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  • About the Rhinelander Area

    The Rhinelander Area is in the “Heart of Hodag Country,” a landscape rich in forests, lakes and trails. The Hodag is a legendary woodland creature. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the Hodag as you hike, bike, fish, paddle, shop, dine and relax in the Rhinelander Area.


    The Rhinelander Area is a year-round outdoor playground with 232 lakes within 15 minutes of Downtown Rhinelander so you are sure to enjoy the perfect balance between nature and creature comforts. Rhinelander Area residents enjoy solitude, spectacular fall colors, exceptional winter trails and lush summers.

    Rhinelander Area lakes offer some of Wisconsin’s best fishing. The community is known as the “Ice Fishing Capital of the World.” Year-round, the fishing in the Rhinelander Area is spectacular. You’ll find lakes right in the heart of Rhinelander, such as Boom Lake, a large flowage on the Wisconsin River. There are hundreds more lakes within a short drive, including the popular Lake George, Lake Thompson, Lake Julia and the Moen Lake Chain.

    Mountain bikers and road cyclists alike will enjoy bicycling in and around the Rhinelander Area. The quiet roadways that stretch out from Rhinelander are great for touring cyclists looking to enjoy the beauty of the Northwoods.

    Cross-country ski and snowshoe trails

    Hodag Country offers outstanding winter trails. Cross-country ski and snowshoe through snow-covered pines or glide along tamarack bogs and groves of hemlocks. Choose from several trails located just minutes from downtown Rhinelander. Excellent trail grooming combined with the area’s lodging, restaurants and numerous amenities make Hodag Country the ideal snowmobiling destination.

    For more information visit www.ExploreRhinelander.com

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