Whether you are planning a bachelor party or just a fun weekend with your buddies, the Minocqua area is the ultimate place for a guys getaway. Here are some ideas to help you plan a great trip. 

Rent a boat:

If you are choosing Nature’s Original Waterpark™ for your vacation, spending time on our first-class water should probably be high on your itinerary. Rent a boat for whatever speed you like. Fishing boats, Pontoons, Speed Boats, Kayaks, Canoes; we’ve got them all. Check out our watersports page for a list of rentals and dealers available.

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Go Wake Surfing:

No Boat? No idea how to wake surf? No problem. Surf Sconsin has everything you need, including instructors that will have you riding waves like a pro in no time. Book a private session for your crew or stop by SURF and SUDS at The Boathouse on Tuesday nights from June- September. $35 gets you a guaranteed 20 minute surf session and a free beer at The Boathouse afterward.

Golfing & Disc Golfing:

Golf courses are often pristine and beautiful but ours have the added picturesque backdrop of the Northwoods. Hit the links at some of the premiere Wisconsin golf courses like Timber Ridge. Not the type of golfing you're into? Try disc golf. Brandy Lake Disc Golf Course is a moderately wooded 18 hole course and is a popular spot for disc golfers.


Sip on Suds & Spirits:

Take a tour of some of our original area craft brews and spirits. Visit the Rocky Reef tasting room enjoy a fresh pint while challenging your buddies to a game of ping pong. Want some spirits to lift your spirits? Head to Northern Waters Distillery for a tour and taste some cocktails. If you are really into the distilling process, book their “spend the day experience” and learn the ins and outs of the entire process.  

End the day with a specialty old fashioned or moscow mule and a hearty steak at Bitters & Bull.

You don't need to visit all the stops in one day, but if you do, have a designated driver or rent a bus from Lakeland Area Bus Service.

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Hire a fishing guide:

What would a guys weekend be without a tall tale of catching some epic sized fish?  We’d prefer if you didn’t have to lie, so hire one of our area fishing guides to take you out for a real world-class fishing experience.


ATVing and UTVing is becoming a very popular recreational sport throughout Wisconsin and the Minocqua area has lots of new trails to explore. Check out our ATV page for how to get a trail pass, off road vehicle laws, and to download a map of area trails.