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Appetizers

Homemade Pizzas 12” and Thin Crust

Burgers and Sandwiches

Make it a Basket – Add Fries or Chips...........................$2.00 Sauces: Blue Cheese, BBQ, Marinara, Ranch, Honey Mustard ..................................................................................$.50 each Nacho Cheese, Beer Cheese ................................... $1.00 each Basket of Fries – Fresh-Cut Fries, seasoned with Parmesan and Parsley.......................................................................$5.00 Basket of Chips – Fresh-Cut Chips, seasoned with Parmesan and Parsley ......................................................................$5.00 Homemade Pork Rinds – Deep-Fried Pork Skins (BBQ, Cheddar, Hot, Plain) .........................................................$5.00 Chicken Tenders – 4 Pieces of Country-Breaded Chicken Breast...............................................................................$7.00 Chicen Wings – 6 Wings Served as Nakes, BBQ, Mild or Hot & Served with Blue Cheese or Ranch...................................$7.00 Onion Rings – Beer-Battered Onion Rings ....................$8.00 Frog Legs – Three Sets of Fried Seasoned Frog Legs ......$9.50 Cheese Curds – Fried Wisconsin White Cheddar Curds ..$9.00 Duck Strips – Almond Breaded Duck Strips served with Sweet-Chili Sauce................................ ............................$9.50 Loaded Totts – Tater-Totts covered with Cheese Sauce, Onion, Tomatoes, Bacon, Sour Cream..........................................$9.50 Nacho Platter – Homemade Tortilla Chips served with Seasoned Beef or Chicken topped with Cheese Onion, Tomatoes, Black Olive, Jalapenos and Sour Cream. Beef or Chicken .$14.00 Big-Ass Pretzel – 24oz Belgium style pretzel served with nacho cheese, beer-cheese, & honey mustard...............$13.50

Classic Cheese – Red Sauce & Mozzarella ...................$12.00 BBQ Chicken – BBQ Sauce, Chicken, Mozzarella ..........$16.00 Chicken Bacon Ranch – White Sauce, Chicken, Bacon,& Spinach, Mozzarella Topped with Ranch ........................$17.00 Taco Pizza – Taco-Sauce, Refried Beans, Seasoned Beef, and Mexican Cheese topped with Lettuce, Tomato, and Doritos ....... .......................................................................................$19.00 Burnt Bridge Deluxe – Sausage, Pepperoni, Black Olive, Green Pepper, Mushroom, and Onion ............................$19.50 Additional Toppings – Sausage, Pepperoni, Black Olive, Green Olive, Mushroom, Onion, Green Pepper, Jalapeño, Spinach, Tomato........................................................ $1.50 ea. White Sauce / 10” Gluten Free Crust.................Add $2.00

All sandwiches are served with Fries, Chips or Upgrade to Tater Totts for $1.00 Add Ons: Cheese – American, Cheddar, Swiss, Blue or Pepper Jack ...................................................................................$.75 Jalapeños, Grilled Onions, Mushrooms ................$.50 ea. Applewood Bacon ........................................................$2.00 Upgrade to Pretzel Bun......................................Add $1.00 Stacked Grilled Cheese – Layered American, Cheddar, Onion & Tomato on White Bread ................................................$8.50 Pulled Pork – Pulled Pork, BBQ or Seasoned with Cole-slaw on Brioche Bun ............................................................... $9.00 Chicken Sandwich – Chicken Breast, Lettuce, Tomato, & Onion served on a Toasted Pretzel Bun. ...........................$9.00 Club Sandwich – Ham, Turkey, Lettuce, Tomato, Swiss Cheese, Mustard Aole on a Ciabatta Bun..........................$9.50 Classic Burger*– Charbroiled Burger served with Lettuce, Tomato & Onion on a Toasted Bun 1/3 lb. Chuck Burger .............................................$9.00 1/2 lb. Chuck Burger ...........................................$10.00 Veggie Burger – Black Bean Burger served with Lettuce, Tomato & Onion on a Toasted Bun. ..................................$9.00 Wisconsin Burger* – 1/3 lb Chuck Patty, 1/3 lb Brat Patty, Cheddar & Swiss Cheese on a Toasted Bun ....................$13.00 Patty Melt* – 1/3 lb Chuck Patty, Swiss, American topped with Fried Onion on Rye Bread.......................................$11.00

Homemade Soups & Fresh Salads

Dressings – Blue-Cheese, French, Greek, Italian, Oil & Vinegar, Ranch, Thousand Island, Poppy Seed (House) House Salad – Spring Greens, Onion, Sunflower Seeds, Craisins, Feta Cheese served w/Homemade Poppy-Seed Dressing. ..........................................................................$9.00 Side Salad – Lettuce, Tomato, Cheddar.................................... ....................................................Small $4.00 / Large $7.50 Add Grilled Chicken Breast for – $3.00 Soups and Chili.. .......................... Cup $4.00 / Bowl $5.50

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BBLT – Bacon, Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato on White Bread ......... .......................................................................................$10.00 Perch Sandwich – Perch Fillets with Lettuce, AmericanCheese & Tartar on a Toasted Ciabatta Bun ....................$11.50 Cuban Sandwich – Pulled Pork, Ham, Pickles with Swiss Cheese & Mustard on a Ciabatta Bun. ............................$11.00 Brisket & Slaw – Smoked Brisket topped with Sweet-Pepper Coleslaw served on a Toasted Ciabatta Bun................... $11.00 Rueben Sandwich – Sliced Corned Beef topped with Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese & Thousand Island on Rye Bread ....... .......................................................................................$10.00 * Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, eggs or unpasteurized milk may increase your risk of foodborne illness

Specials Mon & Tues Specials are Seasonal. Ask Server Wednesday Smelt Fry – Lightly-battered Smelt served with Coleslaw, Rye Bread, Lemon & Fries. ..............................$12.00 Thursday & Saturday Bear Paw – Handmade Deep-FriedCalzone with Sauce & Cheese...........................................$6.50 Pizza Toppings (Up to 3)............................+$1.00 Each Friday Fish Fry (2 pm–9 pm) – Served with Creamy Coleslaw, Rye Bread, Lemon Fries, Chips or Potato Pancake Walleye Dinner – Fried or Baked w/Lemon Pepper ....$16.50 Extra Pice...........................................................$3.50 Haddock Dinner – Fried (Beer-Batter) or Baked with.Paprika & Parsley ........................................................................$12.00 Extra Piece ........................................................ $2.00 Sunday Chicken Dinner – 4 piece ‘Broasted’ Chicken served with potato wedges & coleslaw .....................................$12.05


Welcome

Your adventure begins in Conover!

Untarnished lakes and lush forests reach out in all directions, with the community of Conover being the focal point. Located just 9 miles north of Eagle River and 9 miles south of the Wisconsin-Michigan border, Conover is the ideal location to enjoy the true “Northwoods”. Come to Conover and experience a way of life that is refreshing and exciting, yet restful and rewarding. Whether it’s fishing a “hot spot” on our one of many lakes, hiking or biking through a dazzling panorama of autumn colors, or skiing or snowmobiling our picturesque forests, year-round Conover is your starting point of ADVENTURE!

