The Northwoods Antique Trail
Special thanks to Kristin from White Arrows Home for creating today's journal post and sharing her favorite way to explore the Northwoods. White Arrows Home is a social media + blog-based platform for sharing cabin inspiration and family lifestyle ideas in northern Wisconsin. Follow White Arrows Home on Facebook + Instagram for inspiring pictures and decor ideas as she mixes cozy cabin decor with nostalgic antique pieces.
Ten Must Stops on the Trail
North of Highway 8 where the pine and birch grow thick and white arrow signs start pointing the way to cottages, cabins + camps, you are able to start unwinding. Here in the Northwoods, you can take time to feed your soul and find peace in the simple pleasures of life: read a book, take a long bike ride, kayak a quiet bay, or search for vintage and antique treasures. Here’s a list of some favorite shops along The Northwoods Antique Trail.
Tomahawk - green hydrangea re-creations
Just the colorful reclaimed wood exterior of this garage turned shop will get you excited to see what’s inside. Repurposed and refurbished pieces are sold alongside handcrafted items and unique antiques.
While you're there, stop by The Windmill Ice Cream Shoppe for a sweet treat.
Harshaw - Perennial Antiques
Looking for classic pieces for your cabin? This is the place! From hickory and wicker furniture to vintage picnic baskets and plaid thermoses, Mark and Mary’s is Camp Style Heaven. I count the days until Perennial opens for the season each year!
While you're there, grab ice cream at Charlie’s in Hazelhurst.
Woodruff - Ages Past Antiques
Everyone is guaranteed to leave this shop with something special. Each booth is full of curated treasures! If you are visiting on a Summer Friday or Saturday be sure to walk through their flea market between 9:00am + 4:00pm.
While you're there, stop at Hoggie Doggies for lunch. My favorite is the Ranch Fries!
Lake Tomahawk - The Rose Glen
Stop into this house full of collectibles, antiques and framed art to find the perfect piece to take home. Open Summers on Thursdays to Saturdays.
While you’re there, pick up a Collectivo coffee at The Butcher’s Wife.
Rhinelander - Second Hand Rose
This house, nestled in the bustle near Kohl’s and Home Depot, is full of unique pieces. I was excited when I walked in for the first time to find several items that are now at home in my cabin.
And while you’re there, grab lunch at The Crimson Cafe.
St. Germain - flea Market
One of the largest flea markets in the state is hosted every Summer Monday from 8:00am to 3:00pm by The Volunteer Fire Department Association. They average over 400 vendors rain or shine!
While you're there, pick up a made-from-scratch treat from The St. Germain Bake Shoppe!
Eagle River - Another Time Antiques
Right downtown, this shop is set up full of vintage displays that will leave you drooling. I came home with a 1920’s Children’s Book for my collection called Children of the Pines.
A must do! While you're there, visit Soda Pops for an old fashioned fountain drink or milk shake.
Sayner - Red Door Relics
This garage turned antique shop is a dream for any vintage lover. It’s full of cottage collectables and worth the stop for a peek at their “She Shed” made of old windows. It’s dreamy!
While you’re there stop for a Bloody Mary at The Sayner Pub.
Boulder Junction - Flea Market
Find handmade crafts alongside items Junkers will treasure. Every Tuesday during the Summer months from 8:00am to 2:00pm held by The Lions Club at the grounds around The Community Center.
While you’re there stop at Aqualand Alehouse to sample a flight of 5-7 of their 20 craft brews on tap.
Manitowish Waters - Fleazaar
This once a year event is one to put on your calendar for next summer! Be sure the back of your vehicle is empty so there is room for all your finds and be sure to get there early! Held the third Wednesday of July.
While you’re there pick up coffee at Dixie’s Coffee House.
Want to Go Even Further North?
Ironwood, MI - Dan’s Antiques
Treasures galore. Everyone will find something special to take home from Dan’s!