The Rhinelander Area is the only place on earth where you have a chance of seeing the Hodag, a woodland creature blamed for lost golf balls, missing beverages and trophy fish that “got away.” Catch a glimpse of the elusive creature along the area’s woodland trails or on a relaxing Wisconsin River Cruise. If you bring your clubs be sure to check out the beautiful Northwoods golf courses, but keep an eye on your ball because the Hodag may be nearby. There’s also a chance that the Hodag might be hanging around one of Rhinelander’s unique shops. And Hodag hunters should be sure to check out the Pioneer Park Historical Complex —rumor has it that the Hodag likes to nap in the popular logging camp exhibit. Find trip planning information at explorerhinelander.com.


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Website: explorerhinelander.com
E-mail: info@rhinelanderchamber.com
Phone:  715-365-7464
Address: 450 West Kemp Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501 (map)
Facebook: facebook.com/RhinelanderWisconsin
Area Information: RhinelanderChamber.com

Rhinelander Northwoods Bum Itinerary


A sample trip itinerary for people who love to be lazy when they’re on vacation. Arrive at the well-known resort and step into your bright, airy cottage. Whatever amenities you are searching for, the Rhinelander area has them available. Continue reading

Rhinelander Northwoods Gearhead Itinerary


A sample itinerary for ATVers, motorcyclists and snowmobilers. As you make your way into Rhinelander, stop at the Visitor Center for travel info and ATV maps. While you are there, make sure to visit with the world famous Hodag. Head to one of the four area campgrounds and set up camp, whether you are looking for a site along the water, woods or trail, you’ll find the perfect site. 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

Rhinelander Northwoods Highbrow Itinerary


A sample itinerary for the traveler who appreciates the finer things. The views in Rhinelander are picturesque. Settle into your vacation home overlooking a great view of an area lake and enjoy the tranquility. See a list of vacation homes. Walk down to the shore and watch kayakers gliding on the glass-like surface of the calm lake. Continue reading

Rhinelander Northwoods Trailblazer Itinerary


A sample itinerary for people who love exploring scenic trails and waterways. Select an idyllic campsite under a canopy of ancient hemlocks. We have four great campgrounds to choose from. Hop on the mountain bikes and pedal into Rhinelander. Continue reading

Rhinelander Northwoods Wannabe Itinerary


A sample trip itinerary for people who’d love to make the Rhinelander Area their home. Open the door to your cottage set on the shores of a small, tranquil lake. The Rhinelander area has the perfect cabin to fit your needs. You’ll find many options. Throw your gear inside, then head straight back outside to take a quick swim before getting ready for dinner. Continue reading


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