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Birchwood has options if you are looking to rent a pontoon or fishing boat!

You'll find an abundance of fun and exciting things to do all year long when you visit Birchwood.  Here's a list of great ideas. ​

99 Things
to do in Birchwood

  1. Attend the First Annual Birchwood Independence Day Fireworks Display on July 3rd!

  2. Take a Walk on Main in Birchwood and visit some of our many businesses.

  3. Fish for Bluegills, Crappies, Perch, Bass, Walleyes and Northern Pike on our many and varied lakes.    

  4. Rent a Pontoon and tour the lakes.

  5. Rent an ATV locally and enjoy over 300 miles of trails.

  6. Start your morning the right way with pancakes, sausage, bacon and amazing coffee at The Birchwood Cafe
  7. Enjoy water skiing, tubing, wake boarding, and other water sports on area lakes.

  8. Feast on a classic Northwoods Friday Night Fish Fry, offered at most area restaurants

    and supper clubs.

  9. Pack your picnic basket with deli sandwiches from Gary's Grocery, and plan to spend the day swimming at the Doolittle Park beach in Birchwood.​ (These sandwiches are incredible!)

  10. Enjoy telling stories and roasting marshmallows around a campfire.

  11. Celebrate at the Birchwood Bluegill Festival (3rd weekend in July).

  12. Hike, Bike or Ski the Little Sis/Green Lake non-motorized 2.4 mile trail.

  13. Hike or Ski the famous Ice Age National Scenic Trail which runs through Birchwood.

  14. Hit the shops, and visit Off Grid Studio & Two Sisters Boutique!

  15. Grab an iced coffee, latte, and amazing pastries at Ed's Pit Stop!

  16. Revamp your dock set up with Mark at Northwoods Lift and Dock.

  17. Sip Mai Tais on the deck over looking Big Birch at Birch Lakes Resort

  18. Discover the Tuscobia Trail, which runs through Birchwood and provides recreation for hikers, bikers, ATVers, snowmobilers, cross country skiers

  19. Choose your Accommodations from 20 different resorts and rentals on 5 area lakes.

  20. Treat yourself and your family to a great meal at our welcoming eateries!

  21. Golf at one of 8 courses within 30 miles of town.

  22. Order a Smokey Bear Pizza and cheese curds at Paul's Pizza Den.

  23. Have a picnic or camp at the Murphy Flowage Recreation Area.

  24. Try the new Seafood Boil at Bear Paw / Off the Hook Seafood Shack!

  25. Skateboard at Birchwood Skateboard Park.

  26. Play Pickleball or tennis at the courts in Birchwood.

  27. Enjoy steaks and ribs at Red Cedar Lake Grill

  28. Bring the kids to the Birchwood School Playground for hours of fun.

  29. Explore area lakes in a Kayak or Canoe.

  30. Go fly fishing at a remote Trout stream.

  31. Enjoy Bingo every Tuesday night at 6:30pm at Mary's Bluegill Bar and Grill

  32. Visit the Birchwood Historical Society’s Log Cabin Museum and the historic Morey House.

  33. Enjoy over 600 miles of groomed Snowmobile trails. 

  34. Find treasures at the many area Antique and Craft shops.

  35. Go back in time and sign your name on the ceiling at Fernwood Bar and Resort

  36. Find deals and treasures at Birchwood's Area Garage Sale (2nd Saturday in September).

  37. Attend Services at one of our local churches.

  38. Visit an Artesian Well for the best water ever.

  39. Discover the 104-mile Wild Rivers State Trail following the route of State Hwy. 53.

  40. Arrive at many area restaurants by boat, ATV, or snowmobile.

  41. Take a day trip north to Lake Superior and visit Duluth, Superior, Bayfield or Ashland. 

  42. Attend the Hayward Fall Festival (3rd Saturday in September).

  43. Hang out and enjoy the unique interior while sipping on a cold beer at Chit Chat Bar and Resort

  44. Check Hayward's State Theater's performance schedule for a variety of entertainment.

  45. Find an area Fur Trading Rendezvous and visit with Voyageurs demonstrating their skills.

  46. Tour Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park, a reconstructed fur trading fort and authentic Woodland Indian village with period-dressed guides.

