Is there anything better than a fresh-picked, sun-ripened cherry tomato? Support local farmers and stop by the Minocqua Farmers Market on Friday’s at Minocqua Park Complex.
Tap into your creative side at Earth Goods in Minocqua or LOLA Center for the Arts in Land O’ Lakes. At LOLA, learn to draw, paint, carve, or sculpt in one of their scheduled classes or try it all at one of their Arty Parties.
For a night of music under the stars, stop by Aqualand Ale House in Boulder Junction. Known for their impressive craft beer selection and music nights outside by the bonfire.
Try your hand at local cribbage night at the Manitowish Waters Community Center. Every Wednesday at 7:00pm.
Hear up-and-coming authors speak at any one of the Northwoods Book Festival events. Sponsored by local libraries, events are held throughout Vilas, Oneida, + Iron County during the summer months.
Sunday is for brunch + slow jazz. The Minocqua Brewing Company offers an a la carte brunch menu, a Bloody Mary bar, and jazz + classical music every Sunday from 10am - 3pm. Music starts at 1pm.
Take the day to pamper yourself at The Spa at Manitowish Waters with a massage or manicure + pedicure. The calming atmosphere and special care will leave you feeling blissfully relaxed.
End your weekend on a high note, literally. Enjoy Music in the Park, a free concert series happening every Sunday from May to September. Come by land or water to hear the tunes.
Pick up some fresh cut blooms to brighten your day from Village Market Floral. In the warmer months, add some color to your yard with annuals + perennials from Lil Bits Greenhouse or Winkler’s Northern Exposure Greenhouse.
Science nerds unite! If you love learning about the science, nature, and the great outdoors as much as we do, check out Science on Tap or Conservation on Tap in Mercer.
Learn about Wisconsin’s state fruit, the cranberry, on public cranberry marsh tours. Contact the Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce for more information.
Gather a group of friends and family for an evening around the fire in the Rest Lake Pavilion. Bring blankets and the fixins’ for s’mores.
Keep your head toasty warm as you adventure out in the freezing temps. Invest in a Stormy Kromer cap, made locally in Ironwood, Michigan, from their factory store or a local retailer, like Ross Sportswear.
For an after dinner treat, visit the historic Little Bohemia Lodge for one of their famous hand stirred ice cream drinks and live acoustic music on Friday + Saturday nights. We suggest a Grasshopper or Pink Squirrel.
Spend the day wandering through the quaint shops in Downtown Minocqua. Make sure to stop into our favorites - coffee + gifts from Ann Marie’s, Salted Caramel Pretzel Popcorn from Minocqua Popcorn Company, a cozy sweatshirt from Glick’s, and salt water taffy from Dan’s Minocqua Fudge.
Meander down some of the prettiest backroads and byways in Vilas County on the Northwoods Art Tour. Enjoy the self-guided tour experience as you see why art is the right hand of nature.
Explore Boulder Junction - a mix of contemporary fine art + crafts at Moondeer & Friends Gallery and Arlene's Pottery, adventure gear from Coontail, + jewelry from Peeplelures.
Discover a unique item or gift that reflects the upscale Northwoods lifestyle by visiting Artists Palette, To The Nines, Village Market Floral, and The Wine + Beer Barn, all located in downtown Manitowish Waters.
Pick out accessories for the cabin at The Lake House. A Northerly essential is having a coffee table book or two out for guests to peruse like Wisconsin Supper Clubs or Boathouses by Tom Freeman.
Antlers, wool blankets, + reclaimed furniture - add a few new Northwoods decor items to your cabin from Roughing It In Style, Lakeside Living, or Traditions.
Find a few new vintage + antique treasures on The Northwoods Antique Trail.