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An Oasis of Sparkling Lakes, Towering Pines, Abundant Wildlife, and Friendly Hospitality
At the top of Wisconsin, you’ll find a place where wilderness is alive and flourishing. Water draws people to picturesque Presque Isle, whose name in French means “Almost An Island.”
Enjoy abundant natural resources with contemplative endeavors such as hiking, birding, and photography, or faster-paced activities like boating, biking, and snowmobiling. Our diverse trails and pathways, water and waterfalls, and glacial hills and forests provide outdoor enthusiasts with plenty to do all year long.
“Northern Lights” cover photo was taken at Sunrise Resort on Presque Isle Lake, October 2017. Photo Credit: Brett Forrester @bcforrester
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Our History Then...
Nearly 300 years ago, shipwrecked French priests on the shores of Lake Superior made their way down a river to an area they christened “Presque Isle,” or “Almost an Island,” because of the vast stretches of lakes and rivers that dwarfed the land. The advent of the logging era brought development in the early 1900’s. In 1905, Presque Isle was known as Fosterville, after one J.J. Foster who built and operated a large saw mill. William S. Winegar bought the mill in 1910 and the fledgling community was renamed “Winegar.”
When the mill closed in 1933, the great “Lumber Baron” era came to an end. Today the mill ponds are visible from the village and make up our flagship park: Pipke Park.
In l955, the village name was changed once again. Reflecting the wisdom and farsightedness of early French missionary priests, we finally became... “Presque Isle” – Almost an Island.
A visit to the Heritage Society Museum in downtown Presque Isle will take you back to these simpler times.
Our History Now…
Presque Isle’s Pipke Park is rich in history and wildlife, and boasts excellent yearround recreation. The site includes two “ponds” with trails and fitness equipment; the neighboring woods a 2.8 mile trail system ideal for hiking and snowshoeing. The ponds and wooded trails are bisected by the quiet flow of the Presque Isle River.
In the early 1900’s, the Vilas County Lumber Co. was built on the edge of the ponds and utilized the water as “hot ponds.” Exhaust steam from the mill kept the water thawed all winter. Logs were piled in and transported via the railway which made its way past the ponds and into town to a railway turntable. In 1933, the lumber mill closed.
By 1950, a new vision emerged. The ponds were now being used by the State as rearing ponds for raising Walleye. The project proved highly successful, eventually developing into the largest walleye rearing operation in the State, with millions of fry distributed to lakes throughout Wisconsin. By the 1990’s, the State no longer had funding to continue, and much of the surrounding land was deeded back to the Town. In the mid-2000’s... a town park was developed, and includes ice skating and a warming hut in the winter, and fishing, walking/hiking, biking, and birdwatching throughout the spring, summer, and fall. The American Legion Post #480 sits on the entrance to the site; and a new Wilderness Veterans Flame Memorial is nestled along the shoreline and access pathway. The park and hut are always open to the public, with parking, indoor restrooms, tables indoors and out, and additional amenities for all to enjoy. 715-686-2910
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CANDLELIT SNOWSHOE & Sky Lantern Send-Off SAT., FEBRUARY 3
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Enjoy snowshoeing by candlelight, with luminaries lighting your way on the Presque Isle Nature Trail. BYO snowshoes or limited pairs available. We'll also renew resolutions or make a wish with a sky lantern send-off. Sip on hot cocoa and roast marshmallows next to the fire. Parking and indoor restrooms available at the Presque Isle Community Center.
OLDE TIME COMMUNITY
Christmas Celebration Fri., DECEMBER 14
Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride along our snow-covered lake paths, complete with caroling and clear views of the night sky. All are invited to enjoy bonfire, sâ€™mores, and hot drinks; and sledding and ice skating. Young ones can make ornaments and experience a special visit with Santa. Hosted at Pipke Park (off Hwy W). Co-sponsored by the Chamber, Lions/Lioness, and Presque Isle Community Library.
A Season of Snow, Superb Powder, and an Incredible Vast Scenery ADVENTURES & ATTRACTIONS
• Ski or Snowboard on one of the Midwest's Premier Downhill Ski Destinations (just 30 miles north) • Snowmobile hundreds of miles… • Snowshoe the new Pipke Park Wilderness Trails • Set a Tip-Up and catch your dinner • Cozy up with a Hot Toddie • Head indoors and try your luck at the Lake of the Torches or Northern Waters Casino • Find the cozy warming hut for groomed and skate skiing at the North Lakeland School Trails • Gaze at the night sky, catch a meteor shower • Fatbike on groomed trails at the WinMan Trails • Skate on the lake at Pipke Park, warm up in the hut
WINTER’S Featured Events
December: Winter Family Play Day Free Snowshoeing and Chili Cook-off at North Lakeland Discovery Center Thursdays, January 11 & February 15: Nibbles 'N Knowledge at Camp Jorn YMCA Saturday, January 13: Team Retreat's “IceHole Of The North” Ice Fishing Tourney hosted at the Retreat Bar. Register on Friday. Saturday-Sunday, January 20-21: FREE Ice Fishing Weekend on all Wisconsin Lakes
Friday, January 26: Snowshoe WinMan Trails Winter Ecology sponsored by Nicolet’s Outdoor Adventure Series. NicoletCollege.edu Fridays, January 27 & February 24: Owl Prowl & Night Hike at the North Lakeland Discovery Center
Fridays, February 2 & March 2: WinMan Interpretive Moon-shoe at WinMan trails hosted by North Lakeland Discovery Center
Friday, February 9: Snowshoe Van Vliet Hemlocks, sponsored by Nicolet’s Outdoor Adventure Series. NicoletCollege.edu Saturday, February 17: Wisconsin Icefishing Basics with the North Lakeland Discovery Center
Saturday, February 18: Sno-Bunnies Snowmobile Raffle, featuring two sleds and hosted at the P.I. Pub Sports Bar & Restaurant. Brunch provided (breakfast items or chili + hotdogs). All proceeds go to trail maintenance. SnoBunnies.com Saturday, February 24: Pizza Bar Fundraiser at Camp Jorn YMCA. Cast your vote for the best Northwoods pizza. Raffles and children’s art sale
Wednesdays (Gentle/Beginner) and Fridays (Wake-Up Flow): Yoga Classes at Presque Isle Community Library
Photo courtesy of Dave Franzen
A Season of Rebirth when Sights, Sounds, and Fresh Smells Awaken the Senses ADVENTURES & ATTRACTIONS
• Start downtown and bike over 100 miles of forest/back roads in the Ottawa National Forest • Go birding around Pipke Park’s historic rearing ponds • Cast a line during May’s Opening Fishing Weekends • Dip your toes (or canoe) in the lake or the Presque Isle River • Visit Upper Peninsula’s Waterfalls • Tap your trees and learn how to make maple syrup with North Lakeland Discovery Center staff • Hike at the Nature Conservancy’s Catherine Wolter Wilderness Area or the WDNR’s Van Vliet Hemlocks State Natural Area • Catch the Denim & Dessert Readers’ Theatre Spring Play • Dine out after a day of shopping, golfing, horseback riding, zip lining, or boating • Listen to the Sounds of the Loon
WALLEYE Tournament FRI. & SAT., MAY 18-20
Enjoy a weekend of walleye fishing on eight of Presque Isle’s area lakes. This year’s 26th annual event concludes with a Fish Fry lunch, cash awards, and door prizes. All participants receive commemorative hats. Registration forms available online.
