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Northwestern Wisconsin

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Northwestern Wisconsin

Northwest Wisconsin is truly Wisconsin’s playground for outdoor enthusiast and vacationers. This area of the state features some of the best retreats for vacation resorts, lakes, fishing, golfing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hunting, fall colors and more. This area is also rich with Native American culture and history. Travel along the shores of Lake Superior, wind your way through the St. Croix Valley or delve into the towering pines of endless forests. Take scenic auto tours and discover magnificent waterfalls, colorful woodlands and breathtaking waterscapes. Find secluded woodland trails for hiking and mountain biking. Hop on your four-wheeler and explore the finest ATV trail systems in the Midwest.

  • Progress Days

    Downtown Prentice South Street - Prentice, WI 54555

    August 29, 2014 - August 31, 2014

    Start Time: 8:00 AM End Time: 8:00 PM

    Friday – Kickball at 6 p.m., all ages welcome; Neon Glow 5k Fun Run/Walk, early bird registration deadline is May 26, 2014, or register at at the Prentice Pines Golf Course Friday night followed by music, lawn games, and a bonfire with food/refreshments available; Saturday – Co-ed Softball tournament 9am, volleyball court open, dunk tank, arts & crafts 10am, parade at 10:30 a.m., ice cream, smoothies & corn roast, Optimists Snack Shack, BBQ chicken dinners & pulled pork sandwiches, pies & goodies, free inflatable rides & bouncies, music, genealogical research 1pm, historical display, log loading contest 1-4pm, live music, airplane rides 1pm, fire truck rides, manufacturing open house 11am-2pm, kids’ games, carnival of golf, kids’ fishing contest-16 & under 2pm, hotdog eating contest, free children’s movie in the gym 7pm & live music at the Fire Hall 7pm; Sunday – Leo Heikkinen Memorial Golf Tournament 8-11am tee off, free kids rides, mud run competition, bean bag tournament at D’s Burger & Bowl, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides at Vintage Inspired, putt golf tournament, horse pulls, spaghetti feed, dash for cash in the Mud – Tug of War, classic hot rod show & drive-in movie at Lion’s Park, & Community Hymn Sing 7pm. Sponsored by the Prentice Lions, Volunteer Fire Department and Optmists Club. 715-428-2964 / 2124 / 715-428-2411 for Kids Fishing Contest

  • Labor Day Weekend ATV Rally

    Moose Jaw Resort W770 Wind Song Lane - Park Falls, WI 54552

    August 29, 2014 - August 31, 2014

    Start Time: 9:00 AM End Time: 6:00 PM

    Approximately 200 miles of trail; poker run Friday thru Sunday, ends at 6 p.m.; mud run for trophies and/or cash on Saturday, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. registration and 1 p.m. start; and off-road challenge for trophies and/or cash on Sunday, 10 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. registration and 1 p.m. start; plus trail riding, music, food & refreshments. 715-762-2178 / 312-209-0377 (cell) / 877-762-2703 (Park Falls Chamber)

  • Flambeau 40 On-Road Bike Race

    St. Anthony's Padua Center 276 S. 5th Street - Park Falls, WI 54552

    August 30, 2014 - August 31, 2014

    Start Time: 8:30 AM End Time: 4:00 PM

    Road Race registration is 8:30-9:30 a.m.; race begins at 10 a.m.; 36-mile on-road bike race consisting of beautiful rolling hills along the Flambeau River. Race is open to anyone who wants to safely participate in a self-imposed challenge with friendly competition. All pre-registered road race entrants receive a T-shirt and fruit along with lunch. Awards will be given to the top three overall male & female finishers. Chip timing, professional wrench, and medical tent. On Sun., August 31, Time Trials will be held on a different 12-mile section of road along the Flambeau River; Reg. 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m. start. Register online at or contact the Park Falls Chamber for a registration form. 715-762-2703 / 877-762-2703

  • Pike Lake Chain Firefighters Fun Day

    Pike Lake Fire Hall N14885 Shady Knoll Road - Park Falls, WI 54552

    August 31, 2014 - August 31, 2014

    Start Time: 12:00 PM End Time: 10:00 PM

    Join the volunteer firefighters from the Pike Lake Chain area for their annual day of fun including a horseshoe tourney, games for adults & children, food & refreshments, and live music after 7 p.m., plus hourly raffles and giveaways all day long with over $1,000 in cash prizes and a $1,000 cash drawing at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Pike Lake Chain Firefighters Inc. 715-762-1623 / 3872 / 715-892-1153

  • Ruffed Grouse Fall Festival

    Downtown Park Falls 143 S. 3rd Ave. - Park Falls, WI 54552

    September 13, 2014 - September 13, 2014

    Start Time: 7:00 AM End Time: 7:00 PM

    Community-wide activities to celebrate the vast outdoor resources and heritage of the area. Outdoor enthusiasts share their collections of furs, traps, guns and more…demonstrations & lessons of outdoor sporting and recreational skills, family activities, “Home Grown” market & craft fair, flea market, ATV activities, pumpkin decorating, pie eating, petting zoo, and “October Fest” foods, all help highlight our area heritage. 715-762-2703 / 877-762-2703

