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Annual Summer Groupaway

Are you in charge of planning the annual “groupaway” that includes your best buds, fellow college alum, favorite current neighbors and significant others? We’ve got you covered. Hint: Turn off the cell phones, tablets and laptops; you’ll be surprised at how, in very short order, you won’t miss them.

Disc Golf Anyone?
There’s a new disc golf course in Woodruff called Brandy Lake Disc Golf, ready for you to come and play. This mostly wooded course has some challenging fairways. Friendly wager anyone?

Tee It Up
For challenging golf of another sort, guests of Black Bear Lodge will enjoy savings at many golf courses in the surrounding area. For example, we’ll start with the St. Germain Golf Club which is an 18 hole championship golf course with pristine fairways cut through a forest of red and white pines with the signature hole being number 5. Ask us about other golf courses located in the surrounding communities.

Whatever Floats Your Boat
Dock Your Own Boat. Rent a Pontoon Boat, Jet Ski or 8 hp motor for a rowboat. Take out a complimentary canoe or kayak available for our guests. However, you wish to experience our Northwoods waters, just be sure you get out there.

Fishing from Sun Up to Sun Down
Ah, to be fishing on the one of the most “fertile” waters of Northern Wisconsin. Our resort offers a private boat launch for our guests, dock space and a fish cleaning house. Be sure to tell your fish tales around a group campfire at night with other vacationing guests.

Friday Night Fish Fry
Whether or not your successful at fishing, it must never put a damper on dining out for an infamous Northwood’s Friday Night Fish Fry. Our on-site restaurant, the Wild Bear Grill and Pub, has a fabulous fish fry and extensive menu you won’t want to miss out on! 

Microbreweries
For those who enjoy a craft beer, there’s the Minocqua Brewing Company, housed in a 1927 former Masonic Temple. This microbrewery produces seven kinds of ales and lagers and the brewery’s restaurant offers standards with a gourmet twist. In Boulder Junction, there’s the Aqualand Ale House, where it could be tough to decide given they have up to 20 taps of craft beer. Try the flatbread pizza or paninis while you’re there.

Triathlon, Qualifying Marathon
The Minocqua Triathlon features sprint and distance events that will challenge athletes with it’s “woods and waters” course through the scenic Northwoods. During the latter part of August, is the No Frills Marathon, also held in Minocqua. This is a Boston Marathon quality event but the course along the Bearskin Trail will suit beginners as well.