Top 5 Reasons to Love Rhinelander

February is the month of love, and so, we give you the top five reasons we love Rhinelander.

1. The Hodag

Some might say the Hodag has a face only a mother could love, but we disagree. The Hodag is an enchanting beast, a mysterious woodland creature purported to steal golf balls and snatch record-breaking fish right off your line. But perhaps he’s just misunderstood. Next time you see him in the Rhinelander Area, go ahead and give him a big hug.

2. Shopping

What’s not to love about strolling through the charming shops of a quintessential small town? From art to jewelry, crafts and toys, you’ll adore the variety and value of the stores in downtown Rhinelander.

3. Delicious dining

You’ll never go hungry in Rhinelander. Sample a traditional Friday Night Fish Fry, enjoy an old fashioned at a classic supper club, catch the game and a homemade pizza at a sports bar, or indulge in sweet treats at local candy shops.

4. Outdoor fun

No matter the season, you’re sure to fall head over heels for all there is to do outdoors in the Rhinelander Area. Winter brings snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, spring is a perfect match for birdwatching, and summer and fall are sure to delight with fishing, boating, golfing, biking and ATVing.

5. Family-friendly

If you’re looking to give your family an authentic Northwoods vacation experience, there’s simply no better place than Rhinelander. With beautiful beaches, bonfires, crystal clear lakes, horseback riding, arts and craft fairs and fun festivals for every season, we aim to please all ages. You won’t beat the value of a Rhinelander family getaway



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