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Summertime is a great time of year to visit Black Bear Lodge. Located in the heart of everything outdoors, our guests are charmed by the truly authentic and unique experience of summer in the Northwoods.

Canoeing, Kayaking & Tubing
With an abundance of rivers, steams and lakes, the waters surrounding Black Bear Lodge are the ideal place to begin your next water adventure. Guests receive complimentary use of our canoes and kayaks, based on availability.

In The Water

Horseback Riding
Bring out the rancher side of your family! Horseback riding at Elmer’s Fun Park takes you on a trail through the woods and along the scenic Wisconsin River. Create new memories and plan an afternoon of fun for everyone as your family experiences the thrill of horseback riding!


Come and see why the Northwoods is consider to have some of the best freshwater fishing in the nation! Being one of the most concentrated lake regions in the world, waters surrounding Black Bear Lodge is prime for a fishing or boating adventure. Little St. Germain Lake is host to Muskie, Walleye, Bass, and a variety of panfish. Drop a line and see what bites!

Go Fish

Museum tours
While you’re in the area, make a plan to stop by the Vilas County Historical Museum. Located in Sayner, Wisconsin, this historic museum offers an extensive collection of historic exhibits and artifacts dating back to the pioneer days of the late 1800’s in northern Wisconsin, including the world’s first snowmobile.

Historical Museum

Also please change the wording under the section to read – Tee it up! The Northwoods offers many local golf courses for you to choose from. Guests of the lodge can enjoy 10% savings on green fees and carts at participating golf courses. Learn more.

Local Golf

Zip Line
Take in all the incredible views while soaring over the Northwoods natural ravines and valleys! On a series of 9 zip lines and 6 adventure bridges, zip lining is one of the most exciting ways to take in the beauty of the great outdoors.

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