Manitowish Waters

Nestled in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest, Manitowish Waters is home to the famous Manitowish Waters chain of 10 connected lakes totaling 4,265 acres. These lakes are part of the gently flowing 44-mile Manitowish River, which offers outstanding canoeing and kayaking. The North Lakeland Discovery Center provides year-round nature programs. Nearly 600 acres of cranberry marshes exist in Manitowish Waters – tours are available weekly. The community is also known for its abundant trails for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. There’s a lot to do! Plan your trip at

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Phone:  715-543-8488 
Address: 5733 Airport Road / Hwy 51 (located in the Community Center) (map)

Manitowish Waters Northwoods Bum Itinerary


Arrive at any one of our beautiful resorts located on our ten-lake chain. Head out to the dock and relax while listening to the loons and enjoying the wildlife. Make your way into town to enjoy a fish fry at one of our local dining establishments. Continue reading

Manitowish Waters Northwoods Gearhead Itinerary


Arrive at the motel and get settled in. Grab some drinks and dinner downtown. Enjoy live entertainment at a local bar. 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

Manitowish Waters Northwoods Highbrow Itinerary


Check into a private vacation home on a crystal clear lake. Enjoy a historic cranberry marsh tour. Have dinner at one of our upscale dining establishments. Continue reading

Manitowish Waters Northwoods Trailblazer Itinerary


Arrive at a state campground and canoe to your campsite. Set up camp and get the fire going for a grill out and roast s’mores with food from the local market. Continue reading

Manitowish Waters Northwoods Wannabe Itinerary


Check into one of our beautiful rustic cabins on the lakefront. Head into town to a local watering hole and enjoy a ski show in the town park. Continue reading


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