’ For freshwater fun all year round, Minocqua is the place to go.
The possibilities are endless in Minocqua, but the more popular pastimes for regular visitors include world-class fishing, leisure boating and water-skiing. Making the most of the geography is key. Cast a line and see if you can reel in plump perch or tackle aggressive bass. Rent a boat for a day out on the lake, or man a smaller craft such as a raft or kayak. Take skiing and speed to the next level water-skiing across the lake.
If you prefer land to water, the network of trails through the area is sure to impress. Bike or hike along the marked paths, or take a stroll along the waterfront. Cruise through the Wildlife Reservoir to see wildlife in their local habitat. Attractions for children include Wildwood Wildlife Park, where visitors can pet porcupine or feed deer; Art Oehmcke Fish Hatchery, with plenty of fish to ogle; and Sheer’s Lumberjack Show, full of log rolling, chopping and climbing demonstrations.
The Northwoods area has plenty of lakes as well as hundreds of miles of hiking trails to explore. But that’s not all there is in northern Wisconsin. Take a boat cruise on Lake Superior to see sea caves, historic lighthouses and marine wildlife. If you’re visiting in the winter, check out the snowmobile capital of the world in Eagle River, where you’ll also find the largest inland chain of lakes in the world. Take in the view from Timms Hills, the highest point in the state of Wisconsin, located 54 miles from Minocqua. Tour a re-created Indian Village in Lac du Flambeau, just 15 miles away. Visitors can tour the Cranberry Marshes during the months of July through October by traveling 25 miles to the Manitowish Waters. The waterfalls at Mellen, in Copper Falls State Park, offer spectacular views.
Rustic but comfy is the running theme of accommodations in Minocqua. The inns are warm and friendly, and the resorts are peaceful havens tucked away in nature. Book a cozy cabin by the lake, replete with a fire pit for cooler evenings and a shared dock for fishing. Retreat into the woods by renting a condo or cottage nestled among the pines. Larger groups may find more convenience renting a house on the shore or a retreat, which is essentially a cabin with multiple rooms. For an outdoor adventure under the stars, reserve a spot at one of the many campgrounds in Minocqua.
There are no public transportation services to Minocqua, so driving is the most accessible way to get into the city. Highway 51 is the main pass through. The abundance of trails in the area also makes it ideals for hiking and biking. For longer distances, taxis are available for hire.
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