Our Cabin’s central location to Wisconsin’s Northwoods makes it an ideal base camp for exploring this part of the State’s many attractions and natural wonders. Take a road trip, explore the beautiful Chequamegon National Forest or explore the seasonal splendors of Northwest Wisconsin. Check out Hayward WI here.
ENJOY A FESTIVAL
Summer is a time of celebration and many of our communities sponsor events that capture their unique interests or heritage. There are “Cranberry”, “Bluegill” and “Snow” Festivals. There are also week-ends for “Heritage Days”, “Scandinavian Saturday”, and “Jack Pine” days.. We also have “Family Days”, “Old Fashioned Days”, “Railroad Heritage Days” and “Town and Country Days”.
TAKE A RAILROAD EXCURSION RIDE
Spooner is home to The Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad which runs regular excursions between Spooner and Trego. Two restored plush 1920’s era Pullman passenger cars, pulled by an orange and green World War II vintage diesel engine, made the 14 mile trip to Trego and back in approximately. 1.5 hours. Specialty “Pizza Trains” and “Hobo Nights” are favorite trips. See the Railroad Excursion page for more info.
COME FOR THE RODEO!
The three day Spooner Rodeo is a world class event with more prize money the famous “Mesquite Rodeo”. Top riders compete in 6 events. There are 3 rodeo performances, a parade, live country music, top vendors and just a whole lot of kickin’ up fun for the whole family. For a complete Schedule of Events, ticket prices and dates visit the “RODEO”page.
On a cool fall evening, away from the light pollution of the big cities, the stars come out! If you are lucky, you may even get to see the Aurora Borealis. The Milky Way is a highway across the sky and Orion is just peaking his head up over the horizon. A couple of blankets, a star gazer’s guide and a red flashlight to see the book without affecting your night vision, is all you need for a wonderful, and perhaps romantic, evening under the stars. Remember that it takes about 20 minutes for your eyes to completely adjust to the darkness. Only then will you be able to see the “Billions & billions” of stars that make up our night sky.
DON’T FORGET A “FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY”
It’s known to be a Wisconsin tradition to go out for a fish fry on Friday night. Although fish, cooked in a variety of ways such as baked, broiled pan fried or deep- fried, is generally on the menu, lots of fish fry buffets now include chicken and/or shrimp also. Fish fries are generally “All you can eat” affairs and range from buffet style to family styles. Fish fries are also offered at a variety of eating places, from supper clubs to taverns and lodges and also family style restaurants. Ask any local where the best fish fry is and you’ll get a different answer each time because they’re all good!
Washburn County has 5 golf courses. That’s right five! Whether you are an experienced golfer looking for a challenge, a beginner, or a family group, there is a golf course to suit you. There’s nothing is quit like teeing off with the birds chirping, the dew on the grass and the crisp morning air all around you. For a complete listing of the golf courses in Washburn County, visit the “Golf Page”
VOYAGE ON A PRIMITIVE CANOE ROUTE
The Loyhead and Sawmill Lake Primitive Canoe Routes let you relive the voyageurs that ran these rivers over 250 years ago. The Loyhead journey is trail-marked, including portages. The system meanders through 30 lakes, if you choose to go, including some beautiful landlocked glacial lakes with steep banks and wooded shorelines. The Sawmill lake route has 20 primitive campsites plus a boat launch and dock. There are 9 lakes accessible by portages. Visit the “Canoe” Page for maps and other information.
CROSS COUNTRY SKI
This area has been called the “Mecca’ of cross country skiing. There are seven marked and groomed trails in the county, several of which you’ll find just right for your ability. For more information and to view on-line ski trail maps, visit the “Cross Country Ski” page.