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Eagle River, Wisconsin
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X-Country Skiing
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Eagle River and the nearby Three Lakes and St. Germain have long been considered the heart of the Wisconsin Northwoods. Situated on a chain of twenty-eight lakes, the largest freshwater chain in the world, Eagle River is noted for fishing and watersports. Whether you spend your family holiday teaching the children to cast a line or perfecting the art of water-skiing, barefoot, a summer vacation in Eagle River is all about spending quality time with the kids. And summer isn't the only season for family fun. In Eagle River, tourism is a year-round event. Biking and hiking as well as birdwatching and wildlife viewing are ideal in both spring and fall. Colorama and the Cranberry Fest make Eagle River a great autumn weekend getaway. In winter, snow sports abound. Snowshoe, cross country ski, snowmobile on miles and miles of designated trails. Plan your winter holiday to coincide with the annual World Championship Snowmobile Derby or Klondike Days and take in the town's festive atmosphere. And if it's raining or too cold for the kids to comfortably enjoy the great outdoors, take in an Eagle River attraction or two.
Bald Eagle Facts
Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Alfredo De Simone


There are lots of fun facts about the Bald Eagle. Did you know that:

  • The Bald Eagle is a bird of prey or raptor meaning it hunts for food.
  • Bald Eagles have several field marks. Adult Bald Eagles have a brown body, white head and tail, hooked yellow beak, and taloned feet.
  • The Bald Eagle is also easily identified by its large wingspan, the length from one wing tip to the other.
  • While Bald Eagles are found in the U.S., Canada and northern Mexico over half the world population lives in the U.S. state of Alaska.
  • Bald Eagles make their home near bodies of water; oceans, rivers, lakes and marshes.
  • The Bald Eagle feeds on fish it catches with long, hooked claws called talons.
  • Bald Eagles perch, root and nest at the top of big, old, hardwood trees. They build the largest nest of any North American bird.
  • The Bald Eagle is only partially migratory; only Bald Eagles that live in areas where lakes and rivers freeze migrate to south or coast for the winter.
  • Bald Eagles are no longer endangered species but it is still important to protect their habitat.
  • The Bald Eagle is the national bird and symbol of America and often referred to as the American Bald Eagle.
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