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Guys’ Spring Getaway

“Round Up the Guys”

You’re in luck, because it’s always a good day for fishing at Black Bear Lodge. To round out the itinerary, we asked fishing enthusiasts what else they like to do during their downtime. Take a look.

The Opener
The 2014 spring opener is May 3, like we had to tell any of you fishing enthusiasts that.  For insider info on what’s biting where, stop at the front desk at Black Bear Lodge or pop into to The Bear’s Den (ask for Bob or Craig). Bait stores personally recommended by the GM at Black Bear Lodge – Ray’s Landing and St. Germain Sport Marine. Have to put in a plug for the Free Fishing weekend June 7-8 too. It’s for residents and non-residents, so come one, come all.

Try Your Luck
What’s a great season of fishing without a tourney or two? We recommend the 34th Annual Spring Classic Musky Fishing Tournament on the Eagle River Chain the weekend of June 13. If you don’t have any luck there, there’s always Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau. By the way, for those who are looking for the best gambling site — try casinor.

Round of Golf
Did you know there are a whopping 16 golf courses within a 20 minute drive from St. Germain? Plus the 18-hole St. Germain Golf Club was rated an impressive four and a half stars by Golf Digest.  Swing away.

Zoom Zoom
Spend Friday night at the track. The Eagle River Speedway bills itself as “the Northwood’s fastest racing action.” There are six race divisions, from Junior Sprints to Midwest Modifieds. The season opener is May 16.

A Little Snowmobiling
Yes, you read that right. Snowmobiling. As in the Classic Sled Roundup held at the St. Germain Community Park on Sunday, May 25. View and swap vintage and antique sleds. Music and food all day. Judging and awards at 3 p.m. The only thing missing is the snow.

A Great Steak Washed Down with a Great Beer
It’s a tough job but someone had to do it, with the “it” being sampling steaks at various restaurants around the area. We recommend McGregor’s Blink Bonnie Supper Club, Whitetail Inn and Golden Pines. For microbrew and craft beer connoisseurs, the Great Northern Beer Festival should be on your calendar – it’s Saturday, June 14 at the Hi-Pines Eagle River Campground. It was recognized by Road Trips for Beer as “One of the Top Ten Spring Beer Festivals.”