SPRING’S Featured Events
Thursdays, March 8 & April 12: Nibbles ‘N Knowledge at Camp Jorn YMCA Wednesday, April 4: Brown Bag Lunch: Duck, Duck, Goose: The World of Waterfowl at the Presque Isle Community Center
Saturday, April 28: Lions/Lioness Lobster and Prime Rib Dinner at Skyview Lodge
Thursday, May 3: Brown Bag Lunch: Hidden Lake Creatures at the Winchester Library
Friday-Sunday, May 18-20: Walleye Tournament on Presque Isle Area Lakes
Monday, May 28: Memorial Day Services in Winchester and Presque Isle Cemeteries and Memorial Site
Wednesdays (Gentle/Beginner) and Fridays (Wake-Up Flow): Yoga Classes at the Presque Isle Community Center
Friday-Saturday, May 11-12: Spring Reader’s Theater by Denim ’N Dessert at Presque Isle Community Center Friday-Saturday, May 12-13: Northwoods Birding Festival at the Discovery Center
A Season of Soft Beauty, Sparkling Lakes, and Sunshine-Filled Days ADVENTURES & ATTRACTIONS
• Lake It! Recreate, relax or catch a sunset • Visit Lake Superior and enjoy sandy beaches & beautiful views • Listen to Live Music at businesses or outdoors venues • Bike Touring: On road, or choose our off-road trails including mountain biking and paved trails through the woods • Panfishing from Mud Lake’s pier, or drop in a canoe and fish • Sport fish for bass on pristine Crab Lake • Participate in a Yoga Class, overlooking the lake or on your stand-up paddleboard • Dance your lederhosen off at the annual Oktoberfest • Dine out after a day of shopping, gambling, golfing, go-carting, hiking or skiing
SUMMER LONG Ongoing Events
B-I-N-G-O The Winegar American Legion Post 480 sponsors Bingo every Sunday Memorial Day to Labor Day. Bar open at 4pm. Bingo at 6pm. Sundays, May 27 to September 9. ECO-DISCOVERERS Nature-focused outdoor learning adventures for youth all summer long. DiscoveryCenter.net Mid-June to Mid-August.
KIDS FISHING CONTEST Everyone’s a winner! Register your young one’s catch at Up North Sport N’ Gifts on Main Street and receive a free lure! PresqueIsle.com. May 26 to September 6.
FRIDAY FRESH PRODUCE ’N MORE This market lacks the crowds but not the quality vendors! Featuring fresh produce and cheeses, maple syrup and honey, and lots of homemade goodness. June 29 to September 14.
SUMMER’S Featured Events
Friday-Saturday, June 16-17: Solstice Festival celebrating the Solstice and our county’s scenic bike paths and roads. Saturday includes a Family Fun Paved Trail Ride, as well as Century and Half-Century road rides. SolsticeFestival.us Wednesday, June 20: Lions Fish Boil at the Presque Isle Community Center
Friday-Sunday, June 22-24: Book Sale at the Presque Isle Community Center and sponsored by the Friends of the Presque Isle Library
Saturday, June 23: 5K/10K Run hosted at Pipke Park and along our beautiful, tree and water-lined backroads. Register at PresqueIsleDays.com. Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24: Presque Isle Days held throughout Presque Isle, including Pipke Park Ponds, Area Lakes, Main Street, businesses, community center, softball field, and more! See event details on page 11
Wednesday, July 4: 4th of July featuring live music, food and drinks, games and a “Parade Around The Pond". View the fireworks at dusk. Hosted at the American Legion 480 (off Hwy W). ➻ 715-686-2910
April 2– Lioness Election Bake Sale (Community Center 7am-5pm) April 28 – Lions Live Lobster & Prime Rib Dinner (Skyview Supper Club) May 29 – Lions Blood Drive (1-5pm Community Center) May – Sept – Lions Kids Fishing Contest (Presque Isle Area Lakes) June 20 – Lions Fish Boil at Community Center June 24 – Lions Food Booth at Presque Isle Days Main Street, Presque Isle) Saturday, July 21: Lions Loggers Breakfast at the Presque Isle Community Center
Friday-Sunday, July 27-29: Northwoods Art Tour 2018 hosted at some of the Northwoods' finest artists and artist owned galleries, allowing visitors a behind-the-scenes view of how their work is created. Maps and more info at NorthwoodsArtTour.com Friday-Saturday, August 3-4: Presque Isle's 42nd Annual Oktoberfest hosted at The Retreat Bar Saturday, August 4: BIG Rummage Sale at the Outdoor Pavilion and Community Center
Sunday, August 5: Fireman's Picnic and Parade on Main Street and in/outdoors at the Fire Barn
Saturday, August 11: St. Rita's Spaghetti Dinner at St. Rita's Church
Saturday, August 18: Community Corn Roast at the American Legion Post #480
July 21 – Lions Loggers Breakfast (Community Center) Aug 4 – Lions/Lioness Rummage Sale (Community Center) September 18 – Lions Blood Drive (1-5pm Community Center) Oct – Nov – Lioness Open Your Heart Campaign Nov 3 – Christmas In Nov Craft Fair & Luncheon (Community Center) Dec 14 – Olde Time Community Christmas (Pipke Park)
For more information call Lions President George at: 715-892-0901 Money raised is used for Local and State Lions/Lioness Projects.
SAT. TO SUN., JUNE 23-24
Presque Isle is rich with history and character, blessed with abundant natural resources and outdoor recreation, and has a strong sense of community spirit to boot. We want to share this all with YOU… during our Presque Isle Days.
SAT., JUNE 23
• 5K/10K Run and Walk • Kids Bobber Run Around the Pond • Plein Air Artists and Walks In Nature • Lake Pontoon Cruises • SUP and Kayak Demonstrations • Wilderness Pedalers Bike Events
SUN., JUNE 24
• Lumberjack Show and Competition • Chainsaw Carving • Shantytown Activities and Tours • Frog and Turtle Races • Festival Atmosphere: Live Music, Games, Food and Drinks
PRESQUEISLEDAYS.COM WEEKEND LONG Activities
Passport to Presque Isle Activities: Search outdoors and visit participating businesses for your stamps. Prizes awarded! Themed “Presque Isle Day” Parties, Food, and Drink at area restaurants. Book and Plant Sales by Friends of the Library and Beautification Committee.
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A Season of Profound Beauty, Brilliant Color, and Connectedness with Nature • • • • • • • • • •
Take in your surroundings via canoe or boat, hiking or biking Capture nature’s beauty as you reflect by the water’s edge Hunt the old tote roads for ruffed grouse Fish for Trophy Musky and Walleye on Class A Lakes Paddle our intimate waters for a sense of our namesake: Almost An Island Day trip to Copper Peak for views from the highest ski jump in the world Mentor a future conservationist and take part in the Youth Deer Hunt Motorcycle through scenic Vilas County and the Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Pick apples in our Heritage Apple Orchard Hike the Van Vliet Hemlocks Natural Area Trails to view the golden tamaracks
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ADVENTURES & ATTRACTIONS
FISH ‘N LURE RALLY Catch the Lure! SAT., SEPTEMBER 22
A FUN AUTO TOUR RALLY. View the gorgeous fall colors. ALL cars are welcome to participate, from classic cars to the family station wagon! Where getting to the finish line first means nothing... Can you catch the Lure? YOU are the Fish chasing the Lure! Travel by car to guess the Lure’s route. A fun, family-friendly activity with a scavenger hunt component and prizes awarded to the top finishers. Register day of at the Presque Isle Community Center.
SPOOKTACTULAR HALLOWEEN & Haunted Shantytown WED., OCTOBER 31 Worth the trip to Presque Isle on Halloween night... The whole town gets involved! Visit our businesses for traditional Trick or Treating. Grab a bite to eat at St. Rita's Church or our area businesses. Take the luminary lit path to games at the Fire Barn. And don't miss a visit and tour of our Haunted Shantytown.
AUTUMN’S Featured Events
Friday-Saturday, September 7-9: World Championship Musky Classic hosted on area lakes in Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Presque Isle, and Winchester. The 2018 awards ceremony and cookout are held in Winchester at the Town Park. More Info at WCMuskyClassic.com Friday-Sunday, September 7-8. Vintage Vilas County-Wide Garage Sale. The communities of Vilas County create the most spectacular garage sale in Northern Wisconsin. Bargain hunters can work their way
through the beauty of Vilas County to find treasures of all kinds. Times vary by location. Contact area Chambers for lists and maps.
October Weekend (TBA): Fall Reader's Theater by Denim 'N Dessert at Presque Isle Community Center Saturday, November 3: Lioness Christmas in November at the Presque Isle Community Center and featuring handcrafted seasonal items, kissing boughs, a delicious lunch, and much more. 715-686-2910
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JANUARY 11: 13:
Nibbles ’N Knowledge at Camp Jorn YMCA Team Retreat’s “IceHole Of The North” Ice Fishing Tourney hosted at the Retreat Bar. Register on Friday 20-21: FREE Ice Fishing Weekend on all Wisconsin Lakes 27: Owl Prowl & Night Hike, Lakeland Discovery Center 26: Snowshoe WinMan Trails Winter Ecology sponsored by Nicolet’s Outdoor Adventure Series, NicoletCollege.edu
20: Lions Fish Boil at the Presque Isle Community Center 22-24: Book Sale at the Presque Isle Community 23: 5K/10K Run hosted at Pipke Park and along our beautiful, tree and water-lined backroads. Register at PresqueIsleDays.com 23-24: Presque Isle Days held throughout Presque Isle, including Pipke Park Ponds, Area Lakes, Main Street, businesses, community center, softball field, and more!