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Table of Contents Calendar of Events..............4-5 Northwoods Blizzard Blast...... 6 Taste of Conover.................. 7 Town History....................... 7 Conover Area Trails.............8-9 Recreational Map............ 10-11 ATV & UTV.........................11 Off-Highway Motorcycle........11

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing......................12 Snowmobiling.....................12 Equestrian.........................13 Hunting.............................13 Hiking & Biking...................14 Bird & Wildlife Watching & Photography.......................14

Paddling............................15 Fishing & Boating................16 Beaches & Parks..................17 Geocaching........................17 Camping & Campgrounds... 18-19 Business Directory.......... 20-21 Advertisers................... 22-23

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Calendar of Events January

JANUARY 26 - COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE TIME: 1:30 pm LOCATION: Conover Community Center | 4665 Hwy K East, Conover CONTACT: Conover Lions Club | Kathy Johnson | 715-477-0575 JANUARY 30 - CONOVER SNO-BUDDIES ANNUAL CHILI & SOUP COOK-OFF Taste delicious samples of soup and chili and place your vote for the best chef. Or stir up your favorite recipe and enter the contests. Proceeds benefit the Conover snowmobile trail system. TIME: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm LOCATION: Wild Turkey | 306 US Hwy 45, Conover CONTACT: Conover Sno-Buddies | www.conoversnobuddies.com

February

FEBRUARY 7 - WINTER FROLIC Come join us for some sledding fun at the 62nd Annual Winter Frolic. The Conover Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Club will be giving kids rides up the hill in a sleigh. Food and beverages. Heated indoor shelter. Fun for the whole family! TIME: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm LOCATION: Conover Town Park | 4697 Park Circle, Conover CONTACT: Conover Lions Club | Lenny & Kathy Johnson | 715-477-0575

FEBRUARY 13 - NORTHWOODS BLIZZARD BLAST Winter fun for everyone! Cold weather enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Giant Ski Races, Recliner Races, Ice Bowling, Slap Shot Hockey, Firefighter Competitions and the Artisan Bazaar. Kids will revel in the Dogsled Dash, Chilly Charlie’s Challenge, Pin the Nose on the Snowman, Ring Toss, Snowman Pong and Mosaic Snow Art. Demonstrations in Archery, Snowshoeing and more will be held throughout the day. Food and refreshments available all day as well as beer at the popular “Snow Bar.” Warming fires and heated restrooms on site. Proceeds benefit area Fire & EMS Departments. TIME: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm LOCATION: Conover Town Park | 4697 Park Circle, Conover CONTACT: www.northwoodsblizzardblast.com| northwoodsblizzardblast@gmail.com

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FEBRUARY 13 - 27th ANNUAL GREAT NORTHERN JERK OFF Jerky making competition. Come join us and sample the entries. All proceeds go to Warm the Children. TIME: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm LOCATION: Club 45 Bar & Grill | 4800 Old 45 Rd, Conover CONTACT: Kathy Johnson | 715-477-0575 FEBRUARY 27 - CONOVER SNO-BUDDIES POKER RUN DRAW PARTY Get your game card at local area businesses beginning December 26, 2020. Ride the incredible trails to as many stops as you wish and then join us on February 27, 2021, for the drawing. Also raffles, 50/50 games, food and more. Proceeds benefit the Conover snowmobile trail system TIME: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm LOCATION: Twin Lake Pub | 3894 Twin Lake Rd, Conover CONTACT: Conover Sno-Buddies | www.conoversnobuddies.com

March

MARCH 17 - CONOVER SNO-BUDDIES ST. PADDY’S CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE DINNER Come join us on St Patrick’s Day and enjoy a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner. Proceeds benefit the Conover snowmobile trail system. TIME: 4:30 pm – 8:00 PM LOCATION: Club 45 Bar & Grill | 4800 Old 45 Rd, Conover CONTACT: Conover Sno-Buddies | www.conoversnobuddies.com

April

APRIL 27 - COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE TIME: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm LOCATION: Conover Community Center | 4665 Hwy K East, Conover CONTACT: Conover Lions Club | Kathy Johnson | 715-477-0575

May

MAY 29 - CHAIN SKIMMERS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SHOW Watch skilled water skiers perform awesome tricks, jumps, flips, and other amazing stunts. TIME: 5:00 pm LOCATION: Lake Pleasant | 5280 Hwy 45 North, Conover CONTACT: Chain Skimmers Water Ski Team | 708-205-9180


June

JUNE 12 - CHAIN SKIMMERS WATER SKI SHOW First show of the season. Watch skilled water skiers perform awesome tricks, jumps, flips, and other amazing stunts. TIME: 7:00 pm LOCATION: Lake Pleasant | 5280 Hwy 45 North, Conover CONTACT: Chain Skimmers Water Ski Team | 708-205-9180 JUNE 27 - TASTE OF CONOVER Area restaurants and businesses will feature specialty items ranging from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts. You will not go away hungry! Activities for kids and live music for your listening enjoyment. TIME: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm LOCATION: Conover Town Park | 4697 Park Circle, Conover CONTACT: Conover Chamber of Commerce | 715-479-4928 | www.conover.org

July

JULY 4 - INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE, PICNIC IN THE PARK, & WATER SKI SHOW Come enjoy the parade and then head to the Conover Town Park for the picnic. Enjoy food, refreshments, music, kid games, and dunk tank. End your day with a festive Chain Skimmers Water Ski Show. Fun for the whole family. TIME: PARADE: 1:00 pm, PICNIC: 1:00 pm - 4:00 PM, WATER SKI SHOW: 7:00 pm LOCATION: PARADE: Town Road PICNIC: Conover Town Park | 4697 Park Circle WATER SKI SHOW: Lake Pleasant | 5280 Hwy 45 North CONTACT: PARADE: Conover Chamber of Commerce | 715-479-4928 | www.conover.org PICINIC: Conover Lions Club | Lenny & Kathy Johnson| 715-477-0575 WATER SKI SHOW: Chain Skimmers Water Ski Team | 708-205-9180 JULY 11 - CONOVER FIRE & RESCUE PANCAKE BREAKFAST All you can eat pancakes and sausage with beverages. Door prizes and 50/50 raffles. Proceeds benefit Conover Fire & Rescue. TIME: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm LOCATION: Conover Community Center | 4665 Hwy K East, Conover CONTACT: Conover Fire & Rescue | 715-477-2036 JULY 27 - COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE TIME: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm LOCATION: Conover Community Center | 4665 Hwy K East, Conover CONTACT: Conover Lions Club | Kathy Johnson | 715-477-0575

JULY 31 - CHAIN SKIMMERS 50TH ANNIVERSARY WATER SKI SHOW Come celebrate the Chain Skimmers 50th Anniversary as a ski team. Watch skilled water skiers perform awesome tricks, jumps, flips, and other amazing stunts. TIME: 7:00 pm LOCATION: Lake Pleasant | 5280 Hwy 45 North, Conover CONTACT: Chain Skimmers Water Ski Team | 708-205-9180

