Staying Connected

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We know that visiting the Eagle River area is a good way to disconnect from daily life, yet we’re also home to the largest connection in the world. Our 28…

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Pedal Power

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Riding a bicycle in spring is the perfect way to shake off the rust of living a sedentary winter lifestyle. Riding a bicycle in Eagle River is the perfect way…

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Time to Throttle Up

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We’ve got the ATV routes to really get your motor going. More than 70 miles of ‘em. They’re nestled along highways, dart in and out of natural landscapes, circle around…

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Up North Beerfest

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Tickets for Up North Beerfest are on sale now! The two-day event includes Premier Beer Night on Friday, June 10 and the namesake event on Saturday, June 11. All suds…

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Unexpected Culinary Delights

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The Wisconsin Northwoods is well known for its supper clubs and a classic Friday fish fry. And for good reason! But did you know that the Eagle River area is…

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Happy Winter Trails for Silent Sports

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For cross-country skiers and snowshoers, there’s nothing quite like connecting with nature on a serene Northwoods trail. Observing undisturbed wildlife in the winter is truly a memorable event for anyone.…

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Snow Time Like the Present

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Still looking for that perfect gift this holiday season? Maybe it’s because you aren’t in the right frame of mind. Let’s see if this helps: You wake up in a…

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The Winter Bucket List

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Contrary to popular belief, winter does not last forever in northern Wisconsin. So even though winter is just starting and the snow hasn’t decorated our natural landscape, now is the…

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Fall Into Colors

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The Eagle River area has its fair share of pine and needle-bearing trees, but our deciduous trees are already popping bright and deep colors this fall. While you can take…

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Fishing Heats Up in Late Summer

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Gone fishin’ is a lifestyle that focuses less on what’s caught and more about the experiences out on the water. While some fish are good for eating or mounting, it’s…

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Drives, chips, and hole-in-ones

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The noise a golf ball makes when hitting the bottom of a cup is a great sound. Whether you’re on a 4-star, 18-hole course or a miniature golf course, finishing…

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Cycling and Suds

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Some things just go together in Eagle River. Lakes and water activities. Snow and snowmobiling. Woods and relaxation. One of our favorites? A bike ride and a beer. Biking those…

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Fuel Up with Tasty Dishes

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Between all of our ice- and snow-inspired winter activities and a full docket of outdoor spring adventures on our trails and lakes, now is as good as any time to…

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Eagle River: North of the Blue Line

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The Eagle River area is steeped in ice hockey history. It’s home to the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame, host of the Adult Pond Hockey National Championships (postponed until February…

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Dashing Through the Snow

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You won’t be in a one-horse open sleigh, but Eagle River has the key ingredients for fun winter excursions: snow and trails. Whether you prefer the motor of a snowmobile…

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A Fall Beverage Crawl in Eagle River

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Just like colorful leaves falling from trees around one of the Eagle River area’s bountiful lakes provides a perfect fall backdrop, the right drink can enrich a crisp fall day.…

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Cranberry Fest Experience

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Craving Cranberries? The Eagle River area has the cranberry cure! Instead of Cranberry Fest the first weekend in October, the area is ripe for a self-guided Cranberry Experience. Our hard-working…

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Should you do This? or That?

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We’re guessing it’s been a long and lonely summer during unprecedented times. You’ve been living that life for months. In Eagle River, our pristine lakes and miles of picturesque trails…

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Explore Downtown Eagle River

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The Eagle River downtown has shops for any type of visitor, whether it’s to feed an appetite, acquire the rental for an adventure, or discover the crafts and antiques for…

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Friday Fish Fry Guide

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From relaxing atmospheres reminiscent of a log cabin to more refined supper club and resort restaurant experiences, there’s a Friday fish for you in Eagle River. Below is just a…

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If The Snowshoe Fits, Wear It

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With this many scenic trails and snowshoe events, maybe they should start calling us The Snowshoe Capital of the World too! Join us for a few, or all, of our…

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Best Coffee Shops and Cozy Spots

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The temperatures are dropping and while it might not be time to get out your ice fishing and snowmobiling gear just quite yet, there’s still plenty of ways to enjoy…

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Fall Hunting In Eagle River

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The anglers aren’t the only ones landing the trophies around here. Sure, we’re home to The World’s Largest Chain of 28 Connected Lakes, but we’re also home to a huge…

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Live Summer To The Fullest

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Need to squeeze in as much summer fun as possible into one trip? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because when you combine the Northwoods with the charm of…

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An A-Lure-ing Fishing Weekend

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It’s always fishing season in our neck of the woods. But, come spring and summer, our chain of lakes brings out all of the anglers. Make sure you’re here for…

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Summer Jobs In Eagle River

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Summer will be here before you know it and while you may be thinking of spending your time on the lake, we think you should earn a little dough while…

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Snowmobile Derby Weekend

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Block Off Your Calendar Vintage Weekend: January 10-12th. If you’re looking to pack your winter with all of the exciting snowmobile events you can, don’t forget to check out the…

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Where to Cross-Country Ski in Eagle River

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Subtle slopes or heart-racing hills, find the groomed cross-country skiing trail you’re looking for. Local Trees For Tomorrow Environmental Educator, Kim Feller tells us her favorites, but we’ve got plenty…

