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  • Rhinelander’s best paddling lakes and rivers

    It’s the perfect time to explore Rhinelander’s wonderful waterways, so hop in a kayak or canoe, grab your paddle and discover some of…

  • Where to find Rhinelander’s best beaches

    Spend the day laying in the sun or take a dip in a refreshing Northwoods lake. The Rhinelander Area is home to some…

  • Cast a line in Hodag Country

    Fishing is fun and easy in Rhinelander—even if you’re not a natural angler like your favorite Hodag. Here are some tips and tricks…

  • Explore the best of downtown Rhinelander

    Rhinelander’s walkable downtown has it all—interesting attractions, tasty restaurants, an eclectic mix of shops and more than a few Hodags. And it’s all…

  • Enjoy Rhinelander’s favorite restaurants

    Rhinelander is home to a wide range of restaurants and eateries, from pizza places to cozy supper clubs to coffee shops. Here are…

  • Credit: Janis Theilman

    Your Rhinelander winter recreation guide

    Check out our snow report and head north! Winter is a great time to visit Rhinelander, and there are plenty of places to…

  • Three ways to find Rhinelander’s famous Hodag—in person and online

    The Hodag is Rhinelander’s most iconic resident, and even though he’s famously secretive, we’ve still got a few ways you can find this…

  • Thank you for entering!

    While you’re thinking about your trip to Rhinelander, there are plenty of ways to get your Hodag fix: Join the absolutely free (and…

  • Why choose Rhinelander for your winter escape

    Cozy, safe lodging where you can stay connected to work or school. Endless expanses of snow-covered wildernesses to explore. Delicious dining with carryout…

  • It’s almost time to gas up your sled and get outdoors!

    Oneida County is home to more than 1,000 miles of snowmobile trails, and the Rhinelander Area is the perfect home base for your…

  • Support your favorite Rhinelander stores

    It’s holiday shopping season, and there’s no shortage of places to find something perfect to stuff in a stocking or tuck underneath a…

  • Fall Lodging Giveaway #3 – Rodeway Inn

    Win a stay at Rodeway Inn in Hodag Country!

  • What you’ll find at Rhinelander’s cabins, resorts & hotels

    Take a break from the crowds and come enjoy the state’s natural beauty in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The Rhinelander Area is home…

  • Fall Lodging Giveaway #2 – AmericInn

    Win a one-night stay in the Grand Suite at AmericInn!

  • Fall Lodging Giveaway #1 – West Bay Camping Resort

    Get 2 nights for free at West Bay Camping Resort!

  • Plan your fall getaway to Rhinelander

    There are so many ways to see fall color in the Northwoods, from gentle hikes through the woods to a leisurely fall drive….

  • 4 spots to see Hodags on your next visit to Rhinelander

    Rhinelander has been known as the home of the legendary Hodag for more than a century, and it’s easy to see the pride…

  • 4 places to get away from it all in Hodag Country

    A trip to Wisconsin’s Northwoods means a chance to take a break, breathe in the fresh air and escape the hustle and bustle….

  • 3 trails to try the next time you’re in Hodag Country

    Whether you’re looking for an easy ride that’s fun for the whole family or a more challenging road ride that will take you…

  • Join us in thanking our essential workers!

    Download this poster, print it and hang it in your window to show your support of everyone who is working to keep our…

  • Play Hodag games, puzzles & more

    Running out of at-home activities? Your favorite Hodag is here to help! Thanks to my fine friends over at the Hodag Fan Club,…

  • Your Rhinelander shopping guide

    Looking for vacation supplies, Hodag merchandise or a whole new outfit? Shoppers will find abundant selection and great value anywhere they look in…

  • Your Rhinelander date night, done right

    Make plans with your special someone in Rhinelander this winter. We’ve got everything you need to make your getaway special, from cozy lodging…

  • Plan your winter getaway to Rhinelander

    The holiday season is just around the corner, so it’s time to start making your plans to visit Hodag Country this winter. Situated…

