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Discover Phelps...

Where Time Slows and Happiness Soars!

Phelps is a place where you can leave your worries behind and enjoy some good old-fashioned rest and relaxation or find the excitement of a lifetime. The unique flavor of a small town surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of the Chequemegon-Nicolet National Forest makes Phelps a traveler’s paradise – 365 days a year. Regardless of the time of year that you choose to visit, #PhelpsOnTheLake provides plenty of ways to make the most of your days, whether you chose to spend them On the Lakes, On the Trails, or In the Woods. So what are you waiting for? Discover the relaxation you need and the adventure you crave in Phelps!

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Welcome to... Come for a day, come for a season or stay for a lifetime – we look forward to welcoming you to Phelps! This quiet community is destined to become a part of your family, a part of your story. Whether you are a first-time traveler, a third-generational visitor, or looking for that perfect town to call home, you will experience true Northwoods hospitality in Phelps. Surrounded by lakes and forests, Phelps offers true tranquility without sacrificing convenience. Phelps is a great place to start a business or find work, raise a family, and make a life in the beauty of the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

A Rich History

The history of Phelps, Wisconsin, is inextricably intertwined with the fur trading and logging days of the 18th and 19th centuries, and with the tourism trade. Lac Vieux Desert was a crossroads for the fur trade and helped to draw the first business to the area in 1896. Learn about this and more with a visit to the Phelps Historical Museum, open May through October.

Nestled in the Forest Phelps is located 15 miles northeast of Eagle River, WI, in Vilas County. With a population of just over 1,500 people, this quiet town is nestled within the 650,000-acre Nicolet National Forest. And Ottawa National Forest is just two miles to the north in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Award-Winning School

The Phelps School provides quality education for K-12 students, with a commitment to a 21st-century learning environment. The School has been chosen for the US News and World Report Bronze Award for top schools in the nation for four years, among other awards. In addition to excellent education for students, the Phelps School provides the community with in-house daycare, a fitness center, a computer lab, wood and metal shops, a new Fab Lab, and two gymnasiums.

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#PhelpsOnTheLake Wavering Park

Phelps Parks Commission is proud to share well-maintained facilities in a beautiful setting. Wavering Park is perfect for an afternoon with the family or a morning workout. The park features a playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, and soccer and softball fields. Be sure to check the Pickleball schedule in the summer months to join in a friendly match.

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Planning a hunting trip or just want to get in some target practice? Swing by the Phelps Shooting Range, located just north of town on Shooting Range Road. The range features a trap area and shooting ranges extending from 50 yards to 200. It is open to the public free of charge with donations encouraged.

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Phelps community members have been hard at work to improve what Phelps has to offer for visitors and locals. Plans are underway to create a green space on the shore of North Twin Lake, the previous location of the infamous Big Store. This space will enhance the outdoor offerings of the area and provide a beautiful, functional area for community events, weddings, reunions, or lounging on a warm summer day. Even bigger and better steps forward are on the horizon as our Town Board and local organizations work together to ensure a successful future for this small community.

Follow along with Phelps, Wisconsin on Facebook & sign up for our e-newsletter to keep up with all the progress and happenings in Phelps!

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. . . l a c o L a e Fish Lik Your Next Cast Could Be a Trophy... As if the acres of freshwater lakes brimming with fish aren’t enough, Phelps is home to the headwaters of the mighty Wisconsin River, the Deerskin River, and many hidden trout streams. From world-class musky fishing to catching your limit of panfish and everything in between, Phelps is a fisherman’s paradise!

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• Hank Lesniak’s Valley of the Giants Musky Tournament - June 13th • Dan & Connie’s Fishing Classic - Aug. 29th • Swen Musky Tournament - Sept. 9th • North & South Twin Lakes Musky Tournament - Sept. 12th • Midwest Musky Classic - Oct. 2nd-4th

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Find great fishing reports at www.Lake-Link.com!

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e c I e h t n O Get Hooked on Ice Fishing You can’t beat ice fishing in Phelps! Many of our larger lakes have resorts and restaurants right on the shore that welcome fishermen and families year-round. You can find great views and great fishing activity on North Twin Lake, South Twin Lake, Big Sand Lake, Long Lake, Lac Vieux Desert, and Smoky Lake, to name a few. Phelps is home to three ice fishing tournaments every year, one each on Lac Vieux Desert, Big Sand Lake, and North Twin Lake. These tournaments are a fun way to get out on the ice and get to know your fellow fishermen better, or if you are new to ice fishing and just want to give it a try come to Phelps the third weekend in January. This is Wisconsin’s free ice fishing weekend every year with no license required!

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On the Fly Time Flies when your fly-fishin’ Phelps and the surrounding area is home to one of the most diverse fisheries in Wisconsin, including several Class I & II trout streams. These streams and rivers offer a variety of water from riffles, runs, and pools to undercut banks and backwaters, providing a fly fishing experience you don’t want to miss! Trout flies come in a lot of shapes and sizes. Increase your chances of catching fish by matching the current hatch.

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2020 Event Calendar 9th Annual Maple Syrup Fest

April 4 | 8am-4pm Celebrate maple syrup in Phelps with sugar bush tours, educational classes, children’s activities, arts and crafts, maple treats, and more! Free fun for all ages!

Phelps Historical Museum Open House May 25 | 1pm Step into the past at the Phelps Museum. Free admission and refreshments.

Hank Lesniak’s Valley of the Giants Musky Tournament June 13 | 7am-3pm Musky fishing tournament on Lac Vieux Desert hosted by Hillside Resort.

15th Annual Flag Day Celebration

June 14 | 6pm Ceremonial retiring of tattered flags at Sand Lake Pub.

Women’s Club Chicken Dinner

June 17 | 4pm-8pm Fundraiser that supports Public Library and local scholarships. Great raffles.

4th of July Festival

July 4 | 3pm-11pm Parade, live music, inflatables and kids’ games, food, refreshments. Best fireworks in the Northwoods, over North Twin Lake at Dusk.

NSTLRA Annual Poker Run

July 11 | 1pm-5pm Fun event on North & South Twin Lakes. Proceeds from the event will be used to help fight Eurasian Milfoil.

23rd Annual Picnic in the Park

July 14 | 5pm-8:30pm Chicken & rib BBQ at Wavering Park with live music and kids’ activities.

24th Annual Steak in the Park

July 15 | 5pm-8pm Steak fry and live music at Wavering Park presented by the Phelps-Land O’ Lakes Lions Club.

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For a full calendar of Phelps events or more information, please visit www.PhelpsWI.Us/events 42nd Annual Phelps Men’s SlowPitch Softball Tournament

July 24-26 | 9am-6pm Double elimination softball tournament with $1000 first prize. Fundraiser for Youth Sports.

Phelps Historical Museum’s Antique Critique July 26 | 1pm-5pm Professional Appraiser of Antiques and Fine Arts Mark Moran will appraise local treasures at the Phelps School.