September

SEPTEMBER 4 - CHAIN SKIMMERS WATER SKI SHOW Special Labor Day weekend show. Watch skilled water skiers perform awesome tricks, jumps, flips, and other amazing stunts. TIME: 5:00 pm LOCATION: Lake Pleasant | 5280 Hwy 45 North, Conover CONTACT: Chain Skimmers Water Ski Team | 708-205-9180

October

OCTOBER 26 - COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE TIME: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm LOCATION: Conover Community Center | 4665 Hwy K East, Conover CONTACT: Conover Lions Club | Kathy Johnson | 715-477-0575 OCTOBER 31 - HALLOWEEN PARTY Children’s games and prizes. Costume judging. TIME: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm LOCATION: Conover Community Center | 4665 Hwy K East, Conover CONTACT: Conover Lions Club | Lenny & Kathy Johnson | 715-477-0575

Recurring Events

CHAIN SKIMMERS WATER SKI SHOWS: Watch skilled water skiers perform awesome tricks, jumps, flip, and other amazing stunts. TIME: Shows every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 7:00 pm LOCATION: Lake Pleasant | 5280 Hwy 45 North, Conover CONTACT: Chain Skimmers Water Ski Team | 708-205-9180 Special Memorial Day Weekend Show: Saturday, May 29th @ 5:00 pm First Show of the Season: Saturday, June 12th @ 7:00 pm No Water Ski Shows: Thursday, July 15th and Saturday, July 17th Chain Skimmers compete at State Water Ski Show Competition 50th Anniversary Water Ski Show: Saturday, July 31st @ 7:00 pm Special Labor Day Weekend Show: Saturday, September 4th @ 5:00 pm

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Northwoods Blizzard Blast

A FLURRY OF WINTER FUN PLANNED FOR THE NORTHWOODS BLIZZARD BLAST

The 8th annual Northwoods BLIZZARD BLAST is planned for Saturday, February 13 at the Conover Community Park. Featuring activities for winter enthusiasts of all ages, the event is sure to entertain both participants and spectators alike.

Children will revel in the Dogsled Dash event as well as face painting and pony rides. Chilly Charlie’s Children’s Carnival features winter games for children. Prizes are awarded for games such as Snowman Pong, Ring Toss, Chilly Charlie’s Challenge, Find my Buttons, and more. Children will also enjoy Snow Art Fun, using nature’s own materials to create art in the snow. The popular sledding hill will be open for kids to enjoy all day. Giant Ski Races will challenge a group of four to ski together and stay in sync and upright while strapped to a pair of 18 foot long custom made skis. Recliner Races, Ice Bowling and Slap Shot Hockey events along with open skating will be held on the ice rink in the center of the park. The baseball diamond will host the Firefighter Challenge Competitions. Demonstration and instruction in snowshoeing and archery will be held throughout the day. For a more serene activity, climb aboard a Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride. Rides will depart the park every 15 minutes and travel through scenic forest lands. Cross-country ski enthusiasts may check out the newly expanded Pioneer Creek Recreation Trail. Trails are groomed for both classic and skate ski enthusiasts. Activities on the park grounds kick off at 10:00am and end at 4:00pm. There is no admission fee to the park. All events are free for spectators to enjoy. Single event tickets will be available for purchase for those who want to get in on the action. Proceeds raised at the event go to area Fire & EMS departments. To reserve your spot in the competitions or for more information, please visit www.northwoodsblizzardblast.com, Northwoods Blizzard Blast on Facebook or call 715-547-8120. The Northwoods Blizzard Blast Artisan Bazaar is held the same day from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the Conover Community Center adjacent to the park. Hand crafted winter wear, seasonal crafts and nature inspired jewelry will be showcased. Try tasty samplings of artisan breads, dips, cheeses and candy and take home your favorites. Wildlife art, hand carved wooden creations and chainsaw carvings will also be featured. Sandwiches, S’mores, snacks, and refreshments are available all day. Warming bonfires and heated restrooms are located throughout the park.

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The Taste of Conover Not Just a “Taste”

It’s hard to believe that a small town in Northern Wisconsin can have some of the best restaurants in the state. About fourteen years ago members of the Town of Conover decided to put together a “Taste of Conover” to introduce the area to what they consider, great food! The restaurants jumped at the chance to have people taste their specialty items. The Taste of Conover was set up in the town park with live music, tents to get out of the sun, activities for kids, and the great aroma of delicious food. Apparently, that was all that was needed – everyone turned out. One thing about Conover, they don’t do anything in a small way. People expected “a taste” and came away with a plate full. And, there were 15 different vendors, so, of course, everyone had to try everything. NO ONE went away hungry. Lots of beverages were consumed to wash down the food. Kids had butter dripping off their chins from the slow roasted corn on the cob (made for a very slippery day for them in the bounce house). Other kids took turns in the dunk tank – a great way to cool off on a hot day. AND, the food was sold out quickly. Now, fourteen years later, people come from all over the state, the last Sunday in June, to the “Taste of Conover”. People have told us that they plan their vacation around the event because Con-

over actually has some of the best food in the state. Lots of improvements have been made. Lots more food. Serving trays are provided so everyone can carry lots of food items to their favorite spot under the tent to listen to music, have a beverage or two, and go back for more. The kids are still enjoying it all. You can find almost any type of food, a lot locally grown, some gluten free, some organic, something for everyone. It has become a relaxing Sunday afternoon in the park, tummies full, containers to go, and smiling faces. Conover may be a SMALL town in northern Wisconsin, but it sure provides a BIG quench to your appetite. Join us at the next “Taste of Conover” on Sunday, June 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Guaranteed – you won’t go away hungry!

Town History

The man for whom our town is named is Seth H. Conover, who came from Plymouth, Wisconsin, and was a prominent cheese buyer. Conover’s hobbies were fishing and hunting. He came to the Northwoods on the logging trains that the timber industry used to get wood to the mills of Central and Southern Wisconsin. Seth Conover became quite friendly with some of the officials of the CNW Railroad and went on hunting and fishing trips with them. He was familiar with our area and felt that the location of present Conover was as close as possible to Big Twin Lake where he enjoyed fishing. After stopping at the same place for several years, the railroad men began referring to it as Conover’s Place and decided to build a station there. In time it was formally designated Conover on the railroad maps. In 1891, seventy-three acres of land were deeded to Seth Conover on Big Twin Lake and later became Lakota Resort. Guests to the resort were met at the rail station in Conover by a team and wagon for transport. Tourists came from the city and stayed for the season. On January 3, 1907, the town of Conover was formally set aside from the town of Eagle River. Conover is truly a wonderful place to visit because of its natural beauty and rich past. Visit our town’s website: www.townofconover.com and read the entire story of our past.

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TRAIL KEY

Conover Area Trails Conover-Phelps Trail

Map link: https://www.vilaswi.com/rail-trail/ Length: 8.8 miles The Conover-Phelps Trail will shortly connect its two namesake communities along the former Chicago & North Western Railroad, providing views of woodlands and wetlands along the way. The Conover-Phelps Trail is a mixed trail surface. Recently completed at the west end of the trail starting at the Conover Town Park are 2.8 miles of hard surface for biking and walking along with three scenic water crossings in its first few miles. From Muskrat Creek Road east to the trailhead, find 8.8 miles total of hard surface trails ideal for hiking and mountain biking. Parking and Trail Access: A parking lot and restrooms are available on the west end of the trail in the Conover Town Park at 4697 Park Circle in Conover.

