Conover 2023 Visitor Guide

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Eau Claire Wausau Green Bay Appleton Oshkosh Fond Du Lac LaCrosse Madison Milwaukee Janesville Racine Conover WELCOME 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 one of our many lakes, hiking or biking through a dazzling panorama of autumn colors, or skiing or snowmobiling our picturesque trails, Conover is your Starting Point of ADVENTURE! Your adventure begins in Conover! Table of Contents Conover Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 32 • Conover, WI 54519 Telephone: 715-479-4928 Email: conover.org@gmail.com Website: www.conover.org Find us on Facebook Calendar of Events .............. 4-5 Northwoods Blizzard Blast ....... 6 Taste of Conover .................. 7 Chain Skimmers ................... 8 Conover Area Trails ............... 9 Recreational Map............. 10-11 ATV & UTV ........................ 11 Off-Highway Motorcycle ........ 11 Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing ...................... 12 Snowmobiling ..................... 12 Equestrian ......................... 13 Hunting ............................ 14 Hiking & Biking ................... 14 Wildlife ............................ 15 Paddling ........................... 16 Fishing & Boating ................ 17 Beaches & Parks .................. 18 Camping & Campgrounds ........ 19 Business Directory ........... 20-22 Town Info & History .............. 23 Advertisers .................... 24-31

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JANUARY 14 - TRAILSIDE ROAST

Conover Sno-Buddies and Phelps Snowmobile Club team up for a nostalgic trip down memory lane Featuring hot dogs, brats, s’mores, hot cocoa and more.

TIME & LOCATION: 10:00am-2:00pm | Intersection of trails 8 & 6 near Blong Road

CONTACT: Conover Sno-Buddies | www.conoversnobuddies.com

JANUARY 21 - 5TH ANNUAL TWIN LAKE PUB ICE FISHING JAMBOREE

$20.00 entry fee. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes awarded for: walleye, northern, perch & bluegill. Also prizes for biggest crappie & bass. Raffles & door prizes held at Twin Lake Pub.

TIME & LOCATION: 7:00am-2:00pm | Fishing on North and South Twin Lakes

Raffles and Prizes: Twin Lake Pub | 3894 Twin Lake Road | Conover

CONTACT: Twin Lake Pub | 715-479-6224 or like us on FaceBook

JANUARY 28 - CONOVER SNO-BUDDIES

ANNUAL CHILI & SOUP COOK-OFF

Taste delicious samples of soup and chili Or stir up your favorite recipe and enter the contests.

TIME & LOCATION: 1:00pm-4:00pm | Wild Turkey | 306 US Hwy 45 | Conover

CONTACT: Conover Sno-Buddies | www.conoversnobuddies.com.

FEBRUARY 4 - BLIZZARD BLAST-OFF CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT AND CHILI COOK-OFF

Conover Fire and Rescue hosts their Annual Cornhole Tournament and Chili Cook-Off to benefit the Northwoods Blizzard Blast. Players may join for a donation of $25. Teams formed from random blind draws. Food & beverage available on site.

TIME & LOCATION: 12:00pm-6:00pm | Conover

Comm. Center | 4665 Hwy K East | Conover

CONTACT: Conover Fire & Rescue | 715-477-2036

FEBRUARY 10 - BLIZZARD BLAST-OFF SPAGHETTI DINNER

Phelps Fire Department and EMS Department host their spaghetti dinner to benefit the Northwoods Blizzard Blast. Dinners will include spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, and beverages. Desserts and other beverages are also available.

TIME & LOCATION: 4:00pm-7:00pm | Phelps’s Fire Station | 4499 Town Hall Rd | Phelps

CONTACT: Phelps’s Fire Department | 715-545-2972

FEBRUARY 18 - NORTHWOODS

BLIZZARD BLAST

Winter fun for everyone! Proceeds benefit area Fire & EMS Departments.

TIME & LOCATION: 10:00 am-4:00pm | Conover Town Park | 4697 Park Circle | Conover

CONTACT: www.northwoodsblizzardblast.com| northwoodsblizzardblast@gmail.com

FEBRUARY 18 - 29TH ANNUAL GREAT NORTHERN JERK OFF

Jerky making competition. Join us and sample the entries. Proceeds go to Warm the Children.

TIME & LOCATION: 5:30pm-8:00pm | Club 45 Bar & Grill | 4800 Old 45 Rd | Conover CONTACT: Club 45 | 715-547-3571

FEBRUARY 25 - WE RIDE FOR JACOB

Memorial scholarship fundraiser for Jacob Sieg. Radar obstacle course on North Twin Lake, tons of raffles, trophies and raffle drawing for 2007 F1000 LXR Arctic Cat.

TIME & LOCATION: 11:00am-5:00pm | Dublin Sports Bar & Grill | 4394 Twin Overlook |Conover CONTACT: Dublin Sports Bar & Grill | 715-545-2002

MARCH 4 - CONOVER SNO-BUDDIES POKER RUN DRAW PARTY

Wrap party for 2023 Poker Run. Also basket raffles, 50/50 games, food and more.

TIME & LOCATION: 1:00pm-4:00pm |Twin Lake Pub | 3894 Twin Lake Rd | Conover CONTACT: Conover Sno-Buddies | www.conoversnobuddies.com

MARCH 4 - 27th ANNUAL TURKEY SHOOT

Shooting starts at 11 am. Raffles all day long. Long rifle 22-Open Sights only. All proceeds go to VFW Stateline Post 8400, Land O’ Lakes TIME & LOCATION: 11:00am-5:00pm | Club 45 Bar & Grill | 4800 Old 45 Rd | Conover CONTACT: Club 45 | 715-547-3571

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.

TIME & LOCATION: 4:30pm-8:00pm | Club 45 Bar & Grill | 4800 Old 45 Rd | Conover CONTACT: Conover Sno-Buddies | www.conoversnobuddies.com

MAY 21 - NORTHWOODS THROWDOWN DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT

2 rounds of 18 hole disc golf tournament. Registration opens at 8am, players meeting 9am. Lunch is included. Trophy only tournament-all net proceeds benefit pediatric brain cancer research.

