Saint Ger·main /saint jer-meyn/ n:  a name synonymous with Northwoods hospitality

St. Germain

For more than a century, St. Germain has been the Northwoods community In the Center of It All.” St. Germain is surrounded by pristine forests and some of the finest fishing and boating lakes in the world. Many of the largest muskies caught each year come from lakes in the St. Germain area.

St. Germain is a great destination for golf. There are more than 16 golf courses located within a 20-minute drive from St. Germain. In the middle of St. Germain, you’ll find the St. Germain Golf Club, rated four-and-a-half stars by Golf Digest.

The eight-mile St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail is a paved trail that runs throughout the St. Germain area, providing easy access to the area’s lakes and woodlands. This beautiful community trail connects to other area trails to a 45-mile county-wide paved trail system.

The Awassa Preserve and Hiking Trail is a level trail that hikers will love. It includes a half mile interpretive nature trail that is wheelchair accessible. Other area trails include the Fern Ridge Trail,  Shannon Lake Trail,  Madeline Lake Trail and numerous trails throughout the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest.

Winter is a great time to be on the trails in St. Germain. Cross-country skiing is available on the Shannon Lake Trail, Madeline Lake Trail, Raven Trail, Fallison Lake Trail, and the Snipe and Ewald Lake Trail. Snowmobilers will enjoy over 100 miles of expertly groomed trails by the Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club.

While you’re in St. Germain, be sure to stop by the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame, featuring exhibits and photographs chronicling the history of snowmobiling.

Don’t miss the Pig in the Pines Rib Fest; Bacon, BBQ & Bands Festival, two days of live music, great barbeque and a 5K Bacon Dash.  Other St. Germain events include the Arctic Warrior, this new event offers a 1k Little Warrior Snowshoe Race, an 5 or 10 K snowshoe race and 5 or 10 K obstacle course. You can be the next Arctic Warrior.

Vacationers can choose from bed and breakfasts, hotels, resorts, private homes, cottages and campgrounds.

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