The Minocqua Area

What Makes The Minocqua Area Special 

canoeingThe Minocqua Area is the hub of the Northwoods. The Minocqua area features supper clubs, shopping, cafes, ice-cream stands, outfitters, real lumber jack shows, the oldest amateur ski show in the United States, museums, gaming and we could keep going on.

But all of the activities take a back stage to thousands of acres of pine and hardwood forests covering the glacier landscape, resulting in isolated natural lakes so quiet that the plunk of a lure echoes from shore to shore. 

Almost surrounded by water, Minocqua is the ideal resort-area town.  Popcorn and fudge-scented air hums with the buzz of speedboats and the putter of pontoons.  Giggles and shrieks ripple from Torpy Beach, a popular park and playground along the main street.  And families meander in and out of shops and gather around lakeside tables.  Many return year after year.

History of Minocqua, Woodruff, Arbor Vitae, and Lake Tomahawk 

The Minocqua Area has a rich history and has grown into a booming tourist destination that delights people from all over the world. From the early by-gone lumberjack days through the invention of automotive tourism, and into the 21st century, the Minocqua Area grows in grandeur year after year. Tourist and locals alike call this place their own and have a special bond with the lakes, land, and people that love this little slice of heaven.  

Articles and Accolades 

Discover what some well respected writers and publications have to say about the Minocqua Area.

Free Minocqua-Area Guide 

Get a free copy of our Minocqua-Area Guide.  You can either download a copy from the Digital Interactive Guide by clicking the icon to the left, or you can fill out our form to request a copy to be mailed to you.

Minocqua Area Hot Deals 

The latest specials and incentives offered by Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce members.

If you are interested in posting a Hot Deal that your business is offering, please call the Chamber office at 715-356-5266 or email your offer to

Employment Opportunities 

Check out the 2016 Northwoods Jobs Fair for important employment information or view a listing of some of the available positions in the area.
Watch for future updates!

Travel Directions to the Minocqua Area 

The Minocqua - Arbor Vitae - Woodruff Area Chamber office is located at 8216 Hwy. 51, just 1/8 of a mile south of the Minocqua Bridge. Stop in for area information and maps during office hours, or visit our 24-Hour Info Center, located outside.

Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, Woodruff Web Cams 

See for yourself why so many people have fallen in love with the Minocqua, Woodruff, Arbor Vitae Area!