When people talk about a classic Northwoods vacation, they’re talking about the Eagle River area. Located on a chain of twenty-eight lakes, the largest freshwater chain in the world, Eagle River is famous for its clear, cool lakes filled with game fish.
Ice cream parlors, candy stores and souvenir shops line Eagle River’s Main Street, conveying a genuine small town charm. In autumn, more than 40,000 enjoy the city’s Cranberry Fest – the largest food festival in the Northwoods. In winter, the community shifts gears to cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, including the World’s Championship Snowmobile Derby held on the city’s half mile iced oval.
Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
Vilas County Fair
August 13 - August 16
Exhibits, horse shows, horseshoe tournament, judging, midway rides, and refreshments.
Paul Bunyan Fest
Family fun event with an arts & craft show, musical entertainment, chainsaw carving demos, Paul Bunyan-sized beef sandwiches and luncheon, and much more.
National Championship Musky Open
August 21 - August 23
World's largest amateur Musky tournament includes a sport show, trophies, food and fun for the whole family. Fish one of seven lake families in Vilas County.
Eagle Baking Company
A traditional pastry shoppe featuring everything from gourmet cookies to extravagant wedding cakes. Then if you're hungry for lunch-specializing in sandwich...
Braywood Resort & Motel
We are a four season lakeside resort featuring a bar and grill. Use us for summer fun, fall hunting and fishing, winter snowmobiling and ice fishing or spring...
Lumpy's Bar & Grill
Lumpy's Bar and Grill located on the tranquil shore of Catfish Lake in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Lumpy's Bar and Grill features a laid back Sport's Bar...
Top 10 Things to do with Family
Things to Do
Take your family on a fun-filled adventure! Here are 10 destinations with unique activities for the whole family.
Seven Scenic Natural Wonders of Vilas County
Natural Attractions and Parks
Nowhere in the Midwest will you come across a higher concentration of inland freshwater lakes. Come see all the natural beauty they have to share!