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Area Activities

What is there to do in Boulder Junction and our surrounding communities?

You’ll be surprised. There is so much to do at White Birch Village Resort; you may never want to leave the grounds. But, when you do, you will find all of northern Wisconsin (and even the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) at your doorstep….

To help you out, we put a list of some of our favorite things together just for you!

Shopping

Boulder Junction

Cranberry Gift Shop
A wide assortment of Northwoods & cranberry gifts for everyone & every occasion, from elegant glass to lodge decor. Candles, lace, kitchen items, food & wine, Christmas, woodcarvings & more. Main Street Boulder Junction.

Blueberry Patch
Offering three rooms with distinctive collections of Stephanie’s Gifts, Specialty Sweaters and Christmas at Nana’s-all under one roof!

Northern Highland Sports
Complete fishing equipment, indoor live bait room, lake maps. Swimming, hunting supplies, snowmobile access. Souvenir T-shirts and sweatshirts.

Peeplelures
The Northwoods’ largest collection of original jewelry in 18K and 14k gold, gold-filled and sterling silver. Specializing in colored gemstones and inlaid jewelry. We ship anywhere. Open all year 7 days-a-week.

Sayner-Star Lake

GreenWeavers
GreenWeavers is a women’s clothing boutique designed to make you look and feel gorgeous, no matter what your size, shape or budget. GreenWeavers’ fashion-conscious, fun-loving staff is available every day to help you mix and match your work wardrobe, find packable pieces for travel and cruises, and turn heads at your son or daughter’s wedding. Everyday casual wear is vast and sublime. GreenWeavers also offers a wide array of shoes, accessories and gifts

Star Lake Store
Star Lake Store, reminiscent of a typical General Store in America’s yesteryear, offers a wide and eclectic range of vacation necessities. The store’s vast inventory includes gifts, groceries, bait, fishing and camping supplies, clothing, boat rentals, and deer registration services. The store, which also acts as an official post office, also provides hand-scooped ice cream, beer, wine, and liquor. Open May through October.

Traditions
Traditions is a full-service gift and home furnishings boutique offering a wide selection of items that depart from the traditional “Northwoods flavor.” Owner Jessica Drallmeier assists patrons in decorating their homes in style, and is available for offsite decorating consulting. Patrons can also get decorating ideas from Traditions’ tastefully displayed rooms and order furniture directly from Traditions. Gift items include candles, holiday items, jewelry, handbags, wall décor, serving ware and more.

Attractions

Northwoods Zip Line
Northwoods Zip Line Tours is Wisconsin's newest and most exciting tour! We are a true Canopy tour as our tour is built in and around native Pine Trees, creating the ultimate eco-adventure. With our 9 Zip Lines, 6 Adventure Bridges, and 2.5 hours of on-line fun and excitement; we are one of Wisconsin's biggest and best tours.

Wildwood Wildlife Park & Nature Center
Unique wildlife park offering a close-up approach to nature! Hundreds of animals and birds! Explore! Discover! Learn!

North Lakeland Discovery Center
A year-round educational center promoting the regions natural, cultural and historic resources.

Scheer’s Lumberjack Shows
Entertaining, educational adventure into the past. World champion lumberjacks as seen on televison. Family fun!

Three Lakes Winery
Nestled against the Nicolet National Forest and surrounded by the world’s largest chain of inland lakes, Three Lakes Winery offers its premium fruit and berry wines – and a whole lot more.

Porcupine Mountains State Park
Wilderness Trails, Lake Superior Beaches, Breathtaking Waterfalls. Find four seasons of scenery, wilderness adventure and relaxation in the Porcupine Mountains and the communities in Ontonagon County – White Pine, Silver City and Ontonagon.

Grassy Creek Ranch Horseback Riding
A favorite among our guests. Located north of Boulder Junction and in the Northern Highlands State Forest the trails offer you a scenic ride at all times.

Vilas Historical Museum
Located in Sayner the museum houses over 7500 square feet of displays and artifacts. Inside you’ll find the first snowmobile, the pioneer room, guides room, doll collections, native wildlife mounts, lures, boats, outboard motors, and Jim Froelich’s African Safari mounts. The museum is open from Memorial Day to September 30.

