The feeling of cabin fever has lasted much longer than normal these past few weeks.
It got us thinking about all of the fun outdoor activities our little slice of heaven offers residents and visitors every spring, summer, and fall. All of that day dreaming led us to putting together a short list of five activities you can enjoy on your own or (when the time's right) with friends and family in our beautiful neck of the woods. Enjoy!
Whatever you're after when out on the Chain of Lakes, fishing guarantees a hefty amount of fun. If the thrill of the chase wasn't enough, a mix of sunshine, cold drinks, and good friends make for a full day. An abundance of musky, northern, walleye, bass and more fill the World's Largest Chain of 28 Connected Lakes, which means you can spend as many hours (or days) you'd like to cast, reel-in, and repeat. Catch or no catch, you'll find adventure next time you are on shore or boat.
Four wheels, two handlebars, one motor revving and mile after mile of open routes. Set to open in late May for the 2020 season, routes for ATVs and UTVs give visitors a front row seat to the Eagle River area. While it might be fun to crank it up on a long straightaway to get the adrenaline pumping, be sure to slow it down to soak up the natural beauty and wildlife in Eagle River's woods and on its picturesque lakes. Even without a destination in mind, rolling around our routes will have you smiling from ear to ear.
Looking for an endorphin kick with a side of fresh air? Bicycling on 80 miles worth of trails and routes around the Eagle River area creates an ideal ride. Whether you're an experienced cyclist looking for a fun challenge or someone who's just looking for a little exercise in the Northwoods, there's a trail waiting here for you. No matter your skill level, we'd recommend the 15-mile Nicolet North Trail in the Nicolet National Forest.
There's nothing quite like the feeling of flying through the air while riding on water. From jet boats and water skiing to kayaking and pontooning, Eagle River has the water amusement you're seeking. With the World's Largest Chain of Freshwater Lakes, there is nearly an endless amount of open water to find your perfect splash zone.
Glimpsing a remarkable tree line from the water will never get old. But for visitors who want to see the tree canopies up close, ziplining in the Northwoods is your ticket. All 13 lines in the Eagle River area are family friendly to serve adventures of all ages. When you're ready to get off the ground (or water) and fly, check out ziplining opportunities on your next visit.
Even when your vacation seems like it's one month and forever away from actually happening, just remember, the outdoor fun will always be waiting for you here in Eagle River. And when you do visit, feel free to keep practicing social distancing in the great outdoors!