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WinMan Interpretive Moon-shoe at WinMan trails hosted by North Lakeland Discovery Center Candlelit Snowshoe & Sky Lantern Send-Off held at Presque Isle Nature Trail & Pavilion Snowshoe Van Vliet Hemlocks, sponsored by Nicolet’s Outdoor Adventure Series. Nibbles ’N Knowledge at Camp Jorn YMCA Wisconsin Icefishing Basics, North Lakeland Discovery Center Sno-Bunnies Snowmobile Raffle, featuring 2 sleds; at the P.I. Pub Sports Bar & Restaurant. Brunch (breakfast or chili & hotdogs, gift basket drawings) Owl Prowl & Night Hike, North Lakeland Discovery Center Pizza Bar Fundraiser at Camp Jorn YMCA
MARCH 2: 8:
WinMan Interpretive Moon-shoe at WinMan trails hosted by North Lakeland Discovery Center Nibbles ‘N Knowledge at Camp Jorn YMCA
APRIL 4: 12: 28:
Brown Bag Lunch: Duck, Duck, Goose: The World of Waterfowl at the Presque Isle Community Center Nibbles ‘N Knowledge at Camp Jorn YMCA Lions/Lioness Lobster and Prime Rib Dinner at Skyview Lodge
4th of July featuring live music, food and drinks, games and a “Parade Around The Pond.” Fireworks at dusk. 21: Lions Loggers Breakfast, Presque Isle Community Center 27-29: Northwoods Art Tour 2018 Some of the Northwoods finest artists and artist owned galleries, allowing visitors a behind-the-scenes view. NorthwoodsArtTour.com
AUGUST 3-4: Presque Isle’s 42nd Annual Oktoberfest hosted at The Retreat Bar 4: BIG Rummage Sale at the Outdoor Pavilion and Community Center 5: Fireman's Picnic and Parade on Main Street and in/ outdoors at the Presque Isle Fire Barn 11: St. Rita’s Spaghetti Dinner at St. Rita’s Church 18: Community Corn Roast at the American Legion Post #480
SEPTEMBER 7-8: Vintage Vilas County-Wide Garage Sale hosted throughout Vilas County. Times vary by location. Contact area Chambers for lists and maps. 7-9: World Championship Musky Classic hosted on area lakes. WCMuskyClassic.com 22: Fish ’N Lure Rally, auto tour and scavenger hunt highlighting our fall colors
Brown Bag Lunch: Hidden Lake Creatures at the Winchester Library 11-12: Spring Reader’s Theater by Denim ‘N Dessert at Presque Isle Community Center 12-13: Northwoods Birding Festival at the Discovery Center 18-20: Walleye Tournament on Presque Isle Area Lakes 28: Memorial Day Services in Winchester and Presque Isle Cemeteries and Memorial Site
TBA: Fall Reader's Theater by Denim 'N Dessert at Presque Isle Community Center 31: Spooktacular Halloween and Haunted Shantytown held throughout Presque Isle
16-17: Solstice Festival celebrating the Solstice. Saturday includes a Family Fun Paved Trail Ride, as well as Century and Half-Century road rides. SolsticeFestival.us
Lioness Christmas in November at the Presque Isle Community Center featuring handcrafted seasonal items, kissing boughs, a delicious lunch Olde Time Community Christmas Celebration with sleigh rides and a visit from Santa
Surrounded by more than 1,000 lakes and 70 rivers. Our ﬁshery remains strong, complimented by our waters' tranquil character. Pan Fishing: Fish from shore at Sensenbrenner Park in downtown Presque Isle, featuring a pier and picturesque dam. Travel to Mud Lake along Hwy B, with parking and a pier. Call the chamber for details on how to find these hotspots! Musky and Walleye Fishing: Class A1 and A 2 lakes abound, with the capacity for trophy fish oft-noted in Presque Isle’s 3-Lake Chain. Related to the musky is the fish of shore lunches – the Walleye. There are an
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increasing number of 20+” Walleyes, as well as the occasional 30” fish. Many practice catch-and-release with bigger fish and enjoy a homecooked fish fry with 13-18 inchers.
Bass Fishing: A lesser-known fishery in Presque Isle is that of the Smallmouth Bass, which has evolved and improved dramatically over the years. Ice Fishing: Gear up and get ready for some action! Many of our lakes stay busy over the winter season with shacks, tip-ups, and jigging.
IceHole of the North Tourney: January 13. More details on page 5. Walleye Opener: Saturday, May 5 Musky Opener: Saturday, May 26 Free Fishing in January 20-21 and June 2-3. See dnr.wi.gov for more info. Spring Walleye Tournament: May 18-20. More details on page 7.
• Bob Ellis Row Trolling Classic in July: A memorial tourney in honor of Ellis and in recognition of his unique method of row trolling for suspended muskies. See PresqueIsle.com for more info.
• World Championship Musky Classic: September 7-9. More details on page 13.
• Fall Musky Tournament in October: Proceeds are given back to the fishing community via boat landing improvements, fish crib plantings, and more. Sponsored by Team Retreat. See PresqueIsle.com for more info.
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A designated Bird City and home to hundreds of nesting Osprey and Eagle. Our glacial hills and crystal waters will make you an enthusiastic discoverer of Wisconsin’s Last Wilderness. HUNTING
When considering the thousands of acres of prime hunting grounds surrounding Presque Isle, it is difficult to envision a more ideal place to base your trip. We are sandwiched between the Ottawa National Forest with one million acres of public land to the North, and the Northern Highland State Forest with 250,000 acres of public lands in the other directions. In addition, paper company land, managed forest cropland, and other large tracts provide enthusiasts with many more acres to explore.
• Northwoods Bird Festival at the North Lakeland Discovery Center and highlighting two Presque Isle locations: May 11-12
• Annual Bird Counts including the Midwest Crane Count and Christmas Bird Count. See discoverycenter.net for more info. • Youth Turkey, Waterfowl, and Deer Hunts in April, September, and October. See dnr.wi.gov for more info.
• Hunting Seasons for Deer, Bear, Migratory Waterfowl, Turkey, Small Mammals, and Furbearers. See dnr.wi.gov for more info.
Healthy communities are the sum of many parts, including birds. Bird City Wisconsin mobilizes citizens and public officials who know birds are more than beautiful - they are significant. Presque Isle is proud to have maintained our Bird City status over the years.
DIRECTIONS FROM PRESQUE ISLE: From the intersection of Highways B and W in
downtown, go east on Highway B for 0.4 miles and turn right on Crab Lake Road. For the East Trailhead, go 3.8 miles to East Van Vliet Road, turn right and go 1.25 miles to the large sign at the parking area. For the West Trailhead, go 3.5 miles to West Van Vliet Road, turn right and go 1.4 miles to the trail sign located on the left. 715-686-2910
TRAIL MOUNTAIN GROOMED SKATE UNGROOMED SNOW- RESTROOMS HANDICAPPED BIKING BIKING X-COUNTRY SKIING X-COUNTRY SHOEING FRIENDLY
CATHERINE WOLTER WILDERNESS AREA This 2,189-acre nature preserve in-
cludes 15 lakes and ponds with 36,000 feet of undeveloped shoreline.Â Donated by the Catherine Wolter family, longtime residents of Presque Isle, the wilderness area is an undisturbed gem in the heart of Presque Isle and allows the enjoyment of nature in its pristine state for years to come. Enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, bird-watching and other low impact recreational activities. New this year: groomed cross country skiing sponsored by the Town of Presque Isle (yellow loop only). From the intersection of Highways B and W in Presque Isle, go east on Hwy B for 2.7 miles and turn left onto East Bay Road for .7 miles. The parking lot and signage is located on the right.
NORTH LAKELAND DISCOVERY CENTER Open to the public from dawn to dusk
year-round, featuring gentle terrain that winds through the woods, Statehouse Lake, across a bog, and along the Manitowish River, allowing you to explore a variety of habitats. Follow an interpretive trail, or explore the 22-station breeding bird trail dispersed throughout the trail system. See listing page 38.