Decker Lake Trail

Map link: https://www.vilaswi.com/decker-lake-trail/ Length: 4.5 miles This trail features rolling terrain and meanders through stands of aspen, oak, and pine. The Decker Fire Lane is mowed on a three-year rotation and is not plowed during the winter. Parking and Trail Access: From the intersection of Hwy 45 and County Hwy K in Conover, continue west on County Hwy K approximately 5 miles to Decker Lake Fire Lane. Turn south on Decker Lake Fire Lane to various parking areas.

Deep Lake Trails

Map link: https://www.vilaswi.com/deep-lake-trails-2/ Length: 6 miles Range Line Lake Fire Lane divides this trail system. Terrain is level and winds through stands of aspen, pine, and northern hardwoods. There are ADA compliant picnic sites at Range Line Lake and Deep Lake. Range Line Lake also has a carry-in canoe launch. There is a disabled accessible fishing pier at Deep Lake. Deep Lake Road is part of the Vilas County Snowmobile Trail System and is not accessible by vehicles during the winter season. Parking and Trail Access: From the intersection of Hwy 45 and County Hwy G north of Eagle River, continue west on County Hwy G approximately 1.25 miles to Croker Road. Turn north on Croker Road and continue about 2 miles to Deep Lake Road and the first of several parking areas.

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Eagle River – Land O’ Lakes Bike Route

Map link: https://www.vilaswi.com/eagle-river-land-olakesbike-route/ Length: 22 miles This route connects Eagle River with the Land O’Lakes Bike Trail in Land O’Lakes. The route follows quiet forested roads and lakes along the way. The ride is relatively easy with some gentle hills. There is an opportunity for food and rest about halfway along the route. Parking and Trail Access: From the intersection of Highway 45 and County Highway G on the north side of Eagle River, continue west on County Highway G approximately .3 mile to Adams Road and a parking area (Oldfield Park) on the south side of Highway G.

Heart Lake Trail

Map link: https://www.vilaswi.com/heart-lake-trail/ Length: 4.9 miles The terrain is level to rolling. Timber types in this area are predominately aspen, jack pine and red pine. Heart Lake Road is part of the Vilas County Snowmobile Trail System and is not accessible by vehicles during the winter season. Parking and Trail Access: From Conover, continue west on County Hwy K approximately 2 miles to County Hwy S. Turn north about 1.5 miles and watch for the Heart Lake Trail signs on the east side of the road.

Langley Lake Trails

Map link: https://www.vilaswi.com/langley-lake-trails/ Length: 15.7 miles This extensive trail system for hiking and hunting in the Vilas County Forest features gently undulating terrain of stands of aspen, oak and pine. A segment of trail on the northern edge of the trail system is disabled accessible for hunting. No parking areas are plowed in the winter. Parking and Trail Access: From Conover, take County Hwy K west approximately 7 miles to a parking area at Langley Lake Road just before the intersection with East Laura Lake Road.

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Muskrat Creek Trail

Map link: https://www.vilaswi.com/muskrat-creek-trail/ Length: 6 miles The terrain is gently rolling through stands of aspen, pine and oak. This area is adjacent to a Spruce Grouse Management Area. Fire Lane Road and Muskrat Creek Road are town roads which are plowed through the winter season. The southern segment of this trail system is part of the Vilas County Snowmobile Trail System. Parking and Trail Access: From the intersection of Hwy 45 and County Hwy K in Conover, continue east on County Hwy K approximately 2 miles to Muskrat Creek Road. Turn north on Muskrat Creek Road and continue about 1 mile to the start of parking areas.

Pioneer Creek Cross-Country Ski Trail

Map link: https://www.vilaswi.com/pioneer-ski-trail/ Length: Various lengths This 1.5 ski trail via access at the Conover Town Park (which has picnic tables, a playground, ADA accessible heated bathrooms and a plowed parking area in winter) is connected by a newly created .6-mile connector to the Pioneer Creek Trail system offering additional trail loops for cross-country skiing. The trails are mostly rolling hills for novice and intermediate ski level (some steeper hill climbs at the gravel pit road and the two-way trail to Pioneer Creek Trail). The trail loops pass through a variety of forest types such as young jack pine, aspen, oak and large white pine. Trail will be groomed weekly or as needed. During non-snow seasons, these loops, along with other loops, are open for hiking and hunting with several entry points accessible for disabled hunters. Additionally, several loops of this system are open to equestrian riding via a connector trail from the Torch Lake Loop of the Equestrian Trail System to create almost 20 miles of signed equestrian trails. Additional trail enhancements are planned. Parking and Trail Access: From the intersection of Highway 45 and County Highway K, continue east on County Highway K approximately ½ mile to the Conover Town Park at 4697 Park Circle.

Pioneer Creek Trail

Map link: https://www.vilaswi.com/pioneer-creek-trail/ Length: 7.35 miles These Vilas County Forest trails pass through rolling countryside in stands of aspen, mature oak and pine. Portions of this trail, via the Pioneer Creek Cross Country Ski Trail, are utilized to create almost 20 miles of signed equestrian trails. A part of this trail, Pioneer Creek, is a County Forest Road which is not plowed during the winter season. Parking and Trail Access: From the intersection of Hwy 45 and County Hwy K in Conover, continue east on County Hwy K, just past the Town Park and watch for the Pioneer Creek Trail signs on the south side of the road.

Ski Hill Trails

Map link: https://www.vilaswi.com/ski-hill-trails/ Length: 5.1 miles Gently undulating terrain is featured on this trail system which meanders through stands of aspen, pine, oak, and hardwoods. The first .25 mile of the Ski Hill Road is a Town of Conover Road and is plowed during the winter season, making the system accessible for winter enjoyment. A portion of this trail, along with connecting corridors to Torch Lake Trails and Pioneer Creek Cross-Country Ski Trails, has created almost 20 miles of signed equestrian trails. Additional trail enhancements are planned. Parking and Trail Access: From the intersection of County Hwy K and Hwy 45 in Conover, continue south on Hwy 45 about 4 miles to Ski Hill Road. Turn east on Ski Hill Road and continue about .25 mile to parking area.

Torch Lake Trails

Map link: https://www.vilaswi.com/torch-lake-trails/ Length: 5.35 miles This part of the Vilas County Forest Hunter/Hiking Trail System winds through rolling hills and features mature natural stands of red and white pine as well as aspen, oak, and spruce. Portions of the Torch Lake Road and River Road are plowed during the winter, giving access to the trails. The rolling terrain with the variety of habitats and proximity to the Wisconsin River make this area an excellent choice for wildlife viewing. A portion of this trail, along with connecting corridors to Ski Hill Trails and Pioneer Creek Cross-Country Ski Trails, has created almost 20 miles of signed equestrian trails. Additional trail enhancements are planned. Parking and Trail Access: From the intersection of County Hwy K and Hwy 45 in Conover, continue south on Hwy 45 about 2 miles to Torch Lake Road. Turn west on Torch Lake Road and go about 1 mile to a parking area. Or from Torch Lake Road continue on Hwy 45 another mile to River Road. Turn west on River Road and continue about 1 mile to additional parking areas and trail access.

