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Rhinelander, Wisconsin

 
A family vacation in Rhinelander Wisconsin is all about water. Float past forest and farmland on the Upper Wisconsin River. Kayak or canoe the Tomahawk, a more challenging river to run. Waterski or boat on 232 lakes. Enjoy birding at the wetland Thunder Lake Wildlife Area. And if you fancy fishing, cast a line in rivers, lakes and streams. Even history buffs will find themselves focused on water. Together with tourism, logging and papermaking have most shaped the history of this Wisconsin Northwoods hamlet.
Fishing, Rhinelander

Fishing, Rhinelander

Pilch & Barnet courtesy Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce

Campers, Rhinelander

Campers, Rhinelander

Pilch & Barnet courtesy Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce

X-country Skiers, Rhinelander

Pilch & Barnet courtesy Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce

Biking, Rhinelander

Biking, Rhinelander

Pilch & Barnet courtesy Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce

 
What is a Hodag?

The hodag may not be a creature out of the Harry Potter series yet this mythical Wisconsin beast is interesting nonetheless. According to Wisconsin folklore, hodags have the head of a frog, horns of a bull, speared back and tail of some dinosaur species, and grinning smile of an elephant and roam freely in the Wisconsin Northwoods. And while hodags might not be real many people claim to have spotted them. One trickster even displayed a hodag at the Oneida Country Fair in 1896!

 

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