NORTH LAKELAND SCHOOL A beginner friendly, groomed classical ski and skate trail system that loops eight miles through a variety of evergreens and hardwoods. A superb warming hut featuring bathrooms, hot drinks, reading materials, and lots of coziness!
PIPKE PARK TRAIL SYSTEM Features include a walking/biking/handicapped accessible trail around Presque Isle's downtown rearing ponds, as well as a new wilderness trail system that starts off along the river -- an ideal spot for snowshoeing and hiking. The Pipke Park Pavilion’s Warming Hut is open year-round with flush toilets and tables. The pond area in front of the hut is maintained for outdoor ice skating in the Winter.
PRESQUE ISLE NATURE TRAIL SYSTEM For a short but sweet hike, take the Nature Trail behind the Community Center in Presque Isle. The Nature Trail loop features a lake overlook, footbridge, and gorgeous views of maples and ferns throughout. Other trails in the system wind through the woods to our Heritage Apple Orchard (with over 80 apple trees) and to the Shanty Boy Hill Cemetery, a burial and memorial place for loggers of long ago. VAN VLIET HEMLOCKS STATE NATURAL AREA An opportunity to explore and experience what was once abundant in Wisconsin; an old growth hemlock forest. The site’s 400 acres and mile and a half of undeveloped shoreline on Van Vliet Lake represent a rare remnant of this uniquely historic forest system. Walk along undisturbed cedar swamps, bog lakes, climb scenic eskers, and take in the richness of the plant and animal life that abounds in this special place. See map page 31. WINMAN TRAILS This system spans 1,300 acres and is a silent sports mecca,
featuring ten miles of premier mountain biking. Purpose-built trails with flowy single-track, berm turns, rock features, and freeride structures. The site’s terrain features rolling topography and unique ecology, making this a blast to recreate in. Fatbiking trails too! Trailhead in Winchester, just north of the intersection of Highways W and J. See Listing page 45.
COMMUNITY GARDEN: The Presque Isle Community Garden provides a site for promoting organic gardening, healthy eating, and education; while strengthening ties in our community. This new non-profit has plans to host educational programs,to invite community members to share in the harvest, and to sponsor youth gardening.
HERITAGE COTTAGE MUSEUM: The Presque Isle Heritage Society is committed to preserving the past history of the town of Presque Isle, formerly known as Fosterville and Winegar. The all-volunteer group takes care of a seasonal cottage along Main Street that houses historical collections and artifacts of people long ago. Open by appointment or seasonal hours Memorial Day to Labor Day.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY: Visit spots throughout Town to drop off your favorite book for others to enjoy, or to select a new one of your own. More information at LittleFreeLibrary.org PRESQUE ISLE COMMUNITY LIBRARY: Our Library houses books,
audio books, magazines and movies. Year round programming includes monthly movies, book clubs, special interest presentations and Childrenâ€™s summer reading & Bookworm Store. Wifi available 24/7 inside building and outside in parking lot. Meeting space available to public. Mon/Wed: 9-6, Tues/Thurs/ Sat: 9-12. Fri: 9-3.
DENIM & DESSERT READERSâ€™ THEATRE: A non-profit organization
made up of community members. This dynamic group rehearses a couple of times for each play. The players are able to read and act their lines as opposed to memorizing them. This allows for involvement by many and offers a fun hobby rather than a consuming one. Each production is followed by delicious desserts and beverages.
Photo courtesy of Marilyn Wilson
WILDERNESS VETERANS MEMORIAL FLAME:
Photo courtesy of Bruce Nelson
Commissioned by the Winegar American Legion Post 480, the Wilderness Veterans Memorial Flame was dedicated on October 14, 2017 near Pipke Park in Presque Isle. The memorial's eternal flame burns for all honorably discharged veterans from every US Military branch.
An educational component describes major conflicts and is available for students of all ages (QR codes). We invite you to visit to learn about US history through the eyes of our military. For information and to donate to the maintenance endowment, stop by the memorial kiosk or go to the memorial website: WilderessVetsMemorial.org. Veterans enshrinements are always welcome. 715-686-2517.
LAKE SUPERIOR: Visit the world's largest
freshwater lake by surface area with a short day trip to the Upper Peninsula. You can reach the lake in less than an hour, and it's well worth the drive! Head straight to the Lake, or make plans to hike or visit waterfalls along the way.
BLACK RIVER HARBOR: A wonderful destina-
tion...with waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, a park and picnic area, picturesque setting with a swinging bridge overlooking the river's entrance into the Lake, and idyllic beaches and cool, refreshing water certain to awaken your senses. Picnic and catch the setting sun.
WATERFALLS: Just over the border, you begin
to get a sense of a different landscape where flowing water dominates. People head north for a change of scenery from the Northwoods intimate lake settings to experience waterfalls, rocky trails, and the big lake.
GOLF OUR WOODS AND WATERS: Gateway Golf Club Land ‘O Lakes 29 miles Boulder Creek Golf Course Bessemer 34 miles
Gogebic Country Club Ironwood 34 miles
Plum Lake Golf Club Sayner 29 miles
St. Germain Golf Club St. Germain 35 miles
Trout Lake Golf Course Arbor Vitae 24 miles
SKI THE MIDWEST’S PREMIER HILLS: Blackjack Ski Resort Western U.P. 26 miles
Porcupine Mountains Ontonagon 55 miles
Indianhead Mountain Resort Western U.P. 26 miles
Whitecap Mountains N. Wisconsin 51 miles
Big Powderhorn Mountain Western U.P. 33 miles
Ski Brule Iron River 60 miles
BOND FALLS: Bond Falls Scenic Site features one of the most picturesque falls in the Midwest. Explore the cascading falls along 600 feet of accessible boardwalk with six viewing locations and three viewing platforms. An hour drive through the Ottawa National Forest… Travel Hwy. 64 N to Hwy. 2 East for 27 miles. Turn left on Hwy 45 for 15 miles. Turn left on Shively Road to your destination.
Photo courtesy of Life in the Northwoods
CRANBERRY BOG TOURS: Neighboring
Manitowish Waters is home to a number of cranberry marshes. Visit these on your own or enjoy a 1-hour tour at 10am Fridays (early July to late Sept.). Tours start at the Community Center on Hwy. 51 with a video and cranberry samples. Next, motorcade to the Vilas Cranberry Co. for an up-close look at cranberries growing, blooming or being harvested. Or, pick up a map on where to visit the family operations.
Photo courtesy of Bartlings Cranberry
GUIDO-RAHR, SR. TENDERFOOT FOREST RESERVE: Hike 500 acres of old
growth forest and paddle four miles of undeveloped shoreline. This site houses 400-year old white pines, spring-fed ponds, and wild lakes and streams. Access to the Nature Conservancy’s Tenderfoot hiking is by water from the Palmer Lake boat landing, located in-between Presque Isle and Land O’ Lakes. Distance is 3 miles one way. Maps available at the Chamber.
Photo courtesy of Dave Franzen
WOLF MOUNTAIN OVERLOOK: Drive
north into the Ottawa National Forest to find a short but relatively steep wilderness trail through lush northern hardwood. The lookout has multiple spots to enjoy the view. Drive Hwy 2 west from Marenisco until you reach FS Road 9300, approximately five miles. Turn right and travel the forest road for three miles to reach the hiking sign and parking lot on the right-hand side.
PADDLING: Take your pick... from intimate
river paddles to lake paddles. Choose your boat... kayak, canoe, paddleboard, or pedal paddleboard. Our name in French means “Almost An Island” which means water everywhere! Stop by the Chamber office for a copy of our new Canoe Trails map, which identifies a dozen trips, from two to six hours in length and at varying degrees of difficulty.
BIKING: Northern Wisconsin is fast becoming a biking mecca due to its diverse trails, scenic routes, and friendly hospitality.
• Border Trails System: Cyclists will find 100 miles of paved backroad trails that provide exceptional scenery and sense of quiet. Located along the Wisconsin border, the system runs into Michigan through some of the most beautiful, rolling lake country the region has to offer. Parking available at the Presque Isle Community Center.
• Heart of Vilas County: Choose from 60 miles of connected trails in Vilas and Iron Counties. The trail is fully paved, primarily off-road and appropriate for all types of bicycles. Stopover spots along the way include ice cream parlors, beaches, scenic bridges and picnic tables.
• Presque Isle Road Trail: Start in downtown Presque Isle and follow the road route and easy off-road sections as you loop around ponds, take in quiet back roads, and enjoy a nice out and back ride, with areas to stop and enjoy a swim or picnic.