White Squaw Lake Trail

Map link: https://www.vilaswi.com/white-squaw-lake-trail/ Length: 7.4 miles One of the most remote hunter/ hiking trails in the Vilas County Forest, this system of trails passes through stands of aspen, oak and northern hardwoods. Terrain is rolling hills. Roads accessing these trails are town roads and are plowed during the winter. A part of this system, east of White Squaw Lake Road, also serves as a snowmobile trail. Parking and Trail Access: From the intersection of Hwy 45 and County Hwy K in Conover, continue west on County Hwy K to County Hwy S. Turn north on County Hwy S and continue to Baker Lake Road. Turn west on Baker Lake Road and continue approximately 7 miles to White Squaw Lake Road. Turn north on White Squaw Lake Road and continue about .5 mile to the first of several bermed access points.

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CONOVER RECREATION

Travel north to Land O’ Lakes and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan or travel south to Eagle River and Oneida County. Travel west to St. Germain and the Minocqua area or travel east to Phelps and Forest County. Conover is your perfect starting point for your four wheeled adventure!

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Conover is your starting point of adventure by ATV and UTV. From May to October, come ride and enjoy our route system over a variety of terrain, from paved roads to dirt routes on former fire roads. Travel through our beautiful forests and past scenic lakes.

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Landover ATV/UTV Club Telephone: 715-891-1205 Website: www.landoveratv.com Email: landoveratv@outlook.com Find them on Facebook

Off-Highway Motorcycle Off Highway Motorcycling (OHM) has arrived in Conover! The Tamaracks OHM Trail system located at 5019 Tamarack Road in Conover has been receiving high praises and increased rider enjoyment since its initial opening in 2018. This single-track trail system is for both limited use (Dirt Bikes) and Dual Sport motorcycles. To ride on this system all that is required is the Wisconsin DNR OHM permit. The permit can be purchased at your local DNR office or online at https://gowild.wi.gov/.

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The single-track trail is open from May to October. Currently 14 miles of two-way trail riding offer many different levels of rider experience with changing terrain and foliage. The main Park-N-Ride lot now offers a loading ramp. Primitive camping is located across the trout stream and reservations can be made online for The Tamarack Springs Campground. For 2021 an additional 8+ miles will be added offering the experienced rider a woods trail with technical features both man made and by mother nature! Also coming soon will be an open-air pavilion located at the main Park-N-Ride area. For further trail information please contact: Landover Dual Sporter’s Club Find them on Facebook

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Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Conover is your starting point of adventure for exploring our forests on cross-country skis and snowshoes. Few sights fill the heart with peace like the beauty of the Northwood’s forests in winter. Whether it’s the sun sparkling off the blanket of white snow, the sharp tingle of a breath of icy air or the silence broken occasionally by the harsh call of blue jays, something magical happens. Our area trails are the place to find it.

Area Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Trails • Decker Lake Trail • Muskrat Creek Trail • Pioneer Cross-Country Ski Trail • Pioneer Creek Trail • Ski Hill Trails • Torch Lake Trails • White Squaw Lake Trail

Snowmobiling Conover is your starting point of adventure by snowmobile. Discover the exhilaration of a winter wonderland! There are over 80 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in Conover alone that link up to a network of over 500 miles of trails in Vilas County. Anyone can easily travel north into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan or head south to watch the World Championship Snowmobile Derby. Numerous bars and grills, fine dining restaurants and cafes in Conover provide a short break from riding to enjoy your favorite food or beverage. For further incentive, many of our lodging facilities offer snowmobiling right from the front door. We invite everyone to join us for what is nationally recognized as some of the finest snowmobiling in the Midwest! For further trail information contact: Conover Sno-Buddies Website: www.conoversnobuddies.com Inquiries: conoversnobuddies@gmail.com Trail Conditions: snowtracks.com/wisconsin/conover Find them on Facebook

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Equestrian Conover is your starting point of adventure on horseback. Among the woods and waters surrounding Conover are Vilas County Horse Trails which are a well maintained network of riding lands connected to the River Road Equestrian Campground. The campground showcases a new toilet building, a hand pump well, room for portable pens, high lines, mowed open areas for camping and a graveled day use parking area. Covering nearly 20 miles in three marked loops each equestrian route is linked by connector trails. It’s a classic Northwoods landscape featuring gently rolling terrain and mixed hardwoods dotted with pine trees. The marked loops have wide grassy surfaces and are non-motorized. Most of the connector trails are located on old railroad grade, remnant of the historic era that is respectfully shared with motorized recreational vehicles. Plan your equestrian adventure today!

Area Equestrian Trails • Pioneer Creek Cross-Country Ski Trail • Pioneer Creek Trail • Ski Hill Trails • Torch Lake Trails

Hunting Conover is your starting point of adventure for hunting. Hunters can utilize thousands of acres of public forest land in Conover year round. Popular hunting seasons include bear, deer, duck, grouse and turkey. Whether you are searching for that trophy buck or looking to bag your limit on grouse, Conover is a hunter’s paradise!

Area Hunting Trails • Conover-Phelps Trail • Decker Lake Trail • Deep Lake Trails • Heart Lake Trail • Langley Lake Trail • Muskrat Creek Trail • Pioneer Cross-Country Ski Trail • Pioneer Creek Trail • Ski Hill Trails • Torch Lake Trails • White Squaw Lake Trail

Vilas County Shooting Range Location: 4.5 miles south of Conover off of U.S. Highway 45 at 4668 Ski Hill Road

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Hiking & Biking

Conover is your starting point of adventure on our hiking and biking trails. Visitors are in awe of the stunning natural beauty of Conover. We welcome you to hike or bike through our bountiful forests and around our peaceful waters. Discover the true serenity of the Northwoods here in Conover.

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Conover-Phelps Trail Decker Lake Trail Deep Lake Trail Heart Lake Trail Langley Lake Trail Muskrat Creek Trail

• Pioneer Creek Cross Country Ski Trail • Pioneer Creek Trail • Ski Hill Trails • Torch Lake Trails • White Squaw Lake Trail

Area Biking Trails • Conover-Phelps Trail • Eagle River-Land O’ Lakes Bike Route • Pioneer Creek Trail For more information on the Conover-Phelps Trail please contact: Great Headwaters Trails Foundation Telephone: 715-617-0080 Website: www.ghtrails.org Email: ghtrails@gmail.com

Bird & Wildlife Watching & Photography Conover is your starting point of adventure for watching birds & wildlife. Whether touring a lake or hiking a local scenic trail you are sure to have an opportunity to view birds and wildlife in Conover. Abundant bird species can be found throughout the Conover area such as pileated woodpeckers, loons, barred owls, great blue herons, eagle and osprey to name a few. Capture the photo of a lifetime while exploring our majestic forests. Frequent sightings of deer, fox, porcupines and raccoons as well as occasional sightings of bear and moose bring visitors from the entire Midwest.

