Going out in the Northwoods can mean anything from ordering a flight of craft beers to stopping at a trailside restaurant to warm up when you’re out snowmobiling. The best part? You don’t even have to dress up. Here are three ways to enjoy some of the best food and drink Oneida County has to offer.
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For the craft beer connoisseur
We’re a land of pints and pines—there are plenty of places to sample handcrafted IPAs, stouts and pilsners in the Northwoods. In the heart of Hodag Country, head to Rhinelander Brewing Company and Taphouse in downtown Rhinelander, Minocqua Brewing Company in downtown Minocqua or Rocky Reef Brewing Company in Woodruff.
For the laid-back vacationer
Ah the joys of a Northwoods resort. Friendly staff, comfortable lodging, beautiful views, and if you’re really lucky, a bar and restaurant right on site—no driving required. Book your stay at Twin Bay Resort in nearby Tomahawk and you’ll find not only a view of (you guessed it) two bays on Lake Nokomis, but also some of the area’s best pizza. Other year-round lodging properties featuring full restaurants and bars include Bonnie’s Lakeside in Three Lakes and Fisher’s Resort in Rhinelander.
For the snowmobiler
Thanks to recent snow, the snowmobile season could start soon. Clubs are working on the trails and are targeting a mid-December opening (Dec. 16 is the earliest possible date). Check back our Snow Reports page for updates and more details on the opening of trails. Hauling your sled to Oneida County this winter? Don’t worry, you don’t have to set any distance records while traveling through the Northwoods—there are plenty of places to recharge and warm up along the snowmobile trails. In Rhinelander, stop by Backwaters Bar & Grill on Trail 8 along the Wisconsin River. In the northern part of the county, The Boathouse in Minocqua and Shamrock Pub N’ Eatery in Lake Tomahawk also offer trail-adjacent places to stop for a bite.