64th Annual Fireman’s Picnic & Pig Roast Aug. 1 | Noon-9pm Picnic and pig roast, kids’ activities, live music and fireworks at Wavering Park, with proceeds benefiting Phelps Volunteer Fire Department.

11th Annual Founding Father’s Golf Tournament Aug. 9 | 1pm-3pm Golf tournament to benefit the Phelps Volunteer Fire Department at Big Sand Lake Golf Course.

Phelps Old-Timers Softball Tournament

Aug. 14-16 | Friday 5pm-Sunday 3pm Double elimination softball tournament for teams with 400 years on the field. $800 first prize.

Dan & Connie’s Fishing Classic

Aug. 29 | 7am-4pm Musky fishing tournament on Big Sand Lake, headquartered at Sand Lake Pub.

Swen Musky Tournament

Sept. 9 | 8am-4pm Musky fishing tournament on Lac Vieux Desert, hosted by Hillside Resort.

North & South Twin Lakes Musky Tournament Sept. 12 | 6am-4pm Musky fishing on North and South Twin Lakes. Headquartered at Northern Exposure Bar & Restaurant.

11th Annual Phelps Scarecrow Fest

Sept. 19 | 11am-5pm Scarecrows, pumpkin chuckin’, wagon rides, arts and crafts, and fall fun downtown Phelps.

40th Annual Midwest Musky Classic Tournament

Oct. 2-4 Cash prizes, Big Fish of the Day prizes, and more! Weekend long tournament on 4 lakes hosted by Phelps Chamber.

Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 5 | 8am-11am Fundraiser breakfast & pictures with Santa at the Phelps School.

Lac Vieux Desert Lake Association August Fest

Aug. 16 | Noon-4pm Fun, food, and prizes at Hillside Resort to support the health of Lac Vieux Desert Lake.

6th Annual Twin Triathlon

Aug. 22 | 8am-Noon Paddle on North Twin Lake, and Bike/Run on Vista Lake Biking trails. Compete as an individual, 2-person team, or 3-person team.

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Small-Town Flavor Tasty Temptations – Sweet Local Events in Every Season! With many unique special events and picnics, relish in delicious local foods and something special for your Up North vacation. From spring to fall, plan your trip around your taste buds! Here’s a few local tips on festivals you don’t want to miss.

Phelps Maple Syrup Fest 2020 Maple Syrup Fest – April 4th, 2020

Celebrate the Wisconsin heritage of making pure maple syrup at this unique festival, held each April at the Phelps School from 8am to 4pm. This family-friendly event is free to attend and full of educational fun. • See tree-tapping demonstrations first hand • Find your favorite maple treats at the Maple Café for breakfast or lunch, including the popular Maple Sticky Bun • Take a driving tour or guided bus tour of local sugar bushes to see where this popular treat originates and how sap becomes syrup • Browse and shop the wonderful arts and crafts of over 70 vendors • View various maple syrup and honey displays and pick up some local syrup to take home • See who wins the Maple Syrup Contest, judged by local celebrities, or enter your own • Make and sample Maple Taffy on the Snow • Take a short class and learn how to make these natural sweeteners for yourself Maple Syrup Fest attracts over 4,000 people each year and continues to grow. Find all things maple syrup in Phelps this April!

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Phelps Scarecrow Fest

This fall event, held mid-September every year on the shore of North Twin Lake, provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the autumn colors in Phelps. Try your hand at pumpkin chuckin’ – flinging a pumpkin at the target in North Twin Lake with a giant sling shot – or get your vote in for the Homemade Wine Tasting Contest. Browse arts and crafts while enjoying a stroll through Scarecrow Alley, featuring the creative entries to the Scarecrow Contest. Kids will love the games and activities and the Live Scarecrow Contest! There is so much going on at Scarecrow Fest, but our favorite part is the food! The day features booths from several local businesses and organizations where you can sample a unique appetizer, sandwich or dessert of your choosing. Fan favorites include caramel apples from the Women’s Club, hand-breaded cheese curds at the local Lions Club booth, and the tastiest cream puffs ever. With over a dozen food vendors, you won’t leave hungry!

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Lake Life Livin’ Livin’ the Dream – #OnTheLake!

Surrender to the Lure of the Lake... When we use the words “On the Lake,” we mean it literally. Downtown Phelps sits right on North Twin Lake, one of the largest in Vilas County. And talk about an ideal backdrop for this small town! The view is spectacular all day, every day, but particularly so when the skies color dramatically for each evening’s sunset.

There’s No Wrong Way to “Lake” It Up in Phelps Which lake to hit first? Most of the resorts in the area are lakefront, as are the restaurants and taverns. Why not start right where you are and take it from there? Explore the crystal-clear waters of lakes both big and small to enjoy: • • • • •

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Paddling Sailing Ice Fishing Ice Skating RELAXING!

There’s a lake for every hobby in Phelps, and there’s no wrong season to “lake” either! An afternoon of excitement on the water turns into a relaxing evening with the call of the loons and a stunning sunset. We’re betting that a day or even a week won’t be enough. These lakes will keep calling you back again and again for your next adventure in Phelps.

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• Vilas County boa sts of 1,318 lakes • Phelps claims 41 lakes • Lac Vieux Deser t Vilas County at 4 is the biggest lake in ,017 acres • The world record (51 lb., 3 oz.) was hybrid musky Lac Vieux Desert landed on

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Ride Like a Local... Leave the Road, Take the Trails, Create Memories Fulfill Your Trail Temptation... Do you find yourself daydreaming of skis gliding across the snow or a hike deep into the forest? If you can’t stop thinking about the perfect country road for biking or the sun setting over you as you speed over the ice, you may have been bitten by the trail bug! Luckily, Phelps has the cure. With miles upon miles of both silent sport and motorized recreational trails, you can fulfill your trail (and off-trail) temptations in any season in Phelps. Need a map? Stop by the Phelps Chamber office to pick up maps of different trail systems or download the Vilas County Map It app for your smart device.

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**Plan your trip – the 1st weekend in June is a Ride for Free Weekend in Wisconsin!

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40+ Miles of Pristine Snowmobile Trails! 57 Beaver Creek Trail: 2 m With plenty of lodging and dining options right on the Phelps snowmobile iles trails, you won’t have to waste a second of sled time. Thanks to the dedication of the Phelps Snowmobile Club, we are pretty sure you won’t find better groomed trails than in Phelps, but if you can’t get enough, you can easily connect to the 600 miles of trails in Vilas county and 3,000+ miles in Upper Michigan for even more sledding adventures.

Unlimited Cross -Country Skiing & Snowshoeing!

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There is something almost surreal about spending a winter day exploring forests blanketed in glistening snow. The 1-mile-long groomed Phelps trail is ideal for a day of family fun by snowshoe or cross-country ski, or check out the Deerskin Snowshoe Trails, four marked loops with over 12 miles of winter wonderland. If you are craving a day of Nordic or off-trail skiing, the vast Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest awaits you.

30+ Miles of Trails to Explore on Foot or Bike! Rolling country roads and bike routes, easy nature hikes and winding wilderness trails — explore any of 7 different silent sport trails, ranging from 1 to 11 miles. Off the beaten path more your style? Trek in to the Blackjack Springs Wilderness Area.

