There is no shortage of what to do in the Northwoods. Both Eagle River and Minocqua boast a wonderful array of quality shops and dining options (56+) - there is quite a foodie scene emerging here! There are also a large number of popular hiking trails and berry picking outdoor activities minutes away. Mountain bikers and hikers can utilize the many miles of marked trails, and there are over 130+ miles of groomed ATV trails nearby. Bring your boat and enjoy any one of the 1,300 lakes and 73 county rivers/streams just a short drive away. From remote ponds to easily accessible backwaters of some of the area’s largest lakes, paddlers and anglers will have no trouble finding their own piece of paradise.

In the winter, enjoy the forests and the best groomed snowmobile trails in the world. Great ski hills and cross-country ski courses are also nearby. Also within minutes of the resort are groomed indoor and outdoor ice rinks, day and nighttime sledding hills, and more hiking opportunities. Minocqua and Eagle River are also home to two of Northwood’s premiere winter parks, groomed winter wonderlands for outdoor activities.

Area Events

For Area Events, the Eagle River area is proud to bring back old favorites like Cranberry Fest the first weekend in October and young, budding events like the SepTimber Ride this September. 12,000 people come to Beef-A-Rama in Minocqua every summer. And, Eagle River also hosts the World Snowmobile Championships, bringing 30.000 people to the area as well as 2,000 competitors competing in the Adult Pond Hockey Championships.

THINGS TO DO AT POV & AMENITIES

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RESTAURANTS/Pubs/etc...

FINE DINING

  • Lanny's Fireside | In an old house - CAN'T beat this place - Conover
  • Chef Rene's at Eagle River Inn | Top fine dining in area - won't disappoint! - Eagle River
  • Bortolotti's Cin Cin | Italian Restaurant that will whisk you away to Europe - Eagle River
  • Asana Suka | These guys know how to plate and use great ingredients - try out their tipi room! - Land O' Lakes
  • Bear Trap Inn | Historic restaurant - Darren's parents fav! - Land O'Lakes
  • Williams's Pine Gables Supper Club | Newly re-opened and a scrumptious menu to boot - Eagle River

SUPPER CLUBS

  • White Stag Inn | The supper clubs to end all supper clubs - Rhinelander
  • Eddie B's White Spruce | Oldest Log Building in Eagle River - mouth-watering adult ice cream drinks! - Eagle River

DRINKS & CIGARS

  • Mary Kate's Wine Bar | Yes, there is a WINE BAR!!! Wine on tap! One of our favorite places - Eagle River
  • Tribute Brewing Company | Blueberry wheat beer SERIOUSLY works - the best tasting room & patio too! - Eagle River
  • Up North Cigars and Gallery | You DO need that cigar with your glass of bourbon by the firepit... - Eagle River

DINERS/ICE CREAM

  • Boat House Grill and Creamery | Booths are boats! Awesome smoked meats and great menu for family din din (ice cream too!) - Conover
  • Lucy's Lunchbox Diner | Quintessential diner - MUST see - Eagle River
  • Country Store of Eagle River | UMMM Candy and Ice Cream?! - Eagle River
  • Sweets, Treats, and More/Hot Dog Stand | Short drive away can't-get-enough ice cream and food when you need it - Phelps
  • Pine Cone Cafe | Classic small town diner w/breakfast plates that are HUGE! - Land O'Lakes 

BAR/RESTAURANTS

  • The Craftsman American Tavern | Another one of our favorites - killer craft burger, drinks, games! - Eagle River
  • Burnt Bridge Tavern | Wild Animal Floor show. Don't take our word - go see yourself - great historic pub - Conover
  • Kickback Grill | Right on Eagle Chain - neat space and view of Eagle Chain - Eagle River
  • Sand Lake Pub | NTL's Marti and Jen's Place! Stop by, say hi, and eat their decidedly YUMMY food! - Phelps
  • Dublin's Sports Bar | Tons of beer on tap - DAMN fine food - Huge deck overlooking North Twin Lake - Conover
  • Sweetwater Spirits | Best Fish Fry in area! Right overlooking Eagle Chain - Eagle River
  • Black Forest Pub and Grill | German food meets Northwoods! - Three Lakes
  • Smuggler's Bar | Check out this gem of a historic bar - Eagle River
  • Agave Azul | Mexican! Really neat wood carvings interior for great atmosphere - Eagle River

PIZZA

  • Great Escape Bar | Cannot beat their pizza - right on North Twin Lake - Phelps
  • Buckshots Bar and Grill | Really good food and awesome Leinie's Outdoor Covered Porch - Eagle River

QUICK BITES

  • Aiello's On Wall Street | TRULEY delectable not-yo-mama's sandwiches and wood fire pizza - Eagle River
  • Eagle Baking Company | Best breakfast sandwich found - superb pastries and the classic Northwoods Kringles! - Eagle River
  • Buckshot's Deli Downtown | Scrumptious sandwiches and more - Eagle River

    CAFEs

    • Eagle River Roasters Coffeeshop | Locally-roasted beans and delightful cafe - Eagle River
    • The Daily Grind Cafe | Newest cafe in area - newly renovated - to-go can't-be-beat food! - Eagle River

    AREA ATTRACTIONS

    Biking & Hiking Trails

    Nature Areas

    Movies

    The Zoo (WI's 2nd Largest)

    Shopping Districts

    • Eagle River Downtown (Main Street Community) - CANNOT BE BEAT!!!
    • Minocqua Downtown (Main Street Community

    Bird Watching

    Farmers Markets

    • Eagle River - Wednesdays (May 20-Sept 30) from 8:30am-1pm - Held along Highway 45 north of the bridge
    • Eagle River - Sundays (June 7 - Sept 27) from 11am-2pm - Held along Highway 45 north of the bridge
    • Eagle River - Wednesdays (Jan 7-May 13) from noon to 5pm - Held at the VFW Post 8637 (418 W. Pine St., Eagle River, WI)
      • Phelps - Saturdays (July 4 - Oct 3) from 9am-1pm - Downtown

      Escape Rooms

      Horseback Riding

      Zip Line Tours

      Golfing

      Miniature Golf

      Fun Parks & Rides (Including Go-Carts)

      Laser Tag

      Trapshooting/Sporting Clays

      Bowling 

      Casinos

      Museums

      Performing Arts & Shows

      Sledding

      • Conover Park Hill - Conover, WI

      Downhill Skiing

      Cross Country Skiing

      Fat Biking

      Snowshoeing