Hodag Country offers unbeatable birding
On your next trip to the Rhinelander Area, bring your binoculars for some of the best birding in Wisconsins Northwoods. Birdwatchers can see a number of forest species, including pileated woodpeckers, ruffed grouse and woodcock. Bald eagles, osprey and several types of hawks and owls also make their home in the area. In the spring, the Rhinelander Area offers outstanding birdwatching for rare warblers and other neotropicals. Great birding can be found in Oneida County Forest lands as well as north of Rhinelander in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest.
The Rhinelander Area offers several trails that provide easy access to the woodlands and are particularly good for birding:
This short, 2.25-mile trail features wetlands and views of Buck Lake. Located five miles south of Rhinelander.
Located eight miles south of Highway 8 on County Highway G, this seven-mile trail is scenic and offers great birding and wildlife viewing.
See forest birds along this 11-mile trail located west of Rhinelander. Located twelve miles west of Rhinelander between Highway K and Highway 8.
Enjoy 15 miles of trails running through a hilly woodland setting. Located seven miles west of Rhinelander and three miles north of Woodboro and Highway 8, just off Washburn Lake Road.