Things to Do in the Birchwood Area

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. 

 

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

  • Fish for Bluegills, Crappies, Perch, Bass, Walleyes and Northern Pike on our many

    and varied lakes.    

  • Rent a Pontoon and tour the lakes.

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

  • Rent an ATV locally and enjoy over

    300 miles of trails.

  • Enjoy water skiing, tubing, wake boarding,

    and other water sports on area lakes.

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

    and supper clubs.

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

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

  • Visit the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward.

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

  • Pamper yourself with a massage, manicure, pedicure and more at local salons and spas.

  • Choose your Accommodations from 20 different resorts on 5 area lakes, or choose a vacation rental property, a hotel, or a bed and breakfast. 

  • Treat yourself and your family to a great meal at the wide variety of eating establishments in and around Birchwood.

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

  • Swim at the Doolittle Park beach in Birchwood.

  • Enjoy telling stories and roasting marshmallows around a campfire.

  • Go Horseback Riding.

  • Explore area lakes in a Kayak or Canoe.

  • Visit the Birchwood Historical Society’s Log Cabin Museum and the

    historic Morey House to learn about Birchwood's history.

  • From Bayfield, take a cruise around the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, May-October.

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

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

  • Enjoy over 600 miles of groomed Snowmobile trails. Snowmobile rentals are available locally.

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

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

    horseback riders and bird-watchers.

  • Attend the Hayward Musky Festival (weekend after Father’s Day).

  • Discover the fun of Ice Fishing on area lakes.

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

    the Apostle Islands, and enjoy the activities there.

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

  • Attend Services at one of our local churches.

  • Visit an Artesian Well for the best water ever.

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

  • Take in a live performance at Theaters in Rice Lake and Shell Lake.

  • See a movie or go bowling in Rice Lake or Hayward.

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

  • Choose from many area options for Independence Day Fireworks.

  • Camp at a privately owned campground for RVs and tents.

  • Try your luck at one of the three Casinos within an hour’s drive.

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

  • Attend Brill Harvest Days (early September).

  • Stop in at the Cable Natural History Museum.

  • Check out are Geocaching opportunities.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Attend Haugen Fun Days in early August.

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

  • Skateboard at Birchwood Skateboard Park.

  • Play Tennis at the courts in Birchwood.

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

  • Go fly fishing at a remote Trout stream.

  • Pick berries at local Pick-Your-Own farms.

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

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

  • Check out Birchwood's Real Estate market.

  • Visit the Train Museum in Spooner.

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

  • Play Mini-Golf or go Go-Karting.

  • Discover the multi-use 104-mile Wild Rivers State Trail following the route of State Hwy. 53.

  • See the State Fish Hatchery in Spooner.

  • Go for a Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride, winter or summer.

  • Have fun at the Wild Mountain Water Park, Alpine Slide,

    Go-Kart Track and Freefall XP BONGO jump!

  • Check out the attractions at the Barron County Fair in July,

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

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

  • Float down the Namekagon River on an inner tube.

  • Visit local Farmers’ Markets.

  • Go to Cumberland's Rutabaga Festival (weekend before Labor Day).

  • Take the family to the weekly Sheer’s Lumberjack Show in Hayward.

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

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

  • Walk the Butterfly Trail in Shell Lake.

  • Be inspired by beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

  • Listen for the haunting call of the Loon.

  • Shop for pieces made by local artisans at the Birchwood Wood-crafters Craft Show and Corn & Brat Feed (2nd Saturday in August)

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

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

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

  • Hunt deer, bear, upland birds, turkey, ducks and geese. Birchwood features many acres of public land.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cross Country Ski any of many area trails.

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

  • Take a tour of the Birchwood Lumber & Veneer Mill.

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

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

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

  • Visit Crex Meadows Wildlife area in Grantsburg.

  • Stop at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center on your way to Bayfield and Ashland.

Enjoy Birchwood's fun, relaxing and inspiring activities ... and make some very special memories.

  • Visit a local Cheese Factory to sample local specialties.

  • Check out the activities at the Cable Fall Fest (last weekend in September).

  • Bring your Mountain Bike and explore the extensive Mountain Bike Trail System North of Hayward.

  • Shop the many stores offering Up-North Furniture, Décor, etc.

  • 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! 

  • Enjoy Music in the Park, provided by local bands and entertainers, Thursday evenings in the summer in Rice Lake.

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

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

  • Check out The Potter’s Shed in Shell Lake for unique shopping, food and evening musical entertainment. Make your own mosaic or Raku pottery piece to take with you!

  • Visit the Woodcarving Museum in Shell Lake to see life-size carvings of scenes from the Bible, and more.

2010 - present

2010 - present

  • Play Mini-Golf or go Go-Karting.

  • Discover the multi-use 104-mile Wild Rivers State Trail following the route of State Hwy. 53.

  • See the State Fish Hatchery in Spooner.

  • Go for a Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride, winter or summer.

  • Have fun at the Wild Mountain Water Park, Alpine Slide,

    Go-Kart Track and Freefall XP BONGO jump!

  • Check out the attractions at the Barron County Fair in July,

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

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

  • Float down the Namekagon River on an inner tube.

  • Visit local Farmers’ Markets.

  1. Attend Brill Harvest Days in early September.

  2. Stop in at the Cable Natural History Museum.

  3. Check out the Geocaching opportunities in the area.

  4. Attend the Hayward Fall Festival the third Saturday in September.

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

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

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

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

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

  10. Attend Haugen Fun Days in early August.

  11. Go to the Cumberland Rutabaga Festival the weekend before Labor Day.

  12. Take the family to one of the weekly Sheer’s Lumberjack Shows in Hayward.

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

  14. Find some great deals at the Birchwood Area Garage Sale (2nd Saturday in September).

  15. Walk the Butterfly Trail in Shell Lake.

  16. Be inspired by beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets over the lake.

  17. Be awed by the Full Moon rising over the lake and the moonlight shimmering on the water.

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

  19. Listen for the haunting call of the Loon.

  20. Shop for pieces made by local artisans at the Birchwood Woodcrafters Craft Show and Corn & Brat Feed (2nd Saturday in August)

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

  22. Check out the activities at the Cable Fall Fest (last weekend in September).

  23. Bring your Mountain Bike and explore the extensive Mountain Bike Trail System North of Hayward.

  24. Shop the many stores offering Up-North Furniture, Décor, etc.

  25. 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! 

  26. Enjoy Music in the Park, provided by local bands and entertainers, Thursday evenings in the summer in Rice Lake.

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

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

  29. Check out The Potter’s Shed in Shell Lake for unique shopping, food and evening musical entertainment. Make your own mosaic or Raku pottery piece to take with you!

  30. Visit the Woodcarving Museum in Shell Lake to see life-size
    carvings of scenes from the Bible, and more.

  31. Take a tour of the Birchwood Lumber & Veneer Mill.

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

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

  34. Visit Crex Meadows Wildlife area in Grantsburg.

  35. Stop at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center on your way
    to Bayfield and Ashland.

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