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Northwoods Artisans

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We’re not all anglers and outdoorsy, we’ve got some serious artisans in our neck of the woods. From craft beer and handmade bread to home goods and fine art, take…

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What to do in Winter

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Well, with all of the area trails and routes, we’ve got plenty of action-packed fun, we are the Snowmobile Capital of the World® after all. But, if you’re looking for…

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Cranberries in Eagle River

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Get to know the process of harvesting cranberries and why Eagle River is the perfect place for our favorite tart fruit. If you think we grow so many cranberries because…

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Pet-Friendly Vacations

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Dogs love the outdoors as much as we do, so it’s no surprise to see a pooch or two walking around downtown or jogging on the trails with their owners.…

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Fall Color Driving Tour

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Take a drive through this little slice of heaven we like to call home and discover how our lush Northwoods turns from a vibrant sea of green to a breathtaking…

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Tales of the Trails

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What Kind of Tour Should You Take? With 28 connected lakes, acres and acres of forests, miles of biking and hiking trails and a historic downtown with centuries of history,…

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Summer Bucket List

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There’s still time to spend your summer days in Eagle River. See how many one-of-a-kind experiences you can squeeze in before fall takes over the town. Cannonball off of a…

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SepTimber Ride Weekend

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SepTimber Ride 2020 is “just a bit different” this year. Grab your friends and bring the entire gang for a weekend filled with fun, local flavor and beautiful autumn scenery.…

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Family Friendly Trip

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Sure, lots of families spend time in Eagle River. We’ve got families of deer, turkeys, fish, you name it. But you can see those when you and your kids come…

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Camp In Eagle River

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By Jessica Allen, owner, The Hiker Box If you’re brave enough to test the season’s unpredictable weather, you can set up camp at one of our campgrounds. Spend your days…

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See Spring’s First Flowers

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By Mary Ann Lambrecht, a Vilas County Master Gardener Volunteer We’re a pretty colorful bunch up here, and you could say the same when it comes to our blossoms. See…

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Bird’s Eye View

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You know, a little birder once told us that Eagle River is a great destination for bird watching. And with tons of trails, marshes, forests and nature, we have no…

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Lakes to Drop Your Line

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When you go ice fishing on the World’s Largest Chain of 28 Lakes, you can be sure that there’s plenty of room to set up your spot. But while you’re…

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Hockey Capital of Wisconsin™

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We sure know a thing or two about hockey. Maybe it’s because we’re pretty close to Canada, or that the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame is located here, or it…

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Snowmobile Getaway

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With over 500 miles of trails, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Lucky for us the President of Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club shared his favorite ways to get around the…

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Romantic Fall Getaway

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Fall and Eagle River go together like you and well… you’re loved one. You will find plenty of natural beauty, lots of good food and fun activities … and that’s…

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Fall Done Right

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The colors of fall look pretty good anywhere you go, but around here we like to think it’s about as good as it gets. The leaves change in a flash,…

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3-day Weekend in Eagle River

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If you can’t join us for an entire week, we’ll settle for a long weekend. See how to pack your 72 hours full of Eagle River activities. Pull Double Duty…

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Fourth of July

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Just because it’s America’s birthday doesn’t mean she should be having all the fun. From parades and fireworks to ice cream cones and picnics, you can celebrate Northwoods style with…

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Test The Waters

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It’s hard to find fishing, water skiing, sand castle building, bird watching and sunset cruises all in one destination – but in our little slice of heaven on the World’s…

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Instagram-Worthy Experiences

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Grab your crew and get up to Eagle River for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle. Experience all of the small-town quirks we have to offer, get back…

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What to do on a rainy day

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Sure, we’re a pretty outdoorsy bunch, so we can tough out a rainy day or two with the best of them, but even when Mother Nature is keeping us inside,…

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Break Your Cabin Fever

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We kinda like staying in a cabin, but when spring comes around and cabin fever strikes, we want to get back outside. See what you can do to enjoy spring’s…

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Ice Brick by Ice Brick

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Many of us have memories of building snow forts or igloos as children. Some of us build them with our children today. In Eagle River, we’ve been building an ice…

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Fall into Fun

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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…

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Hiking, Biking and More

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Walking or biking the same trail over and over can get dull, kinda like those long winter days. So it’s time to change things up this spring. With nearly 80…

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Warm Weather Silent Sports

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Ah, summertime. The woods are dense with foliage, the trees alive with birds and the lakes fully thawed and teeming with fish. It’s hard not to hear the call of…

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Trailblaze Eagle River

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The setting: You’re on a densely wooded trail in the center of the Northwoods; the fresh, forest air whips at your helmet and the summer sun beams down on your…

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Set Your Sites for Summer

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Fishing. Biking. ATVing. Kayaking. Boating. Camping. Yes, it’s summertime in Eagle River. Home to the World’s Largest Chain of 28 Lakes, the Eagle River area is famous for fishing. Perhaps…

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Up North and Down the Hatch

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You could say we appreciate craft, or call us connoisseurs, but we’re ok with you just raising a glass with us and saying ‘cheers.’ Whatever kinda beer drinker you are,…

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Spring is in the Air

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The calendar might say that spring officially starts next week in Wisconsin. Talk to any avid fisherman, however, and you’ll be told it’s the first Saturday in May – Opening…

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