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Food Scene
Fun local joint with good food, great up North atmosphere. Pool tables.
County Line Tavern
3 220th Avenue
Fun local joint with good food, great up North atmosphere. Pool tables.
Great food, wonderful atmosphere straight out of the 50's
The 5 O'Clock Club
2639 7th St
Great food, wonderful atmosphere straight out of the 50's
Wonderful food served in an iconic 1950's supper club. Great bar and fun old fashioned drinks available (grasshoppers are my personal favorite). Occasional live music.
Indianhead Supper Club Inc
107 Indianhead Shores Dr
Wonderful food served in an iconic 1950's supper club. Great bar and fun old fashioned drinks available (grasshoppers are my personal favorite). Occasional live music.
Fabulous food, fun atmosphere
Bistro 63
2982 US Hwy 63
Fabulous food, fun atmosphere
Fun sports bar; good food and drinks. Try the rutabaga fries!
Nezzy's Sports Bar & Grill
1345 2nd Ave
Fun sports bar; good food and drinks. Try the rutabaga fries!
Delicious donuts/smoothies and some breakfast snacks. Check hours before going.
Island City Food Co-op & Bakery
1490 2nd Ave
Delicious donuts/smoothies and some breakfast snacks. Check hours before going.
Amazing pizza and great calzones.
Lake Country Pizza
Amazing pizza and great calzones.
Good food, moderately priced with outdoor dining overlooking Beaver Dam Lake.
Lakeside Restaurant
1780 Arcade Ave
Good food, moderately priced with outdoor dining overlooking Beaver Dam Lake.
Wonderful wait staff, good home cooking. When they have cabbage rolls on the menu, get them! Breakfasts are really good here!
The New Frontier
440 U.S. 8
Wonderful wait staff, good home cooking. When they have cabbage rolls on the menu, get them! Breakfasts are really good here!
A fun tavern with great food and fabulous view of Staples Lake. A local favorite.
Buck Horn Saloon
1977 Polk-Barron St
A fun tavern with great food and fabulous view of Staples Lake. A local favorite.
Great places to get locally sourced food
These are places we always stop at when staying in the area at our cabin!
Old fashioned country store featuring local wines, cheeses and pizza that you can take home to put in the oven. Fabulous ice cream too!
Comstock Creamery
1858 US Hwy 63
Old fashioned country store featuring local wines, cheeses and pizza that you can take home to put in the oven. Fabulous ice cream too!
A must stop for the best meat in Wisconsin! For sure get some brats (a huge number of varieties) and some of their melt in your mouth steaks. Also has a great liquor store attached to the meat store.
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Louie's Finer Meats
2025 Superior Ave
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locals recommend
A must stop for the best meat in Wisconsin! For sure get some brats (a huge number of varieties) and some of their melt in your mouth steaks. Also has a great liquor store attached to the meat store.
Fun Things to Do or See
These are some great places to go to especially when you get tired of water sports!
Good food, nice casino
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locals recommend
Turtle Lake St Croix Casino
777 U.S. 8
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locals recommend
Good food, nice casino
Beautiful hiking, canoeing, skiing trails. A Minnesota gem located across the river from a Wisconsin gem of the same name! Also has river boat tours that are spectacular in the fall.
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locals recommend
Interstate State Park
307 Milltown Road
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locals recommend
Beautiful hiking, canoeing, skiing trails. A Minnesota gem located across the river from a Wisconsin gem of the same name! Also has river boat tours that are spectacular in the fall.
Wonderful, quirky gallery of local artists-you won't walk away empty handed
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locals recommend
The Potter's Shed Gallery
260 Industrial Blvd
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locals recommend
Wonderful, quirky gallery of local artists-you won't walk away empty handed
Skiing, hiking.
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Wild Mountain Winter & Summer Recreation
37200 Wild Mountain Road
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locals recommend
Skiing, hiking.
This is a great day trip especially if you have little ones. The kids can sit right next to the engineer!
Railroad Memories Museum
This is a great day trip especially if you have little ones. The kids can sit right next to the engineer!
This is a wonderful day trip for floating down this designated National Scenic Riverway. Use an inner tube, kayak or canoe and enter at one of the many National Park entries.
Namekagon River
This is a wonderful day trip for floating down this designated National Scenic Riverway. Use an inner tube, kayak or canoe and enter at one of the many National Park entries.
Great hiking, wonderful cross country skiing and spectacular scenery.
Western Terminus of the Ice Age Trail
Great hiking, wonderful cross country skiing and spectacular scenery.
A really fun day floating down the river.
River's Edge Apple River Tubing & Camping
1820 Raleigh Road
A really fun day floating down the river.
Activities include birding, Cross country skiing (no designated trail), fishing, hiking (no designated trail), hunting, snowmobiling trail, trapping, wildlife edibles gathering, wildlife viewing.
McKenzie Creek State Wildlife Area
Activities include birding, Cross country skiing (no designated trail), fishing, hiking (no designated trail), hunting, snowmobiling trail, trapping, wildlife edibles gathering, wildlife viewing.