TIME & LOCATION: 8:00am-5:00pm | Rohr’s Wilderness Tours | 5230 Razorback Rd | Conover CONTACT: Marcia Rohr | 715-547-3639 | www.rwtcanoe.com

MAY 28 - CONOVER SNO-BUDDIES TRAIL FUNDRAISER AT LOG CABIN

Enjoy a Prime Rib Sandwich or Broasted Chicken with sides. 50/50 raffles, food, fun and more. TIME & LOCATION: 3:00pm-6:00pm | Greenhill’s Log Cabin| 226 US-45 | Conover CONTACT: Conover Sno-Buddies | www.conoversnobuddies.com

JUNE 18 - TAKE A KID FISHING SPONSORED BY THE CONOVER LIONS

Celebrate with Dad or someone special with a day fishing and try to catch “Marvin”. Poles and bait provided, along with food, beverages and prizes.

TIME & LOCATION: 12:00pm-3:00pm | Conover Recreation Center | 4697 Park Cir | Conover CONTACT: Conover Lions Club | 715-477-0575 | www.conoverlions.com

JUNE 24 - CALLIE ROHR MEMORIAL CANOE/KAYAK RACE- “THE CALLIE”

8, 14 and 1 ½ mile races for both canoe and kayak. Registration 7:30 am. Pig roast with auction starts at 5 pm, live music and fun. All net proceeds benefit pediatric brain cancer research.

TIME & LOCATION: 7:30am-10:00pm | Rohr’s Wilderness Tours | 5230 Razorback Rd | Conover CONTACT: Marcia Rohr | 715-547-3639 | www.rwtcanoe.com

JUNE 25 - TASTE OF CONOVER

Sample delicious specialty foods from our area businesses. Great food and live music. Fun for the whole family!

TIME & LOCATION: 11:00am-3:00pm | Conover

Town Park | 4697 Park Cir | Conover CONTACT: Conover Chamber of Commerce | 715-479-4928 | www.conover.org

JULY 2 - CONOVER FIRE & RESCUE PANCAKE BREAKFAST

See event posting to the right.

JULY 4 - INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE, PICNIC IN THE PARK, & WATER SKI SHOW

See event posting to the right.

JULY 15 - CONOVER SNO-BUDDIES BRAT FRY AND BAKE SALE

Bake Sale starts at 8 am and Brats are ready at 10 am.

TIME & LOCATION: 8:00am-2:00pm | Jensen-Akins Hardware | 156 US-45 | Conover CONTACT: Conover Sno-Buddies | www.conoversnobuddies.com

JULY 29 - RIDE WITH LEINIE

Join Dick Leinenkugel for a 40-mile road ride, 20.4 mile or 10.4 mile trail ride on the Conover -Phelps Trail. Door prizes and raffle drawings and more!

TIME & LOCATION: 8:00am-3:00pm | Conover Town Park |4697 Park Cir | Conover CONTACT: Laura Van Valkenberg | 715-891-8314 | www.ghtrails.org/events/

AUGUST 6 - CONOVER SNO-BUDDIES TRAIL FUNDRAISER AT LANNY’S FIRESIDE

Join us for 50/50 raffles, food, fun, and more. TIME & LOCATION: 11:00am-3:00pm |

Lanny’s Fireside | 5315 US-45 | Conover CONTACT: Conover Sno-Buddies | www.conoversnobuddies.com

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AUGUST 26 - TARA’S 2ND ANNUAL MINI PUTT PUTT EVENT

9 local businesses partake in creating a fun, unique putting green for people to come enjoy in competition with teams of up to 4. Finish at Burnt Bridge for the raffles and drawings.

TIME & LOCATION: 12:00pm-6:00pm | Burnt Bridge Tavern | 5920 Cty Hwy K-West | Conover

CONTACT: Tara Rosploch | 715-892-7564 | Watch FaceBook for further information

AUGUST 27 - NORTHWOODS THROWDOWN DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT

2 rounds of 18 hole disc golf tournament. Registration opens at 8am, players meeting 9am. Lunch is included. Trophy only tournament-all net proceeds benefit pediatric brain cancer research.

TIME & LOCATION: 8:00am-5:00pm | Rohr’s Wilderness Tours | 5230 Razorback Rd | Conover

CONTACT: Marcia Rohr | 715-547-3639 | www.rwtcanoe.com

SEPTEMBER 3 - CONOVER SNO-BUDDIES

ANNUAL BRATS & BEER FUNDRAISER

Enjoy fresh grilled brats and cold beer, what better way to wrap up the summer. Basket raffles, 50/50 drawings and more.

TIME & LOCATION: 12:00pm-4:00pm | Burnt Bridge Tavern | 5920 Cty Hwy K-West | Conover

CONTACT: Conover Sno-Buddies | www.conoversnobuddies.com

OCTOBER 31 - HALLOWEEN PARTY

The party will include pumpkin decorating, games, prizes, and treats. Food and beverages will be available. Children 12 years old and under will participate in the costume parade during the event and receive a prize.

TIME & LOCATION: 5:00pm-8:00pm | Conover Comm. Center | 4665 Hwy K East | Conover

CONTACT: Conover Lions Club | 715-477-0575

JULY 2

All you can eat pancakes and sausage with beverages. Door prizes and 50/50 raffles. Proceeds benefit Conover Fire & Rescue.

DECEMBER 3 - SANTA COMES TO CONOVER

Santa Comes to Conover to see the good little boys and girls at the Lions Christmas Party. Conover Sno-Buddies will deliver Santa on their special sleigh!

TIME & LOCATION: 2:00pm-4:00pm | Conover Comm. Center | 4665 Hwy K East | Conover CONTACT: Conover Lions Club | 715-477-0575

DECEMBER 23 - CONOVER SNO-BUDDIES POKER RUN STARTS

Sno-Buddies start the 5th Annual Poker Run. Get your game card at local area businesses. Ride the incredible trails and collect your stamps. Draw party will be in March, 2024. Date to be determined. LOCATION: Conover and surrounding area businesses.

CONTACT: Conover Sno-Buddies | www.conoversnobuddies.com

DECEMBER 30 - TOWN OF CONOVER WINTER FEST

Winter fun under the lights. Hot dogs, chips and hot cocoa will be served. Enjoy a night at the park making s’mores and staying warm by the bonfire.

