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Outdoor enthusiasts and vacationers know that Hazelhurst is the “Quiet Side of the Northwoods.” Hazelhurst is known for its friendliness and small-town atmosphere. The community is surrounded by lakes and woods and lies along the 18-mile Bearskin State Trail.

The Bearskin State Trail takes its name from Bearskin Creek and runs through the heart of Hazelhurst. The trail surface is composed of crushed red granite and follows a scenic route through pines and hardwoods.

The nearby Willow Flowage is one of Wisconsin’s most pristine natural areas and provides a true wilderness experience to anglers, paddlers and boaters. Primitive campsites, accessible only by boat, are located throughout the flowage. Hazelhurst is a great jumping-off-point for exploring this natural treasure.

The Tomahawk River is an excellent canoeing and kayaking destination for paddlers seeking a relaxing river trip. The slow-moving current and undeveloped shores make it ideal for wildlife viewing and birdwatching.

Hazelhurst is home to two restaurants and boasts some unique shops, selling everything from snowmobiles to gourmet cheese. Lodging includes resorts, lodges, bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals and a motel. Nearby Timber Ridge Golf Club provides visitors with great golfing.

Fishing and boating opportunities abound in Hazelhurst. At 590 acres, Lake Katherine is a popular destination for boaters and anglers.

Hazelhurst Town Park offers a paved tennis court, a ball diamond, a playground area and a picnic area. Lake Katherine Beach Park has a swimming area with a lifeguard on-duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day. You’ll also find picnic areas and a covered pavilion.

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking is available on the Schlect Ski Trails, located just one mile north of Hazelhurst. During the winter, the trail offers 10km of groomed trails, including 3km of lighted trails.

Tommy O’s Playhouse offers live Broadway musicals and comedies. The theater features professional actors from around the country. A show at the playhouse is a relaxing, fun experience for the whole family.

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