Bond Falls
Bond Falls is one of those “best kept secret” spots on the Western Upper Peninsula that you want to make sure you do not miss. This beautiful water fall is located on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River near Paulding. About a 40 minute drive from the resort.

John Dillinger Shoot-out Exhibit at Little Bohemia
View memorabilia & damage from the 1934 shoot-out. Open late-April through December, 4 p.m. daily except Wednesdays. Located in Manitowish Waters.

Water Ski shows (listed in our guest service directory in our vacation homes)

Community Flea Markets (listed in our guest service directory in our vacation homes)

Dining

Listed below are just some of the area places to dine. A binder with many area menus is available to our guests.

Boulder Junction

Aqualand Ale House
John and Sue’s favorite getaway for a relaxing and welcoming meal
A Northwoods Gastro-Pub, featuring 20 craft beers on tap, fine wine and flavored sodas. Enjoy daily specials, gourmet pizza, artisan sandwiches, fresh salads and hand-made deserts. Open for lunch and dinner.

Boulder Beer Bar
Homemade pizzas, full menu, sandwiches, full liquor bar & crisp beer on tap. Open daily 11AM to close. Games for adults & kids; music & friendly company. A fun & welcoming downtown destination for the weary traveler. This is where you want to be!

Granary Family Restaurant
If you are looking for really great food and beverages in a wonderfully attractive restaurant with reasonable prices, then you will want to make sure you go to The Granary. The Granary Family restaurant is open year round for breakfast and lunch. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a meal or grab and ice cream cone or Smoothie before enjoying a day at the lake, the Granary is a must! Come in and see what’s new at The Granary Family Restaurant!

The Guide’s Inn
Best walleye in the area
Recognized as the best in fine dining in the Northwoods. Featuring more than 35 entrées, all prepared to order. Including numerous veal selections, hand-cut steaks, pasta, house specialties, and much more. Famous for their pan-fried walleye. People visit Boulder Junction just to dine with Chef Jimmy Dean! You’ll want to be sure The Guides Inn Supper Club is on your must do list.

Headwaters Restaurant & Tavern
On a hill overlooking the Manitowish River, this rustic old tavern from the 30’s provides the food, spirits & fun you would expect from the great Northwoods. Enjoy lunch or dinner on our riverside deck.

Mad Dog Jake’s
32 flavors! Chocolate Shoppe ice cream, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers, Italian beef sandwiches, turkey bacon wraps. New this year appetizers! Sit inside @ the coffee bar or tables or outside under the tent. T’shirts, candy and more! Free Wi-fi.

The Outdoorsman Restaurant
Located on Main St. serving breakfast and lunch. Homemade soup, desserts & bakery items. Beer & wine too! Open year round, everyday from 6am-3pm Gluten free available.

Sayner-Star Lake
Hintz’s North Star Lodge Restaurant
This historic restaurant, with its hardwood floors, beautiful gardens, a hollowed out canoe that serves as a salad bar, and an antique bar offering a full drink menu, overlooks Star Lake and offers some of the most breathtaking views in the Northwoods. Owner Bill Hintz is an expert chef, and offers delectable menu items such as Seared Ahi Tuna, Jumbo Broiled Shrimp, New York Strip Steak, signature desserts and much more. All items are homemade, and made with the freshest ingredients. Open May through September. Reservations required on weekends

Junction Café
The Junction Café is a premiere breakfast, lunch and dinner destination, just south of downtown Sayner. Our menu offers high-quality and fresh food options and custom food alternatives at reasonable prices. We offer homemade soups, chili, and desserts, and daily specials, made-to-order. We have everything from omelets and yogurt to burgers and gyros.

The Sayner Pub
Open from 11am to 2am, good times roll year-round at The Sayner Pub, a full-service sports bar offering a complete menu of sandwiches, salads, signature pizza, and great burgers. The “Pub” also offers a full-service bar. Weekend bands and solo musicians are featured in the summer, and 10 flat screen televisions keep sports fans up to date on their favorite teams.