SNOWMOBILING: The region offers hundreds
of miles of trails meandering through vast stretches of pine and hardwood forests, and around numerous lakes. We are blessed by the Lake Superior Snowbelt and see more snow than most other Wisconsin locations. Ride to a new Vilas County or Upper Peninsula destination every day of the week to experience fantastic scenery, hospitable restaurants and taverns, and cozy lodges. Our Sno-Bunnies do a superb job grooming, with frequent endorsements as “the best trails in the region.” MidwestSnowmobiling.com
BIRDING: Presque Isle, a Wisconsin Bird City, is a great location for backyard birds as well as those in woods and waters habitats. Join an informed, fun group in the Discovery Center Bird Club. They plan weekly and seasonal outings, and visit Presque Isle’s Pipke Park, Van Vliet Hemlocks, and Catherine Wolter Wilderness Area; and kayak the Presque Isle River and Rice Creek Natural Area. DiscoveryCenter.net
GEOCACHING: Did you know our town was once named “Winegar”? We have combined technology with historical facts, introducing visitors to the treasure hunt known as “Geocaching”. This activity allows people to get outside and enjoy nature while utilizing e-devices. This spring, a series of geocaches will be placed throughout the township; highlighting some of the people, places, and events that helped shape our village, from the logging days of the 20’s, through the tourist boom of the 60’s, and beyond. Geocaching.com
Photo courtesy of Dave Franzen
MOUNTAIN BIKING: The WinMan Trails are a network of silent sport trails in neighboring Winchester. Spanning 1300 acres of private land and public Northern Highlands State Forest recreation land, over 5 miles of purpose-built single track trails and terrain offer excellent opportunities for mountain biking and fat biking. A new chalet, instructional and social activities, and a top-notch trail system that caters to beginners and experienced riders make this a destination not to be missed. WinmanTrails.com
STAR GAZING: Dark skies are essential for getting clear views of the night sky, the Milky Way and even the aurora borealis (aka northern lights). Known as “Wisconsin’s Last Wilderness,” Presque Isle has few streetlights and quiet, spread-out homes and resorts, ideal for night sky viewing. Much of the sky’s treasures are visible with the naked eye, or bring a set of binoculars or your telescope for enhanced viewing.
Photo courtesy of Brett Forrester @bcforrester
CARLIN CLUB LODGE 715-686-2255 • CarlinClubLodge.com • 12336 County Hwy P, Presque Isle, WI
X CEDAR BAY RESORT 6 X 715-686-2313 • VisitCedarBay.com • 11140 Oxbow Road, Presque Isle, WI Four cabins offering a quiet setting to enjoy fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding. Class A Musky lake has 500 acres of natural shoreline, eight islands and plenty of structure. See ad on page 17. DEER LAKE RESORT 847-867-0544 • VRBO.com/115192 • Winchester, WI
NORTHWOODS HOME RENTALS
MUSKY LODGE ON KATINKA LAKE 4 715-686-5757 • 715-892-1328 • KandLRide@centurytel.net • 7342 Pine Cone Dr, Presque Isle A very private, immaculate 2 bedroom, 1 bath three season home on crystal clear Katinka Lake. Great fishing lake that yields large and small mouth bass, walleye, musky and pan fish. Open May-Sept. X
715-686-2126/715-892-5857 • northwoodshomerental.com • Manitowish Waters, WI 25 Vacation homes or cabins, located in Presque Isle, Boulder Jct., Manitowish and Land O' Lakes on prime lakes. Rustic to elegant, we have accommodations and amenities to fit your needs, style and price. Hosts: Joe & Julie. See ad on page 15. PINE HILL RESORT 14 X X 715-686-7699 • PineHillResortWI.com • 7909 Breede Road, Presque Isle, WI Located on 511 acre Oxbow Lake, yielding a variety of fish including walleye, musky, bass & panfish. Swim/play from our sandy beach and enjoy a relaxing stay in clean, comfortable, housekeeping cottages. See ad on page 14. PRESqUE ISLE CAMPGROUND 715-904-8100 • 8421 Balsam Drive, Presque Isle, WI
SPORTSMAN’S RESORT MOTEL 715-686-2232 • 7117 County Hwy W, Winchester, WI 54557
X X SKYVIEW LODGE & RESTAURANT 2 X 715-686-2928 • SkyviewLodge.com • 11896 County Hwy W, Presque Isle, WI Dining landmark since the 40’s. Drink on the deck or cozy up to our fireplace. Watch wildlife while you eat. Our 16-unit motel overlooks peaceful Boot Lake. On Trail #6 in Presque Isle. Serving breakfast and dinner. See ad on page 16. X
SUNRISE RESORT 5 X X X 715-686-2414 • Sunrise-Resort.com • 7632 Sunrise Dr, Presque Isle, WI Family owned resort with lakefront cabin and boat rentals. Beautiful park like atmosphere on Presque Isle Lake, part of a 1500 acre, 4 lake chain. Screen porches, sandy swim area, trophy fishing plus easy access to snowmobile and hiking trails. Watch the video tour on our website! See Ad on page 21.
X THE LODGE AT MANITOWISH WATERS 12 X X 715-543-2024 • LodgeMW.com • Manitowish Waters, WI Experience first-class hospitality. Newly renovated. The Lodge is within walking distance from downtown and next to Koller Park. Relax on your room balcony or cuddle up by the fire in a lower level luxury suite. Light breakfast provided daily. See ad on page 22. X ZASTROW’S LYNX LAKE LODGE 16 X X 715-686-2249 • ZastrowsLynxLakeLodge.com • 10683 Co Rd B, Presque Isle, WI 54557 Lakefront vacation homes, excellent modern accommodations on beautiful Lynx Lake and on main snowmobile trail. Sandy beach, boats, motors, and canoes available. Excellent fishing. Sell fishing licenses onsite. See ad on page 14.
Photo courtesy of Vilas County Tourism & Publicity
ARTISTS & GALLERIES
MOONDEER & FRIENDS GALLERY 15 X 715-485-2082 • firstname.lastname@example.org • MoondeerGallery.com • Boulder Junction, WI Boulder Jct’s most unique gallery features an eclectic mix of regional contemporary fine art & craft, antiques, books, cards, world music CDs, and many smaller gift items; professional custom frame service. Open daily mid-May thru the holidays; Saturdays in January. See ad on page 20.
BRUCE NELSON PHOTOGRAPHY/LAKE EFFECT GALLERY 1 X 715-892-3975 • email@example.com • BruceNelsonPhoto.com • 8305 Main Street, Presque Isle, WI Gallery offers a unique and personal look at the Northwoods through the lens of local photographer Bruce Nelson. Prints for exhibition and purchase of Northwoods and International destinations. Open year round and by appointment.
CABIN COIFFURE X X 715-543-2223 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.cabinmw.com • 5966 County Highway W, Manitowish Waters, WI Upscale hair salon in a cozy Northwoods atmosphere. Haircuts, styling, color, waxing and more. Conveniently located near shopping, dining and spa services in downtown Manitowish Waters. Open; Tues. – Sat. 9am to 4pm X NORTHWOODS SERENITY 3 X 715-686-2366 • email@example.com • 11637 Hwy W, Presque Isle, WI Full service salon: colors, foils, manicures, pedicures, facials, perms, waxing, tanning, cutting men’s, women’s and children’s hair. See ad on page 18.
THE SPA AT MANITOWISH WATERS 12 X X 715-543-2535 • Spa-MW.com • Manitowish Waters, WI Treat yourself to nail services, massages and more. Walk-ins welcome. Convenient location near the heart of Manitowish Waters. Gift certificates available. See ad on page 23.
CONSUMPTION JCT. INTERNATIONAL EATS 12 X X 715-904-2080 • www.facebook.com/consumptionjctdp • Presque Isle, WI Serving a varietal menu with an international flair. Look for our food trailer at fairs & festivals. Catering for private parties, and office/business functions. 30+ years in the food service industry and a passion for food pair up to provide an excellent customer experience. DIXIE’S COFFEE HOUSE 715-543-2353 • DIxIESMW.COM • Manitowish Waters, WI
FOREST LAKE COUNTRY STORE 20 X 715-547-8222 • forestlakecountrystore.com • County Road B West, Land O’ Lakes, WI Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Big selection of craft beer, wines and boutique grocery items including salsas, jams, maple syrup and artisan cheeses.
