4 reasons to visit Tomahawk this summer

Published: May 26, 2023

Summer is in full swing, meaning it’s the perfect time to visit the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Tomahawk has everything you need for a fun summer getaway, from great options for outdoor recreation to fantastic restaurants to outstanding places to stay. Here are four reasons you should visit Tomahawk this summer.

Outdoor fun

Visitors to Tomahawk can take advantage of outstanding trails, beautiful lakes, and vast tracts of wilderness that are all open for exploration. Hikers and bikers will find lots of great routes, including the Hiawatha and Bearskin State Trail, and two segments on Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail. ATVers and UTVers can explore Harrison Hills ATV Trail and other routes in Lincoln County.

Those looking to get out on the water can find great boating and paddling options on local lakes and the Somo, Spirit, Tomahawk, and Wisconsin rivers, and the area is also home to more than a dozen lakes and flowages where anglers can cast for walleye, musky, northern pike, bass, and panfish. Want to splash around instead? Crystal Beach, Frenchtown Park, SARA Park, and Spirit Flowage Beach offer great opportunities for swimmers and beachgoers.

Can’t-miss attractions

Tomahawk offers up a lot of interesting attractions, whether you’re looking for fun and educational museums or just a great photo op. Visit the Historic Steam Train in Washington Square Park or learn the story of Tomahawk at the Log Cabin Museum and Tomahawk’s First School. Stroll along the trails at Treehaven or find a scenic stop for a photo on the Tomahawk River Walk or the historic Trestle Bridge.

The summer event calendar is also filled with fun activities, including Kwahamot Water Ski Shows on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day and Music on the River at Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday nights in June and July.

Great dining options

All that activity could make you work up an appetite, but you’re in luck—Tomahawk is home to supper clubs, bars, family restaurants, and other great eateries where you can relax and recharge. In fact, some of them—like the Tilted Loon Saloon, Outboards Bar & Grill, and Silver Birch Supper Club—even offer outstanding lakeside views and outdoor patios where you can enjoy your meal in the fresh air of the Northwoods.

Welcoming places to stay

Extend your summer stay in Tomahawk at one of the area’s friendly lodging properties—we’re home to iconic Northwoods resorts, lakeside cabins, vacation rentals, campsites, and amenity-laden hotels and motels that are ready to welcome you. Whether you’re looking for a cozy couple’s getaway or want to find a place that can accommodate the whole family, you’re sure to find a great place to stay in Tomahawk this summer.

-Author, Kurt Hagemann