101 Things to Do in Birchwood! >>

Birchwood may be small, but our area has an abundance of fun and exciting things to do all year long!  Check out this list and make it your goal to do one or all!


101+ Things to do in the Birchwood Area

  1. Take a Walk on Main in Birchwood and visit the many businesses.

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

  3. Rent a Pontoon and tour the lakes.

  4. Play a round of Golf at one of the eight golf
    courses within 30 miles of town.

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

  6. Enjoy water Skiing, Tubing, Wake Boarding,
    and other water sports on area lakes.

  7. Feast on a classic Northwoods Friday Night Fish Fry, offered at most area restaurants
    and supper clubs.

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

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

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

  11. Take the kids to Wilderness Walk in Hayward. Adults will enjoy it, too!

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

  13. Stay at a Birchwood Bed & Breakfast.

  14. Choose your Accommodations from 20 different resorts on 5 area lakes.

  15. Treat yourself and your family to a great meal at the endless selection of eating establishments in and around Birchwood.

  16. Celebrate at the Birchwood Bluegill Festival on the third weekend in July.

  17. Swim at the Doolittle Park beach in Birchwood.

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

  19. Go Horseback Riding.

  20. Explore area lakes in a Kayak or Canoe.

  21. Visit the Birchwood Historical Society’s Log Cabin Museum and the
    historic Morey House to learn about Birchwood's history.

  22. Attend Church Services at one of our 6 local churches.

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

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

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

  26. See a movie in Rice Lake or Hayward.

  27. Go Bowling in Rice Lake or Hayward.

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

  29. Choose from many options for 4th of July Fireworks at area communities and establishments.

  30. Camp at any number of privately owned campgrounds for both RVs and tents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  38. Discover the Tuscobia Trail, which runs through Birchwood and provides recreation for hikers, bikers, ATVers, snowmobilers, cross country skiers,
    horseback riders and bird-watchers.

  39. Attend the Hayward Musky Festival the weekend following
    Father’s Day.

  40. Try your luck Ice Fishing on area lakes.

  41. Take the Car Ferry from Bayfield to Madeline Island, one of
    the Apostle Islands, and enjoy the activities there.

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

  43. Attend the Heart of the North Rodeo in Spooner in early July.

  44. Enjoy a family game of Baseball or Kickball at one of the nice school fields.

  45. Come hunting for Deer, Bear, Upland Birds, Turkeys, Ducks and Geese.  Birchwood features many acres of public land.

  46. Hire a guide and go Musky fishing on the many Musky lakes in the area.

  47. Celebrate the Stone Lake Cranberry Festival the first Saturday in October.

  48. Enjoy wines and beers made at local Wineries and Micro-breweries.

  49. Come to Hayward in late February for the American Birkebeiner Cross
    Country Ski Race—as a contestant or spectator.

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

  51. Cross Country Ski any of the many trails around the area.

  52. Observe Eagles, Deer, Bears, Loons, Otters, Muskrats, Mink and a wide
    variety of Songbirds in their natural habitat.

  53. Bring your Skateboard and play at the Birchwood Skateboard Park.

  54. Play Tennis at the courts in Birchwood.

  55. Bring the children to the Birchwood School Playground for hours of fun.

  56. Go fly fishing at a remote Trout stream.

  57. Pick berries (Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries) at local Pick-Your-Own farms.

  58. Celebrate the Birchwood Bluegill Christmas Fest the first Saturday in December.

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

  60. Check out the Birchwood Real Estate market.

  61. Visit the Train Museum in Spooner.

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

  63. Play Mini-Golf.

  64. Go Go-Karting.

  65. See the State Fish Hatchery in Spooner.

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

  67. Have fun at the Wild Mountain Water Park, Alpine Slide,
    Go-Kart Track and
    Freefall XP BONGO jump!

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

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

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

  71. Visit local Farmers’ Markets.

  72. Attend Brill Harvest Days in early September.

  73. Stop in at the Cable Natural History Museum.

  74. Check out the Geocaching opportunities in the area.

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

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

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

  78. Check the schedule of performances at the State Theater in Hayward for a variety of entertainment.

  79. Find a Fur Trading Rendezvous in the area and visit with the ‘Voyageurs’ demonstrating
    their skills.

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

  81. Attend Haugen Fun Days in early August.

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

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

  84. Get tickets for the annual Lumberjack World Championships
    in Hayward, late July.

  85. Find some great deals at the Birchwood Area Garage Sale on
    the second Saturday in September.

  86. Walk the Butterfly Trail in Shell Lake.

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

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

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

  90. Listen for the haunting cry of the Loon, and discover a number of other Loon calls.

  91. Tour local gardens during the Birchwood Garden Tour the last Sunday in June.

  92. Shop for items made by local artisans at the Woodcrafters' event in Birchwood the second Saturday in August.

  93. Visit a local Cheese Factory and sample local specialties.

  94. Check out the activities at the Cable Fall Fest the last weekend in September.

  95. Bring your Mountain Bike and explore the extensive Mountain Bike Trail System north of Hayward.

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

  97. 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! 

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

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

  100. Come and experience the ‘Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival,' an international off-road bike race from Hayward to Cable, in mid-September.

  101. 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!

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

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

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

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

  106. Visit Crex Meadows Wildlife area in Grantsburg.

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

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Enjoy any of these fun, relaxing and inspiring experiences that the Birchwood area has to offer—and find something special to take home with you

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