**Local Tip: The Conover-Phelps Trail provides miles of off-road surfaced biking trail to safely explore!

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Discover Adventure... Answer the Call of the forest... Did you know that nearly 75% of Phelps is national or state forest land? You may think that the trees and forests are just pretty scenery, but we know better in the Northwoods! We see them as even more countless adventures to be discovered!

Bird Watching

Bird watching may be a quiet hobby, but it can be an exciting one, especially in an area with nearly 400 different species! Any season can offer a rewarding and unique birding experience. The best part – this outdoor activity requires no skills or gear. (Although a pair of binoculars and a good bird book help.) From wild turkeys and great horned owls to the more delicate indigo buntings and warblers, your eyes and your ears will be delighted. And you can’t miss the magnificent bald eagles and large ospreys flying above.

Wildlife

Although a slightly less common sight, it’s quite easy to catch a glimpse of any number of wild animals. You can spot them through the trees while driving the country roads or hiking the forests. Watch for whitetail deer, red fox, otter, black bear, and more. Just remember – they are wild animals and shouldn’t be approached. Enjoy the chance to see them in their natural habitat from afar.

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Geocaching

Geocaching is another great example of how you can enjoy Mother Nature with very little equipment or expense. Phelps alone has dozens and dozens of hidden treasures throughout the public forests. So take a breath of fresh air, grab your GPS device, and go on a treasure-hunting adventure! Local Tips: • A traditional cache typically features a logbook but could hold a travel bug that is meant to move around the world. • Multi-cache involves 2 or more cache locations, with clues leading to the final logbook. • A mystery cache requires a puzzle to solve to get the correct coordinates. Sometimes these can be a puzzle to solve at the actual cache which can be the most amusing!

The lakes, the trails, the woods – they are all waiting for you in Phelps. Are you ready to discover your own “Up North” adventure in Phelps?

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LOCAL BUSINESSES

Local Businesses ACCOMMODATIONS Old World Charm Bed and Breakfast

Explore the history of Phelps while enjoying stunning views of North Twin Lake in this year-round bed and breakfast. 2294 Highway 17 • Phelps, WI 54554 815-543-0937

Briar’s Hideaway

Panaromic views of North Twin lake from a private beach is all yours at this all-season rental. Kayaks available for guest use. 3148 W. Kerr • Phelps, WI 54554 Facebook.com/briarshideaway 309-830-3319

North Twin Lake View Resort

Beautiful accommodations in Phelps with 5 cabin rentals, and the amenities you need for a home-away-from-home vacation. Pontoon and fishing boats available for rent within a 30-mile radius. 2542 Millerville Lane • Phelps, WI 54554 www.NorthTwinLakeviewResort.com 815-979-0793

Phelps Outdoors / Colin Crawford’s Guide Service

Offering year-round furnished kitchenette suite lodging with Wi-Fi and an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, and restaurant and lounge on-site. Continental breakfast included. Credit cards accepted. P.O. Box 61 • Phelps, WI 54554 www.PhelpsOutdoors.com 715-891-2502

Great Escape

Northern Waters Casino Resort

Hazen Cabins

The Inn has cozy, knotty pine paneled rooms. Waterfront cottages have kitchens with enclosed porches. One mile west of downtown Eagle River on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes. 5054 Hwy 70 • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.Edgewater-Inn-Cottages.com 715-479-4011 Casino, hotel, 18-hole golf course, supper club, buffet, food court, and the largest sports bar in the Northwoods. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. N5384 US 45 • Watersmeet, MI 49969 www.LVDCasino.com 906-358-4226

The Wilderness Reserve

5,500 private acres for whitetail, elk, and upland bird hunting. Skeet, trap, and sporting clays, fishing, and outdoor fun. Fully furnished cabin rentals on private lakes available year-round. 680 Reserve Lane • Phelps, WI 54554 www.TheWildernessReserve.com 715-545-2700

Bel Air Motel

11 year-round spacious units, 2 double beds, air-conditioning, HIGH SPEED INTERNET, TV, tub w/shower. Seasonal fish cleaning area – outside outlets. On snowmobile and bike trail. Blocks away from ATV/UTV trailhead. Petfriendly rooms available. 4163 Highway B • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.belair-motel.com 715-547-3343

Blue Loon Hideaway

Best Western Derby Inn

Come stay at the best hotel in Eagle River, the Best Western Derby Inn. Clean and friendly with the best continental breakfast in the area. 1800 U.S. Hwy 45 North • Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-1600

Coady’s Point of View Lakeview Resort & Campground

This year-round popular resort proves that roughing it doesn’t have to be that rough. Offering modern cabins, rustic campsites and camgrounds, and yurts for a fun and immersive experience-driven trip. 3932 N. Primich Way • Phelps, WI 54554 www.POVResort.com 715-545-3474

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Edgewater Inn & Cottages

Deluxe private cottage sleeps 7, full kitchen with luxuries on North Twin Lake. 40-foot pier with boat lift and lighting, indoor fish cleaning unit, internet, game center, satellite, DVD, and surround sound. 2342 Hwy 17 N • Phelps, WI 54554 www.BlueLoonHideaway.com 630-464-9472

Gateway Lodge

Open year-round, this 1938 hand-hewn log constructed lodge features a massive fireplace, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, wireless internet, restaurant, and lounge. 4103 Hwy B • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.Gateway-Lodge.com 715-547-3321

Open year-round with two spectacular rental cabins. Located on North Twin Lake with private piers. Lunch and dinner daily, with nightly specials and deck seating overlooking North Twin Lake. 2510 Hwy 17 • Phelps, WI 54554 Facebook.com/greatescapeofphelps 715-545-2585 Beautifully restored historic 3 cottages (cabins), 2 & 3 bedrooms with full kitchens & fireplaces. 4487 Hazen Inn Lane • Phelps, WI 54554 Facebook.com/hazencabins 314-403-9253

Hillside Resort

Restaurant open May-October with full bar. Eleven 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom fully furnished housekeeping units on Lac Vieux Desert. Boat launch, swimming beach, pontoon & boat rentals. 2474 South Shore Road • Phelps, WI 54554 www.Hillside-Resort.com 715-547-3646

Nicolet Shores

A resort for all seasons! Located on Spectacle Lake, adjacent to the Nicolet National Forest, this Gold Crown RCI resort specializes in recreation and relaxation. 3136 Nicolet Shores Lane • Phelps, WI 54554 www.NicoletShores.com 715-545-2248

Sunrise Lodge

Family-oriented, all-inclusive, housekeeping resort on Lac Vieux Desert. Free Wi-Fi, watercraft rental. Pets welcome. 3 home-cooked meals daily, May-October. Full dinner menu. Large salad bar. Breakfast on weekends all winter. 5894 West Shore Road • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.SunriseLodge.com 715-547-3684

