Hodag Country offers unbeatable birdwatching

Woods, lakes provide abundant habitat for many species

Packing for your next trip to the Rhinelander Area? Be sure to bring your binoculars so you can experience some of the best birdwatching in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Whether you’re an avid birder or just a beginner, you’ll find a wide array of species in Rhinelander, from pileated woodpeckers and ruffed grouse to bald eagles and osprey.

See birdwatching locations

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Flock to these top birdwatching spots

  • Almon Park Trail

    This short, 2.25-mile trail features beginner and intermediate terrain, and allows users to explore wetlands and views of Buck Lake. Located five miles…

  • Enterprise County Trail

    Located eight miles south of Highway 8 on County Highway G, this scenic seven-mile trail offers great birding and wildlife viewing. During winter,…

  • Nose Lake Trail

    An 11-mile trail consisting of beginner and intermediate terrain located west of Rhinelander. Located 12 miles west of Rhinelander between Highway K and…

  • Washburn Lake Trail

    Enjoy 15 miles of trails running through a hilly woodland setting. Located seven miles west of Rhinelander and three miles north of Woodboro…

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Note: The Rhinelander Area is open, and all visitors are welcome. Please travel safely and responsibly. Some businesses and events may have modified hours or procedures; please contact businesses or event organizers directly for specific information.

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