For The Locals


Hey local 715 area code friends! If you're anything like us, sometimes it's hard to follow all the people on social media, catch the important bits in the newspaper, and discover exactly what's happening in neighboring towns that suits your interest. So we've compiled a few of our favorite things that are happening around the area, along with our sources of local happenings + events, to help you get out and uncover a new nook + cranny.



Fall colors are peaking this week - so get outside and enjoy! Find our favorite overlooks for fall colors here + pick up a few essentials for the cabin. If you need a cabin to stay in for the weekend, check out our Cozy Cabin Guide


the season for Yoga 

With summer in the rearview mirror, it seems like we all crave movement and foods that simple feel good. We (B+E) both love yoga - from a power vinyasa class to a slow + gentle flow - and there's plenty happening around the Northwoods!

Presque Isle
Check out Sarah Johnson's Thinking of Today yoga classes and Blackbird Yoga taught by Heather Dietz

Manitowish Waters
Follow Elizabeth Gering + Breia Tlusty for yoga at North Lakeland School. 

Attend Breia Tlusty's free Wednesday class (4pm) at Mercer School.

Studio 715 (located by the Post Office) offers a few classes a week, taught by Breia Tlusty + Elizabeth Gering. 


the world's most beautiful harvest  

Celebrate cranberry season this weekend, October 6th-8th! The 38th Annual Cranberry Fest is happening in Eagle River - crafts, food, and all things cranberry. In Manitowish Waters, we're celebrating the season with Cran-A-Rama at the Manitowish Waters Community Center. Take a farm tour, cruise the Manitowish Chain on a pontoon tour, or test your luck in the cranberry cooking contest. Hint: you might know a few of the judges - yours truly. If local events aren't your thing, be part of the harvest celebration in a few other ways - here are our suggestions.  


Area events

Check out a local event in the area!

October 7th: 
Take a day trip to Bayfield for Applefest, happening this weekend. Make sure to read our Celebrating Apple Season journal post before you go! 

October 21st
Join a brand new event in Presque Isle, Fish 'N Lure Rally for classic cars to minivans - when scavenger hunt meets fall color drive.
If you haven't been to Madeline Island, here's your chance! Visit for Family Fall Fest

Check out the weekly farmer's markets in Minocqua, on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings.
Sign up for an evening of wine + food pairings at the Forest Lake Country Store. For other area events, visit this schedule here.  


Fill up your glass with Craft beer  

This slower season has us craving evening adventures, and is there any better adventure than seeking out a new favorite craft beer? Didn't think so! Check out a few new favorites below. If sipping beer at home around the fire is more your style, you have to stop into Snow's Family Market - a craft beer lover's heaven.

Park Falls Gastropub
Aqualand Ale House
Rocky Reef Brewing Company
Cold Iron Brewing


Things to do

New to the area? Looking for new things to do? New friends? We'd love to meet you - and know the rest of the community would too! Attend one of these local events, and if you see us, introduce yourself! 

Northerly's Book Club
Email B+E to learn more - meets monthly in Manitowish Waters.

Earth Goods
Attend an art class! With plenty to choose from, they have something to fit your style or group - from wine + paint to paint your own pottery. 

Get Active! 
Check out our Northwoods Fitness journal post for more details. Right now we're loving spinning classes at Studio 715 and yoga classes at North Lakeland School. 



Turn on the games! Stop into The Pea Patch in Manitowish Waters for Packer Games! In Minocqua, visit the Minocqua Brewing Company for Badger + Packer Games on the big screen. 


hiking trails 

Get outside, breathe in the crisp fall air, and enjoy the changing foliage. Here's a shortlist of our favorite fall hiking trails!

Star Lake Nature Trail  
Fallison Lake Nature Trail
Van Vliet Hemlocks
Big River Trail at North Lakeland Discovery Center
Heart of Vilas Country Bike Trail - our favorite section to walk is from Red Feather Road to Clear Lake Road in Manitowish Waters. 


listen to the music

Live music is happening across the area on a weekly basis. Here's a few of our favorite places to listen to a new favorite band. 

Minocqua Brewing Company - schedule here
Campanile Center for the Arts - concerts here
Cold Iron Brewing - live music here 


Local happenings 

Stay up-to-date and in the know of happenings throughout the Northwoods, here's a short list of our favorite email newsletters.  

Like nature + getting outside? 
Sign up for the North Lakeland Discovery Center's newsletter. Sign up here.

Book clubs, presentations, + other community events. 
We love Mercer Library's monthly email blast! Sign up here

Community events for you + your guests.
Sign up for the Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce eblast. Sign up on their homepage.  

From painting classes to wine specials...
Sign up for Forest Lake Country Store's newsletter. To sign up, text FORESTLAKE to 22828.


For local happenings in the Northwoods, sign up for our newsletter, The Current Collective
Explore northern Wisconsin with the Northerly Collective Adventure Guide