TIME & LOCATION: 4:00pm-7:00pm |

Conover Town Park | 4697 Park Circle | Conover CONTACT: Amanda Martinson | 715-617-9500

4th of July in Conover

JULY 4

Come enjoy the parade and then head to the Conover Town Park for the picnic. Enjoy food, refreshments, music, kid games, and a dunk tank. End your day with a festive Chain Skimmers Water Ski Show. Fun for the whole family.

PARADE

TIME & LOCATION: 1:00pm Town Road | Conover

CONTACT: Conover Chamber of Commerce

715-479-4928 | www.conover.org

PICNIC

TIME & LOCATION: 1:00pm–4:00pm Conover Town Park | 4697 Park Circle

CONTACT: Conover Lions Club | 715-477-0575

WATER SKI SHOW

TIME & LOCATION: 7:00pm Lake Pleasant | 5280 Hwy 45 North | Conover

CONTACT: Chain Skimmers

Water Ski Team 708-205-9180

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Conover Fire & Rescue | 715-477-2036

FEATURED EVENTS

A Flurry of Winter Fun Planned for the Northwoods Blizzard Blast

Held the Saturday of Presidents’ Day weekend each February at the Conover Town Park, the annual Northwoods BLIZZARD BLAST features activities for winter enthusiasts of all ages. The outdoor 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 themed 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 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. For more information, please call 715-547-8120 or visit Northwoods Blizzard Blast on Facebook.

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 and hand carved wooden creations 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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Taste of Conover

For more than 15 years, residents and visitors alike come to sample some of the greatest foods the Northwoods has to offer at the Annual ‘Taste of Conover’. The event will be held on Sunday, June 25th at the Conover Town Park, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Area Conover Chamber of Commerce members will offer a taste of some of their popular specialty items. Sample food items from breakfast, lunch, dinner and of course, desserts.

Admission to the Taste of Conover is free. Tickets for food and beverages are available at the Recreation Center entrance in $1.00 increments. Sample portions from many area restaurants, taverns, and businesses. Try them all or just a few.

Community service groups and trail clubs will be on hand to provide information about their upcoming events, recreational opportunities, fundraisers and more. Visit them to help plan all your summer fun in Conover and the surrounding area.

There will be music for your listening enjoyment and fun for the kids. The Conover Chamber of Commerce wants to remind you that while we love animals, pets are not allowed in the park during events per Town of Conover ordinance.

The Conover Chamber of Commerce will host this event at the Conover Recreation Center, 4697 Park Circle, east of Hwy 45 on Hwy K in Conover. For more information contact the Conover Chamber of Commerce by email at conover.org@gmail. com, calling 715-479-4928 or visit their website at conover. org.

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Chain Skimmers Water Ski Shows

Watch skilled water skiers perform awesome tricks, jumps, flips, 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 chainskimmers107@gmail.com

Special Memorial Day Weekend Show: May 27th @ 5:00pm

First Show of the Season: June 10th @ 7:00pm

No Water Ski Shows: July 20th, July 22nd or July 29th Chain Skimmers compete at State Water Ski Show Competition

Special Junior Club Show: July 30th @ noon

Special Labor Day Weekend Show: September 2nd @5:00pm

EAT STAY PLAY

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Conover.org 9 AREA TRAILS Trail Name Length in Miles Fee Pets Allowed Biking Wildlife Equestrian Hiking Hunting Paddling Skiing Snowshoeing Disabled Access Trail Pass Required Parking Available Restroom Shelter Area/ Picnic Area Conover Sno-Buddies Trails 60+ Trail Pass • • • S P Conover-Phelps Trail 10.2 None • M PS • • • S P Decker Lake Trail 4.5 None • • • • • Deep Lake Trails 6 None • • • • • • P Eagle River-Land O' Lakes Bike Route 22 None • PS • • S P Heart Lake Trail 4.9 None • • • • • Landover ATV Club Trails Various Trail Pass • • • S P Langley Lake Trails 15.7 None • • • • • Muskrat Creek Trail 6 None • • • • • Pioneer Creek Cross Country Ski Trail Various None • • • G • • S P Pioneer Creek Trail 7.35 None • • • • • • • S P Ski Hill Trails 5.1 None • • • • • • The Tamaracks OHM Trails 22 Permit Required • • • • S P The Tamaracks OHM Snowshoe Trails 1.5, 2.5, 7 & 8.5 None • • • • S P Torch Lake Trails 5.35 None • • • • • • • P White Squaw Lake Trail 7.4 None • • • • • WI River Centennial Trail - Trip 1 25 None • • • • S P WI River Centennial Trail - Trip 2 23 None • • • • P M - Mountain Biking PS - Paved Surface G - Groomed S - Shelter Area P - Picnic Area Download the Vilas County Map It App! www.vilaswi.com/trails/ trail
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Conover is the center of the Landover ATV/ UTV Club 250+ mile network of routes and trails. This network of routes and trails travel through 7 communities in eastern Vilas County. The network of trails include 30 plus miles of Wisconsin DNR funded trails over a variety of terrain that travel through beautiful forests and pass scenic lakes and rivers. Trails open in May (date determined by weather and ground conditions) thru October 31st. The remaining trails include both paved and dirt roads that are open year round and will get you to most businesses and sponsors as well as lakes for ice fishing.

For further information please contact:

Telephone: 715-891-1205

Website: www.landoveratv.com

Email:

OFF-HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLE

The Tamaracks Off Highway Motorcycle (OHM) Single Track Trail System main trailhead is located at 5019 Tamarack Road in Conover, Wisconsin. This trail system offers three different riding challenges. The Green Loop offers the beginner 8.5 miles of family friendly riding. The Blue Loop steps it up to an intermediate riding experience of 6.5 miles. The Black Loop offers the not so faint of heart 7.2 miles of tight, slow, and very challenging riding. Bark Busters are recommended!

To ride this two-way single-track trail system all that is needed is a Wisconsin DNR OHM Trail Permit. This permit can be purchased at your local DNR office or online at https://gowild.wi.gov/.

This trail system is open strictly for both limited use and plated motorcycles from early May to October 31st. The main trailhead now has a loading ramp, open air pavilion, vaulted toilet, and expanded parking area for cars, trucks, and trailers. The Tamarack Springs Campground is located adjacent to the trailhead and reservations for this primitive campground can be made online.