LAST WILDERNESS CAFé 1 X 715-686-2193 • LastWildernessCafe.com • 8279 Main Street, Presque Isle, WI Open 7 days a week 7am-2pm, serving breakfast and lunch. Breakfast buffets on Saturday and Sunday from 8am-1pm, and breakfast served all day till 2pm during the week. Located on snowmobile trail #6. Dining room overlooks beautiful Pipke Park.
X PI PUB SPORTS BAR & RESTAURANT 1 X 715-686-2522 • 11583 Cty. Rd B, Presque Isle, WI “Great Food at Great Prices.” Kitchen open 11-close. Daily specials. Mon-Meatloaf, Tues-Wing Dings, Wed-1/2-price Pizza, Fri-Fish Fry. Homemade pizzas, char-grilled sandwiches, wraps, soup & chili. Sports on 5 HDTV's. Snowmobile access off Trail #6. WiFi | ATM.
PRESqUE ISLE YACHT CLUB 715-686-2423 • 8265 Main St., Presque Isle, WI
THE RETREAT BAR 11 X X 715-686-2575 • 12436 County Hwy W, Presque Isle, WI Featuring Italian Beef Sandwiches, Gyros and Homemade Pizzas. Also fresh hand pattied burgers, chicken sandwiches and amazing drinks. In-house Bags and Darts Leagues. Free Pool Tuesday. Attend our annual Oktoberfest August 3-4 featuring The Johnny Wagner Band. See ad on page 26. SKYVIEW LODGE & RESTAURANT 2 X X 715-686-2928 • SkyviewLodge.com • County Hwy W, Presque Isle, WI Dining landmark since the 40’s. Drink on the deck or cozy up to our fireplace. Watch wildlife while you eat. Our 16-unit motel overlooks peaceful Boot Lake. On Trail #6 in Presque Isle. Serving breakfast and dinner. See ad on page16. X SMOKEY’S 9 X 715-543-2220 • SmokeysDining.com • Manitowish Waters, WI The nicest little Supper Club in the Northwoods! Casually elegant setting makes for a fine dining experience you'll long remember. Indulge in steaks, chops, seafood and house specialities with a superb wine list. Open at 4:30pm. Reservations appreciated. See ad on page 22. ZASTROW'S SUPPER CLUB 16 715-686-2249 • ZastrowsLynxLakeLodge.com • 10683 Co Rd B, Presque Isle, WI 54557 Relax and unwind at our traditional, family-run supper club. Enjoy your favorite libation or ice cold beer. Dinners include our giant salad/soup bar with your choice of potato, and don't forget to try our homemade desserts. Reasonable prices and excellent daily specials.
FINANCIAL / INSURANCE
ASSOCIATED BANK X X 715-476-3545 • AssociatedBank.com • Mercer, WI HEADWATERS INSURANCE AGENCY LLC 1 X 715-686-2481 • Rose@HeadwatersRealEstate.com • 11594 Co Rd B, Presque Isle, WI A full service agency specializing in homeowners; watercraft; rec. vehicles; and auto policies. We also offer policies for general business, restaurants and bars, general contractors and specialized trades. Licensed in MI & WI. See ad on page 19. HEADWATERS STATE BANK 1 X 715-686-2200 • HeadwatersStateBank.com • 8319 Main Street, Presque Isle, WI Our Branch is located on Main Street and is open to serve you Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm, Fri 9am-5pm, and we are open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month 9am-12pm. Get to know us on the web or in person. Member FDIC. See ad on page 18. LEE & ASSOCIATES 715-543-2557 • InsuranceGroupWI.com• Manitowish Waters, WI
ANGLER’S CHOICE GUIDE SERVICE X 715-892-3020 • firstname.lastname@example.org • theanglerschoiceguideservice.com Create the complete Northern Wisconsin vacation with John Andrew. Full or half day fishing. No fish-no pay policy (Musky not guaranteed) See ad on inside front cover. BOB’S MANITOWISH GUIDE SERVICE X 715-892-2366 • Macooa@centurytel.net • Boulder Jct. and Presque Isle, WI Bob “Mepps” Bertch... licensed guide 35+ years experience with all types of fish in Presque Isle and Boulder Junction area lakes & rivers. All gear, bait and fish cleaning provided. Family fishing is welcome. “Get hooked in fishing!”
ERV KELLER GUIDE SERVICE X 715-605-2349 • PO Box 260, Boulder Junction, WI 54512 Full time licensed guide for all species. 30 years experience. Tuffy boat with latest electronics. Fishing tackle and cleaning included. Full or half days. Children welcome. KEN REID GUIDE SERVICE 715-686-7704 • email@example.com Licensed and insured. Full or half days. It’s your boat for the day, we can fish long and hard or break the day up with lunch, swimming, etc. All clients are welcome – from first time fisherpersons to experienced muskie fanatics.
GROCERY & GAS
COONTAIL MARKET 15 X X 715-485-2582 • CoontailMarket.com • Boulder Junction, WI The area's newest grocery store is located just minutes away from Presque Isle in beautiful Boulder Junction. Fuel available 24/7. Stop in for groceries, ice, liquor, licenses, fishing bait and so much more. See ad on page 20. KARSYN'S KORNER 1 X 715-686-2480 • KarsynsKornerUpNorth@gmail.com • 11602 County Hwy B, Presque Isle, WI Gas-Oil-Milk-Coffee-Bread-Cappuccino-Snacks-Pop-Beer-Groceries-Liquor-Movies. Hot Pocket Sandwiches. Pay at the gas pump. See ad on page 19.
HEALTH & FITNESS
LANDO CENTER 20 X X 715-547-6333 • landocenter.com • firstname.lastname@example.org • 4258 County Road B, Land O’ Lakes, WI Cardio and weight room, locker rooms with saunas and showers, group exercise room - classroom, massage room, and gathering area to relax with coffee and tea. FREE WIFI.
THINKING OF TODAY X 715-482-0167 • Presque Isle, WI Thinking of Today Yoga features foundation flow classes by registered instructor Sarah Johnson, geared towards all ages and levels including beginner to intermediate. Classes held outdoors when possible, and indoors at roving locations. See ad on page 19.
MARKETING & PUBLICATIONS 5-STAR MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION 715-453-4511 • 5StarUpNorth.com • Tomahawk, WI
FYI NORTHWOODS NEWS X X 715-892-2967 • Boulder Junction, WI North Lakeland area's bi-weekly source for news and events for more than 19 years. Delivered free to more than 3,000 homes in the North lakeland region. Subscriptions available outside the area at $35/yr. Advertisers, let us help you reach your target market. See ad page 18.
HAHN PRINTING INC. X 715-479-4313 • www.hahnprinting.com • email@example.com • 752 N Adams Road, Eagle River, WI Full-service offset printing company: Heidelberg, digital, flatbed, digital custom cutting on signs, books, magazines, brochures, maps, artist note cards, window clings, banners, coasters, coroplast; embroidery and digital printing; bulk mailing; fulfillment; designers in-house to personally meet with you. Free quotes.
MARKETING & PUBLICATIONS
OUR WISCONSIN MAGAZINE X X 715-543-2311 • www.ourwisconsinmag.com • 5301 Townline Rd., Ste. 4 Manitowish Waters, WI Our Wisconsin is the first magazine that brings together readers from across the state to share stories and photos that show why life in Wisconsin is truly special. Contact Mike Beno at firstname.lastname@example.org WEB WORK LIFE X 262-442-8880 • WebWorkLife.com • Winchester, WI More than just a website design company... we are your partner. We understand your business and the technology necessary to take full advantage of opportunities the internet provides. We specialize in the creation of customized web sites for the small to mid-sized business owner.
REAL ESTATE & RENTALS
HEADWATERS REAL ESTATE 1 715-686-2481 • HeadwatersRealEstate.com • 11594 Co Rd B, Presque Isle, WI Looking for a vacation home or property in Wisconsin's Last Wilderness? Specializing in Presque Isle area properties, our local agents are skilled, knowledgeable & friendly. Headwaters-Presque Isle's local real estate source since 1979. See ad page 15.
NORTHWOODS PONTOON RENTALS 8 715-892-5857 • Northwoods.Rent • 12531 County Hwy W • Presque Isle, WI Recreational water rentals including Pontoons, Kayaks, and Canoes. Services include boat storage and pick-up and delivery in Vilas County.
