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Notes From the Northwoods Blog

Welcome to the Northwoods. Lucky for you, we've got the inside scoop on what's happening every day in the Minocqua area. Our blog gives you insider tips, behind-the-scene looks at local businesses and fun trip ideas.

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What Is Beef-A-Rama™?

Why would anyone come to an island at the end of September dressed up like a cow? It could be the

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Play Ball: The Tradition of Snowshoe Baseball

For more than 50 years, Monday nights in the summer in Lake Tomahawk have looked like a scene out of

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Fresh Finds at The Farmers Market

So much of what we eat often comes from afar, so it’s easy to forget just how good a potato freshly

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Fall Color Tour of Waterfalls Near Minocqua

There are many reasons to fall in love with the Northwoods and one of them is fall itself. The

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Things to Do in Minocqua in the Fall

Every year, fall muscles out summer in a brilliant burst of scarlet, tangerine and gold. It’s

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5 Area Dog Friendly Trails

When it comes to beautiful hiking trails, the Minocqua area is top dog; for you and your pooch. Read More

How To Eat Like a Local: Top Places To Try a Friday Fish Fry

A Northwoods tradition that remains immensely popular—Friday fish fry in Minocqua is surely a Read More

Great Waterways to Paddle in the Minocqua Area

Looking at a map, the area around Minocqua is so blue it could be mistaken as a sprawling lake with Read More

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Completely (or nearly) Free Minocqua...

The best things in life and the Minocqua area are free. If you are planning a family getaway on a

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6 Experiences That Make Minocqua Fun For...

When you're heading out on vacation with the family, it can be hard to please everyone. One kid

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10 Family Tested Things To Enjoy with...

The car is packed, the kids are loaded, and you’ll soon be arriving in the Northwoods. Now you’re

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Ice Cream Shop Bucket List

Everyone's summer bucket list should include a stop in the Minocqua Area and eating as many ice

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10 Must See Attractions to Add to Your...

1. Min-Aqua Bats Water Ski Show, Minocqua Head down to the Aqua Bowl on any Wednesday, Friday or

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What Is Beef-A-Rama™?

Why would anyone come to an island at the end of September dressed up like a cow? It could be the

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Minocqua 4th of July...

From barbeques to boating and family time to fireworks, however, you are looking to spend the 4th of

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