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Canoeing, kayaking & stand-up paddleboarding

Whether you want to cruise around a tree-lined lake with your family, float down a scenic river or travel a secluded waterway miles away from anyone else, you’ll discover great canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding in the Rhinelander Area.

Come to the Northwoods of Wisconsin to navigate scenic lakes like Boom Lake in the heart of Rhinelander or Lake George, which offers easy access and great fishing. You can also explore gently flowing rivers and quiet backwaters, from the vast Willow Flowage to the quieter Pelican River.

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Business: Wisconsin River

Wisconsin River

Wisconsin River
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Business: Willow Flowage

Willow Flowage

Willow Flowage
Little Rice, WI 54531

Business: Lake Julia

Lake Julia

Lake Julia
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Business: Boom Lake

Boom Lake

Boom Lake
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Business: Lake George

Lake George

Lake George
Pelican, WI 54501

Business: Pelican River

Pelican River

Pelican River
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Business: Hodag Park

Hodag Park

509 Hodag Park Drive
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Business: Hanson Lake

Hanson Lake

Hanson Lake Road
Rhinelander, WI 54501

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Featured Article: Favorite Fall Paddling Locations in Rhinelander | River Trail Rhinelander

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Favorite Fall Paddling Locations in Rhinelander

Take in the spectacular fall colors and crisp autumn air on the water this fall. Here are three great paddling locations in the Rhinelander area for a sunny fall day.

Article: 5 Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer in Rhinelander | Briq's Soft Serve

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5 Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer in Rhinelander

Nothing goes together like ice cream and a hot summer day! Check out these local stops and activities to cool off this summer while you explore the Northwoods.

Article: Ideas for a Summer Weekend Getaway to Rhinelander | Rhinelander Brewery

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Ideas for a Summer Weekend Getaway to Rhinelander

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend on a lake or a biking adventure through the woods, you’re bound to find endless options for summer fun in Rhinelander. Here are a few recommendations for a quick summer weekend trip.


Latest Paddling Articles

Article: Rhinelander’s best paddling lakes and rivers | Best Paddling
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Rhinelander’s Best Paddling Lakes and Rivers

It’s the perfect time to explore Rhinelander’s wonderful waterways, so hop in a kayak or canoe, grab your paddle and discover some of the best scenery in the Northwoods this summer. Here are a few suggestions on where to take your next aquatic adventure. First things first: If you’re looking for rentals, hit up Mel’s... View Article


Article: Here are some of the Rhinelander Area’s top paddling spots | Paddling
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Here Are Some of the Rhinelander Area’s Top Paddling Spots

The Rhinelander Area is filled with great places to canoe and kayak. Here’s a look at a few of our favorites in our neck of the Northwoods. Boom Lake Located in the heart of Rhinelander, Boom Lake is a flowage on the Wisconsin River. It’s ideally located for a paddling adventure. Public access is available... View Article


Article: A birdwatching gem in the Rhinelander Area | Birdwatching
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A Birdwatching Gem in the Rhinelander Area

Visit the Willow Flowage to get close to nature and see an abundance of birds and wildlife.


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