CAMP JORN YMCA X X 715-543-8808 • www.campjornymca.org • 13591 Zenner Lane, Manitowish Waters, WI Resident camp program serves children ages 8-16 with weeklong overnight experiences and rich camp traditions. Children ages 5-12 can enjoy all the camp has to offer with a daylong experience. On –site childcare center for children birth-4 years old. See ad page 21 COPPER PEAK 906-932-3500 • CopperPeak.com • Bessemer, MI
HAWK’S NEST, INC. 800-688-7471 | 715-543-8585 • HawksNestCanoe.com • Mercer, WI
HISTORIC IRONWOOD THEATRE X X 906-932-0618 • ironwoodtheatre.net • Ironwood, MI Visit this 1928 gem! Music, plays, dance, silent movies, Barton Organ. Tours by appointment. Show info and on-line ticket sales: ironwoodtheatre.net LAKE OF THE TORCHES CASINO X X 800-258-6724 • LakeOfTheTorches.com • Lac du Flambeau, WI We have more than 800 Slot Machines, Table Games & High Stakes Bingo. Lakeside hotel features 100 well-appointed rooms, lounge and pool. Satisfy your appetite with delicious dining in Eagle's Nest Restaurant and Woody's Bar and Grill. See ad page 18. NORTHERN WATERS CASINO X 1-800-583-3599 • www.northernwaterscasino.com • Watersmeet, MI Formerly Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino. Blackjack, Craps, Three-Card Poker, the newest slots and video poker. 132-room hotel, with whirlpool/fireplace suites, an indoor pool, sauna, and a large whirlpool. Dining options include a buffet and supper club. 18 hole golf course. See ad page 18.
NORTH LAKELAND DISCOVERY CENTER 12 X X 715-543-2085 • DiscoveryCenter.net • Manitowish Waters, WI Community-based nature center with drop-in activities for all ages, including interpretive trail, bog boardwalk, active waterfront, and multi-use trails. Programs include nature education lectures, social gatherings and active learning experiences. Drop in and “discover” us!
WINMAN TRAILS 12 X X 646-543-8784 • www.facebook.com/WinManTrails • Highway W, Winchester, WI WinMan Trails offer year-round silent sport recreation including single-track mountain biking and hiking, and miles of mixed x-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking in the winter. Bike trails offer flowy berm turns, rock features, and free ride structures.
COONTAIL SPORTS 15 X X 888-874-0885 • www.coontail.net • Boulder Junction and Arbor Vitae, WI Coontail offers stylish clothing for the entire family and is the area's largest kayak and SUP dealer. Bike, SUP, and kayak rentals available. See ad page 20. JACK'S JIGS X X 715-385-3335 • JacksJigs.com • Presque Isle, WI Jack's Jigs started in 1977 as one of the only jig makers to offer multiple hook & jig sizes. Today, they are known for their weedless and ball jigs, and homemade crappie and ice-fishing jigs. The owners are avid fishermen, like you. Customizable orders welcome. LIL BITS GREENHOUSE X X 715-776-0481 • Hwy. W, Winchester, WI Locally run greenhouse open seasonally beginning in May. Dawn and her staff are knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and their flowers, plants, herbs and additional items are lovely. Contact them at email@example.com
NANETTE’S KNITS & GIFTS 17 X X 906-363-4752 • nanettesknitsandgifts.com • firstname.lastname@example.org • Sunday Lake Rd, Wakefield, MI Nanette has many choices of alpaca clothing, hats, mittens, scarves and toasty warm alpaca socks She carries luxury yarns such as alpaca, cashmere, silk, linen and merino, as well as Hummingbird feeders, carvings, beeswax candles, bamboo socks etc. See ad page 21.
STORMY KROMER X X 888-455-2253 • StormyKromer.com • Ironwood, MI THE LAKE HOUSE X X 715-543-2301 • LakeHouseMW.com • Manitowish Waters, WI THE TOWNE HOUSE 12 715-686-7721 • 8243 Main Street, Presque Isle, WI TO THE NINES 12 X X 715-543-2699 • NinesMW.com • Manitowish Waters, WI Stop in to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere while casually browing our exquisite merchandise. Something for everyone from home furnishings, one-of-a-kind gifts, candles, gourmet foods and much more. See ad page 23. UP NORTH SPORT N’ GIFTS 1 715-686-2636 • 8301 Main Street, Presque Isle, WI Located on Main Street in beautiful downtown Presque Isle, and specializing in gifts, fishing tackle, live bait, t-shirts, sweats. Open 7 days a week 8 a.m.-5 p.m. David Zastrow, owner. See ad page 14.
BADGER HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING 15 X 715-385-0202 • BadgerHVAC.com • Boulder Junction, WI We are dedicated to providing quality comfort solutions for your home or business. Trust our professional team of technicians to present you with superior service and solutions tailored to your unique system needs. Caring people dedicated to providing exceptional, reliable service.
C.A.T CONSTRUCTION, INC. 1 X 715-686-2565 • CatConstruction.com • 8279 Main St, Presque Isle, WI Dependable builders of quality custom residential new homes & remodeling projects since 1978. Our staff and field personnel work together to provide our clients the best finished product available. Fully insured. Licensed in WI and MI.
DAVE'S TREE SERVICE X X 715-686-2407 • 715-490-2140 • Presque Isle, WI Serving Presque Isle and the area for 25+ years: Tree Removal | German Forestry | Chipping | Firewood | Logging | Stump Grinding. Commercial and residential logging in winter. Fully licensed and insured. On call 24/7. See ad on inside back cover. DUMASK PLUMBING, INC. X X 715-686-2679 • DumaskPlumbing.com • Presque Isle, WI We provide professional quality plumbing service and sales for new construction, remodel, kitchens, baths, water heaters, opening and closing of seasonal properties, more! Reliable and dependable Northwoods service since 1993. See ad on inside back cover.
DYRE ELECTRIC 715-686-7911 • Presque Isle, WI
EARTHWORKS EXCAVATING, INC. 715-686-7274 • email@example.com • Winchester, WI
JP'S NORTHWOODS STORAGE 715-493-9286 • Northwoods.Rent • 12531 Hwy W, Presque Isle, WI
SKIP SLATINSKY CONSTRUCTION 9 X X 715-686-7490 • Winchester, WI Home improvement expert: window and door replacement, roofs, decks, siding, garages, remodeling, home framing, and finishing. No job too small. See ad on inside back cover. SAUTER BUILDERS, INC. 12 X X 715-385-9327 • SauterBuilders.com • Boulder Junction, WI Building distinctive, custom designed, healthy homes since 1995. Performance Builder within the Wisconsin Energy Star Homes Program. Member of USGBC and WI Green Built Homes. Visit our office in downtown Boulder Junction. STAINING & PAINTING SPECIALISTS X 715-892-0050 • StainingSpecialists.com • Presque Isle, WI WHEEL HAUL IT X 715-482-6235 • Wheel-Haul-It.com • Presque Isle, WI Dumpster rental service for Vilas and Iron Counties. Construction, renovation, and offering clean out services as well. Serving homeowners and contractors for 25+ years with timeliness and professionalism. Fully licensed/insured. See ad on inside back cover. WOLTER SAND, GRAVEL & EXCAVATING X X 715-686-2622 • Presque Isle, WI Demolition, Bulldozing, Backhoe Work, Road Grading, Septics Dug, Road Gravel & Granite. Top Soil, Sand, Stone & Fill. Carl F Wolter-Owner-Cell 715-891-0056. WILLIAMS ELECTRIC & MECHANICAL LLC X X 715-476-2523 • MercerElectricians.com • Mercer, WI Fully licensed, certified and insured Master Electricians with over 35 years of experience in the Northwoods. Services include residential & commercial, remodels & repairs, heating & air conditioning, commercial refrigeration and generator sales, service & installation. On call 24/7. XCEL ENERGY X 800-895-4999 • www.xcelenergy.com • 301 East Shore Drive, Ashland, WI
DENIM & DESSERT READERS’ THEATRE 715-904-9063 • SGawriluk1@gmail.com • Presque Isle, WI Performing since 2004! The troupe welcomes new members and puts on 3 shows a year, plus the occasional extra. The key to fun is that they use scripts but are in full costumes with props and sets. 4 to 5 rehearsals, and they’re on!
