Wildlife: Moose

When you think of Wisconsin – not really sure Moose comes to mind – maybe cows, deer, and bears. Well it just so happens that we do have some moose here in the Northwoods. Although we have never been lucky enough to see the elusive creatures, our local newspaper reports sightings from here all the Read More …

Things to Do: Adventure Mining

This is a great day trip away from the resort. Located in Upper Michigan near Lake Superior are some awesome Mining caves. They offer a variety of tours of the cave from easy that you can do with kids to advanced where you can repel in the mine. Here is some info from them: Our Read More …

Things to do: Paddleboarding

SUP – Stand Up Paddleboarding – the latest craze. Well did you know you can rent them in the Eagle River area. Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders stand on their boards and use Read More …

Largest Freshwater Chain of Lakes in the World

Great article by LakeLubbers.com  – https://www.lakelubbers.com/eagle-river-chain-of-lakes-869/ The Eagle River Chain of Lakes in far northeastern Wisconsin is known to fishermen as prime Musky water, but the lakes are also a prime vacation destination for the entire family. The Eagle River Chain includes nine lakes that span 3,928 acres with 68 miles of shoreline: Catfish Lake, Voyageur Read More …

Things to Do: Watersmeet Trout Hatchery

Hands down one of our favorite things to do in the Northwoods area. It’s about a 30 minute drive from the resort. It’s a great thing to do after a hike to Bond Falls as the Trout Hatchery is on the way home. The Hatchery was built back when the Civilian Conservation Corp was around Read More …

Wildlife Wednesday: Bald Eagle

Since it’s just one day after Independence Day, this week on Wildlife Wednesday we are featuring the National Bird and the namesake of our town: Bald Eagle! The city’s name was derived from the abundance of eagles nesting along the river. It is believed that a Bethuel Draper and “Dutch Pete” Cramer camped in the Read More …

Things to Do: Geocaching

Zack and Lizzie love this activity – Geo Caching. It’s a free activity and it’s super fun! What is it you might ask- well here is a synopsis: Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache Read More …

The Story of The Last Resort Part XII

Part Twelve of how the Last Resort came to be! Scroll down to read Parts One through Eleven! So where were we? Oh yes, Zoning administrator. Finally Carol and I made an appointment with the new Administrator to plead our case. We brought in documentation that showed it was a cottage, testimony from past customers, Read More …