Things to do while staying at Dillman’s
Yoga on Dillman's Point
Join instructor, Shanna for a 60-minute session while enjoying the views of White Sand Lake (if weather is not suitable, it will be indoors in Main Lodge). The cost is $15 for the 60-minute session. Suitable for all levels and all ages welcome. Minimum of four people, 24-hour advance reservations need to ensure adequate enrollment. Prepayment by check or cash. Dillman’s guests and locals are welcome to participate.
Flowing yoga breath and asana connected with smooth flowing movements are designed to benefit your physical strength and balance, mental focus/alertness and spiritual well being while releasing stress and providing deep relaxation. This form of exercise develops your external and internal energy systems while building core, heart and immune integrity. This approach is intended for beginners and more experienced practitioners interested in learning practical applications of traditional techniques that will lead you to new levels of health, happiness and creativity.
Contact Dillman’s at 715-588-3143 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and/or to register. Payment may be made in advance at the front desk or the morning of class directly to Shanna.
More than 30 of Northern Wisconsin's finest artists will open the doors of their studios and galleries from 10 AM to 5 PM from July 24, 25 and 26 and again October 9, 10 and 11, giving a unique behind the scenes opportunity to witness the creative process in the natural settings which provide their inspiration.
The self-guided tour winds through some of the prettiest back roads and byways in Vilas, Oneida, Iron, Langlade and Lincoln Counties. Art lovers will not only meet painters, potters, photographers, furniture makers, wood carvers, jewelers, glass and fiber artists face to face on their journey, but also enjoy the process of discovery and potential for unexpected delight.
Wild Rice Fest - Lac du Flambeau
Arts, crafters, Games with prizes, Wild Ricing Demonstration, Wild Rice & Indian Fry Bread Cooking Contests. For more information contact the Lac du Flambeau Chamber of Commerce, email at email@example.com or call 877-588-3346.
Minocqua Farmers Market - Fridays, 8am-1pm
Min-Aqua Bats Waterski Shows - Wednesday, Friday & Sunday, 7pm
Lumberjack Shows - Tues., Thurs. & Sat., 7:30pm, Wednesday & Friday, 2:00pm
Snowshoe Baseball Games - Mondays, 7:30pm
Concerts in the Park, Torpy Park - Thursdays, 6:30pm, Starting June 19th
Live Music - Minocqua Brewing Company, Otto's, The Vine, The Boathouse, Albee's Yacht Club and Black Bear Bar and Grill
Bear River Pow Wow – Held at the Old Indian Village on the Bear River Pow Wow Grounds all weekend. Lac du Flambeau's annual traditional pow-wow bringing tribes from across the nation to celebrate together. Experience the culture & traditions of the LDF community. Open to the public to share in crafts, food and dancing. Information:
July 11-13, 2014
Grand entry Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 1pm & 7pm; and Sunday at 1pm
July 10-12, 2015
Located only 3 miles from Dillman's...walk back in time to when the Ojibwe built wigwams and moved from areae to area as the seasons changed, making articles for survival out of the natural elements found in northern Wisconsin. Visit "traditional Indian Villages" depicting the changing seasons and a way of life that honored the earth and natural resources. The causal walking tour lasts about 1 hour and there is a gift shop with locally made items. Dillman's feels fortunate to have such a wonderful resource so close by. www.waswagoning.us
Woodland Indian Art Center
The Art Center and Gallery offers classes, workshops, demonstrations, and a full range of Native artistic programming. Classes in beading and moccasin making, fish decoy carving, birch bark basket making, and more are offered year round. All levels of classes are available. If your group has a special interest in Native art we will customize classes with qualified instructors to meet your requirements.
View the schedule.
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Craft Show in Minocqua
Held at Torpy Park from 9am-3pm, this show includes arts & crafts vendors, food and live music. Contact Minocqua/Arbor Vitae/Woodruff Chamber of Commerce (800) 446-6784.
Guided Nature Hike at Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters
Held at the North Lakeland Discovery Center from 10am-11:30am, discover the sights and sounds of the great Northwoods. Join Center staff for a free guided nature walk along the interpretive trail while you explore lake, bog and forest habitats with the leaders. Learn about local geography along with the plants and animals of the region during this leisurely stroll. Contact the Center (715) 543-2085.
Beef-A-Rama - September Minocqua
Starting at Torpy Park with a Friday night dance 6pm-9pm, the weekend events continue on Saturday with the Rump Roast Run at 9am (sponsored by the Lakeland Area Rotary Clubs). The Beef cookoffs begin bright and early along with live music & other tasty treats. Craft show at Torpy Park 9am-5pm, along with kids games and the Parade of Beef at 2:45pm through Main Street followed by sandwich sales at 3pm and awards at 4pm. Contact Minocqua/Arbor Vitae/Woodruff Chamber of Commerce (800) 446-6784.
100 FUN THINGS TO DO
- Take a pontoon ride on a lake and enjoy the wildlife.
- Play a game of beach volleyball.
- Rent a jet-ski and tour the area lakes.