For further trail information download Vilas County’s Map It App or find the Landover Dual Sporters Club information on Facebook.

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CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING & SNOWSHOEING

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

• Pioneer Creek Cross-Country Ski Trail

• The Tamaracks OHM Snowshoe Trails

SNOWMOBILING

Conover Sno-Buddies welcome you to discover the exhilaration of the sport of snowmobiling. There are over 60 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in Conover 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 and fine dining restaurants in Conover provide a short break from riding to enjoy your favorite food or beverage. Many of our lodging facilities offer snowmobiling right from their front door! We invite everyone to join us for what is nationally recognized as some of the finest snowmobiling in the Midwest. Awarded AWSC Snowmobile Friendly Community in 2022.

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

Area Equestrian Trails

• Pioneer Creek Trail

• Ski Hill Trails

• Torch Lake Trails

Among the woods and waters surrounding Conover are Vilas County Horse Trails. Landover Saddle Club helps maintain this network of riding lanes connected to the River Road Equestrian Campground. The campground showcases a toilet building, a hand pump well, room for portable pens, high lines, mowed open areas for camping and a graveled day use parking area. Trailer parking and hitching post for unloading is also available at Conover Town Park, 4697 Park Circle, Conover.

Join us for year-round fun in 2023!

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Dec. 24 to Mar. 4-All season Poker Run

Jan 14-Trailside Roast

Int. of trails 8 & 6 near Blong Rd.

Jan. 28-Chili & Soup Cook-off

Wild Turkey Smokehouse

Mar. 4-Poker Run Wrap Party

Twin Lake Pub

Mar. 17-Corned Beef Dinner

Club 45

May 28-Trail Fundraiser

Log Cabin

Jul. 15-Brat Fry & Bake Sale

Jensen-Akins Hardware & Appliance

Aug. 6-Trail Fundraiser

Lanny’s Fireside

Sep. 3-Brats & Beer

Burnt Bridge Tavern & Restaurant

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 an old railroad grade, remnant of the historic era that is respectfully shared with motorized recreational vehicles. Plan your equestrian adventure today!

For further trail information contact:

Landover Saddle Club

Telephone: 715-891-2524

Email: landoversaddleclub@gmail.com

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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

• Decker Lake Trail

• Deep Lake Trails

• Heart Lake Trail

• Langley Lake Trail

• Muskrat Creek Trail

• Pioneer Creek

Cross-Country Ski Trail

• Pioneer Creek Trail

• Ski Hill Trails

• Torch Lake Trails

• The Tamaracks OHM Trails

• White Squaw Lake Trail

Vilas County

Shooting Range

Location: Located in Conover, 4 miles south of County Road K East at 4668 Shooting Range Road

HIKING & BIKING

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.

Area Hiking Trails

• Conover-Phelps Trail

• Decker Lake Trail

• Deep Lake Trails

• Heart Lake Trail

• Langley Lake Trails

• 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

For more information on the Conover-Phelps Trail please contact:

Friends of the Trail

Neal & Cheryl Adams

Telephone: 715-891-3123

Email: aadamsall@aol.com

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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 Wildlife Trails

• Decker Lake Trail

• Deep Lake Trails

• Heart Lake Trail

• Langley Lake Trails

• 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

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

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 Riv er Road Landing in Conover to the beginning of the Rainbow Flow age crosses the broad floodplains through Watersmeet Lake (slow cur rent 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 chan nel 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

Enjoy

Lake Associations

BUCKATABON

Conover

Area Fishing Streams

LITTLE TAMARACK FLOWAGE BAKER SPRING LAKE DISTRICT littletamaracklakedistrict@gmail.com

NORTH SOUTH TWIN LAKES RIPARIAN ASSO CIATION 630-217-2102 northandsouthtwinlakeswi@gmail.com nstlra.com

PIONEER LAKE ASSOCIATION tjtaylor1@hughes.net www.pioneerlakeassociation.com

STORMY LAKE ASSOCIATION 262-880-2142 | dlbenson12@yahoo.com

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a relaxing afternoon cruising along our many shores in the pontoon boat with the family. If you are an angler, the fishing opportunities are endless here in Conover, from catching panfish with the kids, to landing a trophy musky, or fishing one of our many trout streams. By boat or paddle or with your fishing pole, Conover has what you are looking for. Lake Name (Acres) Pan Fishing Pier Musky Pan Fish Largemouth Bass Smallmouth Bass Northern Pike Walleye Trout Baker Lake (37 acres) • • • Buckatabon, Lower (378 acres) • • • • • • Buckatabon, Upper (493 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) www.pioneerlakeassociation.com • • • • • Stormy Lake (523 acres) • • • • • Tellefson Lake (19 acres) • • Twin, North (2871 acres) • • • • • Twin, South (628 acres) • • • • •
Buckatabon Creek Buckatabon Springs Buckatabon Springs Pond Haymeadow Creek • Muskrat Creek • Pioneer Creek
Portage Creek
Tamarack Creek
LAKES ASSOCIATION, INC. 815-751-8257 | buckatabonlakes2@gmail.com
HUNTER LAKE ASSOCIATION c.hunterlake@gmail.com chunterlake.wixsite.com/lakeassociation

BEACHES & PARKS

Hunter Lake Park & Beach

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 bathroom is located near the parking lot. Not dog friendly.

Trails close to Hunter Lake Park & Swim Area

• Eagle River-Land O’ Lakes Bike Route

• Deep Lake Trails

Torch Lake Park & Beach

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 bathroom is located near the parking lot. Torch Lake Campground & RV Park is adjacent. Not dog friendly.

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. Park and ride area available.

Trails that start in the Conover Town Park

• Conover-Phelps Trail

• Pioneer Creek Cross-Country Ski Trail

• Pioneer Creek Trail

• Conover Sno-Buddies Snowmobile Trails

• Landover UTV/ATV Trails

• Vilas County Horse Trails.