Big Sand Lake Cottages

Lakeside 2- & 3-bedroom year-round housekeeping cottages. Full kitchens/baths. Internet access, Direct TV with flat screen TVs and DVD players. Boats, canoes, paddle boat, firepit, and fish cleaning house. 4685 Maple Crest Lane • Phelps, WI 54554 www.BSLCottages.com 715-545-1164

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Meticulously clean lodging on North Twin Lake. Vacation home and (3) 2-bedroom cabins, May-September. Pontoon rentals, DirectTV, WiFi, furnished kitchens, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, and fish cleaning station. No pets. 3478 Twin Pine Resort Lane • Conover, WI 54519 www.TwinPineResort.net 262-490-2096

Eagle View Rentals, P D Adventures, LLC

5 modern units on Big Sand. TV, microwave, full kitchen, grills, firewood, private 40- to 90-foot piers, freezers, fish houses, 14-foot boat. Motors, fully equipped Alumacraft and pontoon available for rent. 4681 Eagle View Ln • Phelps, WI 54554 www.EagleViewRentals.com 715-545-2516

Eagle Waters Resort

Four-season historic resort located on Eagle Lake in Eagle River. Restaurant, bar, (public welcomed) banquet/wedding/meeting facilities, lake-front, lake-view, and woodview cabins and condominiums available year-round. 3958 Eagle Waters Rd • Eagle River WI 54521 www.EagleWaters.com 715-479-4411

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino

Northwoods premier entertainment destination with over 800 slots, table games, bingo, delicious dining venues, nationally known entertainment acts, and a beautiful lakeside resort. 510 Old Abe Road • Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538 www.LakeoftheTorches.com 715-588-7070

Oak Ridge Resort

Four clean, knotty-pine interior, 2-bedroom cottages located on Lac Vieux Desert. Each can accommodate up to 6 guests. Year-round resort with fully equipped kitchens. Motor and boat-lift rentals. PETS allowed. Attractive offseason discounts. 2984 South Shore Road • Phelps, WI 54554 www.OakRidgeResortCabins.com 715-547-3860

Thunder Bay Resort

Year-round lodging on Lac Vieux Desert. Offering boat and sled rentals, as well as gas and Amsoil. Onsite tavern offers pool table, a juke box, pizza, snacks, and a full bar. 2198 S. Shore Rd. • Phelps, WI 54554 www.Thunder-Bay-Resort.com 715-547-3801

ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY Land O’ Lakes Area Arts (LOLA)

Offering artistic & cultural events & art classes for children & adults year-round. Discover painting, wood-working, cooking, fiber arts, writing and craft classes, and more! 4262 County Road B • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.LolaArtsWI.com 715-547-3950

Old Glory Photography

Full-service photography services including studio and on-site sessions. 2429 State Trunk 17 • Phelps, WI 54554 217-841-1865

ATTRACTIONS & THINGS TO DO Northern Waters Casino Resort

Casino, hotel, 18-hole golf course, supper club, buffet, food court, and the largest sports bar in the Northwoods. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. N5384 US 45 • Watersmeet, MI 49969 www.LVDCasino.com 906-358-4226

The Wilderness Reserve

5,500 private acres for whitetail, elk, and upland bird hunting. Skeet, trap, and sporting clays, fishing, and outdoor fun. Fully furnished cabin rentals on private lakes available year-round. 680 Reserve Lane • Phelps, WI 54554 www.TheWildernessReserve.com 715-545-2700

Big Sand Lake Golf Course

Picturesque 9-hole course, designed by Chick Evans. Plays over 3,085 yards with a slope of 113 and rating of 34.2. Twilight and multi-play rates. Snacks and beverages available. 4710 Big Sand Lake Club Rd. • Phelps, WI 54554 www.BigSandLakeClub.com 715-545-2484

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino

The Northwoods premier entertainment destination with over 800 slots, table games, bingo, delicious dining venues, nationally known entertainment acts, and a beautiful lakeside resort. 510 Old Abe Road • Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538 www.LakeoftheTorches.com 715-588-7070

Land O’ Lakes Area Arts (LOLA)

Offering artistic & cultural events & art classes for children & adults year-round. Discover painting, wood-working, cooking, fiber arts, writing and craft classes, and more! 4262 County Road B • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.LolaArtsWI.com 715-547-3950

Sweets, Treats & More

Ice cream, nostalgic candies, and old-fashioned toys in a malt shop setting. Now featuring Chicago Dogs, fresh donuts on the weekends, and fresh-squeezed lemonade. 2268 Hwy 17 • Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-3131

LOCAL BUSINESSES

Darton’s Twin Pine Resort

Nicolet Area Technical College

Nicolet College provides a wide variety of educational and cultural offerings, including more than 65 associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, apprenticeship programs, and University Transfer Liberal Arts program. 5364 College Drive • Rhinelander, WI 54501 www.NicoletCollege.edu 715-365-4493

Phelps Historical Museum

Displaying the valuable history of Phelps, WI. Pictures & artifacts preserve our past in honor of the history that has built our thriving community. 4524 County Hwy E • Phelps, WI 54554 www.PhelpsMuseum.com 715-545-3303

Northernwaters Historical Museum (Land O’ Lakes Historical Society)

Exhibits that honor, interpret, and preserve the unique stories of the Land O’ Lakes area. 6490 Chippewa Rd Land O’ Lakes , WI 54540 www.LandOLakesHistory.org 715-547-6979

CONSTRUCTION North Twin Builders, LLC

General contractor and new home builder providing quality construction services. We offer over 40 years of experience, with extensive knowledge in construction and the latest innovations in building science. 2345 Strong Road • Phelps, WI 54554 www.NorthTwinBuilders.com 715-545-2510

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LOCAL BUSINESSES

Phelps Sawmill

Family-owned full-service lumber mill specializing in custom-cut pine and hardwood lumber. Order custom mantels and table tops, rough cut lumber, or planed lumber, a few boards or large quantities. 1488 Co. Road A • Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-2001

Stop’s Heating & Cooling LLC

Customer-focused heating and air-conditioning company located in Land O’ Lakes. We employ highly trained people whose goal is to make our company the best service company in the area. 6356 Highway 45 • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.StopsPHC.com 715-547-3665

Pitlik & Wick, Inc.

