The Northern Wisconsin Summer Activities Guide

For many, summer and Northern Wisconsin go hand and hand. Every year, thousands of families load up their vehicles and head for the serene, Wisconsin lake resorts. By escaping the daily grind and reliving the memories of their youth, parents wish to create lasting impressions for their children, in hopes that they too will inherit an equal reverence for the great outdoors. 

There are plenty of things to do in Northern Wisconsin, so much that it can be overwhelming if you haven’t been here every summer for the last 30 years. You won’t run out of activities while spending part of your summer in Wisconsin; regardless, we’ve put together a shortlist to streamline the selection process.  

The Best Golf Courses This Side of Rhinelander

Golf is a traditional summer pastime that combines the competitive spirit with a leisurely setting. Some take it seriously, while others view victory as secondary to knowing how far they can whack a ball. Aimlessly searching for the best Northern Wisconsin golf courses is no way to spend your time, so we’ve narrowed it down so you don’t have to find out the hard way. 

Voyager Village

Voyager Village offers 27 holes on two courses that feature rolling hills, gorgeous lakes, and meticulously manicured fairways and greens. Both the championship 18-hole course and the par 3 are sure to provide a friendly challenge for all skill levels. 

Spooner Golf Club

Since 1930, Spooner Golf Club has provided a unique golfing experience with its pristine tree-lined fairways, various sized greens, and it’s substantial practice facilities. Many risks and rewards await at this Washburn County staple that was originally designed by six-time British Open champion, Harry Vardon. 

Black Bear Golf Club

Black Bear Golf Club was built in 2001 and was crafted by renowned designer, Jeff Brauer. This 18-hole course offers generous fairways and forgiving slopes that are challenging enough to test your skills without frustration.

Set Your Clock to Island Time on Madeline Island

In two hours, you can find yourself aboard a ferry heading to Madeline Island. With numerous shops, miles of sandy beaches, several restaurants, a matrix of hiking trails, and plentiful kayaking opportunities, this will be a day trip everyone can enjoy. 

Visit Downtown Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota has all the amenities of a big city with less traffic. A plethora of pubs, restaurants, and shops fill this metropolitan enclave and present a vibrant nightlife. Canal Park is a must-stop and the bustling downtown will provide a quick reprieve from nature for those more acclimated to an urban setting. 

Explore Northern Wisconsin at Heartwood Resort

A comfortable guest room with two beds.Heartwood Resort and Conference Center helps visitors make the most of their Northern Wisconsin vacation with traditional guest rooms, duplex cabins, cozy cottages, and extensive split-level homes. Call us at 715-466-6300 to learn more about these accommodations and how we can maximize your Northern Wisconsin vacation.