• Your Rhinelander winter fun guide

    Here in the heart of Hodag Country, we welcome visitors all year long with tasty restaurants, interesting attractions and great recreation options—not to…

  • Get active this winter in Rhinelander

    You know what winter in the Northwoods of Wisconsin means, right? Snow, snow and more snow—all just waiting for your next outdoor adventure….

  • Credit: Jamii Sarkauskas

    Hodag dining fan favorites

    The results are in! We asked food fans to name their favorite Rhinelander restaurant and we received more than 1,000 responses—everything from taverns…

  • Hodag breakfast spot fan favorites

    There’s nothing like a hearty Northwoods breakfast and Rhinelander’s restaurants serve up all the classics: pancakes, bacon and sausage, eggs and more. Feeling…

  • Hodag fish fry fan favorites

    If there’s one cuisine that defines the Northwoods, it’s the fish fry—and Rhinelander is fish fry central! In Hodag Country, restaurants serve up…

  • Hodag sweet tooth fan favorites

    Northwoods vacations are a little sweeter in Rhinelander, a destination that has plenty of delicious ice cream shops, candy stores and restaurant pie…

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    Hodag happy hour fan favorites

    Rhinelander is a Northwoods destination that knows how to have fun. Our friendly taverns, restaurants and supper clubs have cold beverages & hot…

  • Hodag coffee spots fan favorites

    Coffee lovers: welcome to a Northwoods destination that will help your day get off to a fantastic start. Hodag Country has plenty of…

  • Rhinelander area snowmobile map

    More than 1,100 miles of snowmobile trails around Rhinelander. Here’s a downloadable map of the Oneida County snowmobile trail system.

  • The short(y) story of Rhinelander Brewing

    A seven-ounce beer helped put Rhinelander on the map. The Rhinelander Brewing Company, maker of the Rhinelander Shorty, is still going strong decades…

  • Rhinelander snow report

    Rhinelander is your destination for winter recreation in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Use the resources on this page to find trail reports, snow…

  • How to enjoy fall color season in Rhinelander

    This fall, take a trip through Hodag County. Set in the heart of the Northwoods of Wisconsin, the Rhinelander Area wows visitors with…

  • Golf courses where you can see wonderful fall color

    There’s nothing like golfing in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, and there’s no better place to enjoy a day on the course than in…

  • Rhinelander Riverwalk

    This scenic trail skirts the Wisconsin River in the heart of downtown Rhinelander. It offers nice river views and is the perfect place…

  • Sleep like a Hodag at these lodging properties

    We Hodags need our beauty sleep, which is why I built my den in Rhinelander. Nowhere else in the Northwoods can you find…

  • Find the good vibes at the Hodag Country Festival

    It gets a little lonely in all this beautiful open space, so I’m glad so many of y’all are joining me (your favorite…

  • Spruce Lodge Cottage

    4148 South Shore Dr

  • Carlson’s Lakeview Cottages

    4095 Pine Ln

  • Lake Julia

    A 240-acre lake located south of Rhinelander, Lake Julia is one of the more popular fishing lakes in Hodag Country. Whether you’re looking…

  • Lake George

    Lake George is located southeast of Rhinelander off Highway 8. This like is popular among anglers, who can cast for musky, panfish, bass…

  • Boom Lake

    Located in the heart of Rhinelander, Boom Lake is a flowage on the Wisconsin River offers a convenient option for outdoor recreation, whether…

  • Forsyth Sunlite Resort

    2963 Nostalgia Ln

  • Moran’s Small Wonder Resort

    3097 East Lake George Road

  • Ski’s Cozy Cottage

    4054 County Road P

  • Holmboe Nature Preserve

    Although the trail is less than a mile, it is one of the most beautiful places in the area to take a nature…

  • Holiday Acres Resort Trails

    Hike 11 miles of trails located on the property of Holiday Acres Resort, located on the shores of scenic Lake Thompson east of…

  • Northwoods Ski Trail

    Ski eight miles of expertly groomed trails at the scenic Northwood Golf Course. The trail is located 2.5 miles west of Rhinelander, just…

  • Cassian County Two-Way Trail

    Explore 15 miles of trails winding through the forest and passing the shores of three different lakes. The trail is located 5.5 miles…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Rhinelander Community Ski Trails

    This short 1.5-mile unpaved trail features beginner and intermediate terrain for hiking, biking, and groomed cross-country skiing. Trail is located at Rhinelander High…

  • Newbold Town Trails

    Explore eight miles of level, packed-gravel routes running northwest from Rhinelander. Runs north from Larsen Drive in Rhinelander to the town of McNaughton….

  • Mud Lake Trail

    Enjoy eight miles of single- and double-track mountain biking trails. Groomed for fat biking in winter. Located three miles north of Rhinelander, off…

  • CAVOC Trails

    Five miles of challenging trails run through the forest in loops of varying lengths. Located off South Shore Drive near Holiday Acres Resort….

  • Bearskin State Trail

    Located west of Rhinelander, the Bearskin State Trail runs for 18 miles. The crushed granite surface is suitable to mountain bikes and hybrid…

  • Lake Julia

    A 240-acre lake located south of Rhinelander, Lake Julia is one of the more popular fishing lakes in Hodag Country. Whether youre looking…

  • Lake George

    Lake George is located southeast of Rhinelander off Highway 8. This like is popular among anglers, who can cast for musky, panfish, bass…

  • Boom Lake

    Located in the heart of Rhinelander, Boom Lake is a flowage on the Wisconsin River offers a convenient option for outdoor recreation, whether…

  • Willow Flowage

    Located west of Rhinelander in an undeveloped tract of forest, the Willow Flowage is a true wilderness destination that’s comparable to the Boundary…

  • Pelican River

    Canoers and kayakers looking for a less populated stretch of the Northwoods can explore the Pelican River, which shoots off from the Wisconsin…

  • Wisconsin River

    The Wisconsin River is the backbone of the state, and the river flows directly through Rhinelander, providing ample opportunity for canoeing and kayaking….