Area Bird & Wildlife Watching & Photography Trails • Decker Lake Trail • Deep Lake Trail • Heart Lake Trail • Langley Lake Trail • Muskrat Creek Trail • Pioneer Creek Cross-Country Ski Trail • Pioneer Creek Trail • Ski Hill Trails • Torch Lake Trails • White Squaw Lake Trail

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Paddling

Conover is your starting point of adventure by paddle. Enjoy the relaxing glide of a canoe or kayak on any local lake or take a day trip down the Wisconsin River. The peace and tranquility of Conover’s heavily wooded waterways allow relaxation for the quiet sport enthusiast.

Wisconsin River Carry-In Access Points in Conover • Rummels Road • Hegemann Road & County Highway K West • River Road • Heart Lake Road

Upper Buckatabon Springs State Natural Area

This natural area features a complex of at least five undeveloped soft-water springs and spring ponds that drain into the upper reaches of the Wisconsin River. From the intersection of US Highway 45 and County K West go 4.7 miles west to Buckatabon Creek. The site lies north of the road.

Wisconsin River Centennial Trail Trip 1

Map Link: https://www.vilaswi.com/wi-river-centennial-trail-trip-1/ Length: 25 miles Time: 11.5 hours This first trip from the dam on Lac Vieux Desert to the River Road Landing in Conover runs the gamut from narrow but passable (be prepared for beaver dams and deadfalls) through twists and turns (may need to walk through a stretch of low hazard rapids) to broad floodplain with occasional oxbows and moderately fast current. There are some portages (by the dam, across the road, and some beaver dams). There are also several landings suitable for take-out or put-in. There are also two campsites (one night only) along the route at Rummels Road and the Buckatabon Creek.

Wisconsin River Centennial Trail Trip 2

Map link: https://www.vilaswi.com/wi-river-centennial-trail-trip-2/ Length: 23 miles Time: 9 hours This trip segment from the River Road Landing in Conover to the beginning of the Rainbow Flowage crosses the broad floodplains through Watersmeet Lake (slow current with boat traffic) to the Otter Rapids Dam area. From the dam to Hwy O, the tailwater area is fast with many boulders. The river channel narrows through the wooded uplands and marshy lowlands to the beginning of the Rainbow Flowage. Winds can make crossing the flowage difficult. There are portages by the dams along with several landings suitable for take-out or put-in. No camping is allowed on the reservoir shoreline.

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Fishing & Boating Lake Name (Acres)

Pan Fishing Pier

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Baker Lake (37 acres)

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Northern Pike

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Buckatabon, Lower (378 acres)

Buckatabon, Upper (493 acres)

Stormy Lake (523 acres)

Tellefson Lake (19 acres)

Clair Lake (51 acres) Deep Lake (10 acres)

Hunter Lake (175 acres) Lake of the Hills (61 acres)

Little Tamarack Flowage (236 acres)

McLeod Lake (54 acres) Pioneer Lake (429 acres)

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Twin, South (628 acres)

Are You Bringing A Boat To The Conover Area? Your boat may have been exposed to non-native invasive life forms that are not welcome in Vilas County. Animals such as zebra mussels or rusty crayfish and plants such as Eurasian water-milfoil can easily be transported unintentionally from a contaminated lake to one that is not. Be a responsible boater. Properly clean and disinfect your boat, trailer and fishing equipment before leaving home. Help keep our area free of aquatic non-native invasive life forms. Our pristine lakes are a heritage worth preserving!

Conover Area Trout Streams • Buckatabon Creek • Buckatabon Springs • Buckatabon Springs Pond • Haymeadow Creek • Muskrat Creek • Pioneer Creek • Portage Creek • Tamarack Creek

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Beaches & Parks

Hunter Lake Park & Swim Area This park is located on the southeast shore of Hunter Lake at 5710 Hunter Landing Road. The swim area is accessed via the sandy beach. There is no lifeguard on duty. The park contains 2 fire rings with attached grates and 6 picnic tables. There are informal horseshoe pits and a swing set in the play area, and an unimproved boat launch, providing boating and fishing opportunities. The comfort station is located near the parking lot. Trails close to Hunter Lake Park & Swim Area • Eagle River-Land O’ Lakes Bike Route • Deep Lake Trails

Torch Lake Park & Swim Area The park is located on the southeast shore of Torch Lake at 5105 Torch Lake Road. The swim area is accessed via the sandy beach. There is no lifeguard on duty. The park contains a fire ring with attached grate, 3 cooking grills, and 10 picnic tables. There is a horseshoe pit and swing set in the play area. There is no formal boat landing, but there is plenty of room to carry a kayak or canoe to the water’s edge for boating and fishing opportunities. The comfort station is located near the parking lot. Torch Lake Campground & RV Park is adjacent. Trails close to Torch Lake Park & Swim Area • Torch Lake Trails

Conover Town Park The park is located at 4697 Park Circle. Playground equipment, basketball court, pickleball court, soccer fields, baseball backstop, sledding hill, hockey, ice skating, pavilions and picnic shelter, and heated restrooms. Trails that start in the Conover Town Park • Conover-Phelps Trail • Pioneer Creek Cross-Country Ski Trail • Pioneer Creek Trail

Geocaching Conover is your starting point of adventure for geocaching. Looking for a great daytime activity that involves the entire family? Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt find a geocache (container) hidden at that location. Just go to www.geocaching.com and sign up for free. All ages will enjoy this ever growing outdoor activity. It’s a great way to learn about the area. There are 90 caches in the Conover area so come on over and have some fun!

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Conover is your starting point of adventure for camping. Our plentiful lakes and streams and abundant forests offer endless camping opportunities. Conover has campgrounds with all the amenities close to the lakes and our many trails, remote campsites that you can reach by paddle and a campground that you and your horse can enjoy too!

Camping & Campgrounds Area Vilas County Campgrounds

Tamarack Springs Campground

This campground is located at 5025 Tamarack Road off County Highway S, west of Conover. The campground accommodates tents and small trailers, featuring a campground host and nine sites spread along both sides of the creek – six on the north side and three on the south side. Each campsite includes a fire ring with attached grill and a picnic table. Vault toilets and water pump. There is a day use picnic area with grills and picnic tables. Nearby fishing on Tamarack Creek and access to the Vilas County ATV and Off-Highway Motorcycle Trail System.

Torch Lake Campground & RV Park Torch Lake Campground & RV Park is located at 5130 Torch Lake Road, 1½ miles south of Conover. The campground/RV park offers 21 campsites, with the Campground Host occupying one site. Each guest site includes water & electrical hook-up, a fire ring with adjustable cooking grate, and a picnic table. Free wi-fi is available. There are two comfort station buildings. One of the two comfort station buildings include six bathroom/shower units. There is a dump station. There is one dedicated ADA guest site within feet of the comfort station, this ADA compliant guest site includes an elevated fire ring with adjustable cooking grate. This Campground/RV Park has direct access to the Vilas County ATV trail system and is a short walk from Torch Lake Park & Beach.