PRESqUE ISLE COMMUNITY LIBRARY 715-686-7613 • Presque Isle, WI An excellent selection of books, audio books, magazines, movies. Year-round programs: monthly movies, book clubs, ongoing special interest presentations and children’s summer reading & Bookworm Store. Wireless Internet available 24/7. Meeting space available to public. Mon., Wed: 9-6, Tues, Thurs, Sat: 9-12; Fri: 9-3 NICOLET AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE 800-544-3039 • NicoletCollege.edu • Facebook/Nicolet College • Rhinelander, WI Nicolet College serves life-long learners with associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, a University Transfer program, Learning in Retirement, Creative Arts Series, Outdoor Adventure Series, and more.
WILDERNESS VETERANS MEMORIAL FLAME FOUNDATION, INC. 715-686-2517 • WildernessVetsMemorial.org • Presque Isle, WI Nonprofit commissioned by American Legion Post 480 to fund and build a regional Veterans Memorial at Pipke Park in Presque Isle. Memorial dedicated October 14, 2017. Open year around.
AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 480/Joel Green PO Box 178 Presque Isle, WI 54557 • 715-686-2541 CRAB LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION Presque Isle, WI • 715-686-2760 FRIENDS OF ARMOUR LAKE Presque Isle, WI • 703-943-7729
FRIENDS OF THE VAN VLIET HEMLOCKS/Glen Doering 14219 Harris Creek Rd, Presque Isle, WI Discoverycenter.net • 715-686-2655 NORTHERN HIGHLAND AMERICAN LEGION STATE FOREST/Steve Petersen 8770 Hwy J, Woodruff, WI 54568 DNR.WI.gov/Topic/StateForests/NHAL/ 715-542-3923 NORTHWOODS ASSOCIATIONS OF REALTORS Matt Seegert 320 Oak St, Ste B, Woodruff, WI 54568 Staff@NorthwoodsRealtors.org • 715-356-3400
PRESqUE ISLE BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE Cathy Weber 7601 Annabelle Lake Road • Presque Isle, WI 54557 715-686-7795 PRESqUE ISLE COMMUNITY GARDENS Presque Isle, WI • 715-686-7795
David & Elizabeth Aicher Daniel Aicher Anderson Acres Nick Andrew Anna Rose Auersch Arnold & Janet Bacigalupo Tom & Kathy Balistreri Dave & Sherri Beranis
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PRESqUE ISLE HERITAGE SOCIETY Peggy Johnson Wiessner PO Box 156 • Presque Isle, WI 54557 715-686-2481 PRESqUE ISLE LAKE ASSOCIATION Jim Crowder PO Box 192 • Presque Isle, WI 54557 563-299-4740 PRESqUE ISLE LIONESSS CLUB Presque Isle, WI 54557 715-892-9539 PRESqUE ISLE LIONS CLUB Presque Isle, WI 54557 920-214-3301 SNO-BUNNIES SNOWMOBILE CLUB Presque Isle, WI 54557 SnoBunnies.com • 715-686-2255 TEAM RETREAT Forbes Taylor Presque Isle, WI 54557 715-686-2575 WILDERNESS PEDALERS Denny Breitholtz Presque Isle/Winchester, WI 54557 715-686-2695
Joseph Beringer Family Connie C. Berry John & Sharon Bloodgood Teresa & Jack Bobinski Babs Bolduc Heide Boyden Mrs. John Bradbury Reed Carol A. Brewer Ron Bricco
Steve & Patty Brink Jim & Doreen Brisch Mr. & Mrs. Edward C. Brodsky Jim & Ruth Brostowitz John & Dorothy Brugge Bob & Peggy Butler William F. Cerny Thomas & Annette Cole Linda & Les Conrad
James & Karen Cronin Jim & Jackie Crowder Jack & Kathy Curtis Kent & Maureen Dahlgren Dairymenâ€™s Inc. Peter David Cecil & Linda Davis John Davis Kip & MichelleDecker Anne & Brian Derber Steve & Kathy Dimig David Donaldson Bill & Jane Duckert Dave & Diana Dunker Edward Ehrlich Sue C. Erdmann John Fagan Mary Ciriacks & Family Tushar Family The Weibel/Bassage Family The Hetzel Family Kawka Family Petrykowski Family Ingersoll Family Bette Garland & Family Bill Duffy Family The Mottl Family Tom & Maggie Fanning John & Carmen Farwell Marguerite Feley David D Flegel Weslyn & Tom Fleming
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Brian & Trish Gallagher Thomas & Annette Gauerke Chuck & Sally Gierl Jane & Michael Gilbertson Craig & Kelly Glaunert John & Stacey Glowinski Bill & Mary Goetz Dick & Norma Gordon John & Colleen Gorrilla Charlie & Elenor Gray Chas & Torri Gray Randolph & Laurie Gregg Charles Gregoric Michael & Evelyn Grosberg Charles & Janet Haas John & Danuta Haftarski Kay M. Hahn Bob, Vikki, Bobby & Jenni Hanson HBI Investments Steve Heine Carol A. Heitman Richard Heming Ernest R. Henderson Hendry, Dusek & Ross
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Al Hentzen Marvin Hinke Jack & Michele Hinnendael David Hora Gary & Dorothy Hughes Michael Czarny & Ronie Jacobsen Howard E. Jaeger Andrew & Maggie Janke Dick & Ceil Jaworski Sarah & Cal Johnson Bill & Peggy Johnson Adam & Danna Johnson Jim & Gail Kahover Peter Schimdt & Kara Johnson David & Lillian Karkoski Renn C. Karl Karlisle Trust David & Marcy Kasten James Braja & Jean Katzer Jerry & Anna Marie Kelly Russ & Dale Kentgen Bob & Judy Klauer Jeffery & Margaret Klingel Gene & Carol Klisnick Mary Klonowski Jeff & Karen Knauff Lon & Bonnie Knoedler Peter Hinke & Kordie Reinhold Ramona Kubica George & Pat Kupfer Linda Lapotka Mark & Debbie Lobaugh Steve Balint & Stacey Loebel Steve Lohr Shirley Luebbers Andy & Kay Lynch
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Barry Maclean Trician & Bill Mahler Larry & Sharon Maholland John J. & Patricia J. Mallon Thom & Kathy Mansur Gregory Mass Laurie Allen & Matt Kerry Daniel M. McCarthy Julie & Martin McDaniel Kris & Jim Meirer Richard Mikoleit Anne L. Milne William & Amy Moerschbaecher Rick & Betty Molchan Arthur & Debra Montini Timothy & Catherine Mueller William Mulford John & Judy Mundy Ken & Kathy Nelson Dale & Debi Nelson
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Larry & Kaye Niquet William F. Nohava Gina Nordquist Otto & Linda Novak Bob & Denise Oliver Debra & Kent Overbey OVP LLC Bob & Marnie Page Emily J. Hathaway & Bruce Parks Terry & Barb Peck Joseph V. Pelikan Joel & Julie Peters Ralph & Jill Peterson Jim & Jane Phelps Gary & Barbara Plouff John & Jackie Plum Becky Cole & Mike Porter Cassie A. Pressentin Vince & Phyllis Provenzano Jim & Claudia Raemacher John R. Raitt Sylvia Rakosnik Marshall H. Reckard, Sr. Steven & Kyle Reed Les & Elizabeth Richards Peggy Richmond Mary & Dennis Riley Robert & Eileen Rogacki Arlyn A. Rose Paul & Marsha Rosenberg Joan Sayre Andy & Sue Schickert Brian Schkirkie Rich & LJ Schmalzer
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Laura T Ken & Kristie Trapino Donald & Jean Trimble Bernadine & Art Verick Jim Rennhack & Vicki Gillett David Vogt Jim & Linda Wachholz Nancy L. & C. Howard Wallace Ronald & Lorine Walters Patti & Russ Warye Mary A. Watkins Robie & Julie Weary Steve & Cathy Weber Tom Weigand Sue & Bill Wernecke Terry & Martha White Phyllis G. Widstrand Dale & Janet Wilcox Gretchen Wollerman David Wuebben Andrej & Deborah Zajac
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Photo courtesy of Dave Franzen
Drawing Aug. 1st, 2018 (Gift Certificate expires August 1st, 2019.) CLIP & MAIL TO PRESQUE ISLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
to be used at any Presque Isle Chamber Member Business
A $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE
Enter to Win
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
PO Box 135 â€¢ 8305 Main St. Presque Isle, WI 54557 715-686-2910
Plan a visit to Presque Isle, Vilas County! The far reaches of the "Northwoods" and your "Up North".