  • Enterprise Trail

    The Enterprise Trail is located south of Rhinelander in the Oneida County Forest. The trail runs for 10 miles (16 miles roundtrip), linking…

  • Little Rice Trail

    This trail system is located west of Rhinelander near the Willow Flowage. The Little Rice Trail offers 16 miles of woodland trails, 23…

  • Oneida County Fair

    Jul 28, 2022 – Jul 31, 2022

  • W.I.L.D. Hodag Mini-Triathlon

    Aug 28, 2021

  • Hodag Run for Your Life

    Jun 26, 2021

  • 35th Annual Art Fair on the Courthouse Lawn

    Jun 11, 2022

  • RACC Business Showcase

    Mar 19, 2022

  • Holiday Stables

    Enjoy the natural beauty of the Northwoods on a horse. Holiday Stables offers riding as well as a petting zoo. Open Memorial Day…

  • Oneida County Courthouse

    Visitors to downtown Rhinelander will marvel at the Tiffany glass dome atop this historic building, which is on the National Register of Historic…

  • Pioneer Park Historical Complex

    The complex includes the Rhinelander School Museum, the Logging Museum, Soo Line Depot, Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, model railroad display and an outdoor…

  • Three unforgettable fall hikes

    One of the best times of year to enjoy a hike in Hodag Country has arrived! Snow has yet to appear and the…

  • Hodag Country quick fall color guide

    A blaze of color will soon arrive in the Rhinelander area. Maples will turn brilliant hues of orange and red; oaks turn red,…

  • Spring birdwatching in Rhinelander

    As the snow recedes and the forest comes to life, there are new arrivals flying in daily. Its a beautiful time of year…

  • The secret to a great snowmobile ride

    Rhinelander is the perfect place for a snowmobiling adventure. More than 1,000 miles of trails can be found in the Rhinelander area and…

  • Four ways to winter fun in Hodag Country

    Rhinelander is a destination that offers beautiful wilderness and great times in town. Best of all, the fun is affordable so it’s the…

  • Credit: Jamii Sarkauskas

    Fall hiking in Rhinelander

    The colors are changing and Rhinelander is a perfect place to enjoy a fall hike. With miles of beautiful trails, expansive unspoiled wilderness…

  • Trails for every rider in Rhinelander

    Rhinelander has trails perfect for beginning trail riders and others suited for more advanced riders seeking challenging single-track. Here are three ideas to…

  • Washburn Lake County Trail

    West of Rhinelander you’ll find some trails perfect for silent sports. The Washburn Lake County Trail is located seven miles west of Rhinelander…

  • A Rhinelander Area Birdwatching Gem

    Birdwatchers coming to the Northwoods have a chance to get a little closer to nature through the amazing water channels the Rhinelander area…

  • Late fall – Prime time for mountain biking

    Experienced mountain bikers know that some of the best riding of the year is in late fall. With the leaves off the trees,…

  • Late-winter Hiking and Snowshoeing

    Right now is a great time to be in the woods. Late-winter brings great snowshoeing conditions to the Rhinelander Area. But as the…

  • Two Great Ski Trails to Try

    Late winter is the ideal time to cross-country ski in the Rhinelander Area. The area offers an abundance of options, with trails for…

  • YMCA Not-So-Scary Halloween Trail

    Oct 23, 2021

  • Enter the Hodag Hunter Giveaway

  • Rodeway Inn

    667 West Kemp Street

  • ArtStart, Inc.

    This regional arts and cultural center is located in the historic Federal Building in downtown Rhinelander. ArtStart inspires and educates visitors through exhibits,…

  • Days Inn & Suites

    70 North Stevens Street

  • Brekke’s Fireside Resort

    4268 County Road P

  • AmericInn Lodge & Suites Rhinelander

    648 West Kemp Street

  • Clear Lake Inn & Resort

    4475 County Road P

  • Comfort Inn

    1490 Lincoln Street

  • Fisher’s Resort, LLC

    4225 West Lake George Road

  • Hawk’s Nest Canoe Outfitters

    Explore the Wisconsin River and other waters in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on canoes, kayaks, tubes and rafts. Offers canoe camping, day trips,…

  • Hodag Country Festival

    Jul 7, 2022 – Jul 10, 2022

  • Credit: Jamii Sarkauskas

    Holiday Acres Resort

    4060 South Shore Drive

  • Merry Dale Resort

    4149 Satuit Lane

  • Northwoods Children’s Museum

    Explore outstanding interactive exhibits for children of all ages. The museum also offers educational classes and programs, as well as the Discovery Toy…

  • Quality Inn

    668 West Kemp Street

  • Hodag Lanes

    If you’re in the mood for a game of bowling, head to Hodag Lanes, which features 20 lanes open daily. Food and refreshments…

  • Rhinelander Historical Society

    The Rhinelander Historical Society offers guided tours and information about Rhinelander’s past.

  • Ryan’s on Lake George

    3099 East Lake George Road

  • Three G’s Resort

    2812 Three G's Drive

  • West Bay Camping Resort

    4330 South Shore Drive


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