- Tour an Ojibwe Indian Village in Lac du Flambeau. Stay overnight in one of their tee-pees.
- Enjoy a round of golf with your friends.
- Attend an athletic event.
- See a performance at one of our area playhouses.
- Get up early and watch the sunrise.
- Enjoy espresso, a veggie sandwich, or ice-cream at one of our area restaurants.
- Go biking on the Bearskin, Raven or Razorback Ridges Trail.
- Take a walk and breathe the clean, fresh, Northwoods air.
- Learn about nature from a local naturalist.
- Attend a special event put on by the Chamber.
- Visit the gift shops & don’t go home without a souvenir.
- See the million dollar penny & learn its history.
- Plan your next family reunion here.
- Relax by reading a book down by a lake.
- See a movie at the local cinema in Woodruff.
- Make s’mores on an open campfire.
- Explore the area and snap a few pictures for memories.
- Learn about area history at the Dr. Kate & Minocqua Museums.
- Collect fallen leaves and do crayon or pencil rubs.
- Sit on a sidewalk bench and people watch.
- Watch a Minocqua-Bat water-ski show in downtown Minocqua.
- Go out for a Friday night fish fry.
- Try your luck at a local casino.
- Attend an arts and crafts show in the area.
- Star-gaze on a clear night.
- Go water skiing.
- Watch for the colorful Northern Lights.
- Play tennis at the high school, Brandy Park, or Torpy Park.
- Travel on a rustic road.
- Take a llama to lunch in Tomahawk.
- Pet a 10-point buck or feed a bear at a wildlife park.
- Enjoy skateboarding at the “Skate Park” in Woodruff.
- Take a ride down the waterslide at a local fun park or hotel.
- Take in a little history at the Antique Wooden Boat Show.
- Enjoy our town’s culinary skills at the Annual Beef-A-Rama celebration in September.
- Go horseback riding.
- Find a secret place in the woods and relax.
- Take a hike and listen for wildlife.
- Pick raspberries on a hiking trail (Madeline Lake).
- Pick up a Color Tour map and spend a day enjoying the breathtaking fall colors.
- Listen to the Lakeland Community Concert Band.
- Visit Cedar Falls.
- Rollerblade the paved trail along Hwy M (10 miles).
- Enjoy the nightlife in the Lakeland area & listen to the local talent.
- Pick strawberries in Eagle River or Tomahawk.
- Take your family to a local lumberjack show.
- Sit outside at the DQ and enjoy your favorite ice cream.
- Tour accommodations for next year’s stay.
- Satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade fudge, kringle, or taffy in many of the area establishments.
- Save dinner rolls and feed them to the ducks.
- Go out to eat and enjoy Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Greek or American.
- Take a tour of a fish hatchery.
- Check out the remote control airplane at the airport.
- Attend an area Pow-Wow.
- Hire a guide and go fishing.
- Enjoy a hearty breakfast at one of several local restaurants.
- See many outstanding wood carvings at area museums.
- Visit a Christmas shop in July.
- Visit Happy Daze and play indoor miniature golf.
- Take a walk with somebody special.
- Spend the afternoon on the 4th of July downtown enjoying the sights and sounds of our parade.
- Go kayaking or canoeing down the Manitowish River.
- Visit the Round Lake Logging Dam.
- Sit around the piano and sing along with friends at an area restaurant.
- Plant a tree and come back each year to see its growth.
- Go on a tour of the vitamin factory.
- Volunteer your services at Northwoods Wildlife Center.
- Swim to a raft and catch a great tan.
- Go on an ATV tour.
- Take an art class and learn a craft.
- Visit Cathedral Point at the Trout Lake Narrows in Boulder Junction.
- Test your aim at one of the area shooting ranges.
- Play a round of miniature golf.
- Take water-ski lessons.
- Listen to and watch the loons.
- Relax with a good book at the Minocqua Library.
- Sail to Wipigaki bay.
- Take a walk to Dillman’s stop sign (2 miles round-trip).
- Look for unique rocks at a local beach.
- Pick flowers. Just don’t pick the wild ones. If you’re not sure, visit the DNR.
- Take a canoe ride to Headflyer Lake.
- Build sand castles at Torpy, Brandy or Lake Katherine Parks.
- Take your sweetie to the romantic covered bridge on Forest Rd. 148 in the Chequamegon National Forest.
- Check out the local landmark buildings in the Lakeland area.
- Have a water balloon fight on a hot summer’s day.
- Browse through an antique shop.
- Attend your favorite local church service.
- Enjoy a Wisconsin bratwurst cooked on the grill!
- Go bowling at one of the local bowling alleys.
- Go to Happy Daze’s and use the indoor Arcade.
- Spend a quiet afternoon in front of the fireplace.
- Rent a movie and VCR from one of the local video stores.
- Bird watch.
- Visit the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters.
- Pull out a deck of cards or boardgame.
- Stroll back in time on a historical walking tour of Minocqua. Pick up a booklet at the Chamber office.
- Pick up some postcards and write to family and friends.