ON THE WATER
4 adult kayaks, 1 canoe, 2 paddleboats
All lifejackets are in the closet under lower-level stairs across from the Wilderness Room.
Fish off the dock; fishing rods are in the lower-level under-stairs closet with life jackets.
Fishing license required for everyone over 16 years https://dnr.wi.gov/gowild/resident.html
Walk the 1/2 mile to Hat Rapids Road intersection and back.
Swing on the tree swing ( children’s swing can hook onto clamps on the rope swing) or playset swings for children. Tag @5Ks_Chalet on Instagram with your #treeswing photos.
Climb the climbing tree in the yard (with adult supervision).
Use the Great Room binoculars to birdwatch from any upper-bedroom window, the deck, or from the dock.
Get out the telescope on the deck or lay in the grass and stargaze for the Big Dipper, Little Dipper, and Orion’s Belt.
Wild turkeys, geese, loons, mallards, and other birds frequent the river, the trees, and our woods.
A bald eagle's nest can be found upstream; they fly over the house and Wisconsin River regularly.
The neighborhood has 4-5 deer and you will see them strolling around; keep your cameras and phones ready!
Hawk's Nest Outfitters, 6141 WI-70 W, Eagle River (34 miles, 40 minutes)
Routes and rentals for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing at Rainbow Flowage and Eagle River (town)
Reservations: 715-479-7944 or on their website https://www.hawksnestoutfitters.com/
Hodag Farmer’s Market at Pioneer Park, Pioneer Park on S. Oneida Ave, Rhinelander, (9 miles, 12 minutes)
Every Saturday 8 am until 1 pm from Memorial Day Weekend to 3rd Saturday of October
Holiday Stables, 4005 Old Farm Rd, Rhinelander, WI 54501 (12 miles, 20 minutes)
Horse-backriding 1 hour or 30 minute rides, wagon rides around Lake George
Northwoods ZipLine, Aerial Trek, Argo ATV, and Kayak River Adventure Tours
7849 US Highway 51 S, Minocqua (34 miles, 40 minutes)
Soar over 13 ziplines including 2 over lakes, aerial obstacles, and adventure bridges in a 4-hour Full Adventure tour, or pick one of the other great options offered at Northwoods Zip Line Adventure Tours.
Shoeder's RV and Marine
2230 N Stevens St, Rhinelander (12 miles, 18 minutes)
Boats and Pontoons Rentals
Wildwood Wildlife Park Zoo & SafariNature Center
10094 State Highway 70, Minocqua (36 minutes, 50 minutes)
Visit giraffes and other safari animals--over 1700 total! Open from early May to mid-October, rain or shine. Parking and children under 2 are free, adults and children over 2 reasonably priced.
Windmill Ice Cream Shoppe, 1972 Co Hwy L, Tomahawk (16 miles, 25 minutes)
Hand-scooped ice cream with enormous portions (cash only), outdoor picnic table seating, and right on the Hiawatha Trail/Bearskin State Park Trail. Well worth the drive.