It’s not time to bundle up for winter quite yet—there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the Minocqua Area this fall, from scenic hikes to late-season fishing to exciting events. Here’s a closer look at what you can still see and do this season.


Late fall is prime fishing season in Minocqua. The area is home to hundreds of lakes, so there are plenty of places to cast for northern pike, walleye, bass, panfish, and more. If you’re looking to track down the elusive musky, fall is a great time to go after these massive fish—they’re fattening up for the winter, so they’re eager to attack big surface baits like bucktails and spinners.

Popular fishing lakes in the area include Big Arbor Vitae Lake, Clear Lake, Madeline Lake, and Carroll Lake. The Minocqua Chain of Lakes offers nearly 6,000 acres of fishing in the Northwoods.

Find more information on fishing in Minocqua, including fishing reports and information about fishing guides, here.


Take a stroll through the Northwoods this fall. Catch the remnants of the Minocqua Area’s fall colors, hike through the woods, or just enjoy an easy route that follows the course of a former Northwoods railroad. Here’s a closer look at some trails to explore in the Minocqua Area.

  • Bearskin State Trail: 21.5-mile route that follows a former railroad line from Minocqua to Tomahawk
  • McNaughton Lake Trail: 13 miles of hiking and biking routes around three lakes south of Lake Tomahawk
  • Madeline Lake Trail: Enjoy views of Madeline Lake on trails ranging from 3.2 to 5.1 miles
  • Raven Trail: This trail system east of Minocqua offers routes ranging from 1.4 to 4.2 miles

Learn more about hiking in the Minocqua Area here.


Visitors to the Minocqua Area can find fun events all year long. The Campanile Center for the Arts offers live music and other performances throughout the fall and winter, and other local businesses and organizations offer a wide range of classes, community celebrations, and events. See upcoming events in the Minocqua Area here.