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River Road Equestrian Campground This campground is located at 5056 River Road off US Highway 45, south of Conover. There are eight primitive campsites around a large common area. The center common area has two picnic tables and a large fire ring/grill. The campsites accommodate equestrian trailers. There are five high lines available and room for portable pens. There is a pump for fresh water and one ADA compliant toilet building located at this campground, as well as a manure bunker/pad for your four-legged friends. There is a graveled day use parking area. The campground accesses the Equestrian Trail System.


Buckatabon Creek Campground This campground is located near the junction of the Buckatabon Creek and the Wisconsin River. The campground is for primitive camping, and includes two free standing cooking grills, a fire ring with attached grill, a picnic table, bathroom facility, and a small shelter. This campground is walk-in or boat access only and there is no motor vehicle parking. A self-registration station is located on premises.

Rummels Road Campground This campground in located on the east bank of the Wisconsin River just south of Rummels Road which is approximately 2 ½ miles north of Conover. The campground is for primitive camping, and includes a free-standing cooking grill, a fire ring with attached grill, a picnic table, bathroom facility, and a small shelter. This campground is walk-in or boat access only and there is no motor vehicle parking. A self-registration station is located on premises. This campground is just a few miles south of the Headwaters of the Wisconsin River at Lac Vieux Desert Lake, where Vilas County also maintains a historical marker, scenic park, and picnic area.

For further Vilas County Campground information please contact: Vilas County Parks and Recreation Department Phone: 715-479-5160 Website: www.vilascountywi.gov

Area Privately Owned Campgrounds Borderline RV Park

Tel: 715-547-6169 Website: www.borderlinervpark.com E-Mail: borderlinerv@gmail.com

Buckatabon Lodge & Lighthouse Pub

Tel: 715-479-4660 Website: www.buckatabon.com E-mail: buckatabonlakelodge@gmail.com

Gateway Lodge, Restaurant & Lounge

Tel: 715-547-3321 | Tel: 800-848-8058 Website: www.gateway-lodge.com E-mail: gateway@gateway-lodge.com

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Business Directory BUSINESSES

5 Star Marketing & Distribution 409 South Park Dr. | Tomahawk, WI 54487 Tel: 715-453-4511 E-mail: info@5starupnorth.com Website: 5starupnorth.com ABC Pest Control 4966 Heart Lake Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-547-3098 E-mail:  gotobugs@nnex.net Website:  abcpestcontrolwi.com Boat Sport Marina, Inc. 3624 Hwy. 70 E. | Eagle River, WI  54521 Tel: 715-479-8000 E-mail: boatsport@nnex.net Website: boatsport.com Boone’s Building Supply 3800 Shangrila Rd. | Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-479-4679 | Fax: 715-479-7223 E-mail: bryan@boonesbuildingsupply.com Website: boonesbuildingsupply.com  Border Bulletin PO Box 42 | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 Tel: 715-547-3745 E-mail: info@borderbulletin.com Website:  borderbulletin.com  Camp Ramah 3390 Ramah Circle | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-4400 E-mail: registrar@ramahwisconsin.com Website: ramahwisconsin.com   The Community Blood Center 1575 Hwy 51 N. | Arbor Vitae, WI  54568 Tel: 715-358-7015 E-mail: cbc@communityblood.org Website: communityblood.org Conover Evangelical Free Church 3725 US Hwy. 45 | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-4327 E-mail: info@conoverefc.com Website: conoverefc.com Copper Peak N. 13870 Copper Peak Road| Ironwood, MI 49938 Tel: 906-932-3500 E-mail: info@copperpeak.com Website: copperpeak.com Creative Kitchen & Bath Studio 1215 East Wall St.| Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-479-0059 E-mail: sarah@creativekitchenandbathstudio.com Website: creativekitchenandbathstudio.com Dereck’s Carpentry Services, LLC 3741 E Buckatabon Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-477-2454 E-mail: jendereck@yahoo.com

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King Quarry, LLC 870 Adams Rd. | Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-479-6389 E-mail: info@kingquarry.com Website: kingquarry.com

Northwoods Children’s Museum 346 W. Division St. | Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-479-4623 E-mail: info@northwoodschildrensmuseum.com Website: northwoodschildrensmuseum.com

Land O’Lakes Hometown Pharmacy 4348A Hwy. B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 Tel: 715-547-3788 E-mail: landolakes@hometownpharmacywi.com

Pioneer Creek Ranch 4480 Church Rd | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-891-2048 E-mail: kaiserhund@gmail.com

Eagle River Historical Society 1181 Hwy. 45 S| Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-337-0811 E-mail: eagleriverhistoricalsociety@gmail.com Website: eagleriverhistory.org

L & C Heating, LLC 3943 Munster Lane| Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715.479-2539 E-mail: lkirsteatter@gmail.com Website: landchvac.com

Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church 3675 Church Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-4966 E-mail: pllc@frontier.com Website: pioneerlakelc.org

Eagle Waste & Recycling 701 Recycling Way | P.O. Box 729 Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-477-0077 | Fax: 715-477-1819 E-mail: info@eaglewasteandrecycling.com Website: eaglewasteandrecycling.com

Leafhopper Tree Care and Removal 4930 Hwy 45 North | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-891-6324 E-mail: dwbrusty@yahoo.com

Pitlik & Wick, Inc. 8075 County D| Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-479-7488 Website: pitlikandwick.com

LOLA 4262 Cty. Rd. B | PO Box 981 Land O’ Lakes WI 54540 Tel: 715-547-3950 E-mail: lolaartswi.com@gmail.com Website: lolaartswi.com  

Remax Property Pros 888 W. Pine St. | Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-480-4333 Website: northwoodspropertypros.com

Eager Beaver Tree & Stump 4120 West Stormy Lake Road Conover, WI 54519 Tel:  715-479-3435 E-mail:  eagerbeaver2020@hotmail.com Website:  eagerbeavertreeandstump.com

Energy Mart 4127 US Hwy 45 | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-6092 Eskridge Real Estate 4456 Church Road | P. O. Box 237 Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 512-749-6833 E-mail: cheryleskridge@nnex.net Website: eskridgerealestate.com Frasier’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling 310 N. Brown St. | Rhinelander, WI  54501 Tel: 888-450-9889 E-mail: contact@frasiers.com Website: frasiers.com Harold Johnson – Sand and Gravel 3572 McPeak Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-8280 Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts (HCPA) P. O. Box 1481 | Eagle River, WI  54521 Tel: 920-676-3621 E-mail: info@hcpapresents.com Website: HCPApresents.com Headwaters State Bank 4175 Cty. Rd. B | PO Box 149 Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 Tel:  715-547-3383  | Fax:  715-547-3940 E-mail: customerservice@ headwatersstatebank.com Website:  headwatersstatebank.com   incrediblebank 141 S. Willow St.| Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-477-3307 E-mail: kwadinski@incrediblebank.com Website: incrediblebank.com Jensen-Akins Hardware & Appliance 156 US Hwy 45 | Conover, WI 54519 Appliances: 715-479-8427 Hardware: 715-479-4530 Fax: 715-479-9794 E-mail: info@jensenakins.com Website: jensenakins.com 

