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Things to do in Saint Germain during the Summer season.
Summer fun on the water at Black Bear Lodge

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.

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!

Fishing in the Northwoods

Come and see why the Northwoods is considered 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, northern, bass and a variety of panfish.
Fishing season begins the first Saturday in May

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.

Tee it up! St. Germain is home to many golf courses within an hour drive from Black Bear Lodge. We’re also happy to arrange your tee time, meals and group events. Just let us know!
Guests of the lodge can enjoy 10% savings on green fees and carts Spring and summer! (at participating golf courses) Learn more.

Hiking in the Northwoods

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.

Hiking & Biking
With miles and miles of scenic hiking and biking trails, Black Bear Lodge is ideally located and is the dream place to get out and enjoy great outdoors.