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 adventur ous activities such as biking the fabulous trail system, water sports, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing, there is something for everyone.

Aberdeen Restaurant & Bar in Manitowish Waters offers casual dining in a comfortable log lodge overlooking the lake and our rustic lounge serves your favorite beverage. We also offer an open- air patio and a private screened-in porch. Please visit our website for our menu and hours of operation. Open for dinner, lunch served Saturday and Sunday. Aberdeen Restaurant & Bar, 5325 Aberdeen Lodge Circle, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545. Phone: 7 5-543-8700.

Ye Olde SHILLELAGH IRISH PUB Serving Food and Spirits. Family friendly. Our menu has a variety of sandwiches, appetizers, soup, salads, our famous Irish Stew, Shepherds Pie, and “Build Your Own Pizza”. Da ily specials. Over 35 Irish Spirits and Guinness for a taste of Ireland. Outdoor seating. Music Sunday at 6pm. Open daily at 11 am. 14202 Tower Road, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545. Phone: 715-543-2340



JIM TAIT REAL ESTATE in BOULDER JUNCTION, WI is a family owned, full service company, now celebrating 43 years of connecting buyers and sellers in Northern Wisconsin! Featuring 2nd home destinations, year round residences, and homes and vacant land parcels both on and off the water. Open Monday – Saturday from 8am to 4pm. Check out our current listings and find out more about us at or call  715-385-2077, 715-892-6675,  or 877-385-2077. P.O. Box 559, Boulder Junction, WI 54512.

PROPERTY on GAYLORD LAKE. Enjoy a full 57 acres and over 3,000’ of frontage on Gaylord Lake. Feels like Canada wilderness, but close to the town of Presque Isle, WI on the south entrance or the town of Marinesco, MI on the north entrance. This property abuts National Forest Land that will buffer from development. Includes a rustic cabin and many unique building sites with power nearby. Contact Jim Tait Real Estate for additi onal information. MLS #160796 $1,275,200
A partial is also available under MLS #160797.

A chain of 10 lakes surrounds the village of Manitowish Waters, an ideal spot for your vacation with something for everyone. There are shops, services, galleries, and great restaurants in town or in the surrounding area. Enjoy this peaceful spot in Northern Wisconsin on your next vacation

Manitowish Waters sign
chairs by Rest Lake
Frank B. Koller Memorial Park is located on Rest Lake in downtown Manitowish Waters. Relax by the water or have a picnic. There are boat docks, a fishing pier, pavilion, modern restrooms, and a small swimming area in the park. Musi c in the Park is performed there every Saturday during the summer.
boat at the doci

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 lun ch 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.


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