Make the most of your Tomahawk winter getaway

Published: November 15, 2023

Winter is a great time to head to Tomahawk in the Northwoods of Wisconsin—you’ll find great options for shopping and dining, cozy places to stay, and fun outdoor activities like snowmobiling and ice fishing. Here’s a closer look at what to see and do on your winter getaway.

Holiday shopping

Find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list—including yourself—at Tomahawk’s specialty shops and retailers. Whether you’re looking for sporting goods (Chuck’s Sport Shop, Coasters Cycle Works), specialty foods (The Cheese Shoppe), gifts and home décor (Standard Mercantile, Rita’s Scarlet Garden, Honeycomb L.O.F.T.), or anything in between, Tomahawk is the place to get your holiday shopping done.

Mouth-watering restaurants

Bring your appetite on your winter getaway to Tomahawk—we’re home to dozens of restaurants, wine bars, coffee shops, supper clubs, and more that are ready to welcome you with a hearty homemade meal. One thing you shouldn’t miss on a trip to the Northwoods is a visit to a classic supper club—check out Pine Tree Supper Club, Bootleggers Lodge, or Silver Birch Supper Club to get your fix. You’ll also find dining options at many of the area’s friendly resorts, including Birch Lake Bar & Resort in Harshaw) and La Canne’s Resort on Swamp Lake in Tomahawk.

Outdoor recreation

Get on your sleds and ride: the Tomahawk area is home to more than 400 miles of groomed snowmobile trails that connect to more than 1,000 miles of trails in Oneida County to the north. Tomahawk’s snowmobile clubs are among some of the most active in the Northwoods, and Tomahawk has been named a Snowmobile-Friendly Community by the Wisconsin Association of Snowmobile Clubs, so there are plenty of welcoming restaurants and taverns along the routes.

If you’re looking for a more laid-back option for winter recreation, consider ice fishing. Tomahawk is home to more than a dozen lakes and flowages that offer great fishing year-round, including in the winter. Popular ice fishing lakes in the area include Lake Alice just east of Highway 51 and Lake Nokomis north of Highway 8.

Places to stay

After a fun winter weekend (or longer!) in the Tomahawk area, you’re going to need a place to kick back and relax. Luckily for winter visitors, we’ve got plenty of lodging properties that are open year-round. Book your getaway today at well-appointed hotels and motels (AmericInn by Wyndham Tomahawk), classic Northwoods resorts (Somo Lake Resort), vacation homes (Jersey Flowage River House), and many more.

See a list of places to stay here.

-Author, tyler