  47. ​Take the kids to Hayward's Wilderness Walk. Adults will enjoy it, too!

  48. Celebrate the Birchwood Christmas Festival (1st Saturday in December).

  49. Play the jukebox at Bear Tracks Bar & Grill

  50. Visit the Train Museum in Spooner.

  51. Take a day trip to Copper Falls State Park in Mellen.

  52. Play Mini-Golf or go Go-Karting.

  53. See the State Fish Hatchery in Spooner.

  54. Go-Kart Track and Freefall XP BONGO jump!

  55. Visit the Beaver Brook Wildlife Area to enjoy birding, cross-country skiing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and fishing. 

  56. Check out the attractions at the Sawyer County Fair in August.

  57. Float down the Namekagon River on an inner tube.

  58. Plan a trip to our amazing Bed & Breakfasts at Tamarack House or The Cobblestone

  59. Get tickets for the annual Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward (late July).

  60. Walk the Butterfly Trail in Shell Lake.

  61. Be inspired by beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

  62. Listen for the haunting call of the Loon.

  63. Watch a full moon rising over the lake as moonlight shimmers on the water.

  64. Attend the Heart of the North Rodeo in Spooner (early July).

  65. Enjoy a family game of Baseball or Kickball at local school fields.

  66. Hunt deer, bear, upland birds, turkey, ducks and geese.

  67. Hire a guide and go Musky fishing in the area.

  68. Enjoy Stone Lake's Cranberry Festival (1st Saturday of October).

  69. Sample wines and beers made at local Wineries and Micro-breweries.

  70. Visit Hayward in late February for the American Birkebeiner Cross Country Ski Race as a contestant or spectator.

  71. Go Downhill Skiing or Snow Tubing at the local ski area.

  72. Cross Country Ski any of many area trails.

  73. Observe our amazing wildlife, including Eagles, Deer, Bears, Loons, Otters, Muskrats, Mink and a wide variety of Songbirds in their natural habitat.

  74. Marvel at colorful, ever changing Wildflower displays, from forests to fields, spring through autumn.

  75. View Cal Johnson’s World Record Musky in Hayward.

  76. Take an Historic Train Excursion, beginning in Spooner; choose from a variety of Dinner Trains, Family Pizza Trains, Bed & Breakfast Trains and more.

  77. Visit a local Cheese Factory to sample local specialties.

  78. Come in early spring for the Maple Syrup Season and see how sap is collected and maple syrup is made.  Buy some local, REAL maple syrup! 

  79. Visit Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary by Long Lake.  Hike the trails, attend workshops, events, camps and more.

  80. Come and experience the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, an international off-road bike race from Hayward to Cable (mid-September).

  81. Take the Car Ferry from Bayfield to Madeline Island, one of

  82. the Apostle Islands, and enjoy the activities there.

  83. Visit everyone’s favorite Hayward store: Tremblay’s Sweet Shop.

  84. Join the Lighthouse Tours of the Apostle Islands in September. 

  85. Celebrate Aqua Fest in Rice Lake, mid-June.

  86. Attend the Hayward Fall Festival (3rd Saturday in September).

  87. Attend the Honor the Earth Pow Wow in Hayward in July.

  88. Check out the Winter Greenhouse Display Gardens in Winter, WI.

  89. Attend Haugen Fun Days in early August.

  90. Tour Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park, a reconstructed fur trading fort and authentic Woodland Indian village with period-dressed guides.

  91. Check Hayward's State Theater's performance schedule for a variety of entertainment.

  92. Find an area Fur Trading Rendezvous and visit with Voyageurs demonstrating their skills.

  93. Attend Mikana’s ‘Biggest Little Parade’ in early July.

  94. Visit the Train Museum in Spooner.

  95. Take a day trip to Copper Falls State Park in Mellen.

  96. See the State Fish Hatchery in Spooner.

  97. Check out the attractions at the Barron County Fair in July,

  98. Visit the Beaver Brook Wildlife Area to enjoy birding, cross-country skiing, hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing and more!

  99. Float down the Namekagon River on an inner tube.