Things To Do

Canoeing, Sailing, and Boating...

   Great canoeing and boating can be had on the Moen's Chain of Lakes.  Our favorite trip is either down 5th Lake to the Pelican Dam or up the thoroughfare.  The thoroughfare is a bit of the wilds of Canada right in our backyard.  Another fun trip is to the Island on 5th Lake for a picnic or treasure hunt!  A 14-foot aluminum fishing boat is provided with the cottage.  Bring your own canoe or sailboat or rent one from us!

 

 

 

Fishing...

                                                                     

Fishing abounds with access to the five lakes.  There are crappies, bass, walleye, and northern pike to be caught in addition to the world class Muskelunge!  There is an annual Musky fishing contest held on the Moen's Chain with most anglers fishing just down the shoreline from the Orn Bo.

 





Or, take in the gorgeous sunsets and fish off the dock or... listen to the call of the loon.

       

 

  

             Experience the scenery of a boat ride
             or paddle up the thoroughfare to Third
             Lake to enjoy the heavenly sunsets.

 

 

 

 

 




Bicycling and Rollerblading...

Bring your wheels or rent a mountain bike from us ($25/week), and enjoy a trip down the Dam Road to the scenic Pelican Dam or just a trip down Cottage Road -- a beautiful place ride and enjoy nature.  Or, bike the spectacular Bearskin Bike Trail just to the north of Rhinelander.

Golfing...
If you need a break from the fun at the lake, Rhinelander has a beautiful new 18-hole golf course just on the west side of town.  There are also nice (easier!) golf courses in Three Lakes and Pickerel Lake.

Shopping...
On a rainy day, you might want to check out Rhinelander or the quaint nearby towns for a day of shopping.  Our favorite downtown Rhinelander shopping spots are Gliks, Mel's Sporting Goods, Book World, Brown Street Books, Danner's Shoes, and Trig's.  In addition, Rhinelander also has a Walmart, Shopko, Kohls, OfficeMax, Home Depot, Walgrens, and Penneys.

Our favorite nearby towns to visit for a day of shopping include:  Boulder Junction (very artsy), Minocqua (bustling lakeside town with some neat stores), and Eagle River (wonderful old fashion candy shops that still make their own confectionary delights... AND give free samples!).  Eagle River and Minocqua both have internet cafes if you have the urge for a civilized cup of coffee and can't stay away from cyberspace.

Dining...
Enjoy some of the local places to eat in the Rhinelander area.  Our favorites are the Al-Gen Dinner Club (great rustic log cabin and family-style dinners), Holiday Acres (for Sunday brunch or Friday buffet), Rhinelander Cafe and Pub, Claridge, Bugsby's Sports Bar (microbrew beer),  Peking, The Haven (pizza), and Dina Mia Pizza.  Of course, there are also McDonald's, Burger King,  Subway, Dairy Queen, and Hardee's for the fast food set.  The nearest 'civilized' coffee is the Coffee Beans, Etc. Internet Cafe at 1022 Lincoln Street (across from Kohl's). There are also great places to dine in the Minocqua area (Island Cafe and Paul Bunyan Restaurant).

Other Things To Do...
Visit Dillinger's Hide Out Hwy 51 north of Woodruff, take the kids to Wildwood Wildlife Park, the Paul Bunyan Restaurant (chow down like the loggers once did... great family style breakfast, lunch, and dinner), or the Camp Five Lumberjack Special train ride (in Laona).  In Rhinelander, tour the Logging Museum, Nicolet College, or Hodag Park (attend the water ski show).

 
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