Mon, Jan 20, 10:00 am
Difficulty 1
Book Club
Discussion of Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.

Sat, Feb 1, Noon - 8:00 pm
Difficulty 2
Snowshoe Hike - Tara Lila
Tara Lila’s 9th Annual Snowshoe Celebration.
Candlelight Snowshoeing starts at dusk.

Sat, Feb 1, 10:-- am - 1:00 pm
Difficulty 3
Snowshoe Hike
The Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will host a guided snowshoe hike in the Underdown area of the Lincoln County Forest. goto tomahawk

Sat, Feb 8, 1:00 pm
Difficulty 2
Ski - Cassian
View new boardwalk over wetland.

Wed, Feb 19, 10:00 am
Difficulty 1
Book Club
Discussion of Canoeing with the Cree by Eric Severeid

Sat, Feb 22, 1:00 pm
Difficulty 2
Ski - McNaughton Lake Ski Trails
The trails follow old logging roads around three lakes and has few steep hills.

Sat, Feb 29, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Difficulty 1
Outdoor Games
Play Ice Shuffle Board and Squash Lake Disk Golf.​

Sat, March 7, 6:00 pm
Snowshoe – Holmboe Forest State Natural Area
Join Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) on Saturday, March 7 from 6:30-8 pm for a candlelight snowshoe at the Holmboe Conifer Forest State Natural Area in Rhinelander. Candlelight snowshoe outings are a great way to explore the night, plus we will have a nearly full moon to help guide us.

​Sat, May 25, 10:00 am
Difficulty 2
Hike - Northwoods Trail Chapter Ice Age Trail Alliance
Spring Wildflower Hike 

Fri, June 14, 8:00 pm
Difficulty 1
Paddle - Moonlight on Langley Lake

Tue, June 25, 10:00 am
Difficulty 1
Paddle - Trout River
2-hour easy paddle on the Trout River, a state natural area.

July, Day TBD, Time TBD
Bike - 3 Eagle Bike Trail

17 or 13 miles round trip. 

Sat, July 13, 11:30 am
Difficulty 1
Paddle Katherine Lake
Paddle around Katherine Lake and view the shoreline donated to the Land Trust and the many islands & irregular shoreline & bays.

Sat, Aug 10, 11:00 am
Difficulty 2
Paddle Carrol Lake
​A 352 acre Northern Highland American Legion lake with picnic area next to an easy access boat launch.

Thurs, Sept 5, 12:00 noon
Difficulty 1
Bike - Bearskin State Trail
Meet at the trailhead on Cty. K and make it a picnic/lunch stop by S. Blue Lake then ride back to Cty. K.   Rain date of Fri. Sept. 6.  

Fri, Sept 13, 5:15 pm
Difficulty 2
Paddle - Pelican River with a Bonfire and Potluck
Easy float down the river. Potluck and fire begins 6:15 or so.

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1:00 pm
Difficulty: 1
Hike - Fall Color Hike
Join the Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance for their Fall Color Hike in the beautiful rolling hardwoods in the Harrison Hills of Lincoln County.  Hike will be approximately 2 ½ to 3 miles in length. See printable calendar for details.

Sat, Oct 12
Difficulty 1
Hike - Timm's Hill
Explore and lunch at Timm's Hill, the highest point in Wisconsin.

Sat, Nov 2, 3:00 pm
Difficulty 1
Scavenger Hike and Potluck
Hike the various trails in the Perch/Washburn Lake area searching for surprises along the trail. Costumes increase the fun (but are optional). The Potluck in the heated Perch Lake Shelter starts about 6:00 pm. Great fun & fellowship!​​​

Past Events : 2019

2020 : Upcoming Events

Wed, Jan 16, 1:00 pm
Difficulty 1
Snowshoe or Hike - Newbold Recreation Trails 
North of Rhinelander on Ole Lake Road west off from Hwy 47. Trailhead parking is on the right. 

Wed, Jan 23, 11:00 am
Difficulty 1
Snowshoe Holiday Acres Resort 
1-mile on-site snowshoe hike with optional lunch to follow at the Resort. It should take no more than an hour through wooded level to moderate terrain. 

Wed, Feb 6, 11:00 am
Difficulty 1
Snowshoe or Hike - Heal Creek Trails
Trailhead at the Northwoods Golf Course Parking Lot. 1-2 hours.

Sat, Feb 16, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Difficulty 1
Winter Fun
Play Ice Shuffle Board, Snowshoe on Squash Lake & enjoy the Bonfire. Join us for an afternoon of easy winter fun & snacks.

Sun, Feb 23, 10:00 am
Difficulty 2
Snowshoe or Hike - Giant Pine Trail
Enjoy seeing hundreds-of-year old pines south of Three Lakes. Lunch afterwards is optional.

Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm
Difficulty 2
Snowshoe - Almon Recreation Area
2.25 miles, approximately 2 hours. Hixon Lake Rd south of Rhinelander.

Sun, April 14, 6:30 pm
Speaker Event - A Bit of Scandinavia
See, by photo, bits of Copenhagen, Oslo, the fjords, Bergen and Stockholm.

Sat, April 27, 10:00 am
Difficulty 2
Paddle – 1st section of Bearskin Creek
Canoe the Bearskin Creek from Goodnow to Harshaw. 

​​​Wed, May 15, 5:00 pm
Difficulty 3
Paddle – Pelican River
Little George Creek Culvert on Hwy P about 7 miles east of Rhinelander. Some class 1 & 2 rapids.​

Wed, May 15, 9:00 am
Difficulty 2
Hike – Raven Nature Trail Hike 
Under 2 miles on a marked nature trail. We’ll look for wildflowers and birds and admire the large white pine. 

Wed, May 22, 9:30 am
Difficulty 2
Hike - Almon County Park
Hike the nature trail and check out the wildflowers as we hike.

Mon, March 9, 5:30 pm
Difficulty 2/3
Snowshoe - Washburn Trails
Evening snowshoe followed by snacks and hot chocolate.

Wed, March 18, 10:00 am
Book Club
Discuss anything we read by Jack London or watch the movie

Call of the Wild.

Tue, May 19, 10:30 am
Difficulty 2
Hike - Almon Park
Wildflower Walk with Birds and Bugs at Buck Lake (Almon Park) Woodland Trail. Meet at trailhead. Social distancing should be very doable. 

Sat, May 30, 10:00 am

Difficulty 2-3

Bike - Bearskin Trail

​We’ll stop along the trail to enjoy marsh marigolds, rock cress and barren strawberry (hope they’re still blooming) and go as far as we wish, then return to trailhead and parking. 

Sat, June 6, 10:00 am
Difficulty 2
Ice Age Trail Hike on National Trails Day
Join the hike to Lookout Mountain, highest point (1920 ft) on the Ice Age Trail, after an estimated 2 ½ mile hike, then return. Bring lunch if you’d like to eat at the outside picnic table after the hike.

Tue, July 7, 5:30 pm 
​Difficulty 1-2
(no shuttle) Paddle – Wisconsin Backwaters
(Apperson Landing to Apperson Landing). Easy paddle downstream through Wisconsin backwaters. Bring paddling gear, bug spray, water.

Fri, July 24, 5:30 pm 
Difficulty 2
Paddle– Lake Creek and Thunder Lake
An evening of easy relaxing lake paddling. Bring a friend, paddle, water, PFD. Meet at boat landing on River Road.

Sat, Aug 8, 1:00 pm  (Makeup date Aug 9)
Difficulty 2-3
Bike – The Three Eagle Trail

Bike 2.6 miles to Section 9 trailhead and return to starting point for a well-deserved Dairy Queen and visit. Physical distancing should be doable. Enjoy this newest segment of the Tara Lilla trail system. 

Tues, Aug 11, 5:30 pm

Difficulty 2

​Paddle - Hancock Lake

​​An evening of easy, relaxing lake paddling.  Bring a friend, water, PFD, paddle. Meet at the boat landing on Dombrowski Rd.

Fri, Sep 11, 5:30 pm  (Makeup date Sep 12)
Difficulty 1 

​​Annual Pelican River Paddle, Bonfire and Potluck

Easy float down the Pelican. Followed with a potluck, bonfire and socializing at 6:30 pm. Come to the potluck even if you cannot make the paddle. 

Sat, Sept 26, 11:00 am (Makeup date Oct 3)
Difficulty 2-3
Hike - Fallison Lake Trail
Let's get together for a hike. We’ll choose the loop when we get there, based on what the group wishes to do. 

​​​Tue / Wed / Thu, Weekly, 9:00 am - 11:00 am    Pickle Ball
Join us at Trinity Lutheran Church on Stevens St in Rhinelander

Indoor Pickleball is cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions hopefully to resume in the fall.

Book Club

Book Club meetings are cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19 restrictions hopefully to resume in the fall.

Sat, Oct 10, 1:00 pm (Makeup date Oct 11)
Difficulty 1-2

Geocache Outing

Geocaching can be great fun, there are 184 caches listed in range of just Pioneer Park! If you can, download an app called Geocaching by Groundspeak, Inc or for Iphones, download an app named Cachly. If you don't have have an app, you will still have loads of fun.

Sat, Oct 31, 3:30pm
Difficulty 1

​Annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt and Hike

Hike and hunt first, then afterwards enjoy a potluck supper at the Perch Lake Shelter around 6:00 pm. Costumes optional.

Past Events : 2020