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Area Vilas County Campgrounds

TAMARACK

TORCH

RIVER

BUCKATABON

CAMPING & CAMPGROUNDS

RUMMELS

Area Privately Owned

BORDERLINE RV PARK

6074 US Hwy. 45 | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540

Tel: 715-547-6169

Website: www.borderlinervpark.com

E-Mail: borderlinerv@gmail.com

BUCKATABON LODGE & LIGHTHOUSE PUB

5630 Rush Rd. | Conover, WI 54519

Tel: 715-479-4660

Website: www.buckatabon.com

E-mail: buckatabonlakelodge@gmail.com

GATEWAY LODGE, RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

4103 County Hwy. B | Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540

Tel: 715-547-3321 | Tel: 800-848-8058

Website: www.gateway-lodge.com

E-mail: gateway@gateway-lodge.com

LAND O’ LAKES NATURE RV RESORT

5922 Razorback Rd. | Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540

Tel: 715-547-4700

Website: www.NatureRVResort.com

E-mail: Info@NatureRVResort.com

For further Vilas County Campground information please contact:

Vilas County Parks and Recreation Department

Phone: 715-479-5160

Website: www.vilascountywi.gov

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SPRINGS CAMPGROUND 5025 Tamarack Rd, Conover
LAKE CAMPGROUND & RV PARK 5130 Torch Lake Rd, Conover
ROAD EQUESTRIAN CAMPGROUND 5056 River Rd, Conover
CREEK CAMPGROUND Junction of Buckatabon Creek & Wisconsin River
ROAD CAMPGROUND East bank of Wisconsin River south of Rummels Road

Bauer’s Dam Resort

3597 E. Buckatabon Rd. | Conover, WI 54519

715-479-4510

kevin@bauersdam.com

bauersdam.com

Buckatabon Lodge & Lighthouse Pub

5630 Rush Rd. | Conover, WI 54519

715-479-4660

buckatabonlakelodge@gmail.com

buckatabon.com

See ad on page 31

Buckshot’s Saloon & Eatery

2230 US-45 | Eagle River, WI 54521

715-479-7468

Downtown Bar & Deli

207 E. Wall St. | Eagle River, WI 54521

715-337-2209

buckshotseagleriver@gmail.com

See ad on page 31

Burnt Bridge Tavern

5920 W County Hwy K | Conover, WI 54519

715-479-8530

burntbridgetavern@gmail.com

burntbridgetavern.com

See ad on page 30

Chef Rene’s at the Inn

5260 WI-70 | Eagle River, WI 54521

715-479-2000

Cheffy88ra@gmail.com

chefreneseagleriver.com

Club 45 Bar & Grill

4800 Old 45 Road | Conover, WI 54519

715-547-3571

club45conover@yahoo.com

club45barandgrill.com

Dublin Sports Bar & Grill

4394 Twin Overlook | Conover, WI 54519

715-545-2002

dublinsportbar@yahoo.com

dublinsportsbarandgrill.com

Gateway Lodge 4103 Cty. Hwy. B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540

715-547-3321

gateway@gateway-lodge.com

gateway-lodge.com

See ad on page 30

Great Escape Bar & Grill

2510 Hwy. 17 | Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-2585

greatescapephelps@gmail.com

greatescapephelps.com

See ad on page 28

Greenhill’s Log Cabin 226 US-45 | Conover, WI 54519

715-479-2787

beth_greenhill@yahoo.com logcabinconover.com

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino 510 Old Abe Rd. | Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538 715-588-7070

lakeofthetorches.com

Lanny’s Fireside 5315 Hwy. 45 North | Conover, WI 54519 715-547-8120

lannysfireside@outlook.com

See ad on page 26

Maple View Resort

3360 McPeak Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-4600

info@mapleviewresort.com mapleviewresort.com

Sunrise Lodge

5894 West Shore Rd. | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3684

sunlodge@newnorth.net

sunriselodge.com

Sweetwater Spirits & Resort

2010 US Hwy. 45 N. | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-4872

khartman.8668@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook

See ad on page 25

The Alley Lanes & Tavern

4191 Cty. Rd. B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3620

thealleylanes@outlook.com thealleylanes.com

The Boathouse Grill & Creamery 554 US-45 | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-477-2628

boathouse554@gmail.com

boathousegrills.com

See ad on page 25

The Sawbuck 4270 County Rd. B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-6100

thesawbucklando@gmail.com

thesawbucklando.com

Toad in the Hole

BUSINESS DIRECTORY EAT

121 S Railroad St. | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-337-2252

toadinthehole121@yahoo.com

Find us on Facebook

See ad on page 24

Twin Lake Pub

3894 Twin Lake Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-6224

twinlakepub@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook

See ad on page 27

Wild Turkey 306 US 45 | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-9453

blaze@witpros.com

Find us on Facebook

STAY

Bauer’s Dam Resort

3597 E. Buckatabon Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-4510

kevin@bauersdam.com bauersdam.com

Bel-Air Motel

4163 Hwy. B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3343 bob.cheri59@yahoo.com belair-motel.com

See ad on page 27

Best Western Derby Inn

1800 US Hwy 45 N | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-1600

derbyinn@derbyinn.com bestwestern.com

Borderline RV Park 6078 US Hwy 45 | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-6169

borderlinerv@gmail.com borderlinervpark.com

Buckatabon Lodge & Lighthouse Pub 5630 Rush Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-4660

buckatabonlakelodge@gmail.com

buckatabon.com

See ad on page 31

Gateway Lodge 4103 Cty. Hwy. B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3321

gateway@gateway-lodge.com gateway-lodge.com

See ad on page 30

Great Escape Bar & Grill 2510 Hwy. 17 | Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-2585

greatescapephelps@gmail.com

greatescapephelps.com

See ad on page 28

Jefferson’s Landing Resort 3698 Jefferson Landing Rd | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-7066

jeffersonslanding@gmail.com

jeffersonslanding.com

See ad on page 28

Krull’s Deer Path Resort 5915 Jacoby Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-9620

deerpath@newnorth.net

deerpathresort.com

See ad on page 26

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino 510 Old Abe Rd. | Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538 715-588-7070

lakeofthetorches.com

Land O’ Lakes Nature RV Resort 5922 Razorback Rd. | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-4700

info@naturervresort.com

naturervresort.com

See ad on page 26

Maple View Resort 3360 McPeak Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-4600

info@mapleviewresort.com

mapleviewresort.com

Sandy Shores Resort 5575 Spruce Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-9848

sandyshoresconover@gmail.com

See ad on page 24

Sunrise Lodge 5894 West Shore Rd. | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3684

