Tagged in Rhinelander

January 7, 2019

How to Spend an Afternoon in Rhinelander

Hello, friends! This is my last blog post about my weekend in Rhinelander, WI!

I wanted to highlight some of my favorite activities from the weekend. We didn’t spend all of our time there eating (surprisingly). We were able to hike, shop and explore the town. Here’s a few of my favorite stops:

1. Almon County Park

This place was an awesome hidden treasure! The lake was beautiful while frozen and I’m sure equally beautiful in the summer/fall seasons.

2. The Hodag Store

I bet this place had 1,000+ Hodags! This would be your one-stop-shop for gifts or souvenirs.

I bought some Hodag soda- absolutely delicious!

3. Fun Factory Sweet Shoppe

If you want to feel like a kid in a candy shop, do yourself a favor and go here! I left with way more candy than I’d like to admit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 14, 2018

Where to Eat in Rhinelander

I’m so excited to share with you a day of eating in Rhinelander, Wisconsin! Here are the best places for 1) Coffee 2) Lunch 3) Dinner.

Coffee: Briar House

First, I want to share with you the best coffee in Rhinelander (IMO): Briar House! Not only is it an adorable coffee shop, it’s also the CUTEST gift shop. I had to stop myself from buying everything in sight (especially the hiking stickers).

I ordered a frozen peppermint/vanilla coffee and even though it was 10 degrees, it was BOMB. I would highly recommend stopping in if you’re in the area!

Lunch: Dawn’s Lakeside Restaurant

For lunch, we stopped at Dawn’s Lakeside Restaurant for lunch. The place itself had some amazing cabin vibes.

AND THE PIZZA WAS LITERALLY TO DIE FOR. I am not exaggerating, This was some of the best pizza I’ve ever had and I KNOW PIZZA (I worked in a pizza restaurant for 5 years).

I mean, LOOK AT THAT CHEESE PULL. (all the heart eyes)

And the view was pretty great, too!

Dinner: The Al-Gen Dinner Club

Finally, we stopped for dinner at The Al Gen Dinner Club. As you can see from the pictures, this place had the best up-north woodsy vibes.

And look how amazing their Christmas decorations were!

Great value. Great service. Great atmosphere.

Solid 10/10. 

Of course, I only had one weekend in Rhinelander, so please let me know of any other amazing places to eat that I may not have been able to visit!

For more information on all things Rhinelander, be sure to check out Explore Rhinelander and Wisconsin Travel Best Bets!

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December 11, 2018

What is a Hodag?

Hey guys! I’m so excited to share with you a few posts about my trip to Rhinelander, Wisconsin this week!

This amazing travel agency group called Wisconsin Travel Best Bets and Explore Rhinelander were kind enough to send me on a mission to explore all that Rhinelander has to offer!

It’s impossible to go to Rhinelander without seeing hundreds of green little monster looking things. But WHAT ARE THEY? And WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?

I had to do some serious research to learn about all things Hodag in preparation for my trip!

Here’s what I learned from Explore Rhinelander’s website:

“The Hodag was first discovered by timber cruiser, land developer and merry prankster Eugene Shepard in 1893. The Hodag was the centerpiece of the 1896 Oneida County Fair and has lived in Northwoods legend ever since.

Patching together eyewitness accounts, rumor, legend and speculation, several aspects of the Hodag’s appearance start to become clear:

  • Covered in fine, green fur
  • Height: 30 inches
  • Weight: 185-265 pounds
  • Length: 7 feet
  • Diet: Reports vary widely – mud turtles and water snakes, oxen, white bulldogs eaten only on Sundays
  • Reported to have the head of a frog, the face of an elephant, stout legs, a spiky, dinosaur-like back and a long tail
  • Smell is a combination of “buzzard meat and skunk perfume”

A larger-than-life representation of this fierce beast can be found outside the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, 450 W. Kemp St.”

Here’s an info-graphic that Explore Rhinelander made to simplify the Hodag!

Stay tuned because later this week I’m going to show you more Hodag-related things…even a HODAG STORE!

P.S. Wisconsin Travel Best Bets also featured me under their Wisconsin Travel Experts page! Check it out and be sure to follow all the other Wisconsin Travel Experts!

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September 21, 2018

Hodag Musky Challenge

From September 21-23, musky anglers from around the country will come to Rhinelander to compete in one of the most historic musky tournaments in the nation.

The catch-and-release tournament will be headquartered at the Quality Inn Rhinelander, and fishing will take place on area lakes. Cash purse to the winning teams as well as prizes for the first 50-inch musky, the largest musky, the largest northern pike, and more. If you’re a musky fisherman or just someone interested in the sport, don’t miss the Fishing Hot Spots Hodag Musky Challenge!

Group 1: Boom Lake / Wisconsin River
Group 2: Crescent Lake / Oneida Lake / Hancock Lake
Group 3: Moen Chain
Group 4: Pelican Lake
Group 5: Lake Thompson / Lake George / Lake Julia

Register Online Now!

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March 26, 2015

The Good Lovelies

Held at the Nicolet College Theatre, enjoy a funny and upbeat evening of textbook three-part harmony from a repertoire of folk, bluegrass and jazz from the 40’s, constant instrument swapping and witty on-stage banter. Tickets are $15/person.
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