The Bluegill Capital of Wisconsin

Birchwood, Bluegill Capital of Wisconsin, is your recreation destination. Ideally located between Rice Lake to the south, Hayward to the north and Spooner to the west, Birchwood is the preferred area if you want to avoid the crowds and escape to the serenity of a quaint village and its many surrounding area lakes. Whether you want to fish, swim, boat or water-ski, the many lakes in the Birchwood area have it all. Fish for a variety of species including: Northern Pike, Walleye, Bass, Bluegill and Crappie. Rent a pontoon or launch your own boat at one of the many fine boat launch sites. Some of the sites are located on remote lakes that don’t have the fishing pressure as some of the larger more popular lakes. Some of the lakes can only be reached by packing in a canoe.

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Accommodations are numerous and range from Bed and Breakfasts, campgrounds, motels and resorts. Reservations are required by most. Fine dining or simpler fare are available in numerous locations in the area. A splendid golf course is located just south of the village at Tagalong Golf and Resort. The original 9-hole golf course, developed in 1923 by Frank Stout, was fashioned after the St. Andrew in Scotland. Tagalong was improved to 18 holes several years ago and today has developed into a beautiful and challenging course you won’t want to miss when you come to Birchwood. Many other golf courses are within a short drive and you could easily play a different course each day of your stay.

The Tuscobia Trail was a railroad right-of-way but when the railroad removed the tracks, it became very popular to snowmobilers, hikers, bikers and more recently, ATVers. The Tuscobia offers hundreds of miles of riding. The Ice Age Trail is a non-motorized vehicle trail offering varied degrees of challenge to hikers and bikers. Maps are available in Birchwood for both the Tuscobia and adjoining trails by the snowmobile club and the ATV club. Maps are also available for the Ice Age Trail. Northwestern Wisconsin is famous for the fall color tour. Begin by reserving accommodations in Birchwood and tour the many Rustic Roads and enjoy the color.

But Birchwood hasn’t always been a tourist haven. Northwestern Wisconsin was first logged on a grand scale after 1868 by familiar names as Knapp, Stout and Company. Large stands of second and third growth woods are still prevalent which are home to a vast wildlife population, and Bald Eagles are frequently seen fishing the many lakes. Occasionally, you will see one swoop down and grab the unsuspecting Walleye or Northern. Hunting in the fall is very popular, as the deer herd is very large in Northwestern Wisconsin. Popular game birds include Mallard duck, Partridge, Roughed Grouse and more. Also, bird watching is quite popular in the area and Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary is close-by and open to those who are interested in the wilderness experience. So plan to spend your next vacation at Birchwood. You’ll be glad you did.

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Birchwood, WI 54817
Phone: (800) 236-2252

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