Legends and Lore: Northwoods Gumshoe Itineraries

For the Northwoods Gumshoe, fun is in the experience of discovery. You understand that there’s a lot to be discovered in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Fascinating history, rich heritage and riveting tales of yore are hiding in these woods—and you’re ready to find it all. Historic logging camps and former gangster hideaways dot the landscape of the Northwoods of Wisconsin. You spend the morning on a historic walking tour and learn the unique stories behind charming communities. In the afternoon, you stop by one of the many local history museums and learn about the tribal leaders, European settlers, countless lumberjacks and eccentric characters who have called the Northwoods of Wisconsin home. At the end of the day, you experience living history at a classic supper club dating to the 1930s. And, wise as an owl, you’ve asked around and know exactly what’s the best thing on the menu.

Antigo Northwoods Gumshoe Itinerary

Waking up in your room at the Langlade County lodging option you chose starts your vacation of discovery. First, find the perfect restaurant for a wonderful meal, good service, and a lot of conversation about the latest news, sports, and more. This is a great way to get started learning more about the area. Continue reading

Boulder Junction Northwoods Gumshoe Itinerary

Following your afternoon arrival at the cabin at the beautiful resort on the sandy shores of a crystal-clear lake in Boulder Junction, you head out onto the porch to take in the lovely view and plan your evening. Amid the shade of the pines and the sounds of the forest, you select a restaurant known for its Friday night fish fry. Continue reading

Eagle River Northwoods Gumshoe Itinerary

What the Gumshoe might want to do in Eagle River: Stay at one of our many historical resorts. Take a Historical Walking Tour of Eagle River. Take a relaxing guided pontoon tour of the Eagle River Chain of Lakes and its historic boat houses. Continue reading

Forest County Northwoods Gumshoe Itinerary

Ride the Lumberjack Special Steam Train. Visit the Chief Willard Ackley Memorial. Take a walk around Courthouse Square in Crandon. Visit the 140-year-old Dinesen house. Spend some time in the Forest County Historical Museum. Go Geocaching! Find caches hidden all … Continue reading

Land O’Lakes Northwoods Gumshoe Itinerary

Here is what an investigative journey to the Northwoods of Wisconsin might look like for a Northwoods Gumshoe in Land O’ Lakes: Arrive at the historic Gateway Lodge. Take a drive to check out some of the historic sites such as Bent’s Camp, Headwaters of the Wisconsin River, Indian Village and more. Enjoy dinner at the Gateway Lodge Restaurant Continue reading

Manitowish Waters Northwoods Gumshoe Itinerary

Arrive at historic lakeside cabin. Rent a boat for a tour of the historic ten-lake chain. Grab dinner at a historic supper club. Continue reading

Merrill Northwoods Gumshoe Itinerary

You believe that fun is in the experience of discovery. Fascinating history, rich heritage and riveting tales of yore are hiding in these woods – discover what keeps visitors coming back for more in the Northwoods of Wisconsin! Continue reading

Presque Isle Northwoods Gumshoe Itinerary

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at any of our local eateries – don’t forget the flapjacks, as a nod to the logging era that brought development to the area in the early 1900’s. A visit to the Heritage … Continue reading

Rhinelander Northwoods Gumshoe Itinerary

A sample itinerary for travelers who want to immerse themselves in the history and culture of the Rhinelander Area. Open the door of your cabin at the resort on the shores of a shimmering lake. Our lodging options are top of the line. Head out to visit some of the local shops in Downtown Rhinelander and see the flare our small town has to offer. Continue reading

Tomahawk Northwoods Gumshoe Itinerary

For those of you who are fascinated with history, Tomahawk is the place for you. Incorporated in 1891 during the height of the lumbering boom in Wisconsin, Tomahawk became a small and vibrant community. Continue reading

Vilas County Northwoods Gumshoe Itinerary

Where better to spend your vacation than at a classic lakeside lodge that dates to the early 1900s? The wood interiors, tall ceilings and the sweeping views of the lake give you a sense that you are in another time. Continue reading


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