3 Reasons to Visit the Northwoods this Fall


Fall is full of activities that have been drawing people 'up north' for years! From Harley enthusiasts to nature lovers to families with small children, Wisconsin's Northwoods offers something special for everyone during the autumn season. Below, I highlight 3 amazing reasons you should visit Minocqua this fall. But before you do, make sure to call for cabin availability and current specials!

2017 Tomahawk Fall Ride - Sept 13 thru 17th

Gas up the Harley and grab the family for one of the most entertaining festivals in the Northwoods. From Wednesday to Sunday, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy. Live music, shopping, games and plenty of "biker babes and hot rods" - taken directly from there website :)

Attractions Include:

  • Classic Car & Hot Rod Show

  • Thunder Parade

  • Veterans Fall Ride

  • Burnout Pit

  • Live Bands

  • Free Beer and Music on Wed & Thursday

  • Best Biker Butt Contest

  • Ethnic Food Court

  • Swap Meet

  • Tattoo Artists

  • Take a ride in a helicopter

  • Fire Dept Pancake Breakfast

  • Christian Motorcycle Church Service on Sunday

  • Camping

  • Human Bowling

  • Hopping Ponies

  • Zorb Ball

  • Demo Rides

  • Variety of Children's Activities

  • Shopping, Food, Beverages and so much more!

2017 Beef-A-Rama - Sept 30th

For over 50 years this event has been pulling in thousands of event-goers from around the world. It's terribly fun, a bit quirky and definitely beefy! From the rump roast run to the prime choice craft show to bouncy houses for the kids, there is literally something for everyone. Join us right here in our very own town to celebrate and have a blast! Visit website for details.

Attractions Include:

  • Annual Rump Roast Run (where cow costumes are a plus)

  • Calf Mile Run for Kids

  • Live Music All Day Long

  • Parade of Beef

  • Beef Eating Contest

  • Beer Garden

  • Many Food Tents

  • Bouncy Houses for Kids

  • Prime Choice Craft Show Featuring Artisan Crafts (including my favorite soap vendor Nefertem Naturals)

  • Henna, Face Painting and Glitter Painting

  • Official Beef-a-Rama Sandwich Sales at Torpy Park

  • Kuddly Kritters Petting Zoo

  • Chainsaw Carving Exhibition

  • Beef Judging and Winner

  • Cow Pie Plop (smelly, but very fun!)

  • Mechanical Bull Riding

Fall Color Changes - Mid September thru October

After you've enjoyed yourself at the above events, it's time to take a relaxing stroll down the Bear Skin Trail, a car ride through the forest or a boat ride on the lake for spectacular views of the leaves changing colors. It has been said, because of the vast diversity of trees, that Northern Wisconsin is the most beautiful place to view the fall color changes. With every color from golden to crimson popping against a green background, you will be blown away by the beauty of nature during this time of year. It's also a great time to take family portraits!

While it's a little chilly to take a dip in the lake, Lake Minocqua still offers plenty of ways to enjoy yourself. Bring up your boat and take a ride through the chain of lakes to see the rainbow of colors against the crystal clear water. Or, grab a warm sweater and take a seat on one of our half-log benches and watch as the sun sets over the water seemingly glistening over the reflection of all those incredibly colorful trees. I can't even describe the magnificence of it. You simply have to see for yourself!

Have you ever visited the Northwoods during the changing of the colors? How was your experience. Shoot us an email, we'd love to stay in touch.


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