Specializing in asphalt paving and quality driveway and paving services for parking lots, pathways, and more since 1952! Offer construction materials, including crushed gravel, topsoil, landscape materials, sand, and stone. 8075 Highway D • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.PitlikandWick.com 715-479-7488

Kozar Technologies, LLC

Specializing in security systems, audio/video, computer networking, home theater, remote home monitoring, video (CCTV systems) and lighting and shading in both residential and commercial environments. 5332 Hwy 70 W • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.kozartechnologies.com 715-479-1110

Northern Glass, Tile & Stone LLC

Residential glass service, custom shower enclosures, mirrors, window repair and replacement. Sales and installation of porcelain, ceramic, stone, and glass tile. Specializing in custom showers. 721 E. Wall St. • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.NorGlassCo.com 715-479-9900

Beaman Enterprises

We specialize in: New Construction, Additions, Garages & Remodels. Also offering: Custom Finish Work, Steel Roof Systems, Exterior Wood/Vinyl Siding systems, Windows/ Doors Installation, Custom Decks, and MORE! 2162 Sugar Maple Village Rd • Phelps, WI 54554 www.BeamanEnt.com 715-617-3927

Eagle Floor Covering

A full-service flooring dealer. Large showroom featuring carpet, vinyl, tile, laminate, ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone and hardwood flooring. Full-service installation and competitive Cash & Carry prices. 1160 Twilite Lane • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.EagleFloorCovering.com 715-479-4480

Northwoods Surveying

Licensed Wisconsin land surveyor providing surveying services, subdivisions, land planning, condominiums, and more. 2560 South Shore Road • Phelps, WI 54554 715-547-6224

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DINING Northern Waters Casino Resort

Casino, hotel, 18-hole golf course, supper club, buffet, food court, and the largest sports bar in the Northwoods. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. N5384 US 45 • Watersmeet, MI 49969 www.LVDCasino.com 906-358-4226

Dublin Sports Bar & Grill

#1 sports bar with over 50 beers, 16 rotating beers on tap, 15 flat screens, daily food and drink specials. Serving food 11 am until 1 am. Beer garden overlooking North Twin. 4394 Twin Overlook • Conover, WI 54519 www.DublinSportsBarandGrill.com 715-350-2121

Forest Lake Country Store

Great Escape

Located on North Twin Lake with private piers and 2 rental cabins. Open year-round, serving lunch and dinner daily, with delicious nightly specials and deck seating overlooking North Twin Lake. 2510 Hwy 17 • Phelps, WI 54554 Facebook.com/greatescapeofphelps 715-545-2585

Hillside Resort

Restaurant open May-October with full bar. Eleven 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom fully furnished housekeeping units on Lac Vieux Desert. Boat launch, swimming beach, pontoon & boat rentals. 2474 South Shore Road • Phelps, WI 54554 www.Hillside-Resort.com 715-547-3646

Sunrise Lodge

Family-oriented, all-inclusive, housekeeping resort on Lac Vieux Desert. Free Wi-Fi, watercraft rental. Pets welcome. 3 home-cooked meals daily, May-October. Full dinner menu. Large salad bar. Breakfast on weekends all winter. 5894 West Shore Road • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.SunriseLodge.com 715-547-3684

T.J. Grizzlies

T.J. Grizzlies is known for the phenomenal homemade pizza, homemade lasagna, sauces, meatballs, and our slow-roasted Italian beef sandwich. Dine in or carry out, beer and wine served. 4283 County Road B • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.tjgrizzlies.wixsite.com/official 715-547-3700

Eagle Waters Resort

A unique restaurant and boutique, grocery, wine, and beer store. Over 100 beers, 150 wines, and unique jams, salsas, wild rice, and cheese. Find Stonewall Kitchen products here. 6256 Highway B • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.ForestLakeCountryStore.com 715-547-8222

Four-season historic resort located on Eagle Lake in Eagle River. Restaurant, bar, (public welcomed) banquet/wedding/meeting facilities, lake-front, lake-view, and woodview cabins and condominiums available year-round. 3958 Eagle Waters Rd • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.EagleWaters.com 715-479-4411

Gateway Lodge

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino

Open year-round, this 1938 hand-hewn log constructed lodge features a massive fireplace, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, wireless internet, restaurant, and lounge. 4103 Hwy B • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.Gateway-Lodge.com 715-547-3321

The Northwoods premier entertainment destination with over 800 slots, table games, bingo, delicious dining venues, nationally known entertainment acts, and a beautiful lakeside resort. 510 Old Abe Road • Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538 www.LakeoftheTorches.com 715-588-7070

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Serving from 5:00 pm, 6 days a week. Closed Wednesdays. A Northwoods dining experience! 5315 Highway 45 North • Conover, WI 54519 715-547-8120

Northern Exposure Bar & Restaurant

Delicious food and homemade pizza. Featuring breakfast and dinner buffets with daily specials. 4384 Deerskin Road • Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-3555

Sand Lake Pub

Surrounded by 3 lakes and open year-round for summer and winter fun. Open daily at 11 am, serving hot sandwiches, pizzas and Dan’s homemade chili! 851 Highway 17 N • Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-3200

Sweets, Treats & More

20+ flavors of ice cream, nostalgic candies, and old-fashioned toys in a malt shop setting. One-of-a-kind ice cream cookie sandwiches, fresh donuts on the weekends, and freshly made lemonade. Open Memorial Day thru Labor Day. 2268 Hwy 17 • Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-3131

Thunder Bay Resort

Year-round lodging on Lac Vieux Desert. Offering boat and sled rentals, as well as gas and Amsoil. Onsite tavern offers pool table, a juke box, pizza, snacks, and a full bar. 2198 S. Shore Rd. • Phelps, WI 54554 www.Thunder-Bay-Resort.com 715-547-3801

EDUCATION Land O’ Lakes Area Arts (LOLA)

Offering artistic & cultural events & art classes for children & adults year-round. Discover painting, wood-working, cooking, fiber arts, writing and craft classes, and more! 4262 County Road B • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.LolaArtsWI.com 715-547-3950

Phelps School District

Small, rural K-12 school district located in the western portion of the Nicolet National Forest. The school overlooks the shores of North Twin Lake. 4451 Old School Road • Phelps, WI 54554 www.Phelps.K12.Wi.Us 715-545-2724

Semester-long immersion for high school students in environmental studies and outdoor activities, deepening their love of nature, reinforcing their commitment to conservation, and equipping them to take meaningful action as environmental stewards. 5400 N. Black Oak Lake Rd • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.ConserveSchool.org 715-547-1300

Nicolet Area Technical College

Nicolet College provides a wide variety of educational and cultural offerings, including more than 65 associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, apprenticeship programs, and University Transfer Liberal Arts program. 5364 College Drive • Rhinelander, WI 54501 www.NicoletCollege.edu 715-365-4493

FARMS & PRODUCE Smoky Lake Maple Products, LLC

Maple syrup equipment fabricator that has made a name for itself across the US and Canada through unrivaled craftsmanship and understanding of the maple industry. Offering the highest efficiency flue pan sets in the industry. Smokey Lake Road • Iron River, MI 49935 www.SmokyLakeMaple.com 920-202-4500

FINANCE Headwaters State Bank

Serving the beautiful Northwoods since 1957. We are an independently owned and operated community bank. Member FDIC. Headwaters State Bank, where it all begins! 4175 County Road B • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.HeadwatersStateBank.com 715-547-3383

Summit Wealth Strategies

Summit Wealth Strategies is not a registered broker/dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. 884 Fort Eagle Estates Lane • Phelps, WI 54554 www.Summit-Wealth-Strategies.com 715-545-2668

Great North Bank

The Great North Bank offers a full range of financial products and services for individuals, families and businesses. 111 Mill St. • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.GreatNorthBank.com 844-688-4844

mBank

Community Focused. Client Driven. Your Northwoods Home Mortgage Experts. Headquartered in Eagle River, St. Germain, and Three Lakes. 400 E Wall St. • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.BankmBank.com 715-479-4406

