Making Memories Up North

If memories really do make us rich, then we’re grateful to host many truly wealthy visitors. Perhaps it’s because you don’t need a lot of money to enjoy the natural beauty and serenity of the area.

We’ve got summer pastimes ‘o plenty in our neck of the woods. Fishing. ATVing. Hiking. Biking. Golfing. Boating. On top of it all, family friendly events dot the calendar from May through October. We don’t mean to brag, but we’ve got something for everyone during the summer.

It’s probably why so many visitors come back year after year to relive the good times and make new memories in another chapter of their family books. If you’ve already cemented your summer plans with us, we’re honored! If not, we’ve got some ideas to kickstart your summer planning.


Gone Fishin'

Nothing is more iconic—or traditional—than fishing in the Eagle River area. Teaching a son or daughter to fish is a rite of passage for many. Being able to pass that knowledge down to the next generation while spending valuable time together without any distractions is how loving bonds are forged.

It’s not the type of fish or the size, although we’ve got some serious trophy musky in our lakes; it’s the time spent together. But families who want inside info on where to find some bites, our experienced fishing guides are a safe bet. If you want to enjoy the angling experience without the boat and gear, our rental shops can help start or keep your fishing tradition alive and well.

Food Brings Us Together

No matter what activities your family enjoys on vacation, everyone needs to eat. And with a full complement of dining options in and around Eagle River, nobody ever has to go hungry.

Fish fry? Check. Comfort food? You bet. Bakeries? Ding. Trendy, upscale (yet down-to-earth) restaurants? Yup. Family owned establishments? Almost all of them. Supper clubs? I’ll take an old fashioned, please.

Raise a glass and make a toast at your favorite go-to spot on Friday night, then try a new restaurant on Saturday. You never know where you’ll be dining when a new tradition begins.



You might have to alert the deer if you slice one into the woods off a tee box. Then again, the deer often make their way onto the rough, especially near the pond at Eagle River Golf Course.

While it might not be the first thing people think of when visiting Up North, the golf is quite good in Eagle River. Not to mention, it’s another great way to spend time with family doing an activity that might not be part of your existing vacation tradition.

Cabin? Cottage? Campground? Resort?

The area has all kinds of overnight options. While some families might enjoy staying at the same place every year, others like to mix it up by “roughing it” one year and then living in luxury the next. No matter where you want to rest your head, the Eagle River area has a pillow just right for you.

It's a Family Tradition

So keep it going for another memory-packed summer in Eagle River. Continue an old tradition that’ll never change (like fishing) and maybe add a new activity or two (perhaps a new restaurant) to keep it interesting. After all, when it’s all said and done, you’ll be counting memories. See ya soon!