There is so much to experience here and within a short distance from Land O’ Lakes: from just sitting and watching the loons and eagles to fishing, boating, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, golfing, hiking & biking trails, trap-shooting, shopping and so much more.
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Land O’Lakes and vicinity provides opportunities for a diverse range of interests.
The following is a sample of the area’s offerings:
Land O’ Lakes Bike Trail
Land O’ Lakes offers an extensive system of paved and compacted trails that provide bikers and hikers the opportunity to access and explore our incredible Northwoods landscape. With over 75 miles of scenic shared-use routes and trails, you will find the outdoor adventure you are looking for in Land O’ Lakes. Click here for more on biking and hiking in Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin.
Boulder Junction Bike Trail
Boulder Junction boasts one of the best trail systems in the state. Bikers and hikers will find both paved and unpaved trails running throughout the Boulder Junction area. Click here for 3 bike trail suggestions.
Gateway Golf Course
9–hole par 36 golf course open to the public, Land O’ Lakes, WI. Click here for more information.
Gateway Gun Club
Located at the historic Gateway Lodge in beautiful Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin, The Gateway Gun Club was established in 1938 upon completion of the lodge’s resort complex. With one of the Midwest’s most extensive trap fields, sport shooters from across the country have made the Gateway Lodge a premier destination for decades. Click here for hours and rates.
Sylvania Wilderness and Recreation Area
Sylvania Wilderness is an 18,327 acre protected area located a few miles west of Watersmeet Township, Michigan. Sylvania is located entirely within the bounds of the Ottawa National Forest, and is currently being managed as a wilderness area as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System by the U.S. Forest Service. Within its borders lie 34 lakes set against a backdrop of old-growth forests. It represents one of only a handful of such areas left in the Midwest.
Lac Vieux Desert Resort, Casino and Golf Course
Slot machines, bingo, black jack, roulette, nice 9–hole golf course and weekly entertainment, Watersmeet, MI
Bond and Agate Falls
Bond Falls is one of those “best kept secret” spots on the Western Upper Peninsula that you want to make sure you do not miss. This beautiful water fall is located on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River near Paulding. Although it does not get the “press” of more famous U.P. water falls, Bond Falls has a large following of admirers and had even been part of a calendar listing the most scenic natural places in the world!
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7:00 p.m., head over to Conover, Wisconsin to catch the Chain Skimmers Water Ski Show! Watch skilled water skiers perform awesome tricks, jumps, flips and other amazing water skiing stunts in the beautiful surroundings of Conover, Wisconsin.
Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA)
Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) offers a wide variety classes and events for all ages. During the summer, children’s classes are held each Tuesday and Thursday, mid-June through mid-August. Adult classes are year-round and often feature local artisans as instructors. Click here for a list of current and upcoming classes & events.
Go-cart tracks, bumper boats, water balloon catapults, mini golf, miniature jeeps and many other activities for kids of all ages. (Eagle River)
Land O’Lakes hosts a Farmer’s Market Thursdays (May 28 – Aug 27), 9am‐Noon
on the Town Hall grounds: 4331 Cty. Rd. B, Land O’ Lakes Find farm-fresh produce as well as locally made baked goods, maple syrup, wild rice and other products of the Northwoods.Click here for a full list of Vilas County Farmers Markets.
Take a fitness or yoga class.
Northern Sun Yoga
Take a yoga class.
Our Favorite Bars and Restaurants in the Land O’ Lakes Area
The Forest Lake Country Store & Restaurant
Offering delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this is a casual family friendly spot with a great selection of specialty items for sale including ice cream, wine and micro brews.
Pine Cone Cafe
Good food and great service, this homey restaurant located in Downtown Land O’Lakes is open for breakfast and lunch daily.
Dari Maid Drive In
A Land O’ Lakes tradition for decades, this casual walk-up shop with outside picnic tables offers burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, and fries, as well as Soft-serve ice cream and shakes.
Black Oak Inn
A local favorite with good food and affordable drinks served up by friendly staff in casual surroundings.
The Twilight Supper Club & Sandman Lounge
Enjoy classic supper club fare such as house made BBQ ribs, steaks, jumbo shrimp, Canadian walleye and prime rib as well as some of the best Old Fashioneds around.
A Northwoods gem, Lanny’s is one of the best restaurants around. I’ve eaten here multiple times and have never been disappointed. Everything from the complimentary tapenade to desert is delicious.
The Bear Trap Inn
A real jewel in the Northwoods with great food and drink in a warm and cozy environment. The garlic-stuffed tenderloin and Friday-night fish-fry are legendary.
Bent’s Camp Lodge Bar & Restaurant
Offering a full menu from homemade pizza, hamburgers and sandwiches to the finest steaks, roasted duck and nightly specials. Fridays they serve their “famous” fish fry along with the best pizzas in the northwoods.
Blue Bayou Inn
Founded in 1980 by Chef Walter and his wife, Rita, Blue Bayou Inn serves scrumptious Creole and Cajun cuisine with plenty of New Orleans charm. This delightful restaurant is located on the shore of Lake Manitowish which is part of the Manitowish Chain of Ten Lakes.
Smokey’s Restaurant & Supper Club
Nestled amidst the pines in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Smokey’s offers a relaxed, comfortable setting to enjoy fine dining and a premier selection of spirits and wines. Great service, friendly staff, and delicious food. They also have a piano player on the weekends – which is a nice added bonus.
Boat Rentals Land O’Lakes Wisconsin
McCormack’s Cisco Chain Marina
7550 County Road B
Land O Lakes, Wisconsin 54540
Bent’s Camp Resort
6882 S Helen Creek Road
Land o Lakes, WI 54540
E 19848 Thousand Island Lake Road
E19636 Herbert Road
Watersmeet Michigan 49969
Boulder Marine Center
10444 Main Street
Boulder Junction, WI 54512
Boat Sport Marina
3624 State Highway 70 E
Eagle River WI 54521
Eagle River Marine
437 W Division Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
3845 Chain O’ Lakes Road
Eagle River WI 54521