12 Family-Favorite Wisconsin Destinations
Hayward and its neighbors offer a cluster of peaceful retreats for family outdoor activities. With 267 lakes in Sawyer County and 2,000 miles of streams, fishing is king here. But the Namekagon River also offers stunning canoeing, kayaking, cruises and tubing (715/635-8346; nps.gov/sacn).
Kids can ogle the giant 40-foot muskie at the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum (715/634-4440; freshwater-fishing.org) or explore the Curiosity Center at Cable Natural History Museum (715/798-3890; cablemuseum.org). As in Minocqua, 100 miles to the east, Scheer's Lumberjack Show entertains visitors of all ages (715/634-6923; scheerlumberjackshow.com).