Enjoy the beauty of nature year round in Oneida
County. Nestled amid the northwoods and lakes of Northern
Wisconsin, you'll find picturesque communities and resort areas and
exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities. The communities of Rhinelander, Three Lakes, Minocqua, Woodruff, Hazelhurst,
Lake Tomahawk, and Pelican Lake offer lots of friendly people and community
spirit with music, festivals and special events throughout the year.
The "Hodag Country Festival", featuring top names in country music
and entertainment, various art and craft shows, parades, and fishing tournaments are some of the popular
attractions in the area.
Recreation & Entertainment
In every season Oneida County offers countless
outdoor recreation. Over 1200 crystal clear lakes, including one of the
world's largest chain of lakes, and numerous streams and rivers provide residents and visitors
with some of the best water recreation and fishing you'll ever experience.
The area boasts some of the largest concentrations of fresh water lakes in
the world with legendary fishing of musky, walleye and other sport and pan
fish. Enjoy canoeing, swimming, pontoon boating, speed boating,
sailing, water skiing, windsurfing as well as sandy beaches.
There are thousands of unspoiled acres to bike and hike through, including the stunning 18-mile Bearskin State Park
Trail. As winter changes the scenery from vivid green to snowy white, enjoy 1,500 miles of snowmobile trails and 100 miles of
cross-country ski trails. Consistently ranked as one of the country's top cross-country ski areas, Minocqua's Winter Park is a premier ski destination,
featuring over 75 kilometers of well-groomed trails. Ski another 39 breathtaking miles throughout the Northern
Highlands/American Legion State Forest. Stunning fall colors and wildlife,
including eagles, osprey and loons, makes sightseeing a wonderful pastime.
Horseback riding, top-notch golf courses, wildlife parks,
waterslides, go-carts, summer theater, sunset dinner cruises and more offer
entertainment and fun-filled memories for every member of the family.
Dining, & Lodging
The variety of
shopping, dining and lodging in Oneida County will amaze you. Even
the most avid shopper will be delighted by the quality of art, crafts,
antiques, northwoods decor, homemade foods, unique gifts and specialty
shops. The area features an impressive variety of original artwork
including jewelry, pottery, painting, wood carving, sculpture and weaving.
There is something for every palette in Oneida County. From the
traditional Friday night fish fry and casual homemade cooking at family
restaurants to gourmet dining on the water and specialty cuisine, you'll
dine on great food in the area. After fun-filled days, you can relax in luxurious resorts
on the water, rustic cabins in the woods, lake cottages, campgrounds and a myriad of other great
choices for accommodations.
Oneida County Courthouse, Rhinelander
Rhinelander Historical Society Museum
Railroad Museum at Pioneer Park
Logging Museum Complex at Pioneer Park
Camp Five Museum and Lumberjack Special Steam Train
Chain of Lakes
Buck Lake Nature Trails
Oneida County Cross-Country Trails
Cassian Two-Way Ski Trail, Enterprise Ski Trail, Nose Lake Ski Trail, Washburn Lake Cross-Country Ski Trail
Minocqua Winter Park - Cross-Country
Thunder Marsh Wildlife Area, Three Lakes
Bearskin State Park Trail - 18 mile Hiking and Biking
Hodag Park on Boom Lake, Rhinelander
Northwoods Wildlife Center, Minocqua
Northern Highlands/American Legion State Forest
Northern Lights Playhouse, Hazelhurst
Several Northwoods Golf Courses
Oneida County Calendar of Events
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