LOCAL BUSINESSES

Conserve School

Lanny’s Fireside

Ripco Credit Union

Serving our local communities and members with branches in Eagle River and Rhinelander. Stop in to see what our Attitude of Excellence is all about! 633 N. Railroad • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.Ripco.org 715-479-4491

River Valley Bank

Full-service office for all banking needs. Fixed & adjustable rate mortgage loans, business & personal loans, insurance, investments, and more. 141 South Willow • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.RiverValleyBank.com 715-477-6206

GENERAL SERVICES Northwinds Bus Service

Bus services for private parties, church groups, and community events. 2353 Strong Rd Phelps, WI 54554 715-617-6927

EOE Network

Ideaprenuers: A place to get started 348 W. Pine St • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.eoenetwork.com 715-891-1284

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WRJO/WERL Radio

WRJO Oldies, serving the Northwoods of Wisconsin. 909 N. Railroad St. • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.wrjo.com 715-479-4451

Iron County Community Broadcasting - WIKB

WIKB 99.1 FM–Iron County Community Broadcasting Station, playing your favorite country music and Telephone Time. “TT” allows individuals to buy, sell, or trade and look for services. 809 W. Genesse St. • Iron River, MI 49920 www.wikb.com 906-265-9622

Meyer & Associates Insurance Agency LLC

Honest and fair in our dealings, interested in people and their problems, treating the clients’ needs as if they were our own, establishing a firm relationship of mutual trust and service to clients, and representing only the highest quality of insurance companies. 701 N. Railroad • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.Meyer-Ins.com 715-479-8808

Vilas County News-Review

Award-winning news coverage focused on local news, sports, features, columns and great photography. 425 W. Mill St. • P.O. Box 1929 • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.VilasCountyNewsReview.com 715-479-4421

Wintersland Storage

24-hour accessible self-storage, individual units. Boats, campers, ATVs, and snowmobiles. Various sizes to fit storage needs. Monthly & 6-month rates. 871 Highway 17 • Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-2188

Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company

Our mission is to operate the Wisconsin River Reservoir System to maintain a uniform flow and reasonable balance among the benefits the water resource provides. Controls 21 headwaters reservoirs for Wisconsin River flow control. 2301 N. 3rd Street • Wausau, WI 54403 www.WVIC.com 715-848-2976

Errand Solutions

Errand Solutions is a fully customizable errand-running, convenience, and discount service. Save time and increase productivity with our full-service solutions. 4222 Highway B • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.errandsolutions.com

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HEALTH, BEAUTY & WELLNESS Synergy Salon & Spa

Full-service facility providing haircuts, colors and styles, manicures, pedicures, tanning, ear piercing, and massage therapy. A one-stop shop for all of your beauty needs, dedicated to exceptional service! 5149 Highway 70 • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.SynergySalonandSpaEagleRiver.com 715-480-4222

Aspirus Iron River Hospital & Clinics

Iron County’s leading Healthcare Provider. 24/7 ER, Family Medicine, Cardiology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Women’s Health Services. 1400 W. Ice Lake Rd. • Iron River, MI 49935 www.Aspirus.org 906-265-6121

Land O’ Lakes Hometown Pharmacy

Land O’ Lakes Hometown Pharmacy. Shirley Thompson, RPh. Your local Health Mart Pharmacy. Serving the area for over 30 years. Prescriptions and so much more. 4348 Hwy B • P.O. Box 1079 • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3788

Stop’s Heating & Cooling LLC

Customer-focused heating and air-conditioning company located in Land O’ Lakes. We employ highly trained people whose goal is to make our company the best service company in the area. 6356 Highway 45 • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.StopsPHC.com 715-547-3665

Northern Glass, Tile & Stone LLC

Residential glass service, custom shower enclosures, mirrors, window repair and replacement. Sales and installation of porcelain, ceramic, stone, and glass tile. Specializing in custom showers. 721 E. Wall St. • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.NorGlassCo.com 715-479-9900

Beaman Enterprises

We specialize in: New Construction, Additions, Garages & Remodels. Also offering: Custom Finish Work, Steel Roof Systems, Exterior Wood/Vinyl Siding systems, Windows/ Doors Installation, Custom Decks, and MORE! 2162 Sugar Maple Village Rd • Phelps, WI 54554 www.BeamanEnt.com 715-617-3927

Boone’s Building Supply, Inc.

A personalized, comfortable approach to dentistry. Not your average dental office! 4453 County Hwy B • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.PainlessPeteDentist.com 715-547-3541

Family-owned business serving the Northwoods since 1968. Boone’s prides themselves on quality building materials, exceptional service, and knowledgeable staff. 3800 Shangri La Road • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.BoonesBuildingSupply.com 715-479-4679

Village Barber

Eagle Floor Covering

Peter J. Schindelholz, DDS, SC

Family hair care, cuts, perms, and color. We stock Matrix products! Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays by appointment. 2429 Highway 17, Suite A1 • Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-3000

HOME SERVICES & SUPPLIES North Twin Builders, LLC

General contractor and new home builder providing quality construction services. We offer over 40 years of experience, with extensive knowledge in construction and the latest innovations in building science. 2345 Strong Road • Phelps, WI 54554 www.NorthTwinBuilders.com 715-545-2510

A full-service flooring dealer. Large showroom featuring carpet, vinyl, tile, laminate, ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone and hardwood flooring. Full-service installation and competitive Cash & Carry prices. 1160 Twilite Lane • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.EagleFloorCovering.com 715-479-4480

Kozar Technologies, LLC

Specializing in security systems, audio/video, computer networking, home theater, remote home monitoring, video (CCTV systems) and lighting and shading in both residential and commercial environments. 5332 Hwy 70 W • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.kozartechnologies.com 715-479-1110

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North Twin Lake View Resort

Beautiful accommodations in Phelps with 5 cabin rentals, and the amenities you need for a home-away-from-home vacation. Pontoon and fishing boats available for rent within a 30-mile radius. 2542 Millerville Lane • Phelps, WI 54554 www.NorthTwinLakeviewResort.com 815-979-0793

Phelps Outdoors / Colin Crawford’s Guide Service

LANDSCAPING & YARD MAINTENANCE Custom Landscaping of Eagle River, Inc.

Landscaping services, garden care, property management, snow removal, and more from professional landscape contractors with decades of experience. Visit our Garden Center in Eagle River! 1144 Hwy 45 South • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.Custom-Landscaping.com 715-479-6762

Beaman Enterprises

Book a full or half day fishing trip with licensed guide and Wisconsin DNR Safety/Angler Education Instructor Colin Crawford. Boat or heated portable shack supplied. P.O. Box 61 • Phelps, WI 54554 www.PhelpsOutdoors.com 715-891-2715

We specialize in: New Construction, Additions, Garages & Remodels. Also offering: Custom Finish Work, Steel Roof Systems, Exterior Wood/Vinyl Siding systems, Windows/ Doors Installation, Custom Decks, and MORE! 2162 Sugar Maple Village Rd • Phelps, WI 54554 www.BeamanEnt.com 715-617-3927

Phelps Convenience Center

Pitlik & Wick, Inc.

