The Ultimate Guide to #Hayward, Wisconsin

Four Season Vacation Possibilities

Year after year, vacationers visit this Northwestern Wisconsin destination to enjoy recreational activities, no matter the season. Sawyer County was ranked the #1 trail system in Wisconsin by The Wisconsin ATV Association. Snowmobilers and ATVs enjoy the 600+ miles of groomed trails. During the winter, the 300 miles of off-road mountain biking trails are transformed to pristine cross-country skiing trails. As the snow begins to melt, locals and vacationers start dreaming about the warm weather recreation. Hayward is often referred to as the “Golf Capital of Wisconsin.” According to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Hayward offers “an age-old gangster course, a Pete Dye course, historical courses with Scottish influence, traditional, modern and natural courses that compliment the environment and family-run courses with top-notch customer service.” Talk about variety! Don’t forget about biking, hiking, bird watching, and endless fun on the water.

Fairs, Festivals, and Fun

Mark your calendars, folks. There are a variety of annual festivals in Hayward, Wisconsin. Here are a few ideas to inspire your next vacation:

Musky Festival

Join the largest summer festival for their 65th annual celebration. Visitors and locals enjoy the handmade art show, sidewalk sales, live music & street dances, and a variety of food booths. During the weekend there is also a 5K and 10K non-competitive race and a fishing contest. End the weekend with a large parade on Sunday.
June 19, 2014 – June 22, 2014 | Musky Festival information
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Lumberjacks World Championship

Once a lumbering community, Hayward keeps the traditional alive with their international timber sporting competition. Participants compete to be crowned as the “King of the Forest.” Men and women compete in a variety of activities: boom running, sawing, chopping, speed climbing, and logrolling. Come view  this family-friendly event, live!
July 24 – July 26,  2014 | Detailed Lumberjacks World Championship information
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Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival 

Since 1983, thousands of  bicyclists participate in this 40 mile off roading event in Hayward and Chequamegon, Wisconsin. To register for the race, participants must enter a lottery. The event attracts locals and visitors from all over the country. A variety of other fun events are held throughout the weekend to make this a family-friendly event: Klunker Bike Toss, Lumber Jack & Jill Log Pull, Hammer Slammer Hill Climb, and more.
September 12 – September 14, 2014 | More Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival information
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Be sure to check out the Hayward Chamber of Commerce website for a full list of fairs & festivals.   

Vacation Rentals in Hayward, Wisconsin

All of our vacation homes in the area are located on the water. No matter the season, you’ll  enjoy the fun recreational activities nearby. Whether you’re looking for a week escape to paradise or a fun weekend to enjoy a local festival, you are in for a treat. Take a look at our full list of Wisconsin vacation rentals in Hayward to start planning your trip. Here are a few property photos to get you started. Click on the photo to view the detailed property information:

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Mallards’ Landing: Mallards Nest I

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Majestic Escapes: Eagle Point Lodge

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Windsor’s Vacation Rentals: The ‘Log Cabin’ on Perch Lake

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Wisconsin Vacation Rentals Near Chicago

Escape the city life of Chicago with an easy drive north to Wisconsin. Looking for a relaxing weekend getaway? Avoid the long waits in the airport lobby and full-day of travels. Here are a few awesome Wisconsin vacation rentals that are under two hours from Chicago.

Properties For Rent in Wisconsin That Are Near Chicago:

Cabin Wisconsin: Sunrise Chalet on Lake Mary
You’ll love the easter views of Lake Mary at this private vacation rental. The Twin Lakes, Wisconsin area offers a variety of recreational activities suitable for all ages. At the home, enjoy the spacious deck overlooking the water, large backyard, and private pier. End your evenings around the campfire roasting s’mores and sharing memories. The property includes three bedrooms and accommodate groups of eight.

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Ivy Cottage on Lower Spring Lake
Escape the city life at this quaint cottage on the lake, in the heart of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The vacation cottage sleeps 5 and is pet friendly! By the waterfront, you’ll find the large L shaped dock and a pontoon available for rent. During the cooler months, cozy up by the gas log fireplace.

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Kettle Moraine Farmhouse: Country Retreat on the Kettle Moraine State Forest
Here’s the perfect destination for any nature lover out there. The vacation home is just across the street from trails, awesome for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and more. Located in Whitewater, the rental has three bedrooms and can accommodate groups up to ten.

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McIntyre’s Resort: Rustic Cabin 1 on Turtle Lake
Escape the hustle and bustle at this lakeside vacation cabin in Delavan, Wisconsin. This efficiency cabin includes modern amenities to make your stay comfortable, but still highlights the unique vacation experience in Wisconsin. Plus, with your rental comes a row boat to explore Turtle Lake.

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A Northern Wisconsin Experience: North Country Vacation Home Rentals

We love sharing unique Wisconsin properties to vacationers (and know that it’s important to provide a large selection). That’s why we are always adding awesome listings to As you plan your next Wisconsin vacation, make sure to check out North Country Vacation Rentals. We list over 15 of their vacation properties, all in Northern WI. Here is a preview:

Serenity Lodge

Relax at the beautiful lodge, located on Bladder Lake. Start your day relaxing on the screened in porch or deck, & get ready for a day of fun by the lake. The property includes a pontoon, paddle boat, and canoe. Then unwind, grilling your favorite meal and spending time around the outdoor fire pit. This property isn’t only perfect for the warmer season, vacationers love heading to Serenity Lodge during the cooler months. Step right outside your front door and you are on a snowmobile and ATV trail.
Vacation Details: Serenity Lodge in Iron River, Wisconsin

Serenity Vacation Lodge Exterior

Serenity Lodge

Dancing Bear Lodge

Come and relax at this completely renovated (and affordable) Wisconsin property. Spend time outside on the spacious deck or on the four-season porch. You have access to Namakagon Lake and a 14 ” boat w/ motor. Vacationers love to spend the day fishing, bringing back their catchings to the fish cleaning house for dinner. Also included in the lodge: WiFi, fireplace, outdoor firepit, and outdoor furniture. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a true Northern Wisconsin experience.
Details: Dancing Bear Lodge in Drummond, Wisconsin

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Kamer de Woude

We love this property! Kamer de Woude is situated on 8 1/2 acres of Northern Wisconsin’s most beautiful forest, combined with 300 feet of secluded lake frontage. The vacation property overlooks the crystal clear Lake Owen and includes a dock and a swim raft!  In addition, the property includes a 14 ft aluminum boat, a canoe, and paddle boat. If you are looking to spend a lot of time outdoors, this property is for you.
Vacation Details: Kamer de Woude in Drummond, Wisconsin

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Don’t hesitate, start planning your next Wisconsin Vacation.

Other popular Wisconsin vacation locations:

St. Germain          |          Eagle River          |          Wisconsin Dells


New Property: Resort on White Sand Lake in Northern Wisconsin

Timber Bay Resort in Lac Du Flambeau

Located on White Sand Lake, Timber Bay Resort offers 10 fantastic vacation cabins for rent. Spend your afternoon on the large sandy beach (kids can play with beach toys). You will also find a large trampoline in the water and a large floating water raft! At the resort, vacationers have free access to kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats. Fishing boats, pontoon, and jet ski are available for rent. Love to fish? The property has a cleaning house with running water to prepare your catches of the day.

Timber Bay Resort is only 15 minutes from Minocqua for shopping, movies, restaurants…but there’s no traffic noise at the resort!

Find more information about Timber Bay Resort in Lac du Flambeau here.

               Other Popular Wisconsin vacation destinations:

    Eagle River          |          Twin Lakes         |         Wisconsin Dells