Why we love Rhinelander in winter

How do we love thee in winter, Hodag Country? Let us count (at least a few of) the ways.

Fun events.

Anglers come from far and wide for the DNRs Free Ice Fishing Weekend in January, and annual don’t-miss events include the Lions Club Fisheree & Winter Festival, the Taste of Chocolate festival and the Community Music Festival. Find more events here.

Recreation (with or without motors).

Whether your prefer winter recreation happens on skis, snowshoes or on the seat of a snowmobile, you’ll find nearly endless options in the Rhinelander area. Explore several of the cross-country ski and snowshoe trails near Rhinelander, including the Almon Park Trail, the Northwoods Ski Trail or the CAVOC Trails. Snowmobilers can also find more than 1,000 miles of trails in Rhinelander and the surrounding area. Learn more about snowmobiling here.

Food, food, food.

We already mentioned the annual Taste of Chocolate, but in case you don’t want to just eat sweets (though we wouldn’t blame you if you did), you can pick from any of the Rhinelander areas great dining establishments, from supper clubs to bars and everything in between.

Affordable lodging packages.

Headed up to Oneida County for a snowmobiling trip? Or have a romantic Northwoods getaway planned for Valentines Day? Be sure to check out our list of lodging packages.



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