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 one you should take on your trip.

Blast from the Past

Learn about the Eagle River railways, ice castle, ski jumping, stories of our locals and our downtown business history at the Eagle River Historical Society’s Northwestern Railway Depot. Group tours are available by appointment.

Leisure on the Lake

Hop onboard Bill’s Guide Service & Scenic Boat Tours to see the beautiful Eagle River Chain of Lakes’ historical boathouses, breathtaking homes, wildlife and scenery.

Channel your inner Gilligan on this three-hour boat tour from the Eagle River Main Street Program and learn about the history of building and preserving the chain’s historic boat houses from your captain and his mate.

Check out our full guide to boating guides.

Guided Fishing Tours

With so many lakes, you can bet that we’ve got enough fishing guides to show you the way around. We’ve got tours for families, for fishermen and fisherwomen of all skill levels, scenic fishing tours and so much more. Take a look at all of our guides and book yours.

Fun for the Family

Take the family on a one-of-a-kind Aerial Trekking Tour at Northwoods Zip Line or for the younger ones in your group, opt for the kid-friendly Kids Zip Line Tour.

Play pirates for a day, or at least a few hours as you tour the chain on the area’s only Pirate Ship at Pirates Hideaway. Day, sunset and evening tours are available with snacks, pirate hats and your very own Captain.

Floating Fun

Bring your group large or small to Hawk’s Nest Canoe Outfitters for canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, fishing trips, and more tours.

Environmental and Educational

Kids and adults can take outdoor classes and tours through Trees for Tomorrow and learn in the forests, bogs and the trails on the north country. Trees for Tomorrow’s campus located only a few blocks from downtown Eagle River so pop by for a tour, a guided hike or other campus activities.

Tour the Northwoods Wildlife Center to see how they mend sick, injured and orphaned wild animals in order to release them back into the wild. Guided tours are available six days a week.

Tours to Bog-gle Your Mind

Tour a cranberry marsh and working cranberry factory during harvest season at Lake Nokomis Cranberries. And don’t forget to pick up some goodies in their gift shop.

Take an Adventure Tour

Take to the area’s wild side on Trophy Deer Farm’s 900 private acres on Adventure Tours new Argo ATV Tours.

If you’re visiting during winter, make sure you book a snowmobile tour with Decker Tours. Choose from tours designed for beginner and entry level riders or week-long tours for more experienced riders. Decker tours also takes you on ATV/UTV tours of the area, so don’t miss out.

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