POV's NORTHWOODS GUIDEBOOK

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POV AMENITIES

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FUN IN THE SUN

Fishing at Point of View Lake Resort

During the spring, summer, and fall months POV Resort is a beautiful wilderness area, just waiting to be played in.

SPRING

Spring offers the opportunity to surprise a doe and her fawns and to view the multitude of wild flowers. May and early June boasts some of the best fishing around, including some of the best fishing in North America for musky. Walleye and panfish are also plentiful on North Twin Lake. POV is located on the 3,000 acre Class-A musky fishing North and South Twin Lakes.

SUMMER

Summer turns the forest into a carpet and canopy of green. There are 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. And, 12,000 people come to Beef-A-Rama in Minocqua every summer.

FALL

Mother nature paints her best colors near the end of September and early October, so don't forget your camera in the fall! Tens of thousands of people come to see exceptional fall foliage. Hunters have easy access to huge expanses of deer, grouse and small game territory. Fishing is again superior - anglers abound! 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.

Some of the many activities available nearby POV Resort in the spring, summer, and fall months are:

RENTALS FROM THIRD PARTY VENDORS

For wave runner rentals, we recommend Trackside, Toy Shop, or the Boat Shop - all in Eagle River. Most will deliver to the resort for a fee.

For kayak, tubes, and paddle board rentals, we recommend LifeStyle Fitness (on North Twin Lake), Sylvania Outfitters in Watersmeet, and Land O Lake's Rentals (they deliver).

A WINTER PLAYGROUND

Snowshoeing at Point of View Resort

A stay at POV Resort in the cold brings you to a winter wonderland. We offer great ice fishing on site - including ice fishing hut and gear package rentals. Also within minutes of the resort are groomed indoor and outdoor ice rinks, day and nighttime sledding hills and sleigh rides, and more hiking opportunities. Great ski hills and cross-country ski courses are nearby. Minocqua and Eagle River are also home to two of Northwood’s premiere winter parks, groomed winter wonderlands for outdoor activities. And within minutes of the resort is awesome shopping in downtown Eagle River! The area also hosts the World Snowmobile Championships, bringing 30.000 people to Eagle river as well as 2,000 competitors competing in the Adult Pond Hockey Championships.

POV Resort is also directly on the famous snowmobile trails of the Eagle River area - some of the best-groomed trails in the nation. The resort has access to two well-groomed snowmobile trails off of North Twin Lake - the Conover Sno Buddies Trails (80+ miles) and the Phelps Snowmobile Club Trails (40+ miles). Guests are encouraged to bring their own snowmobiles or have them delivered by a third-party rental service.

Some of the many activities available nearby POV Resort in the winter are:

POV WINTER GEAR RENTALS

For snowshoeing, we do have snowshoe sets for rent (women's, men's, children's) at the resort. We also rent ice fishing gear and tents so you don't have to bring your own! For more info on our winter gear rentals click here

RENTALS FROM THIRD PARTY VENDORS

For ski and snowshoe rentals, we recommend Eagle Sports Center, Hikers Box, or Walkabout Paddle & Apparel in nearby Eagle River or Sylvania Outfitters in Watersmeet.

    For snowmobile , we recommend Trackside, Toy Shop, or the Boat Shop - all in Eagle River. Also Land O’ Lakes Recreation. Most will deliver to the resort for a fee.

    RESTAURANTS/Pubs/etc...

    Nearby, there is no shortage of things to do in the area. Both Eagle River and Minocqua boast a wonderful array of quality shops and dining options (56+) - there is quite a foodie scene emerging here! 

    ** Indicates POV Favorite (but know they're ALLLL super good or we totally wouldn't be recommending them to you!!!)

    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 | GREAT catering and 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

    DRINKS & CIGARS

    DINERS/ICE CREAM

    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

    QUICK BITES

    CAFEs

    AREA ATTRACTIONS

    Biking & Hiking Trails

    Kayak/Canoe/Tubing River Tours 

    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/Flea Markets

    • **Eagle River Farmers Market 
      • Wednesdays (May 20-Sept 30) from 8:30am-1pm - Held along Highway 45 north of the bridge
      • Sundays (June 7 - Sept 27) from 11am-2pm - Held along Highway 45 north of the bridge
      • Wednesdays (Jan 7-May 13) from noon to 5pm - Held at the VFW Post 8637 (418 W. Pine St., Eagle River, WI)
    • **St. Germain Flea Market - St Germain - 8am to 3pm, every Monday from Memorial Day to Labor Day

    Escape Rooms

    Horseback Riding

    Zip Line Tours

    Golfing

    Miniature Golf

    Sledding

    Ice Skating

    Sleigh Rides

    Downhill Skiing

    Cross Country Skiing

    Dog Sled Mushing Experience 

    Fat Biking

    Snowshoeing

    Fun Parks & Rides (Including Go-Carts)

    Laser Tag

    Trapshooting/Sporting Clays

    Bowling 

    Casinos

    Museums

    Performing Arts & Shows