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If there’s one thing we know, it’s that nothing can beat summertime in the Northwoods. And when you’ve got the World’s Largest Chain of 28 Connected Lakes, it’s pretty hard to top the boating, kayaking, fishing, swimming and water fun that Eagle River offers. And if we can pry you away from the water long enough, there’s ATV/UTV routes, biking, hiking and plenty of small-town charm to take in during the summer months. Come see it for yourself.

Up North, Down to Have Some Fun

Live Summer To The Fullest

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 Eagle River and the World’s Largest Chain of 28 Connected Lakes, you’ve got the perfect mix to complete your summer.…

Get Together in the Great Outdoors

Around these parts, we know there’s always a good time waiting to happen. And we just happen to enjoy sharing those times with a bunch of friendly folks. So, whether you’re sharing a round of drinks with friends or making new pals on the lake, here are some of our…

Packing for a 4th of July Weekend

We want you to be able to enjoy your Fourth of July trip to the fullest, so we’re giving you the insider tips and tricks to packing for the weekend. And, if you happen to forget anything, we’ve got you covered with boutiques, shops and specialty stores that carry what…

An A-Lure-ing Fishing Weekend

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 the official start of the season by planning a trip during opening weekend. Whether you’re coming up for a weekend,…

Tales of the Trails

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, you’d better believe we’ve got a variety of tours for you to choose from. Discover them all and find which…

Summer Bucket List

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 floating dock at Afterglow Lake Resort. See wildlife while flying through the trees at Northwoods Zip Line. Beat your friends…

Make Your Fishing Trip a Reel Good Time

Come opening day, you’re sure to see lot of fishermen and women on our Chain of Lakes, but any good angler knows that you can catch that trophy fish any time of the year. The weather might be unpredictable but luckily the same isn’t said for the fishing with musky,…

The Fourth of July – A Long Tradition

If you’ve had the pleasure of celebrating the Fourth of July with us in Eagle River, you’ll know all about the excitement that surrounds our small downtown as the decorations go up and the visitors flood into town. While we think this little slice of heaven we call Eagle River…

3-day Weekend in Eagle River

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 Just because you’re not staying long doesn’t mean you can’t have plenty of time enjoying the water. Do two things…

Fourth of July

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 all of our area festivities. See what goes into making the most of your Fourth of July trip. Book Your…

Test The Waters

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 Largest Chain of Freshwater Lakes, it’s the norm. Once serving as a main source of power for the Eagle River…

Instagram-Worthy Experiences

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 to nature, and try some of our local beers while you’re here. There’s plenty for your group to do, taste,…

Warm Weather Silent Sports

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 Eagle River, particularly if you are a silent sports enthusiast. Whether you prefer hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking or even stand-up…

Trailblaze Eagle River

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 back. You push the thumb throttle on your ATV and lean forward, shifting your weight as you wind along the…

Set Your Sites for Summer

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 best known as the site of the Professional Musky Tournament Trail, Eagle River is equally renowned by bass and walleye…

Up North Beerfest

Up North Beerfest

June 7 – 8, 2019



July 4th, 2019



August 14th, 2019



August 16 – 18, 2019

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