Stillwaters Restaurant and Tavern
Stillwaters offers a delectable, full dinner menu that includes Sicilian walleye, pasta and meatballs, steaks, prawn shrimp, and all-you-can-eat Friday Fish Fry that is so popular during the summer that we serve it Mondays as well. Thursday is Mexican night with “Buy One, Get One Free” margaritas. Stillwaters also offers a list of 4,000 karaoke songs on Thursday and Saturday nights.

Vinchi’s Hillside Inn
John and Sue’s favorite pizza in the Northwoods!
Famous for its thin crust pizza, Vinchi’s offers a complete dinner menu, offering a special every night! Specials include lasagna, baked cod, ribs, buffalo wings, and shrimp. The restaurant also offers a Friday Fisherman’s platter complete with walleye and beer-battered shrimp. A fully-dressed soup and salad bar comes with all dinner orders. Restaurant menu items also include specialty sandwiches such as the 8 oz. Italian Sausage Patty Sandwich, the Vinchi’s Philly Steak Sandwich and the Vinchi’s Burger.

Manitowish Waters

Smokey’s 
John and Sue’s favorite for a really nice meal
The nicest little Supper Club in the Northwoods! Casually elegant setting makes for a fine dining experience you’ll long remember. Indulge in steaks, chops, seafood and house specialties with a superb wine list. Located at the corner of Highways W and K in Manitowish Waters. Open year round at 4:30 p.m. Reservations appreciated!

Hiking and Biking

Hikers looking to explore the forests will find many designated hiking trails in our area.

Boulder Junction in the Northwoods of Wisconsin is a great place to bike, offering an excellent variety of bicycling opportunities. Paved trails, mountain bike trails and quiet roadways combine to create an incredible bicycling destination. Boulder Junction’s most popular bicycling opportunity is a set of trails that make up the Heart of Vilas County Bike & Hike Trail System. The paved bike trail system is connected to several other comminties.

For your convenience, hiking and biking trail maps are available at our front desk. If you would like to check them out ahead of time go to Vilas County, choose things to do and the maps are located under the biking and hiking links.

Golfing

Trout Lake Golf Course
Trout Lake Golf Club is committed to bringing the Northwoods a premier 18-hole championship golf course with the best customer service that can be found!

Plum Lake Golf Course
Plum Lake Golf Club remains one of the most storied courses in Wisconsin. Set among rolling hills and tall timbers, the Club offers challenges to golfers of all levels.

Eagle River Golf Course
The Eagle River Golf Course is one of the most beautiful courses you will ever play…wooded, watered, carefully groomed and totally in keeping with the unspoiled beauty of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. But don’t let the beauty overwhelm you. This is also one of the most challenging courses in Wisconsin!

Timber Ridge Golf Course
The intrinsic beauty of the Lakeland Area surround Timber Ridge and the city of Minocqua is unmatched. Visitors from all over the United States experience the challenge and beauty of Timber Ridge.

St. Germain Golf Course
Carved out of a dense white and red pine forest, the St. Germain Golf Club provides beauty as well as pure golfing pleasures.

Local Chamber of Commerces

Boulder Junction
“The Musky Capital of the World” Boulder Junction is located in the 225,000 acre Northern Highland State Forest, Boulder Junction has no shortage of places to play or water to explore with its 194 lakes in a ten mile radius.

Sayner-Star Lake
Find yourself in Sayner-Star Lake. Situated on beautiful Plum Lake and Star Lake, they are the home of the Vilas County Historical Museum and the world’s first snowmobile, which is on display year around.

Minocqua 
Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, Woodruff Area Chamber of Commerce. For the biggest woods, the bluest lakes and the very best trails, head to the Minocqua-Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Area—the most fun place in the Northwoods.

Eagle River
Celebrate every season in Eagle River, Wisconsin. With an overwhelming “menu” of places to stay, restaurants and family activities, one visit can provide a lifetime of memories which draw you back again and again.