Manitowish Waters is a great little town. There are a ton of outdoor activities available in the area and the town has a laid back artsy feel to it. It definitely is not commercialized. There are quite a few spots to grab a drink or a bite to eat in town. The Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes surrounds the town. It is a nice chain with clean water and good fishing. If you are looking to be on a clean water chain but would prefer it to be a little more quiet than the Minocqua Chain, the Manitowish Waters Chain would fit the bill. While you get the peace of being way up north, you aren't too far away from the shopping and activities in Minocqua. The Woodruff / Minocqua is about 20 miles south on Hwy 51.
|Village Market||North Side|
|Hogan's General Store||South Side|
|Howard Young Medical Center - Minocqua / 16 minutes southeast|
|Nearby Bike Trails:|
| Heart of Vilas County (Manitowish Waters) - This biking and hiking trail is 14.5 miles long and meanders from the Manitowish Waters Community Center past
The North Lakeland Discovery Center and towards Boulder Junction.
Heart of Vilas County (Mercer) - A seven mile biking and hiking trail with three asphalted seconds and three road segments. The trail takes you from Manitowish Waters over to Mercer.
North Lakeland Discovery Center Trails - Biking, Hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails that total twelve miles in length. The trails go around Statehouse Lake and along the Manitowish River. This trail system connects to the Manitowish Waters Trail.
Winman Trails - Trail lengths that vary from 4 to 10 miles in length. Biking, hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing are popular activities on this trail.
|Nearby Hiking/Cross Country Skiing Trails:|
| Powell Trails - The Powell Trail system offers loops of 1.5, 2, 4.5, and 7 miles and are great for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and bird
watching. There are no fees associated with the Powell Trail System. The trails are considered easy trails and wind through some old growth timber as well as some recently
Northland Lake School Nature and Ski Trails - Eight to ten mil looping trails accessed for the north side of the school's football field. The trails are located on the North Lakeland School grounds and wind through a variety of evergreens and hardwoods. Trails are groomed in the winter.
Heart of Vilas County (Manitowish Waters) - See above for trail description.
Heart of Vilas County (Mercer) - See above for trail description.
North Lakeland Discovery Center Trails - See above for trail description.
Winman Trails - See above for trail description.
|Nearby Paddling Routes:|
|NHAL Canoe Trip #5 - A 19 mile trip with many campsite and take-out locations that goes from Manitowish Waters to Boulder Junction. The trail takes you through many lakes including the completely state owned Escanaba Lake. See the world like it was before people (well, kind of).|
|Nearby ATV Trails:|
|No nearby routes|
|Nearby Snowmobile Trails:|
|Sno-Skeeters Trails - Twenty five miles of groomed trails that connects to other trail systems that allow full access to the whole Northern WI and Michigan Trail network.|
| Boulder Junction - First you head south on Hwy 51, then east on County Rd H and then east on County Rd K and you will
be in Boulder Junction after fifteen minutes in the car. The town is known as the "Musky Capital of the World", more muskies are caught per square mile than any other similar sized
area in the world. Boulder Junction used to be the national base of the Boy Scouts for good reason. When you step out of your car in Boulder Junction, you don't even feel right
getting back in. It feels like you should walk or bike to your destination. Just a lovely small town setting.
Minocqua - Head south for 26 minutes on Hwy 51 and you will be in Minocqua. The "island city" is probably the most "modern" of the towns in Northern Wisconsin. There are still plenty of the older mom and pop type of businesses, but they are sprinkled in with fast food restaurants and other national box store outlets. There is a wide variety of things to do and places to visit around Minocqua and the chain of lakes that surround the town is one of the most popular ones around. Being popular, it is also the busiest chain around. The town is considered a tourist hot spot and many summer weekends you will feel like you're back in the city with all the people.
Woodruff - A twenty minute drive south on Hwy 51 will take you to Woodruff. Woodruff is basically an extension of Minocqua. The road widens to four lanes and the town blends right into Minocqua.
Mercer - Fifteen minutes north on Hwy 51 will take you into Mercer. There are a few places to eat and a couple gas stations in town. You will also find Claire De Loon (a huge loon statue) in the town center.
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|Lake Name||Access||Acres||Type||Distance||Avg Depth||Clarity||Chain|
|Circle Lily Lake||Public||218||Seepage||7 min||20 ft||6.8 ft||--|
|Stone Lake||Public||138||Drainage||14 min||12 ft||8.1 ft||--|
|Spider Lake||Public||272||Drainage||7 min||20 ft||11.5 ft||Manitowish Waters|
|Birch Lake||Public||528||Drainage||20 min||22 ft||6.5 ft||--|
|Little Star Lake||Public||244||Drainage||5 min||31 ft||17.6 ft||Manitowish Waters|
|Clear Lake||Public||515||Spring||10 min||16 ft||11.2 ft||--|
|Big Lake (PI)||Public||850||Drainage||20 min||26 ft||13.0 ft||--|
|Katinka Lake||Semi-Private||170||Drainage||20 min||26 ft||19.0 ft||--|
|Dead Pike Lake||Public||309||Drainage||8 min||26 ft||8.0 ft||--|
|Lake Adelaide||Public||57||Drainage||24 min||35 ft||9.0 ft||--|
|No Mans Lake||Public||230||Drainage||25 min||15 ft||8.0 ft||--|
|North Turtle Lake||Public||359||Drainage||14 min||21 ft||7.3 ft||Winchester|
|Pardee Lake||Public||207||Drainage||35 min||13 ft||10.0 ft||--|
|Rock Lake||Public||120||Seepage||22 min||8 ft||5.5 ft||Winchester|
|Rainbow Lake||Public||146||Drainage||19 min||16 ft||7.3 ft||--|
|Fawn Lake||Public||74||Drainage||14 min||7 ft||9.5 ft||Manitowish Waters|
|South Turtle Lake||Public||466||Drainage||13 min||15 ft||7.0 ft||Winchester|
|Vance Lake||Public||28||Drainage||1 min||6 ft||9.4 ft||--|
|Papoose Lake||Public||422||Spring||12 min||28 ft||15.0 ft||--|
|Island Lake||Public||1023||Drainage||11 min||13 ft||10.5 ft||Manitowish Waters|
|Presque Isle Lake||Public||1165||Drainage||22 min||37 ft||23.0 ft||Presque Isle|
|Harris Lake||Public||534||Drainage||21 min||24 ft||15.0 ft||--|
|Rest Lake||Public||655||Drainage||2 min||18 ft||11.2 ft||Manitowish Waters|
|Manitowish Lake||Public||506||Drainage||6 min||23 ft||10.2 ft||Manitowish Waters|
|Alder Lake||Public||264||Drainage||10 min||16 ft||11.8 ft||Manitowish Waters|