Fun, Wisconsin Vacation Destination: St. Germain

It’s that time of year again. There have been a few warmer days & people are starting to believe that there will indeed be summer. We’ve been starting to see more and more inquiries come through for the summer months, that’s where we come in. We want to help inspire those that are beginning their summer vacation planning. For the next few weeks, we will be sharing some popular Wisconsin destinations with recreational activities and some vacation rental ideas. We are ready to kick off the blog series with a popular northern Wisconsin location: St. Germain.

Popular Recreational Activities in St. Germain:

Hiking and Biking:

St. Germain is ideal for anyone looking to explore the area by foot or bike. The St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail offers 12 miles of family-friendly fun. Both visitors and locals love to visit this scenic stretch – and the gentle terrain provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy a leisurely trip. To access the trail, there is a Bike & Hike Park behind the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce (Highways 70 & 155). If you are looking for a trail a bit off of the beaten path, we recommend the Shannon Lake Trail. During the warm months, it is ideal for hiking and mountain biking. The hiking loops range from 2.3 miles to 7 miles. The lake loop is one of our favorites because it offers fantastic lake sights and is ideal for viewing wildlife. Once winter hits, the Shannon Lake Trail is perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Golfing:

We find that many vacationers express their interest in golfing while on vacation. Well, be sure to pack you clubs when visiting St. Germain because you are in for a treat. There are 16 courses within a 20 minute drive of St. Germain!! What does that mean for you? Options. Flexibility. Fun. Two popular options are The St. Germain Golf Club & 19th Hole Par 3. Whether you are an aspiring professional golfer or a newbie, there is something for you.

Water Recreation

How could we not mention the exciting water recreation offered in the St. Germain area. This area has some of the cleanest water & locals and vacationers definitely take advantage of that. Take a break and relax on the sandy shoreline reading a good book or making a splash in one of the lakes. Other popular activities: kayaking, canoeing, skiing, tubing, pontooning, can you tell that the possibilities are  endless? Many of the rental properties in St. Germain come with these options or have affordable rental prices for kayaks/pontoon boats/etc. Be sure to ask the owners.

Summer Events

The Cropsey Vacation Rentals owners provided some awesome insight regarding summer events in the St. Germain area. Every Monday from Memorial day to Labor Day, the town hosts a large flea and farmer’s market featuring over 400 vendors. The farmer’s market is a new addition for the 2014 season that will be held in conjunction with the flea market. Following this, there is Monday Night Bingo from the first Monday in June to nearly the end of August. The Cropsey owners say that over $1,000 is guaranteed to be given away each week – wow!

Love St. Germain, Where to Stay?:

We love it too. Plus, because it is quite popular, there are a variety of vacation rental options, so you are sure to find something that fits your needs. Some properties are quaint and sleep just 2 while others are quite large and can sleep up to 15. We list over 100 St. Germain vacation rentals so be sure to check those out. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Be sure to click on the photo to view more property information!

Cropsey Management: Red Pine Lodge on Pickerel Lake

Cropsey Management: Red Pine Lodge on Pickerel Lake

IdleHours

Idle Hours Resort: Courtside Cabin on Little St. Germain Lake

SerenityBayResort

Serenity Bay Resort: Red Oak on Little St. Germain Lake

Have you been to the area before? Any recommendations for potential visitors? Share with us.

 

Fun Wisconsin Destination – St. Germain

St. Germain is surrounded by fresh water, beautiful scenery, and undeveloped lands. Because of this, it is a great location for watching wildlife, paddling, and water sports. Vacation cabins, cottages, and homes in St. Germain are great for extended family vacations, cozy weekend getaways, and Northern WI experiences with friends. It’s time for some R & R! Float along on the river or jump in the water and enjoy water sports. Kids will love tubing in Big St. Germain Lake or learning how to water ski for the first time.

Looking for a high energy event for this summer? Head to St. Germain August 2 – August 4 for their annual “Pig In The Pines RibFest™”. The event features many different rib vendors along with other tasty WI classics such as deep-fried cheese curds, kettle corn, & homemade ice cream.  There will be live entertainment along with activities for children.

Throughout St. Germain, you will find miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails. Who said exercise couldn’t be fun?

The sunset over Big St. Germain Lake. Take time and enjoy Northern Wisconsin.

                              Other popular WI vacation destinations:

          Eagle River          |          Twin Lakes         |         Wisconsin Dells

Fun Summer Festivals in Wisconsin

Musky Festival  |  Hayward WI
June 21 – 24, 2012
Head out to this festival which celebrates Wisconsin’s Northwoods. It features sidewalk sales, large handmade arts & craft show, live music, and food booths. The event also holds a 5K Musky Run/Minnow Run and a catch & release fishing contest. Join Hayward, WI and all the fun.
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Christmas in July Craft Fair  |  St. Germain
July 5, 2012
St. Germain’s largest craft fair held at St. Germain Community Park. Also enjoy a pet parade and a visit from Santa!
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Culpepper & Merriweather Circus  | Minocqua
July, 9 2012
One-Ring, Big Top Circus is coming to the Northernwoods. Take the entire family to this authentic and classic experience with clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and animal acts!
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Fourth of July Festivals

Fireworks  |  Land O’ Lakes 
July 3, 2012
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Independence Day Celebration  | Minocqua
July 4, 2012
Parade, water activities, & fireworks
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July 4th Celebration  |  Mercer
July 4th, 2012
5K run, live music, children activities, food, & fireworks
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4th of July Parade and Fireworks  |  Eagle River
July 4, 2012
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St. Germain WI – a true northwoods experience

Whatever your recreational plan may be, St. Germain Wisconsin is your starting point. St. Germain is not only the premier destination for hunting and fishing, but also for every other kind of outdoor activity. You’ll find miles of trails for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, biking, hiking and lakeside walks. Thousands of open water will surround you in St. Germain. Whether you prefer to spend your afternoon resting near the water or make a wave water-skiing, your relaxing vacation awaits.

The only way to enjoy a true Northwoods experience is to stay in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Check out the St. Germain listing on RentWisconsinCabins.com to find a unique vacation property that suits your needs.

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