What to do in the North Woods of Wisconsin
Sleep Under the Northern Wisconsin Stars
Marinette County campgrounds, public and private, give you the opportunity to walk through our dense forests, stop at a cold stream for a drink or to fish and then curl up in your sleeping bag beside a glowing fire. Choices range from remote campsites to deluxe vacation homes and everything in between.
Crivitz, Wisconsin Fishing
The Crivitz area has the highest concentration of Class A trout streams in the state of Wisconsin (hundreds of miles) as well as an abundance of other popular game fish. There are hundreds of small lakes in the area that will keep the bass, pan fish, and northern fishermen coming back year after year.
North Woods Wisconsin Hunting
Our area offers both gun and bow hunting season. Species include white tail deer, bear, wild turkey, grouse, woodcock and small game.
Marinette County offers approximately 130 miles of ATV trails!
Explore the Natural History of Marinette County
With over a million and a half acres, the Nicolet National Forest is a great place to observe our wilderness areas, teaming with diverse vegetation and wildlife. The Nicolet National Forest borders the western edge of Marinette County, offering unique recreational opportunities to the outdoor enthusiast.
Tour One Of Our Rustic Roads
You’ll find a little bit of everything on these scenic, tree lined roads — perfect for a leisurely bicycling tour or weekend drive.
Perfect Your Golf Swing
Marinette County has a range of courses to challenge all skill levels. These courses vary in design and difficulty, offering from 9 to 27 holes in beautiful Northwood’s settings.
Recommended Golf Courses
Take In A Water Ski Show
The area is proud to support the Crivitz Ski Cats and the Twin Bridge Water Ski team. In the summer, teams perform Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday on Lake Noquebay and High Falls Flowage.
Discover Your Wild, Or Mild Side
White water rafting on the Menominee or Peshtigo River is a thrilling way to experience the outdoors. The Roaring Rapids section of the Peshtigo offers one of the longest continuous stretches of whitewater rapids in the region.
Experience Our Waterfalls
Picturesque, scenic and breathtaking are just some of the words that have been used to describe our waterfalls. But if you close your eyes the sound of rushing water is just as memorable. Bring a picnic lunch along and make a day of touring them all. Most are easily accessible and many fall within County parks that have picnic facilities. For more information visit: http://www.exploringthenorth.com/waterfall/marinette.html.
Have A Picnic in the North Woods
Peace and quiet in the north woods makes for fabulous picnics.
Go For A Boat Ride
Our waters offeri excellent opportunity for boaters and canoers. There are many public boat launches on both Flowages and lakes in the area. Rentals available.
There are a variety of public parks and beaches in the surrounding area.
Welcome In The Fall Season
Around mid-September, the northwoods is a wash in brilliant autumnal colors.
No matter where you go in Marinette County, there are hundreds of miles of marked, level, groomed trails.
Take in the Porterfield Country Music Festival
This music festival has been held annually for the past 19 years. Past performers include John Anderson, Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker and Tammy Wynette.
Ride The “TOUR DE COLOUR”
Held the last weekend in September, during peak fall color, this bike ride offers 30 and 50 miles options around Lake Noquebay. For more information visitwww.crivitzrecreation.com/mcccsa.html.
Cross Country Ski
Ski at your leisure on our beautiful trails or participate in the Crivitz Smorgaski, Crivitz Ski Colosso, Valentines’ Ski Bash or the Family Ski Social Night Ski. For more information visit www.crivitzrecreation.com/mcccsa.html.
Celebrate and Socialize
Our Farmer’s Market, holiday parades and gift shops are a great opportunity to discover the charm and hospitality that define our community.
Pick your own strawberries just west of Crivitz to start off the summer season. Make sure you have enough energy to clean them all. Makes for great strawberry dacquiri’s while you are hulling.
Eat At Shaffer’s
The juke box singing Neil Diamond as you walk in sets the tone for a guaranteed good time. Mrs. Shaffer’s famous chicken can’t be beat and be sure to grab the sugar cookies at the end, they’re the best and the first to go. Ask Mark to “light up” some of his famous after dinner drinks for a night cap. Sit outside on the beautiful deck overlooking the scenic Peshtigo River, if weather permits…always a hot spot for pretty girls.
Shaffer’s Supper Club
N7217 Shaffer Road,
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Shop…On A Whim
We love Martha’s extensive wine selection and she’s not shy about handing out the samples!On a Whim (Boutique, Wines & Gifts)
910 Main Street
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Fly to Crivitz
The Crivitz Municipal Airport is the ideal place to start your Crivitz adventure. The airport is located 3 miles west of Crivitz. Participating businesses will pick up pilots at the airport. For more information visit http://www.friendsofcrivitzairport.com.
Visit a State or County Park
The Tommy G. Thompson Centennial State Park is located 15 miles northwest of Crivitz and encompasses the southern shore of Caldron Falls Flowage, and the Peshtigo River State Forest covers about 9,000 acres around Caldron and High Falls Flowage.Marinette County maintains 19 parks, most offering picnic tables, playgrounds, swimming, fishing and hiking.
Spend time with your animals; dogs love it up north too!
The area is dog friendly. Wide open spaces and plenty of fresh water make for a fun filled get-away for any canine. Whether you are boating, swimming, hunting or just going for a drive, man’s best friend is welcome too.