  • Fall Harvest Festival

    Downtown Phillips Maple & Balsam Streets - Phillips, WI 54555

    September 27, 2014 - September 27, 2014

    Start Time: 9:00 AM End Time: 3:00 PM

    Arts & craft fair, live music, food, sidewalk sales & farmers market; craisins & fresh, locally-grown cranberries sold at the chamber tent; scarecrow contest displays; A Taste of Fall in Phillips (food booths by non-profit groups); free family movie at Cinema North at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.; and pumpkin decorating at 11 a.m. at the Elk Lake/Lionite Park Pavilion; special craisin & cranberry menu items at participating eateries. 715-339-4100/888-408-4800

  • Christmas Tree Festival

    Ogema Elem. School N1859 School House Road - Ogema, WI 54459

    September 27, 2014 - September 27, 2014

    Start Time: 9:00 AM End Time: 11:00 PM

    Parade at 11 a.m., chicken BBQ at 11:15 a.m., plus other food and refreshments, “Run to the Peak” race at Timm’s Hill, library book sale, tours of the Pioneer House Museum, large arts & crafts fair, ATV pull, Christmas tree toss, tree judging, and the Ogema Fire Company will hold its annual Fireman’s Dance at the fire hall beginning at 7 p.m. 715-767-5989

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Northwestern Wisconsin

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  • Iron County Learn

    Find Real Northwood’s beauty and adventure in Iron County. This area offers a variety of natural surroundings that is envied by many others.

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  • Washburn County Learn

    Over 100 miles of ATV/UTV trails linking to an ever-growing Northwest Wisconsin ATV Trail system make Washburn County a premier ATV destination. The ATV Scenic Tour provides a unique experience in Washburn County, allowing ATVers to explore over 35 points of interest along the trail system. Ample parking areas, rentals and access to lodging and restaurants make planning an ATV vacation easy.

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  • Ashland County Website Learn

    Come to Northwest Wisconsin and plan a special getaway that includes recreation, relaxation, and a renewal in Ashland County. We offer stunning scenic beauty, an infinite variety of attractions, never ending adventures, first-class lodgings and relaxing campgrounds, memorable meals and you’ll be welcomed with a smile and greeted like a friend.

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  • Douglas County Learn

    Known largely for the Great Lake it neighbors and its namesake harbor town, Douglas County has a vast, interconnected ATV/UTV trail system that goes well beyond Superior and permeates the entire county. While its trail network covers over 100 miles in Summer, Douglas County’s ATV/UTV trails mushrooms to over 300 miles in Winter. The Gandy Dancer, Wild Rivers, and Saunders State Trail – as well as the Tri-County Corridor that goes all the way to Ashland – yield unparalleled options for ATVers. Try Amnicon Falls or the Brule River Glacial Spillway for jaw-dropping pit stops along your ATV journey.

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  • Polk County Learn

    Polk County is located in scenic NW Wisconsin, about 50 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota. Whether you visit in warm or cool weather, there’s always fun to be had in Polk County!

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  • Chippewa County Learn

    Chippewa County Wisconsin offers excitement and adventure for visitors, as well as residents, all year round. Chippewa County is an entertainment hotbed, hosting two nationally acclaimed music festivals as well as exciting events throughout the year.

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  • Price County Learn

    Price County, is home to a variety of natural resources. This native abundance provides endless recreational opportunities, such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, hiking, biking, golfing, canoeing, boating, fishing, hunting, camping, and ATV riding.

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  • Rusk County Learn

    Rusk County is a forested, glaciated area, waterfalls are hidden in the woods, and deer inhabit the area. Take a boat ride on any of our clean, clear lakes. Get the fishing tackle out: bass, panfish, walleye, musky, northern, or bullheads are waiting to bite. Good trout fishing is to be had in well-stocked streams. Plus much more, it all awaits you in Rusk County.

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  • Barron County Learn

    When visiting Barron County you quickly find out that there is something for everyone. Thousands come to visit, and many of them fall in love with what they find and stay for a lifetime.

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  • Burnett County Learn

    Burnett County, Wisconsin is the place to find whatever you’re looking for. Whether you want excitement, relaxation, adventure or peace and quiet, you’ll find it here, just an hour’s drive from Minneapolis, St. Paul or Duluth/Superior.

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  • Lake Superior’s Autumn Bounty tour Play

    To fully experience Lake Superior’s Autumn Bounty, one must experience the magic of the area by touring the countryside, small towns and cities found in Bayfield and Ashland counties.

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  • Northwestern Wisconsin Recreational Trail Systems Play

    Northwest Wisconsin has trails for everyone, including
    mountain bikers, touring bicyclists, hikers, crosscountry skiers, snowshoers, ATVers, snowmobilers, horseback riders, motorcyclists, birdwatchers, paddlers, even dog sledding enthusiasts.

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  • Superior Dragon Boat Festival See

    The Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival is an annual fundraising event held in the Superior Bay off Barkers Island in Superior, Wisconsin and includes a traditional dragon boat race as well as a host of other exciting and entertaining festivities.

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  • Powell Marsh Wilderness Play

    Today, Powell Marsh Wildlife Area provides significant, local wildlife-based recreation, particularly waterfowl hunting and birding opportunities. Management emphasizes habitat for waterfowl and species that require open wetland and grassland habit

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