20 Reasons We Love Wisconsin
Hayward's lake retreats
A hundred miles west of the Minocqua group of lakes, Hayward and its North Woods neighbors offer another cluster of peaceful retreats for fishing, hiking, golf, canoeing, tubing, bicycling and other outdoor activities.
Local attractions include the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum, which showcases North America's fishing heritage with 50,000 artifacts (lures, rods, reels and accessories) and a giant 40-foot muskie. The annual Lumberjack World Championships celebrate the logging heritage of northern Wisconsin, with three days of log-rolling, chopping, sawing and tree-climbing. Throughout the summer, visitors can cheer on activities at Scheer's Lumberjack Show.