  • Warm wishes: Rhinelander’s best comfort food

    Looking for a way to warm up on those chilly fall nights? Rhinelander is home to tasty restaurants and supper clubs that will…

  • Four spots for scenic lodging in Rhinelander

    There’s nothing better than looking out on a beautiful Northwoods vista from your room, and there’s no better time than now to see…

  • The best ways to get on the water in Hodag Country

    Beautiful weather? Check. Awe-inspiring Northwoods scenery? Indeed. Abundant lakes? Yup, those too. The Rhinelander Area has all the ingredients you need to get…

  • Credit: Hodag Country Fest

    Hodag Country Fest: What you need to know

    Country music fans are in for a treat in July, as the annual Hodag Country Fest returns to Rhinelander for four days of…

  • Your guide to Pioneer Park

    This summer, step into the past at Pioneer Park Historical Complex. The complex, located on the banks of the Pelican River south of…

  • Know your Hodag: Meet Rhinelander’s most famous resident

    Everyone knows that Rhinelander is the home of the Hodag, but how much do you know about the Hodag himself? For instance, did…

  • Join the Hodag Fan Club

    Rhinelander’s favorite beast has a new official fan club and its accepting members! Sign up now to show your Hodag pride and enjoy…

  • Where to eat in Rhinelander

    Are you as hungry as a Hodag? (That’s pretty hard to do, to be honest.) Still, when you’re packing for your next Rhinelander…

  • Your winter guide to the Rhinelander Area

    Does Rhinelander have snow? What kind of trails are there? Where should I stay? There’s a lot of considerations that go into planning…

  • Snowmobile trails in Rhinelander

    Start your engines! Winter is here, the trails will be open soon and its time to plan a snowmobile getaway. Rhinelander is surrounded…

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  • Thank you for your continued support, and we hope you like our future newsletters.

  • Holiday event details

    We know Hodag Country knows how to celebrate the season. Rhinelander has two big events coming up in December that you won’t want…

  • Book a stay in Hodag Country

    Now is the perfect time to plan a relaxing Northwoods escape to Hodag Country. Its a quiet time of year, ideal for people…

  • Fall events in Hodag Country

    Fall is a lively time in Hodag Country. Every weekend, festive events entertain visitors of all ages. From farmers markets to special events…

  • Rhinelander fall color guide

    Dramatic colors will soon arrive in the Rhinelander Area. Maples will turn brilliant hues of orange and red; oaks turn red, brown or…

  • Get on the trails

    Rhinelander is surrounded by thousands of acres of public land, including the Oneida County Forest and the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. Scenic…

  • Explore Rhinelander’s Pioneer Park

    Discover a fun, educational attraction in the heart of Rhinelander when you visit Pioneer Park Historical Complex. You can learn about the Northwoods’…

  • Mark your calendar

    Summer is here, and there’s something happening every weekend in Hodag Country. We have a calendar full of family friendly festivals and events,…

  • Explore Rhinelander’s winter trails

    Discover the path to wild Northwoods beauty in Rhinelander. You’ll find groomed trails for snowshoeing, fat biking and cross-country skiing that will take…

  • Rhinelander snowmobile guide

    Hodag Country is the ideal base for a Northwoods snowmobile adventure. There are more than 1,000 miles of trails in Oneida County, and…

  • Rhinelander Ice Fishing Guide

    Ice fishing season is fast approaching! Hodag Country is known as the Ice Fishing Capital of the World for good reason–we have iconic…

  • PLAN A HOLIDAY SHOPPING GETAWAY IN HODAG COUNTRY

    There’s no better place to go gift shopping than my hometown. Rhinelander is the perfect Northwoods shopping destination; we’re one of the most…

  • HODAG PADDLING FAVORITES

    Just because I have claws doesn’t mean I can’t handle myself in a canoe. When you live in a place with so many…

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