Enjoy every day of summer

It has been a beautiful summer in Oneida County and there are still more warm summer days ahead. Don’t miss any minute of Oneida County fun this summer. Here are a few great ways to cool off on those warm late summer days.

Water trails

There’s nothing like paddling down a Northwoods river under a canopy of leaves. Oneida County is home to numerous padding routes – check out the Tomahawk River, the Wisconsin Rover and Willow Flowage Area. From quiet, family-friendly backwaters to rivers with challenging rapids, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in Oneida County. See padding routes and ideas here.


Oneida County is home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the Northwoods. There’s nothing like spending the day on the water. There are endless miles of shoreline to explore and when things heat up, there’s nothing more refreshing than a dip in a cool Oneida County lake.  The county has many great lakes for boating – a few examples include Lake Thompson, the Rainbow Flowage and Lake Tomahawk. Don’t have a boat? No problem – rentals are available.


Oneida County has a lot of gorgeous beaches that are perfect places to spend a late summer day. Oneida County’s lakes are clear and calm and many have beautiful stretched of soft sand that are perfect for family fun. In downtown Minocqua, Torpy Park is a popular spot; other beaches to check out include Hodag Park in Rhinelander. Lake Katherine in Hazelhurst and Maple Lake in the Three Lakes area.

Need some more ideas for enjoying every last bit of summer in Oneida County? Check out these itineraries. They’ll give you some more options and some ideas for fall!