Former rail corridor between the communities of Amery and Almena in northwestern Wisconsin. Forests, farmlands, prairies, hills and various wildlife habitats surround the trail, which also passes through the Village of Turtle Lake.
Cattail Trail
Cattail Cattail Trail
Former rail corridor between the communities of Amery and Almena in northwestern Wisconsin. Forests, farmlands, prairies, hills and various wildlife habitats surround the trail, which also passes through the Village of Turtle Lake.
A pristine natural area and quiet beauty are found at Straight Lake in northwest Wisconsin. This 1,800-acre park is open to foot traffic only. Lake views and glacial features provide great vistas on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail within the park. Fishing is allowed and boats may be carried in to fish.
Straight Lake State Park
A pristine natural area and quiet beauty are found at Straight Lake in northwest Wisconsin. This 1,800-acre park is open to foot traffic only. Lake views and glacial features provide great vistas on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail within the park. Fishing is allowed and boats may be carried in to fish.
Cumberland Golf Club is a Championship Par 72 Municipal golf course offering some of the finest golf and Northwoods scenery in Northern Wisconsin. The course offers a challenging yet playable round of golf for all ages. There is water featured on 10 of the 18 beautiful holes and is home to 35 bunkers.
Cumberland Golf Course
2400 5th St
Cumberland Golf Club is a Championship Par 72 Municipal golf course offering some of the finest golf and Northwoods scenery in Northern Wisconsin. The course offers a challenging yet playable round of golf for all ages. There is water featured on 10 of the 18 beautiful holes and is home to 35 bunkers.
A recipient of the prestigious Golf Digest four-and-a-half star rating, Turtleback is designed to provide an equal test for the high-handicapper and the pro alike. The course features four sets of tees and strategically-designed landing areas allowing golfers of all abilities to play together enjoyably.
Turtleback Golf Course
1985 18 1/2 Street
A recipient of the prestigious Golf Digest four-and-a-half star rating, Turtleback is designed to provide an equal test for the high-handicapper and the pro alike. The course features four sets of tees and strategically-designed landing areas allowing golfers of all abilities to play together enjoyably.
Bar and bowling alley.
Club Cumberland Bar & Bowling
1283 2nd Ave
Bar and bowling alley.

City advice

Getting around
Eat at least one breakfast at the New Frontier Restaurant in
Great food, wonderful staff
Travelling with kids
Beaches
Wonderful municipal beaches in Shell Lake, Balsam Lake, Rice Lake and Cumberland. Also Pipe Lake has a small grassy beach as well.
Travelling with kids
Stop in Cumberland or Shell Lake
Has lots of small shops and good restaurants-nice afternoon if its raining
Travelling with kids
Shell Lake
Fun area to explore-lots of restaurants, fun shops and festivals throughout the summer
Travelling with kids
Buying Bait and Fishing Licenses
Go to Indianhead Sports Shop on highway 63 just on the edge of Cumberland for your bait and tackle needs.
Getting around
Maple Syrup Farm
Anderson's: 2388 40th St, Cumberland, Wisconsin Hustad's Sugar Bush Farm: 2165 11 1/2 Street, Cumberland, WI Both have tours and especially fun to see in the spring when they are manufacturing the syrup.
Getting around
Wineries and Distilleries
Perlick Distillery: W5014 County Hwy B, Sarona, WI Deer Lake Winery: 1721 US 8, Saint Croix Falls, WI Dancing Dragonfly Winery: 2013 120th Ave, Saint Croix Falls, WI Boondoggle Winery: 31575 St Croix Rd SE, Pine City, MN Chateau St. Croix: 1998 Hwy 87, Ste A, St. Croix Falls, WI Wild Mountain Winery: 16906 Wild Mountain Rd, Taylors Falls, MN
Customs & culture
Check out Festivals, Dairy Breakfasts and Music Scene
Western Wisconsin has a thriving music scene and usually has festivals every weekend. In addition, there are dairy breakfasts in June where you have a pancake breakfast sponsored by a local farm-really fun for the kids to see the animals and equipment up close.
What to pack
Appropriate Clothes/Safe Traveling
We are above the 45th parallel meaning it gets cool in the evening in summer and downright cold in the winter. Recommended to always have pants, sweatshirts and jackets in summer, add mittens and a hat in the fall and warm boots, scarves, parka and snow pants in the winter. Never, ever travel in the winter without an emergency kit which includes a flashlight, food, warm blankets and a shovel. Four wheel drive or minimally front wheel drive vehicles recommended for travel in the winter. Be prepared to be snowed in with extra food.
Customs & culture
Mosquitoes, Ticks and Other Critters
We have mosquitoes, ticks, deer flies and horse flies. Bring a baseball cap, mosquito spray with DEET and a can or three of fogger to make your stay more pleasant. Do a tick check each and every night! Wildlife abounds in the north woods. Keep fish guts in the freezer until you leave then double bag them before putting in the dumpster or you may have an up front and personal encounter with a bear.