Things to Do
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Your Northwoods Destination for All Seasons
Spring in Minocqua means fishing. In early spring ice fishermen dot the over 60 lakes located in the town. In late spring the opening day of fishing draws aglers from all over the Midwest.
There is a little something for everybody in the summertime. Minocqua is home to the the finest, amateur water ski show - the MinAqua Bats. Our lakes offer opportunities for nearly every type of boating and fishing. The famous Bearskin Trail runs through the heart of town for bikers and hikers. In the winter the Bearskin is a major snowmobile highway. Located in the heart of the downtown Island is Torpy Park and Beach.
Fall in the northwoods is the time for festivals including Minocqua's own Beef-A-Rama at the end of September. Colorama in early October is Mother Nature's opportunity to shine with unbelievable displays of color. In November, the opening of deer season is practically an official holiday and an important part of our northwoods heritage.
Minocqua is surrounded by public forest land making it a paradise for lovers of the outdoors. To the west is the Chequamegon National Forest. To the east is the American Legion State Forest. To the north is the Northern Highlands State Forest and to the south is the Oneida County Forest and the majestic (and wild) Willow Flowage. Family fun opportunities also abound including the famous Wildwood Wildlife Park, numerous mini-golf courses, go-cart facilities, and other family orientated venues.
Minocqua has become the hub of snowmobiling in northern Wisconsin. From our downtown, riders can literally head out north, south, east and west into the wilderness trails of our nearby state, county, national, and private forests. Minocqua is the home of two of the finest snowmobile clubs in Wisconsin - The Cross Country Cruisers and the Forest Riders.
Minocqua is also the home to Winter Park - the Midwest's premier cross country ski facility. Skiers will find over 75 kilometers of groomed trails and nearly every type of terrain conceivable. There are many events scheduled throughout the year for travelers to come and enjoy.
We are the resort destination for all seasons
and we hope that you will be joining us soon!