Offering fuel, live bait, tackle, snacks, groceries, soda, liquor, beer, tobacco products, movie rentals, and lottery tickets. Located next to the boat landing on North Twin. ATM available. 2518 Hwy 17 • Phelps, WI 54554 www.Phelpswi.us/Phelps-Convenience-Center 715-545-2625

The Wilderness Reserve

5,500 private acres for whitetail, elk, and upland bird hunting. Skeet, trap, and sporting clays, fishing, and outdoor fun. Fully furnished cabin rentals on private lakes available year-round. 680 Reserve Lane • Phelps, WI 54554 www.TheWildernessReserve.com 715-545-2700

Northern Edge Sport & Marine

Your premier marine dealership. One of the area’s largest selection of in-stock marine accessories, new and used boats, and an unmatched service department. We also feature the Phoenix lure! 6200 Hwy 45 N • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.NorthernEdgeSportMarine.com/ 715-547-1100

Specializing in asphalt paving and quality driveway and paving services for parking lots, pathways, and more since 1952! Offer construction materials, including crushed gravel, topsoil, landscape materials, sand, and stone. 8075 Highway D • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.PitlikandWick.com 715-479-7488

LOCAL CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS North South Twin Lakes Riparian Association Providing for the care of our lakes; presenting a collective voice of property owners that represents their best interests in matters affecting the Twin Lakes and surrounding communities. P.O. Box 163 • Phelps, WI 54554 www.nstlra.com

Phelps Area Volunteer Fire Department

Providing emergency services to Phelps and surrounding areas since 1959. Firefighters undergo training and skillbuilding exercises throughout the year to provide effective & responsive emergency services to keep our neighbors safe. 4499 Town Hall Road • Phelps, WI 54554 www.facebook.com/PhelpsFire1959/ 715-545-2270

Vilas County Economic Development Corporation

VCEDC is an organization helping public, business and nongovernmental sector partners work collectively to create better conditions for economic growth and employment generation in Vilas County, WI. 413 W. Pine Street • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.VilasCountyEDC.org 715-337-0061

Great Headwaters Trails

LOCAL BUSINESSES

HUNTING & FISHING SERVICES

GHT is a 501(c)3 local organization, partnering with towns like Phelps and Conover to develop a non-motorized bikeped trail system connecting all towns in eastern Vilas County. PO Box 609 • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.GHTrails.org 715-617-0080

Land O’ Lakes Fish & Game Club

The LOL Fish & Game Club has a 70-year tradition of conservation, education, and service to the community via educational meetings, outings, teacher grants, and student scholarships. P.O. Box 513 • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.FishAndGameClub.org

Phelps - Land O’ Lakes Lions Club

Service and support for our local community: scholarships, food pantry, library, and community events, as well as nationwide Lions Club causes. Hosting several fun events, including Steak in the Park. PO Box 305 • Phelps, WI 54554 www.PhelpsLOLLionsClub.org 715-545-2142

Phelps Historical Museum

Displaying the valuable history of Phelps, WI. Pictures and artifacts preserve our past in honor of the history that has built our thriving community. 4524 County Hwy E • Phelps, WI 54554 www.PhelpsMuseum.com 715-545-3303

Phelps Snowmobile Club

So many trails–so little time! Our goal is to provide the best snowmobile trails the Northwoods has to offer. PO Box 214 • Phelps, WI 54554 www.PhelpsSnowmobileClub.com

Phelps Women’s Club

Providing a variety of community service and support, including raising funds for local scholarships, the Phelps Library, and the food pantry and hosting community events. PO Box 44 • Phelps WI 54554

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LOCAL BUSINESSES

Poh-Wah-Gom Passage Land Owners’ Association

Association established to govern relationships among land owners at Poh-Wah-Gom Passage, on and near Long, Sand, and Catherine Lakes in Phelps, Wisconsin. www.PohWahGomPassage.org

Northernwaters Historical Museum (Land O’ Lakes Historical Society)

Exhibits that honor, interpret, and preserve the unique stories of the Land O’ Lakes area. 6490 Chippewa Rd Land O’ Lakes , WI 54540 www.LandOLakesHistory.org 715-547-6979

MAINTENANCE SERVICES North Twin Builders, LLC

General contractor and new home builder providing quality construction services. We offer over 40 years of experience, with extensive knowledge in construction and the latest innovations in building science. 2345 Strong Road • Phelps, WI 54554 www.NorthTwinBuilders.com 715-545-2510

Stop’s Heating & Cooling LLC

Customer-focused heating and air-conditioning company located in Land O’ Lakes. We employ highly trained people whose goal is to make our company the best service company in the area. 6356 Highway 45 • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.StopsPHC.com 715-547-3665

Custom Landscaping of Eagle River, Inc.

Landscaping services, garden care, property management, snow removal, and more from professional landscape contractors with decades of experience. Visit our Garden Center in Eagle River! 1144 Hwy 45 South • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.Custom-Landscaping.com 715-479-6762

Northern Edge Sport & Marine

Your premier marine dealership. One of the area’s largest selection of in stock marine accessories, new and used boats, and an unmatched service department. We also feature the Phoenix lure! 6200 Hwy 45 N • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.NorthernEdgeSportMarine.com/ 715-547-1100

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MARKETING Errand Solutions

Errand Solutions is a fully customizable errand-running, convenience, and discount service. Save time and increase productivity with our full-service solutions. 4222 Highway B • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.errandsolutions.com 715-547-4777

WRJO/WERL Radio

WRJO Oldies, serving the Northwoods of Wisconsin. 909 N. Railroad St. • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.wrjo.com 715-479-4451

5 Star Marketing & Distribution

Northwoods’ largest magazine and brochure publisher and distributor. Print, publications, brochures, and website construction. 409 South Park Drive • Tomahawk, WI 54487 www.5StarUpNorth.com 715-453-4511

Border Bulletin

Bi-weekly publication serving Land O’ Lakes, Conover, Phelps, Watersmeet, and neighboring communities. Our mission is to foster community pride, encourage personal involvement, support local businesses, and tell the story of our slice of the Northwoods. 6074 Highway 45 • Land O’Lakes, WI 54540  www.BorderBulletin.com 715-547-3745

Iron County Community Broadcasting - WIKB

WIKB 99.1 FM - Iron County Community Broadcasting Station, playing your favorite country music and Telephone Time. “TT” allows individuals to buy, sell, or trade and look for services. 809 W. Genesse St. • Iron River, MI 49920 www.wikb.com 906-265-9622

Vilas County News-Review

Award-winning news coverage focused on local news, sports, features, columns and great photography. 425 W. Mill St. • P.O. Box 1929 • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.VilasCountyNewsReview.com 715-479-4421

