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 long-time keepsakes. In some ways, the downtown is just as diverse as the Eagle River area’s outdoor playground of lakes, trails and routes.
Now is the time to reintroduce yourself – or to discover – the charming downtown of Eagle River. The wide sidewalks and friendly, slow-moving traffic make it the perfect place to enjoy a day of shopping, eating, and creating memories. Check out some of the options that make a trip downtown worth its while.
Buy a Memento
Between antique stores, jewelers, and craft shops, the Eagle River downtown offers a variety of shops for visitors to mark their trip with the perfect memento to keep or gift to a loved one. Arrow Gift Shop offers an eclectic mix of retail items – T-shirts, sheepskin slippers, toys for children, and jewelry. Down the street, Lyn’s Antiques carries everything from barware to decoys while getting new inventory daily. Eagle Craft & Hobby has everything from craft kits to needlepoint to plastic models and more that every do-it-yourselfer finds irresistible for hours of enjoyment. Looking to add some fun for the kids in your life? Grandma’s Toy Box is sure to have a great gift. Another local favorite, Fountain Blu has a comfortable fleece sweatshirt perfect for cozying up to a backyard fire or an ornamental wind chime to give your front porch a Northwoods feel.
Enjoy a Tasty Meal
Whether it’s satisfying a craving for chocolate and candies or getting a full-fledged meal, downtown Eagle River has the fuel for you. Tremblay’s Sweet Shop and the Country Store of Eagle River have everything from fudge and ice cream to popcorn and peanut brittle; gift boxes of these delectable treats are a wonderful way to spread cheer. If popcorn is your favorite snack (or even if it isn’t), Minocqua Popcorn & Puffs serves a gourmet variety that will quickly become your favorite. After finding years of success north of Eagle River’s downtown, Buckshots Downtown now offers a great eating option for families craving deli sandwiches, pizzas or salads in between shopping excursions. If it’s a craft burger in a modern Northwoods establishment you’re looking for, then The Craftsman American Tavern is your spot. Eagle Baking Company might be known for its otherworldly pastries, but it also offers sandwich baskets that provide the sustenance needed to keep your Eagle River adventure going strong.
Inspire Adventure with a Rental
Speaking of adventures, you’ll probably need a bicycle, kayak or other method of transportation if you want to truly experience all the Eagle River area has to offer. When shopping in downtown Eagle River, there are several options to find the right option for your activity. Walkabout Paddle & Apparel has kayaks, canoes, and all of the necessary apparel and gear to enjoy the Eagle River area wilderness. Nearby, Forever Young Bike & Ski provides the bicycles and skis explorers need to get around, as well as advice on where to go and what you might see on the way. Just up Railroad Street, The Rental Shack can set you up with a pontoon or ski boat, among many other rental options that can be delivered to the lake – or trail – of your choosing.
Experience a Day in Downtown Eagle River
We like to think Eagle River is a one-of-a-kind place. Along with the natural beauty of the surrounding area, our downtown is a big reason why. So what are you waiting for? Get that one-of-a-kind experience with our friendly downtown retailers.