Manitowish Waters in the Northwoods of Wisconsin
Sparkling lakes, lush forest, and the beauty of nature has made Manitowish Water a favorite vacation spot for many years. From bird watching, canoeing, strolling along a wooded trail, or relaxing in a chair by the water, to more adventurous activities such as biking the fabulous trail system, water sports, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing, there is something for everyone.
DINING in MANITOWISH WATERS
Attractions and Recreation: Things to See and Do
AIRPORT: The paved runway is 3500’ and there is a 3300’ turf runway. Self-service fuel is available 24 hours. The Community Park at the Airport includes a children’s playground, gazebo, picnic tables, benches, two tennis courts and a paddle-board court.
BIKING: There are miles and miles of paved trails for biking at Manitowish Waters. Trails lead from Airport Road to the North Lakeland Discovery Center and on to Boulder Junction through the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest. There are several nice lakes along the way where bikers can stop to rest and enjoy a picnic. Mountain Bikers will find the WinMan trails and trails at the Discovery Center perfect for the whole family. These silent sport trails are for hiking, fat biking, snowshoeing, and skiing.
CRANBERRY BOGS: 5 cranberry marshes produce delicious cranberries with tours available.
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: The groomed WinMan trails invite skiers on the 6.8 miles of trails for skate skiing and 7.4 miles for classic skiing.
FISHING: The 10 lakes surrounding Manitowish Waters provides exciting fishing opportunities, and don’t forget ice fishing in the winter. The lakes offer a wide variety of fish from musky, walleye, large and smallmouth bass to crappie and bluegills. Bring your gear and have a great time out on the lakes.
HIKING: Explore the trails or take a leisurely stroll on one of the trails and enjoy the clear clean air of the Northwoods.
HUNTING: Thousands of acres of public land for hunting a wide variety of game.
KOLLER MEMORIAL PARK: The Frank B. Koller Memorial Park is located in the center of Manitowish Waters on the shores of Rest Lake. Relax in one of the chairs by the water or the gazebo. There are picnic tables and grills so bring your lunch and have a picnic by the water. There are five docks for boats, a fishing pier, a small swimming area, a bandstand, modern restrooms, and parking.
MUSIC in the PARK: Enjoy a variety of music at Koller Park every Sunday from 4pm to 5 pm beginning the end of May through the beginning of September.
SNOWMOBILING: Lots of snow make the Manitowish Waters trails a great place for your winter vacation.. Groomed trails lead through northern Wisconsin and into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan offering a network of over a thousand miles.
WATER SKI SHOW: The MW Skiing Skeeters perform a free water ski show every Saturday at 7pm at Rest Lake Park.
Visit the Manitowish Waters area for a wonderful vacation in the north woods of Wisconsin.
LODGING in BOULDER JUNCTION
Photos: Mary Deloria
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