sunlodge@newnorth.net

sunriselodge.com

PLAY Camps

Camp Ramah 3390 Ramah Cir. | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-4400

stopal@ramahwisconsin.com ramahwisconsin.com

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Family Fun

Copper Peak

N13870 Copper Peak Rd. | Ironwood, MI 49938

906-932-3500

info@copperpeak.com copperpeak.net

Eagle River Historical Society

1181 US-45 | Eagle River, WI 54521

715-337-0811

eagleriverhistoricalsociety@gmail.com eagleriverhistory.org

Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts

339 W. Pine St. | Eagle River, WI 54521

715-479-7995 norma888@frontier.com HCPApresents.com

LOLA Arts 4262 Cty. Rd. B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3950

lolaartswi.com@gmail.com

lolaartswi.com

See ad on page 24

Northwoods Children’s Museum

346 W. Division St. | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-4623

info@northwoodschildrensmuseum.com northwoodschildrensmuseum.com

Snowmobile Hall of Fame

1246 Sled World Blvd. St. Germain, WI 54558

715-542-4463

info@snowmobilehalloffame.com snowmobilehalloffame.com

Trees For Tomorrow

519 E. Sheridan St. | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-6456

tft.info@treesfortomorrow.com treesfortomorrow.com

See ad on page 25

Fishing Guide

Colin Crawford’s Guide Service

Guiding NE Vilas & surrounding area waters 715-891-2715

crawfordfishing@gmail.com

crawfordfishing.com

Recreation Clubs

Chain Skimmers

5280 US-45 | Conover, WI 54519

708-205-9180

chainskimmers107@gmail.com

chainskimmers107.wixsite.com

See ad on page 8

Conover Sno-Buddies

PO Box 22 | Conover, WI 54519

conoversnobuddies@gmail.com conoversnobuddies.com

See ad on page 13

Great Headwaters Trails Foundation, Inc

PO Box 609 | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-617-0080

ghtrails@gmail.com ghtrails.org

See ad on page 15

Landover ATV/UTV Club, Inc. 348 US Hwy 45 North | Conover, WI 54519 715-891-1205

landoveratv@outlook.com landoveratv.com

Landover Dual Sporter’s Club 5019 Tamarack Rd | Conover, WI 54519 715-891-1742

Landover Saddle Club PO Box 116 | Conover, WI 54521 715-891-2524

landoversaddleclub@gmail.com

See ad on page 13

Sporting Goods/ Recreation Equipment

Boat Sport Marine, Inc.

3624 Hwy. 70 East | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-8000 boatsport@gmail.com boatsport.com

Land O’Lakes Recreation Co. 1702 US Hwy 45 N. | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3530

mgr@lolrec.com lolrec.com

Northern Waters Angling & Archery 160 US Hwy. 45 | Conover, WI 54519 715-477-2224

northernwatersconover@gmail.com northernwatersconover.com

See ad on page 29

The Fisherman’s Outpost 636 US Hwy 45 | Conover, WI 54519 715-544-FISH(3474)

eric@thefishermansoutpost.com thefishermansoutpost.com

Watersmeet Trout Hatchery

25640 Old US Hwy 2 E

Watersmeet, MI 49969 906-358-4331

dgiannola@aol.com watersmeettrouthatchery.com

BUSINESS & SERVICES

Automotive

Cloverland Service Center 2245 Merkel Ave. | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-6230

cloverland.george@gmail.com cloverlandservicecenterwi.com

Interstate Battery 3309 US Highway 45 | Conover, WI 54519 715-477-1222

ib4533@fvbattery.com interstatebatteries.com

Dental

Schindelholz Dental 4453 Highway B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3541

painlessinlol@yahoo.com painlesspetedentist.com

Farm & Produce

Conover Gardens

4844 Torch Lake Rd | Conover, WI 54519 715-891-2475

Conovergardensllc@gmail.com

See ad on page 30

White Birch Grove Farm

4480 Church Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 715-891-2048

kaiserhund@gmail.com

See ad on page 24

Financial Services / Insurance

Headwaters State Bank 4175 Cty. Hwy. B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3383

8319 Main St | Presque Isle, WI 54557 715-686-2200

customerservice@headwatersstatebank.com headwatersstatebank.com

incrediblebank

141 S. Willow St. | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-477-6206

info@incrediblebank.com incrediblebank.com

Klinner Insurance

908 W Pine St | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-8808

nweight@klinnerinsurance.com klinnerinsurance.com

Nicolet National Bank

325 W. Pine St.(temporary location) 400 E. Wall St. (opening mid summer 2023) Eagle River, WI 54521 715-477-3800

voice@nicoletbank.com

nicoletbank.com

See ad on page 28

Select One Mortgage 4259 County Rd B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-891-0419

dalek@selectonemortgage.com

selectonemortgage.com/dkleffman

Steffens Insurance Group, Inc. 417 N. Milwaukee St. | Waterford, WI 53185 262-534-2727

tammyk@v3financial.com

steffensinsurance.com

Gas & Convenience Store

Energy Mart 4127 US 45 | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-6092

kristavanbree@aol.com

Home Services/ Building ContractorsSupplies/

ABC Pest Control 1807 Riverfarm Ln. | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-547-3098

abcpestcontrolwi@gmail.com

abcpestcontrolwi.com

See ad on page 29

Boone’s Building Supply 3800 Shangri La Rd. | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-4679

bryan@boonesbuildingsupply.com

boonesbuildingsupply.com

Creative Kitchen and Bath Studio 1215 E. Wall Street | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-0059

sarah@creativekitchenandbathstudio.com

creativekitchenandbathstudio.com

Dietz’s Unlimited Improvements, LLC 4246 Sugar Shack Ln. | Conover, WI 54519 715-891-7644

d.dietzjr23@gmail.com

See ad on page 29

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Eager Beaver Tree & Stump

4531 US Hwy 45 | Conover, WI 54519

715-479-3435

eagerbeavertreeandstump.com

Eagle Floor Covering

1160 Twilite Ln. | Eagle River, WI 54521

715-479-4480

inbox@eaglefloorcovering.com

eaglefloorcovering.com

See ad on page 29

Eagle River Cabinets Inc

5234 Hwy 70 West | Eagle River, WI 54521

715-479-7479

info@ercabs.com

eaglerivercabinets.com

See ad on page 29

Eagle Septic

1195 US Hwy 45 | Eagle River, WI 54521

715-479-4974

info@eagle-septic.com

eagle-septic.com

Excel Cleaning & Restoration

Serving Vilas & Oneida County areas

715-479-8732

xlcleaning@gmail.com

xlcleaningpros.com

Frasier’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

310 N. Brown St. | Rhinelander, WI 54501 888-450-9889

contact@frasiers.com

frasiers.com

Headwaters Services, LLC

5897 US Hwy 45 | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540

715-547-3733

info@headwatersservices.com

headwatersservices.com

See ad on page 28

J & Z Overhead Doors

3875 Hwy. 45 N | Conover, WI 54519 715-617-0695

jtciran@gmail.com

jandzoverheaddoors.com

See ad on page 28

Johnson Sand & Gravel 3572 McPeak Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-8280

