Northern Wisconsin Attractions

In the heart of Wisconsin's Vilas County, you will find The Edgewater Inn & Cottages is ideally located to plan your exploration with easy access to everything the Northwood's has to offer along with a few hidden gems, we will even let you in on the secret and tell you how to find many of them.  The destinations are endless!


The Eagle River area and Vilas County boasts over 2500 lakes, rivers, and streams offering fishing adventure for musky, walleye, trout, panfish, smallmouth, and largemouth bass.

R&M Musky and Tackle
Live Bait, Tackle & Guide Service
5196 State Hwy 70 West
Eagle River, WI 54521

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Tadpoles Sports
Live Bait, Tackle & Guide Service
809 E. Wall St
Eagle River, WI 54521

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Eagle Sports
Live Bait, Tackle & Hunting Supplies
702 E. Wall St
Eagle River, WI 54521

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Ray's Landing
Live Bait & Tackle
544 State Highway 155
St. Germain, WI 54558

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Colin Crawford's Guide Service
Fishing Guide
P.O. Box 61
Phelps, WI 54554

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Scottie’s Bait & Tackle
Live Bait & Tackle
1674 Superior St
Three Lakes, WI 54562

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Bill’s Guide Service & Scenic Boat Tours
Fishing Guide & Tours
1079 Hollister Woods Rd
Eagle River, WI 545521

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Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl
Living Arts & Cultural Center
603 Peace Pipe Rd
Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538

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Bond Falls Scenic Site
Scenic and popular waterfall
Bond Falls Road
Paulding MI, 49912

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Old Victoria Restoration
Community Museum
1702 Hwy 45 N
Land O' Lakes, WI  54540

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Adventure Mine
Underground Mine Tours
200 Adventure Ave
Greenland, MI 49929

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Kovac Planetarium
World's Largest Mechanical Globe Planetarium
2392 Mud Creek Rd
Monico, WI, 54501

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The Eagle River Golf Course is one of the most beautiful courses you will ever play... wooded, watered, carefully groomed, and totally in keeping with the unspoiled beauty of Wisconsin's Northwoods. But don't let the beauty overwhelm you. This is also one of the most challenging courses in Wisconsin!

Carved out of a dense white and red pine forest, the St. Germain Golf Club provides beauty as well as pure golfing pleasures. With the new holes opening, the course was rerouted to become one of the most scenic and enjoyable in the area.

Lake Forest Golf Course offers a sporty little 9 hole golf course nestled on gently rolling terrain among towering trees on beautiful Voyageur and Eagle Lakes.

Land O' Lakes is home to the famous Gateway Lodge and Golf Course, 2146 Hwy. B, Land O' Lakes, WI 54540 (715)547-3929. The challenging nine-hole course is literally situated on the state line that forms the border between Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Golfers will play across the state line beginning in the U.P. and finish their round in Wisconsin.

Lac View Desert Golf Course is located on Hwy 45 North behind the Northern Waters Casino Resort just 8 miles north of the Wisconsin/Michigan border in Watersmeet, Michigan. Sprawled over 200 acres of the Ottawa National Forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, this 18-hole course was designed with all levels of golfers in mind. The course features Pennlinks Bent Grass Greens with irrigation throughout.

Mini-Golf, Go-Karts, Laser Tag

Kartway & Rocking 'W' Stable
1890 Pleasure Island Road
Eagle River, WI   54521

Thrills of every kind can be found at Kartway theme park in Eagle River. Families will never get bored with numerous go-kart tracks, bumper boats, water balloon catapults, mini golf, miniature jeeps, Circus City bouncy house, and many other activities.

Eagle Falls Adventure Golf & Laser Tag
1040 E Pine St
Eagle River, WI   54521

Eagle Falls is an 18-hole mini golf course that carries a 1950’s fishing camp theme complete with a fishing cabin, bait shop, and fishing dock.  Northern Lights Laser Tag an exciting and fun game appropriate for players age 6 and older. Think of it as a high-tech game of tag or capture the flag.

Elmer's Fun Park
5735 WI-70,
St Germain, WI 54558

Elmer’s Fun Park offers entertainment for the whole family! Two large exciting go-kart tracks, scenic horseback riding, wet and wild bumper boats, miniature golf, batting cages, bungee trampolines, rock climbing wall, bouncy house, and a 32-flavor ice cream shop!

Scenic Drives

Find stunning views
With more than 1,300 lakes and nearly a quarter million acres of wild forests, there’s no shortage of gorgeous scenery to discover in Vilas County. In the winter, snow-laden pines frame frozen glacial lakes throughout Wisconsin’s Northwoods. In the spring, wildflowers and migratory birds begin to emerge in the forest. Lush trees and sparkling lake views appear in the summer before giving way to some of the most spectacular fall colors in the Midwest. Here are some road routes you can follow to experience the beauty of northern Wisconsin for yourself.

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Hiking & Biking

Hit the Trails
There’s no single hike that defines Vilas County, and that’s what makes hiking and biking here so special.  The Vilas County Tourism group has a fantastic app that makes trails easy to find. The Map It Vilas County trails app works without a cell signal and is the perfect companion for a trip out on the trails.

Check out the Great Headwaters Trails Foundation whose mission is to connect all the towns in eastern Vilas County with a family-friendly bicycling and walking trail network by 2030. Get a map of the completed Conover-Phelps Trail - click HERE!

The Heart of Vilas County Bike Trail offers riders more than 52 miles of paved trails that connects St. Germain, Sayner, Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, and Mercer.

RASTA (Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association) maintains a whole network of mountain biking trails, from old school single track and rock gardens to new machine-built jump lines and flow tracks. In addition to having many hiking trails from wide, casual, mowed trails to single track great for trail running.

Looking to connect with a community of other off-road bicyclists?  Check out the Northwoods Off-Road Bicyclists-NOB's Facebook page.


With more than 1,300 lakes and 73 rivers and streams, Vilas County has plenty of opportunities for paddling trips. Take a canoe or kayak trip down one of the rivers or explore miles of water on the many lake chains scattered throughout Wisconsin’s Northwoods. View the Paddling Trails Grid provided by the Vilas County Tourism group.


Winter is snowmobiling season in the Northwoods! Vilas County is home to Wisconsin's best and most scenic trails. Come and explore the 600+ miles of groomed snowmobile trails which are maintained by the many snowmobile clubs and dedicated volunteers who work hard to provide a destination that's second to none. View the trail report.

Cross Country Skiing

With all of the area's history, varied terrain, and sweeping views, you are sure to have the experience of a lifetime.


Whether you’ve been doing it for years, or this is your first try, snowshoeing is a wonderful way to explore the Northwoods.

Ice Skating

Every winter, Edgewater Inn builds its own ice rink (weather permitting) for visitors to enjoy. BYOIS (Bring your own ice skates).

In addition, the Eagle River Recreation Association that operates the local ice rink allows public skating, during the regular season, which is open to the public - usually on Sunday nights from 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm in the Dome or Cube.

And in nearby Land O' Lakes, you can find the Snowflake Ice Rink which is open to the public from late November to late March 9 am-9 pm, again weather permitting.

Horseback Riding

Rocking 'W' Stable
1890 Pleasure Island Road
Eagle River, WI   54521

Elmer's Fun Park
5735 WI-70,
St Germain, WI 54558