Rhinelander Three-day Getaway for the Northwoods Gearhead

Northwoods Gearhead

A sample itinerary for ATVers, motorcyclists and snowmobilers

Day 1


  • As you make your way into Rhinelander, stop at the Visitor Center for travel info and ATV maps.  While you are there, make sure to visit with the world-famous Hodag.
  • Head to one of the four area campgrounds and set up camp, whether you are looking for a site along the water, woods or trail, you’ll find the perfect site.
  • Unhitch the trailer and drive to dinner.


  • Enjoy a good old-fashioned Rhinelander fish fry at one of our many local watering holes that are sure to impress. Find area fish fry spots.
  • With your stomach full, head to a  local pub offering an impressive list of beers on tap.
  • Finish off your evening back at camp around a roaring campfire as you listen to the sounds of Northwoods silence.

Day 2


  • Hit up the  Enterprise ATV Trail System or the Lynne/Little Rice Lake ATV Trail System, each offering miles of riding fun.
  • Stop along the way for a picnic lunch and take in the beauty of the Northwoods along the tree-lined trails.


  • Cool off with some jet skiing or waterskiing on one of the dozens of area lakes – if you need to rent the gear, head to Shroeder’s RV and Marine.
  • Bask in the sun on the sandy beach at Hodag Park along the shores of Boom Lake.


  • Have a big dinner to refuel after your long day of activities. Our dining options are sure to fit your needs.
  • Go bowling at Hodag Lanes or stop by a local watering hole for some live music.
  • Cap off your evening around the campfire and talk over the day’s adventures.

Day 3

  • Grab a hearty breakfast at one a local diner. Find breakfast options.
  • Load up the trailers and head back home with plenty of Rhinelander stories to share.


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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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