Shell Lake is full of small town appeal. Be sure to stop by the Washburn County Historical Museum, depicting 150 years of Washburn County history. The museum includes a church built in 1888, the former parsonage, the Beaver Brook School Museum, and the Sky Watch Hut used during World War II. Visit the quaint downtown overlooking the beautiful 2,500 acre Shell Lake. You’ll find many treasures in the downtown shops, as well. Take a walk along Shell Lake beach or head over to Clover Meadow Winery for a wine tasting, the only certified organic winery in the Midwest.
Shell Lake is exploding at the seams with artists of all kinds. Stop by The Potters’ Shed and browse the gift shop, have a cup of coffee in the garden or explore your creative side by painting your own pottery or building your own mosaic. Throughout the summer, the Shell Lake Arts Center performs concerts at the beach and brings in fantastic musicians from all over the US. Theatre in the Woods is another great source of artistic talent for plays and musicals alike.
Evening with the Stars Gala
Celebrating 48 years of arts education in lavish style, the Shell Lake Arts Center will host their 11th annual Evening with the Stars Gala.
Town & Country Days
September 04 - September 06
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Shell Lake with a lake run, food booths, chocolate festival, truck pull, tractor pull, kiddie and grand parades, sailing...
Fall Splendor Art Meander
Spooner,Shell Lake,Cumberland,Chetek,Rice Lake,Cameron,Dallas,New Auburn,Bloomer
September 25 - September 27
The Gallery Owners and Studio Artists of NW Wisconsin invite you to meander this fall on a self-guided road trip to 15 of the finest studios and galleries in...
Brickyard Pottery & Glassworks
Located in a historic brick schoolhouse, Brickyard Pottery is a gallery that features premier northern Wisconsin artists. Built in 1921, the building is now...
A nonprofit environmental education and conservation public charity. Our purpose is to promote organic gardening and open pollination for biodiversity,...
Washburn County Historical Museum
The Washburn County Historical Museum depicts the last 150 years of Washburn County, includes the St. John’s Lutheran Church, built in 1888; the former...
Bashaw Lake Resort
Bashaw Lake Resort is a family owned and operated vacation facility on Bashaw Lake, a 170 acre lake in Burnett County, Wisconsin. The resort provides furnished...
America's Best Inn & Suites Shell Lake
We are proud to provide the amenities you want most and we deliver them at the highest level possible, starting with quiet rooms. Our Shell Lake WI hotel...
Shell Lake Municipal Campground
Shell Lake Municipal Campground, on the shores of Shell Lake, a premier fishing, water skiing and sailing lake. 46 sites - 12 on the lake and 12 pull-through;...
Thru the Woods Cafe
A heartwarming cafe nestled in the small town of Shell Lake. If you love a hearty homecooked meal we have one for you, in a larger than life portion!
The Cafe at The Potters Shed
Stop out to the Cafe at The Potters Shed for a great meal or gourmet coffee drink. Sip your coffee in the comfortable coffee shop or head to the garden to...
Potter's Shed, The
Art Gallery & Coffee Shop Cafe. Hot & Cold Gourmet Coffee Drinks, Deli Sandwiches, Wraps, Soups & Salads. Art Gallery: Representing over 300 artists, explore...
5 Great Summer Berry-Picking Spots
Things to Do
Blueberries, raspberries, and more! Here are a few of the many great picking locations around the state, plus a site to unearth more sweet spots.
Irresistible Inland Beaches
Beaches & Pools
You don’t have to be near Lake Michigan or Lake Superior to find a beautiful beach. Wisconsin has over 14,000 lakes and plenty of scenic inland beaches. So...