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Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
Fast Facts
Boating & Sailing
Horseback Riding
X-Country Skiing
Things to Do




Tourist Attractions
Points of Interest Nearby
Family Travel Tips

Snowmobiling with Kids


Photo by Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce

Each small town in the Wisconsin Northwoods has its own unique claim to fame. Boulder Junction is no exception. Welcome to the Musky capital of the world. Yet don't let the town's slogan fool you. Musky isn't the only fish in its lakes, rivers and streams; Boulder Junction boasts some of the best walleye and bass fishing in the American Midwest. And fishing isn't the only activity offering family fun. Exploring area trails, woodlands and waterways doesn't require a hook and line. Hike, bike, horseback ride, cross-country ski and snowmobile on miles and miles of trails. Canoe and kayak on numerous rivers and nearly 200 lakes. Depart on backcountry wilderness experience. Relax at an 'up north' resort. And shop. Boulder Junction's Main Street, home to boutiques, shops and art galleries, offers the most eclectic shopping experience in Northwoods Wisconsin.
Getting There
Boulder Junction is situated at the junction of County M and County K in northern Wisconsin and is located 260 miles (418 km) from Milwaukee, 265 miles (427 km) from Minneapolis and 350 miles (563 km) from Chicago. Most families traveling to the area will make their way by car. From Chicago, take I90 west to Madison, US51 to Minocqua and Hwy M to Boulder Junction. From Minneapolis, take I94 east to Eau Claire, Hwy 29 to Wausau, US51 to Minocqua and Hwy M to Boulder Junction. If you are traveling from farther a field you may want to consider flying. Trans North Aviation Ltd provides commuter service between Eagle River and Chicago's Palwaukee Airport four times a week and between Minocqua 's Lakeland Airport and Chicago's Palwaukee Airport twice weekly. Midwest Airlines provides daily service between Rhinelander and Milwaukee and Northwest Airlines offers daily service between Rhinelander and Minneapolis. The Boulder Junction airport services private and charter planes.
Getting Around
The Wisconsin Northwoods may not offer much in the way of public transportation but there are a plethora of alternatives to the automobile. Hike, bike, cross-country ski and snowmobile on miles and miles of track and top Wisconsin trails. And don't forget the waterways. There are numerous canoe routes in and around Boulder Junction. Why play slave to the car when you can explore Boulder Junction and the surrounding area at a relaxed pace, introduce the kids to the great outdoors, and turn your family vacation into an adventure?
When to Travel
The weather in northern Wisconsin is if anything unpredictable. The weather in spring, summer and fall is as likely to be cold and wet as it is sunny and warm. And the weather in the Wisconsin Northwoods affects more than the layers of clothes required when heading outdoors. Weather can affect how the fish are biting. Northwoods winters are cold and snow is likely from December to March.
Things to Keep in Mind
Packing for a Northwoods family vacation can be a challenge. Layered clothing - cloths that can easily be put on and peeled off - works best. Pack rain gear and more layers than you think you will need even if traveling to the Northwoods in summer. Pack games, toys and books for rainy days spent inside.
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Travel Trivia
At Four Corners you can stand in which four U.S. States?