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 in the heart of the Northwoods, Rhinelander is home to festive events, great recreation options, tasty restaurants and cozy cabins and cottages. Read on to learn how to make the most of your winter getaway.

What is there to do?

Winter enthusiasts will find plenty of ways to keep busy here in Hodag Country. Snowmobilers will enjoy more than 1,000 miles of trails in Oneida County, and riders can connect to hundreds of more miles of trails throughout the Northwoods. Check out this guide to snowmobiling in the Rhinelander Area.

If you’re up for some quieter outdoor pursuits, learn about the different ways to explore Rhinelander’s silent-sports trails.

Rhinelander’s also home to some festive holiday events, including the downtown Christmas parade and tree lighting on December 7 and Lights of the Northwoods – a holiday lights display and festival held at Hodag Park – on Dec. 13-15 and 20-22.

See more Rhinelander events here.

Where should I eat?

You’ll find a meal fit for a Hodag in the Rhinelander Area, whether you’re looking for fine dining, a family restaurant or a classic Friday night fish fry. Discover Rhinelander’s tasty restaurants here.

Need a warm-up a winter night? See recommendations for some of Hodag Country’s best comfort food here.

Where should I stay?

Winter in the Northwoods means fun, snow-filled days and nights getting cozy next to the fire with some hot cocoa. Lucky for you, you can find dozens of welcoming lodges, resorts and hotels that are a perfect home base for your winter adventures in Hodag Country.


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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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