EAGLE RIVER, WI, AWAITS SENIOR TRAVELERS

Feb 1st, 2012 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Largest Chain of Lakes in the World

Ever heard of Eagle River? Well if you are not from Wisconsin, maybe not, but folks who live in that state all know of this fascinating region.  I had read years ago about all the intertwining lakes that make up one of the largest lake chains in the world. I have always wanted to check it out for myself, but now I will leave it up to you, seniors, to see for yourself what the big attractions are.

With more than 1,300 lakes, the glaciated landscape of Villas county has much to offer senior water enthusiasts, especially if you are into canoeing. Hunting and hiking are also popular for the outdoors adventurer.  Learn for yourself about the history and culture of the Wisconsin Northwoods and experience its stunning beauty in the 20,000 acre Sylvanian Wilderness. The Northwoods Wildlife Center is also an attraction that draws folks from all over the world. The Center is a not-for-profit hospital for sick, injured and orphaned wild animals with the goal of treating them and subsequently releasing them into their natural habitat for a second chance at life in the wild.

Welcome to the Snowmobile Capital of the World®, and home of “The Eagle River 500.” With an abundance of snowfall annually it seems as if the snowmobiles out-number the cars. Eagle River boasts some of the best snowmobiling in the world. The numerous area snowmobile clubs, groom and maintain a 500 mile trail network that is known as the “Eagle River 500”. These trails take seniors winding through beautiful forests and across frozen lakes. Bring your appetite along with your snowmobile as Eagle River is known for its fine array of restaurants.

Seniors Looking for World Class

I seem to gravitate towards anything that is classed as world class including museums, tourist attractions and national monuments.  Eagle River is the heart of Northwoods fishing. Lakes are known for their trophy-sized musky, but you’re also bound to catch walleye and bass. When the leaves begin to turn and the fall foliage is brilliant, it is an excellent time to catch musky. No matter when you visit, whether you boat out onto one of the beautiful lakes, panfish with the grandkids, or fly fish for trout in the streams, Eagle River is a world class fishing destination. I owned a cabin in northern Minnesota for a number of years and I was attracted to the many stories I had read about Eagle River.  It is a unique area and well worthy of a visit.

Prior to your arrival you may wish to check out the listing of attractions.  Wikipedia is always helpful for finding out all kinds of things about almost any topic you can imagine, including Eagle River. Also check out the city specs and mayor Jeffrey Hyslop’s welcome as he writes, “Eagle River has a rich history and a bright future because it is home to so many.”  And home always has and always will have a special place in people’s hearts. Dorothy, toward the end of her adventures in Oz, came to the conclusion, “There’s no place like home.”  Those acquainted with Eagle River would heartily agree! jeb



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