Wolf Track Design

A full-service sign and design company. Dedicated to doing quality work at affordable prices. 1920 St. Louis Rd. • Phelps, WI 54554 715-617-1177

OUTDOOR RECREATION Wildwood Outdoor Adventures

Rent or buy standup paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, tubes, or wakeboards. Book a guided adventure or fishing tour, paddling lessons, or join us for a yoga on the water class. 5179 Highway 70 West • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.WildwoodOutdoorAdventures.com 715-477-3333

The Hiker Box

The Hiker Box is your Northwoods outfitter for backpacking, camping, hiking, and outdoor activity gear. We also carry Art Dorwin maps and offer custom maps! 117A E Wall Street • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.TheHikerBox.com 715-337-2161

Thunder Bay Resort

Year-round lodging on Lac Vieux Desert. Offering boat and sled rentals, as well as gas and Amsoil. Onsite tavern offers pool table, a juke box, pizza, snacks, and a full bar. 2198 S. Shore Rd. • Phelps WI 54554 www.Thunder-Bay-Resort.com 715-547-3801

Phelps Snowmobile Club

So many trails–so little time! Our goal is to provide the best snowmobile trails the Northwoods has to offer. PO Box 214 • Phelps, WI 54554 www.PhelpsSnowmobileClub.com

PLACES OF WORSHIP Phelps UCC Congregational Church

“Where ever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here in the little Church with the big heart!” Sunday service at 8:30 am. 2303 Highway 17 • Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-3003

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Eliason Realty of the North, LLC.

Committed to achieving the highest level of excellence in all aspects of real estate. Discover proven results with the old-fashioned service you trust and deserve. Making your real estate dream come true. 302 West Pine Street • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.EliasonRealty.com 715-479-4431

Coldwell Banker Mulleady, Inc., REALTORS

Whether you are looking to purchase or sell property in the Northwoods, Coldwell Banker Mulleady REALTORS will help you achieve your goal. Northern Wisconsin’s largest full-service real estate company. 226 Pine St, Hwy 70 West • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.CBNorthwoods.com 715-479-1774

SHOPPING Wildwood Outdoor Adventures

Rent or buy standup paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, tubes, or wakeboards. Book a guided adventure or fishing tour, paddling lessons, or join us for a yoga on the water class. 5179 Highway 70 West • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.WildwoodOutdoorAdventures.com 715-477-3333

Custom Landscaping of Eagle River, Inc.

Landscaping services, garden care, property management, snow removal, and more from professional landscape contractors with decades of experience. Visit our Garden Center in Eagle River! 1144 Hwy 45 South • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.Custom-Landscaping.com 715-479-6762

Phelps Convenience Center

Offering fuel, live bait, tackle, snacks, groceries, soda, liquor, beer, tobacco products, movie rentals, and lottery tickets. Located next to the boat landing on North Twin. ATM available. 2518 Hwy 17 • Phelps, WI 54554 www.Phelpswi.us/Phelps-Convenience-Center 715-545-2625

Synergy Salon & Spa

Full-service facility providing haircuts, colors and styles, manicures, pedicures, tanning, ear piercing, and massage therapy. A one-stop shop for all of your beauty needs, dedicated to exceptional service! 5149 Highway 70 • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.SynergySalonandSpaEagleRiver.com 715-480-4222

Forest Lake Country Store

A unique restaurant and boutique, grocery, wine, and beer store. Over 100 beers, 150 wines, and unique jams, salsas, wild rice, and cheese. Find Stonewall Kitchen products here. 6256 Highway B • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.ForestLakeCountryStore.com 715-547-8222

Northern Glass, Tile & Stone LLC

Residential glass service, custom shower enclosures, mirrors, window repair and replacement. Sales and installation of porcelain, ceramic, stone, and glass tile. Specializing in custom showers. 721 E. Wall St. • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.NorGlassCo.com 715-479-9900

The Hiker Box

The Hiker Box is your Northwoods outfitter for backpacking, camping, hiking, and outdoor activity gear. We also carry Art Dorwin maps and offer custom maps! 117A E Wall Street • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.TheHikerBox.com 715-337-2161

Boone’s Building Supply, Inc.

Boone’s Building Supply, Inc., is a family-owned business serving the Northwoods since 1968. Boone’s prides themselves on quality building materials, exceptional service, and knowledgeable staff. 3800 Shangri La Road • Eagle River WI 54521 www.BoonesBuildingSupply.com 715-479-4679

Eagle Floor Covering

A full-service flooring dealer. Large showroom featuring carpet, vinyl, tile, laminate, ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone and hardwood flooring. Full-service installation and competitive Cash & Carry prices. 1160 Twilite Lane • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.EagleFloorCovering.com 715-479-4480

Gateway BP

Convenience store, snacks, beer cave, wine, liquor, DVD rentals, WI/MI licenses, fishing supplies. Gas pumps open 24 hours for credit cards. 4072 Cty Rd B • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3796

Land O’ Lakes Hometown Pharmacy

Land O’ Lakes Hometown Pharmacy. Shirley Thompson, RPh. Your local Health Mart Pharmacy. Serving the area for over 30 years. Prescriptions and so much more. 4348 Hwy B • P.O. Box 1079 • Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 715-547-3788

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Sweets, Treats & More

Ice cream, nostalgic candies, and old-fashioned toys in a malt shop setting. Now featuring Chicago Dogs, fresh donuts on the weekends, and fresh-squeezed lemonade. 2268 Hwy 17 • Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-3131

Village Barber

Family hair care, cuts, perms, and color. We stock Matrix products! Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays by appointment. 2429 Highway 17, Suite A1 • Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-3000

TRANSPORTATION North Winds Bus Service

Providing transportation for the Phelps School, the Phelps Historical Society, Phelps Maple Fest, as well as for camps and churches in the area. Transportation for private groups like weddings and reunions. 2356 Strong Road • Phelps, WI 54554 715-545-2356

WATER SPORTS & SERVICES North Twin Lake View Resort

Beautiful accommodations in Phelps with 5 cabin rentals, and the amenities you need for a home-away-from-home vacation. Pontoon and fishing boats available for rent within a 30-mile radius. 2542 Millerville Lane • Phelps, WI 54554 815-979-0793

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Wildwood Outdoor Adventures

Rent or buy standup paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, tubes, or wakeboards. Book a guided adventure or fishing tour, paddling lessons, or join us for a yoga on the water class. 5179 Highway 70 West • Eagle River, WI 54521 www.WildwoodOutdoorAdventures.com 715-477-3333

Hillside Resort

Restaurant open May-October with full bar. Eleven 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom fully furnished housekeeping units on Lac Vieux Desert. Boat launch, swimming beach, pontoon & boat rentals. 2474 South Shore Road • Phelps, WI 54554 www.Hillside-Resort.com 715-547-3646

Northern Edge Sport & Marine Your premier marine dealership. One of the area’s largest selection of in stock marine accessories, new and used boats, and an unmatched service department. We also feature the Phoenix lure! 6200 Hwy 45 N Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540 www.NorthernEdgeSportMarine. com/ 715-547-1100

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