Favorite Fall Paddling Locations in Rhinelander | River Trail Rhinelander

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.


Hanson Lake

Hanson Lake is a quiet, 35-acre lake located on the west side of town. You will enjoy the peaceful scenery and surrounding colorful trees on this smaller lake. Put your kayak or canoe in at the public boat landing. To get there, take W. Davenport Street across highway 47 heading west. Once you cross the highway, Davenport Street turns into N. River Rd. Continue straight past Air Park Rd and keep going straight until you hit the gravel portion of the road, which leads to the boat landing near the edge of the airport property.


Pelican River

Paddle the Pelican River this fall for unforgettable sights! Begin your adventure at the Germond Road bridge. On your trip, you will go past the Holmboe State Natural Area with towering old-growth trees and continue into town. Chances are, you may see some eagles or other wildlife along the way! End your journey at the Pelican Rapids Boat Landing on Boyce Drive. This route will take approximately 1.5 – 2 hours. For a longer trip, put in at the bridge on River Bend Road, which will take roughly 4 hours.


Boom Lake

Put in at the Hodag Park boat landing and enjoy a peaceful paddle around the shores of Boom Lake, one of the most popular lakes in Rhinelander. Appreciate the excellent water views of this larger lake and observe the reflections of the trees on the water. You can also use Boom Lake as a starting point to explore different areas of the flowage and Wisconsin River.


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