Vacationers return to the Minocqua Area year after year to experience this unique Northwoods community. The area includes Minocqua, Woodruff and Arbor Vitae and is nearly surrounded by water, earning it the title of “Nature’s Original Water Park.” In addition to numerous recreational offerings, Minocqua is one of the county’s most important areas for shopping, dining and entertainment. No trip to the Northwoods would be complete without a stop in Minocqua for ice cream or homemade fudge.
Year-round, the Minocqua Area offers indoor and outdoor fun. Anglers, boaters and paddlers can choose from an endless array of lakes, both large and small. Minocqua offers a number of entertainment options, too. During the summer, the Min-Aqua Bats ski team puts on water ski shows. Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows entertain audiences of all ages with their skillful feats.
Field and Stream magazine has named Minocqua one of the “Best Fishing Towns in America.” Anglers in Minocqua fish for musky, walleye, crappie, bass and northern pike on more than 70 area lakes, including Lake Minocqua, Kawaguesaga Lake, Clear Lake, Rainbow Flowage, Big Arbor Vitae Lake and Little Arbor Vitae Lake.
Annual events include Beef-A-Rama™, Christmas in Minocqua and the Antique Wooden Boat Show, which includes the popular wooden boat parade.
Minocqua traces its roots back to the logging days. Learn about the history of Minocqua with a historical walking tour—stop by the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce Office to pick up a walking tour booklet.