Water sports: #1 on everyone's list.

Our beautiful lakes have ample room for all water enthusiasts. In addition to Birchwood's great fishing, swimming, water-skiing, sailing, pontooning, canoeing, paddle boat rides, kayaking and wave running are also popular.  And there's nothing quite like sitting on a dock or deck, beverage in hand, to watch a stunning sunrise or sunset over a lake.

Biking and hiking our ATV & Snowmobile trails.

The Birchwood area's year-round trails are ideal for use by ATV & Snowmobile enthusiasts as well as hikers.  The Tuscobia Trail is the main off-road trail. Running for about 65 miles, it is well marked and easily accessible. 

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail, a thousand-mile footpath entirely within Wisconsin, can be accessed nearby for hiking some of the state's most beautiful natural areas. For current trail information, please visit Washburn County Trail Conditions.

The Chequamegon National Forest offers endless hours of trail fun. Bring your own bike, or rentals are readily available. For more information about the Chequamegon Trail call 1-800-533-7454.

Golf: one of our best-kept secrets.

The area offers an array of golf courses ranging from Championship to Executive. Tagalong, an 18-hole course patterned after St. Andrews in Scotland is challenging, fun and is within a 15 minute drive of most area resorts.​

There are many additional courses in surrounding areas.  If you enjoy golfing, bring the clubs along and give one of our many courses a try. You won't be disappointed.

Canoeing, Kayaking or tubing the Namakagon for an unforgettable day of fun.


MORE ACTIVITIES:  Our area also has Go-Karting, horseback riding, a Historic Train ride and Championship Lumberjack Shows.  See Things to Do in the Birchwood Area for even more ideas.

Wilderness Walk offers your child the experience of holding a Native Wisconsin animal or petting a fawn. After walking the woodland trails and observing our native animals, have fun panning for gold, working your way out of the maze or being locked up in an old-time jail in the western town.


There is a selection of summer stock theaters that features an array of productions during the season. Two area Casinos feature national talent along with your favorite game of chance.

Mall of America (2 ½ hrs.) Copper Falls State Park (1 ½ hrs. Madeline Island (1 ½ hrs.)


"Bring on the Snow!" is a cheer echoed by winter enthusiasts as the last leaf of autumn hits the ground. When the snow flies and the lakes freeze over is when the true outdoor adventurer comes alive.

The thrill of snowmobiling can be found on hundreds of miles of local trails that are part of the largest network of snowmobiling trails in the Midwest. County and community clubs ensure a smooth ride by their dedication to grooming, signage and trail maintenance.

Step into your cross country skis and off you go... out your backdoor or across the lake. Looking for picturesque cross country trails? Check out Nordic Woods, Beaver Brook, Ice Age Trail, or the famed Birkebeiner Trail.

Fishing isn't over once the boats are out of the lake. Ice fishing is extremely popular here. Get your tip-ups, jig poles and ice shanty ready for some real fishing fun.

Don't forget your sled and snow tubes for some old fashioned down-hill excitement.

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