Are all fall colors created equal? In Wisconsin’s Northwoods, they arrive earlier and – some say – they show brighter. Perhaps it’s because brilliant reds and oranges seem to pop against the blue backdrop of Eagle River area lakes.
Fall is a special time in Eagle River. The World’s Largest Chain of Freshwater Lakes® continues to host boaters, paddlers and thrill-seeking jet skiers throughout the fall. As the temperatures cool, fishing for musky heats up on lakes and waterways. Hunters return to their favorite stand or set up their trusty blind to take aim at deer, turkey and other game. Hikers, cyclists and ATV/UTV enthusiasts blaze our networks of trails and routes. Restaurants and supper clubs become social hubs for residents and visitors to discuss their adventures.
And there are plenty of adventures waiting. While another year of summer events have concluded, post-Labor Day festivities bring a new kind of energy. The Eagle River area is proud to bring back old favorites like Cranberry Fest the first weekend in October and young, budding events like the SepTimber Ride this September. For a full list of Eagle River happenings, check out the events page.
Visitors to the Eagle River area have a range of lodging options to choose from. For those who’d like to be closer to nature, there are multiple campgrounds to choose from, while guests needing a slip or parking spot for their boats also have multiple options. At the other end of the spectrum, a number of resorts are ready to pamper visitors with luxurious amenities.
Don’t be sad that summer is over. Be happy that fall is just starting in Eagle River. See for yourself how our fall colors compare. Check out EagleRiver.org to plan your fall visit.