25 Coolest Midwest Lake Vacation Spots
Cool for kids: Minocqua, Wisconsin
This northern Wisconsin resort town (165 miles northwest of Green Bay) has all the ingredients of a great family vacation - including more than 3,000 lakes in Vilas and Oneida counties. Minocqua's quieter lakes are perfect for swimming lessons and sand castles. Meanwhile, you can zip across big Lake Minocqua on a wakeboard or check out the Min-Aqua Bats ski team.
Kids love cheering at Scheer's Lumberjack Show or digging into an ice cream cone at Hoggie Doggie's. And the lodgings here understand what a family lake vacation is all about—no one minds a little sand tracked in.