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mBank Eagle River Branch Tel: 715-479-4406 Website: bankmbank.com Meyer & Associates Insurance Agency Eagle River Office 701 N Railroad St. | P.O. Box 489 Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-479-8808 | Fax: 715-479-1780 E-mail: meyer@meyer-ins.com Land O’Lakes Office 4169 Hwy B | P.O. Box 28 Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 Tel: 715-547-3552 | Fax: 715-547-3058 E-mail: jcraig@meyer-ins.com St. Germain Office 556 Hwy 155 | P.O. Box 267 St. Germain, WI 54558 Tel: 715-542-3949 | Fax: 715-542-2805 E-mail: pobrien@meyer-ins.com Website: meyer-ins.com Northern Glass, Tile & Stone, LLC 721 E. Wall St.| Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-479-9900 E-mail: norglasstileandstone@gmail.com Website: norglasstileandstone.com Northern Waters Angling & Archery 160 US Hwy 45 | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-477-2224 E-mail: northernwatersconover@gmail.com Website: northernwatersconover.com  Northfield Cabinet Shop 4780 Old Hwy 45 | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-547-6262 Website: northfieldcabinetshop.com Northland Pines School District 1800 Pleasure Island Rd. Eagle River, WI  54521 Tel: 715-479-6487 Website: npsd.k12.wi.us

Schindelholz Dental 4453 Hwy. B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 Tel: 715-547-3541 E-mail: painlessinlol@yahoo.com Website: painlesspetedentist.com Snowmobile Hall of Fame 1246 Sled World Blvd. | St. Germain, WI  54558 Tel: 715-542-4463 E-mail: info@snowmobilehalloffame.com Website: snowmobilehalloffame.com Social Security Advocates of WI. LLC 521 E. Wall Street #4 | P.O. Box 665 Tel: 715-337-2478 Website: socialsecurityadvocates.net Steffens Insurance Group 417 N Milwaukee St. | Waterford, WI 53185 Tel: 262-534-2727 | Tel: 800-203-9505 Fax: 262-534-4477 Website: steffensinsurance.com Stop’s Heating & Cooling 6356 US Hwy 45 | Land O’Lakes, WI  54540 Tel: 715-547-3665 E-mail: dispatch@stopsphc.com Website: stopsphc.com The Hiker Box 117A E. Wall St. |Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-337-2161 E-mail: jessica@thehikerbox.com Website: thehikerbox.com Watersmeet Trout Hatchery 25640 Old US 2 E| Watersmeet, MI 49969 Tel: 906-358-4331 E-mail: dgiannola@aol.com Website: watersmeettrouthatchery.com WERL 950 AM / WRJO 94.5 FM 909 N Railroad St | P.O. Box 309 Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-479-4451 | Fax: 715-479-6511 E-mail: jenny@wrjo.com Website: wrjo.com


Wisconsin Valley Improvement Co. 2301 N. 3rd Street | Wausau, WI 54403 Tel: 715-848-2976 | Fax: 715-842-0284 E-mail: kipp@wvic.com Website: wvic.com

FOOD & SPIRITS The Alley Lanes and Tavern 4191 Cty. Rd. B | Land O’Lakes, WI  54540 Tel: 715-547-3620 E-mail: thealleylanes@outlook.com Website: thealleylanes.com Bauer’s Dam Resort 3597 E. Buckatabon Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-4510 E-mail:  kevin@bauersdam.com Website: bauersdam.com Buckatabon Lodge & Lighthouse Pub 5630 Rush Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-4660 E-mail:buckatabonlakelodge@gmail.com Website: buckatabon.com Buckshot’s Downtown Bar & Deli 207 E. Wall St. | Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-337-2209 Buckshot’s Saloon & Eatery 2230 US Hwy. 45 N | Eagle River, WI  54521 Tel: 715-479-7468 E-mail: buckshots@frontier.com Website: buckshotswi.com Burnt Bridge 5920 Cty. Rd. K West | Conover, WI 54519 Tel:  715-479-8530 E-mail:  burntbridgetavern@gmail.com Website:  burntbridgetavern.com  Dublin Sports Bar & Grill 4394 Twin Overlook | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-545-2002 E-mail: info@dublinsportsbarandgrill.com Website: dublinsportsbarandgrill.com  Gateway Lodge, Restaurant & Lounge 4103 Cty. Hwy. B | Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 Tel: 715-547-3321 | Tel: 800-848-8058 E-mail: gateway@gateway-lodge.com Website: gateway-lodge.com Greenhill’s Log Cabin 226 US Hwy 45 | Conover, WI 54519 Tel:  715-479-2787 Website: logcabinconover.com Lake of the Torches Resort Casino 510 Old Abe Rd. | Lac Du Flambeau, WI  54538 Tel: 715-588-7070 E-mail: tshifflett@ldfcasino.com Website: lakeofthetorches.com

Sunrise Lodge 5894 West Shore Rd. | Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 Tel: 715-547-3684 | Tel: 800-221-9689 E-mail: sunlodge@newnorth.net Website: sunriselodge.com  Wild Turkey 306 Hwy 45 | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-9453 E-mail: ed.champeny@yahoo.com Website: wildturkeyinc.com

LODGING Bauer’s Dam Resort 3597 E. Buckatabon Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-4510 E-mail:  kevin@bauersdam.com Website: bauersdam.com   Best Western Derby Inn 1800 U.S. Hwy. 45 N | Eagle River, WI 54521 Tel: 715-479-1600 E-mail: derbyinn@derbyinn.com Website: bestwestern.com

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Borderline RV Park 6074 US Hwy 45 |Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 Tel: 715-547-6169 E-Mail: borderlinerv@gmail.com Website: borderlinervpark.com Buckatabon Lodge & Lighthouse Pub 5630 Rush Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-4660 E-mail: buckatabonlakelodge@gmail.com Website: buckatabon.com  Deer Path Resort 5915 Jacoby Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-9620 Tel: 800-261-DEER (3337) E-mail: deerpath@newnorth.net Website: deerpathresort.com  Gateway Lodge, Restaurant & Lounge 4103 Cty. Hwy. B | Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 Tel: 715-547-3321 | Tel: 800-848-8058 E-mail: gateway@gateway-lodge.com Website: gateway-lodge.com  Jefferson’s Landing Resort 3686-3698 Jefferson’s Landing Rd Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-7066 | Tel: 715-479-9028 Tel: 715-891-6539 E-mail: jeffersonslanding@gmail.com Website: jeffersonslanding.com Lake of the Torches Resort Casino 510 Old Abe Rd. | Lac Du Flambeau, WI  54538 Tel: 715-588-7070 E-mail: tshifflett@ldfcasino.com Website: lakeofthetorches.com

Lanny’s Fireside 5315 Hwy 45 North | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-547-8120 E-mail: lannysfireside@outlook.com

Maple View Resort 3360 McPeak Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-4600 E-mail: info@mapleviewresort.com Website: mapleviewresort.com 

Maple View Resort 3360 McPeak Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-4600 E-mail: info@mapleviewresort.com Website: mapleviewresort.com 

Sandy Shores Resort 5575 Spruce Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 Tel: 715-479-9848 E-mail: sandyshoresconover@gmail.com Sunrise Lodge 5894 West Shore Rd. | Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 Tel: 715-547-3684 | Tel: 800-221-9689 E-mail: sunlodge@newnorth.net Website: sunriselodge.com 

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