King Quarry, LLC

870 Adams Road | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-6389

info@kingquarry.com kingquarry.com

See ad on Back Cover

L & C Heating & Cooling

4651 Old 26 Farms | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-2539

mnpeaphon@gmail.com

lc-hvac.com

See ad on page 27

Leafhopper Tree Care & Removal, LLC 4930 US Hwy 45 N | Conover, WI 54519 715-891-6324

dwbrusty@yahoo.com

Mike’s Septic Service 2031 Croker Road | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-3315

mikeseptic@yahoo.com

mikessepticservice.com

See ad on page 26

North Twin Builders, LLC 2345 Strong Rd. | Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-2510

build@northtwinbuilders.com northtwinbuilders.com

See ad on page 26

Northern Glass, Tile & Stone LLC 721 E. Wall St. | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-9900

norglasstileandstone@gmail.com norglassco.com

Northfield Cabinet Shop 4780 Old 45 Road | Conover, WI 54519 715-547-6262

northfieldcabinetshop.com

Northwoods Surveying

Serving Vilas, Oneida & Forest Counties 715-479-6244

northwoodssurveying@gmail.com

See ad on page 26

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

Republic Services 701 Recycling Way | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-477-0077

jcrown@republicservices.com republicservices.com

Stop’s Heating & Cooling, LLC 6356 US Hwy. 45 | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3665

dispatch@stopsphc.com stopsphc.com

See ad on page 24

Marketing/ Advertising/ Promotions

5 Star Marketing & Distribution 409 South Park Dr. | Tomahawk, WI 54487 715-453-4511

info@5starupnorth.com 5starupnorth.com

Pharmacy

Land O’Lakes Hometown Pharmacy 4348 Cty. Hwy. B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3788

landolakes@hometownpharmacywi.com hometownpharmacyrx.com

Real Estate

Century 21 Burkett & AssociatesCliff Kolinsky 4153 Hwy. B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3400

cliff@burkettrealty.com

burkettrealty.com

See ad on page 29

Century 21 Burkett & AssociatesGary VanWormer

4153 Cty Rd B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3400

gary@burkettrealty.com

burkettrealty.com

Eliason Realty of the North 302 W Pine St. | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-4431

info@eliasonrealty.com eliasonrealty.com

Redman Realty Group 310 West Pine St | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-337-2600

sally@redmanrealtygroup.com redmanrealtygroup.com

See ad on page 27

Service Organizations

Feed Our Rural Kids, Inc. (FORK) 715-272-1246

info@feedourruralkids.org feedourruralkids.org

Humane Society of Vilas County 2477 US Hwy 45 N | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-9777

vilashumane@yahoo.com vilascountypets.org

Shopping

Jensen-Akins Hardware & Appliance 156 US Hwy. 45| Conover, WI 54519 715-479-8427

info@jensenakins.com jensenakins.com

See ad on page 28

The Hiker Box 117 E. Wall St. | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-337-2161

jessica@thehikerbox.com thehikerbox.com

The Sawbuck 4270 County Rd. B| Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-6100

thesawbucklando@gmail.com thesawbucklando.com

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TOWN INFO

POPULATION: 1329

AVERAGE SUMMER TEMPERATURE:

High of 76.3˚F / Low of 51.3˚F

AVERAGE WINTER TEMPERATURE:

High of 24˚F/ Low of 7˚F

AVERAGE ANNUAL RAINFALL: 23.11”

AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 86”

TOWN OF CONOVER AREA:

87.2 square miles approx 55,808 acres

WATER AREA: Nearly 6,000 acres of lakes

FOREST AREA: 24,600 acres of County Forest

CONOVER LAKES

Baker, Blueberry, Buckatabon Creek, Chamberlain, Clair, Deep, Deer, Denton, Heart, Hunter, Lake Donahue, Lake of the Hills, Lake Pleasant, Lawler, Lower Buckatabon, Marshall, McLeod, Mud, Myrtle, North Twin, Nudist, Pine Island, Pioneer, Reiter, Soleit, South Twin, Spring, Stormy, Tellefson, Torch, Upper Buckatabon, Williams & Wolf.

VILAS COUNTY SHERIFF

911

(Non- Emergency) 715-479-4441 330 Court Street | Eagle River, WI 54521

FIRE DEPARTMENT

911 (Non-Emergency) 715-477-2036

CONOVER FIRE & RESCUE DEPARTMENT

4661 Cty. Rd. K East | Conover, WI 54519 conoverfirechief2022@gmail.com

ASPIRUS EAGLE RIVER HOSPITAL

201 E Hospital Rd | Eagle River, WI 54521

715-479-7411

POISON CONTROL

800-222-1222

DIGGERS HOTLINE

811 or 800-242-8511

CONOVER TOWN CENTER/ TOWN CLERK

715-479-8688

P.O. Box 115

4665 Cty. Rd. K East | Conover, WI 54519

M-Th 9am-2pm

CONOVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

715-479-4928

P.O. Box 32

4665 Cty. Rd. K East | Conover, WI 54519

POST OFFICE

715-477-1354

4665 County Road K East

M-F 8:45am-12:45pm, 2pm-4pm

Sat. 9-11am

CONOVER TOWN DUMP County Road K East

Labor Day - Apr. 30

Wednesday 1-5pm

Sunday 8am-1pm

May 1-Labor Day

Fri and Sun. 8am-1pm

Wed. 1-5pm

TOWN HISTORY

VILAS COUNTY LANDFILL

715-479-2938

7001 Co Rd G | Eagle River, WI 54521

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

CONOVER LIONS CLUB info@conoverlions.com conoverlions.com

THE COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTER 1575 Hwy 51 North | Arbor Vitae, WI 54568 800-280-4102 cbc@communityblood.org communityblood.org

