How to enjoy fall color season in Hodag Country

This fall, take a trip through Hodag Country. Set in the heart of the Northwoods of Wisconsin, the Rhinelander Area wows visitors with a stunning color display every autumn, whether you’re exploring the wilderness, enjoying downtown’s dining and shopping options or simply relaxing at a lakeside resort. Here are some of the best ways to make the most of your fall visit.

Take in the colors

The forests surrounding Rhinelander provide a beautiful backdrop for your fall getaway. Hiking and biking options abound in Hodag Country, especially at scenic spots like the Bearskin State Trail.

Rhinelander is surrounded by beautiful public lands that welcome hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts, too. Some good bets include the Holmboe Nature Preserve and Almon Park.

South of Rhinelander you can find some nice views of the iconic Wisconsin River. Two good bets for river views: South River Road (south of Hwy. 8) and the bridge on Hat Rapids Road. Boom Lake is another well-known waterway worth a visit. Head to Hodag Park in Rhinelander for some nice views from shore.

Discover dining & shopping

You’ll find plenty of tasty dining options in Rhinelander, from classic supper clubs to quaint coffee shops to family-friendly restaurants—some offer outstanding scenic views. Learn about Rhinelander’s dining options here.

Need to pick up a souvenir? Explore shops and stores throughout Rhinelander, where you’ll find everything from home goods and apparel to sporting goods and Hodag swag.

Book a stay

If you’re simply looking for a relaxing weekend in Hodag Country, cozy up at one of the area’s welcoming resorts, hotels and bed & breakfasts. See lodging options here, and sort type and amenities.