Minocqua Outdoor Activities

trail hikersThe best moments are made with family, fun and fresh air. You bring the family and we’ll provide the rest.  Leave the confines of your cabin to explore our 2,300 bodies of water or find a trail in the Northern Highland- American Legion State Forest.  If full throttle is your go to adventure speed, try catching some air wake surfing or ATVing down a dirt road.  When want to take it at your own pace, hike across the trestle bridge on the Bearskin Trail or dip your canoe paddle into the river

Northwoods Water Sports

We take our title as "Nature's Original Waterpark™" very seriously. Once you arrive, you might never want to leave the boat. Our 2,300 bodies of water are premier destinations for fishing, boating, water skiing, tubing, or wake boarding. Memories are made here one boat ride, swim, & paddle at a time.    

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Hiking & Biking in the Northwoods

Hundreds of miles of trails crisscross the Minocqua area, ducking in and out of the woods and sometimes paralleling the roads, offering innumerable cycling  and hiking experiences. With over a million acres of public forest and over 600 miles of trails, our area provides the perfect backdrop for any ride or walk.

Find A Trail

Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trails

With its abundance of protected public wild lands, the Minocqua area is a great place to see rare and endangered birds in their natural habitats. Many of these areas can be easily accessed by car or on foot. A canoe or kayak can also be useful for up-close investigations of birds and the pristine ecosystems in which they reside.

See Rare Birds

Northern Wisconsin Waterfalls

Waterfalls are one of most awe-inspiring wonders in nature. Millions of years ago, the Wisconsin Glacier carved out our gorgeous lakes and some impressive waterfalls. There are 25 breathtaking waterfalls within 85 miles of Minocqua. Visiting these waterfalls are a must see day trip to add to your vacation itinerary. 

Check Out Our List of The Top Waterfalls

Northern Wisconsin Geocaching

The Minocqua area is a unique place for a Geocaching trip. A variety of local caches will lead you to walk through pristine woodlands, bike remote trails, canoe to quiet islands or visit historic locations that hold great stories. Visit for updated caches in the area. 

Start a Treasure-Hunting Adventure

ATV & UTV Trails in the Minocqua Area

ATV riding has become an exciting recreational sport for many in the state of Wisconsin. Our area provides access to many trail systems within a short drive. The Town of Minocqua will be opening up 11.5 miles of ATV routes in the Township for the purpose of accessing neighboring trail systems.

Plan an Off-road Outing