SOCIAL SECURITY ADVOCATES OF WI, LLC 521E E Wall St./Office 4 | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-337-2478 teresa@socialsecurityadvocates.net socialsecurityadvocates.net

THE COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTER 4406 W Spencer St | Appleton, WI 54914 800-280-4102 cbc@communityblood.org communityblood.org

SCHOOLS

NORTHLAND PINES SCHOOL DISTRICT 1800 Pleasure Island Rd. | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-6487 aheid@npsd.k12.wi.us npsd.k12.wi.us

LIBRARIES

ELEANOR ELLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY 4495 Town Hall Rd. | Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-2887 director@phelps.wislib.org phelpspubliclibrary.org

LAND O’LAKES PUBLIC LIBRARY 4242 Cty. Rd. B | Land O’Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-6006 director@lol.wislib.org landolakeslibrary.org

WALTER E. OLSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY 203 N. Main St. | Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-8070 olsonlibrary@gmail.com olsonlibrary.org

CHURCHES CONOVER EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 3725 US Hwy. 45 | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-4327 info@conoverefc.com conoverefc.com

GOD’S GATHERING PLACE 720 Hwy 45 | Conover, WI 54519 715-254-4680 godsgatheringplace.net

PIONEER LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH 3675 Church Rd. | Conover, WI 54519 715-479-4966 pllc@frontier.com pioneerlakelc.org

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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EAT

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STAY

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PLAY

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Appetizers

Make it a Basket – Add Fries or Totts or Potato Salad

Sauces: Blue Cheese, BBQ, Marinara, Ranch, Honey Mustard

Nacho Cheese, Beer Cheese

Basket of Fries – Fresh-Cut Fries

Homemade Pork Rinds (BBQ, Cheddar, Plain)

Chicken Tenders (4pcs) – Country-Breaded Chicken Breast.

Chicen Wings (6pcs) – Naked, Served with sauce on the side - BBQ, Mild or Hot

Onion Rings – Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Breaded Mushrooms – Deep-Fried Mushroom

Frog Legs – Three Sets of Fried Seasoned Frog Legs

Smelt – Lightly Breaded Deep-Fried Smelt

Cheese Curds – Fried Wisconsin White Cheddar Curds

Duck Strips – Breaded Duck Strips served with

Sweet-Chili Sauce

Big-Ass Pretzel – 24oz Belgium Pretzel with Nacho Cheese, Beer-Cheese, & Honey Mustard

Homemade Soups & Fresh Salads

Burgers, Sandwiches & Wraps

All sandwiches are served with Fries, Tator Totts or Potato Salad

Add Ons: Cheese – American, Cheddar, Swiss, Blue or Pepper Jack Veggies – Jalapeños, Grilled Onions, Mushrooms Applewood Bacon

Upgrade to Pretzel Bun

Dressings – Blue Cheese, French, Italian, Oil/ Vinegar, Ranch, Thousand-Island, Poppy Seed (House)

House Salad – Spring Greens, Onion, Sunflower Seeds, Craisins, Feta Cheese

Cesar Salad – Crisp Lettuce, Parmesan, Croutons mixed in Cesar Dressing

Side Salad – Lettuce, Tomato, Cheddar Small/Large

Soups and Chili Cup/Bowl

Homemade Pizzas 12” and 16”

Classic Cheese – Red Sauce & Mozzarella Cheese

BBQ Chicken – BBQ Sauce, Diced Chicken, Mozzarella Cheese

Deluxe – Red Sauce, Sausage, Mushroom, Onion, Black Olive, Green Pepper and Pepperoni

Ad On Veggies – Black/Green Olive, Mushroom, Onion, Garlic, Pepperoncini, Green Pepper, Pineapple, Jalapeño, Spinach, Tomato

Ad On Meat: Chicken, Bacon, Canadian Bacon, Pepperoni, Sausage

10’ Gluten Free Crust Available

Menu subject to change

Classic Burger*– Charbroiled Burger served with Lettuce, Tomato & Onion on Brioche

1/4 lb. 1/2 lb. Black Bean Burger

Wisconsin Burger* – Chuck Patty, Brat Patty, Cheddar & Swiss Cheese on Brioche

Patty Melt* – Chuck Patty, Swiss, American topped with Fried Onion on Rye Bread

Grilled Cheese – American, Cheddar, on Texas Toast Veggies Add On: Onion, Tomato, Jalapenos

Meat Add On: Ham, Bacon, Pulled Pork

Rueben Sandwich – Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss, Thousand-Island on Rye Bread

Chicken Sandwich – Grilled or Crispy Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato & Onion served on a Pretzel Bun

Pulled Pork – Seasoned Pulled-Pork with Coleslaw on Brioche

BLT – Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato on Texas Toast

Perch Sandwich – Perch Fillets with Lettuce, America Cheese & Tartar on Ciabatta

Cuban Sandwich – Pulled Pork, Ham, Pickles with Swiss Cheese & Mustard on Ciabatta

Brisket & Slaw – Smoked Brisket, Sweet-Pepper Slaw on Ciabatta

Chicken Caesar Wrap – Seasoned Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Parmesan, Cesar Dressing

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap – Seasoned Chicken, Bacon, Ranch, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion

Buffalo Chicken Wrap – Seasoned Chicken, Buffalo Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion

Specials

Thursday & Saturday Bear Paw – Deep-Fried Calzone

Sauce and Cheese - up to 3 pizza toppings

Friday Fish Fry (3 pm–9 pm) – Coleslaw, Rye Bread, Fries/ Tots/Potato Pancake

Haddock – 3-Piece Fried or Baked (Lemon Pepper)

Perch – 1/2 Pound Fried

Walleye –2-Piece Fried or Baked

Sunday Chicken Dinner – 4-Piece Chicken with Potato Wedges & Coleslaw

* Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, eggs or unpasteurized milk may increase your risk of foodborne illness

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