Rhinelander Fan Favorites

Rhinelander-lovers know the area is bursting with amazing locations for adventure on land, by water and via city sidewalk.

Here are the Fan Favorites:

Favorite Recreational Activity

Fishing. Popular area lakes include Boom Lake, Lake George, Lake Julia and the Willow Flowage.

Photo: Jill Hanson





Favorite Lake for Fishing

Boom Lake

Photo: Terry Bures

Favorite Place to Take the Kids

Pioneer Park Historical Complex. A complex that features several museums, including the logging museum’s reproduction of an 1870s logging camp.

Photo: Facebook @PPHC.LoggingMuseum.Hodag


Favorite Place to Grab a Bite

Rhinelander Cafe & Pub. A family-owned restaurant located downtown.

Photo: Facebook @rhinelandercafeandpub

Favorite Fish Fry

Al-Gen Dinner Club. An authentic log cabin restaurant, built in 1932.

Photo: Al-Gen Facebook Page

Favorite Way to Spend Time on the Lake

Fishing/ice fishing. Makes sense, since the Rhinelander area is known as the Ice Fishing Capital of the World.

Favorite Rainy Day Activity

Going to the movies. Area theaters include the Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander and Lakeland Cinema in Woodruff.

Photo: Facebook @roumancinema


Favorite Lake for Fun

Boom Lake. Enjoy family time at the beach on Thayer Street. There’s a park nearby with a picnic area and basketball and tennis courts for even more fun.

Photo: Cory Dellenbach

Favorite Place to Watch a Sunset

Boom Lake. Bring a couple of lawn chairs and watch the sun go down. Don’t forget the snacks. You’ll want to stay for this show.

RHI Lake sunset (Kelly L Ramker)


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