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  • Fall Activities in the Rhinelander Area

    Summer gets a lot of credit, but one of the best kept secrets in the Rhinelander Area is fall. From breathtaking colors, to crisp, clean air, fall serves as the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy the Northwoods. Not all that intrigued by the outdoors? That’s okay! There is plenty to occupy your time regardless of interest.

    Exploring the area around the fall months is a joy unlike any other. The fall color is something to marvel at, and the progress of the changing leaves can be found at travelwisconsin.com/fall-color-report. Here you can find an up-to-date map of the evolving trees, which can serve as a great guide as you plan your next adventure.

    One thing that fall is known for is a great sports season. The Rhinelander Hodags return to action in football, boys soccer, girls tennis, girls swimming and cross country. Fall serves as the perfect opportunity to cheer on the Hodags to victory. The latest news, scores and schedules can be found at hodagsports.com.

    One of the best ways to see the foliage is by foot and fortunately, the Rhinelander area has countless opportunities to get out on the trail. From the Almon Trail, to the meandering excursions within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, there are many ways to see the fall colors by foot or by bike! Learn more about our area trail systems by visiting oneidacountywi.com/trails-recreation/biking-hiking/.

    Maybe a hike isn’t quite the family-friendly activity you’re looking for? Well, there are still excellent opportunities to get outside and enjoy the fall spirit! Hanson’s Garden Village in Rhinelander will begin their annual Corn Maze and Tractor Hay Rides on September 15 and will run through the month of October. More information can be found at hansonsgardenvillage.com.

    Interested in invoking the Halloween spirit? Evil Falls is the answer for you. Test just how brave you are with this haunted house. Located in Eagle River, just 30 minutes from Rhinelander, Evil Falls will be open each Friday and Saturday in October from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Evil Falls will also be open on Halloween for one last night of fright! More information may be found at evilfalls.com.

    This year’s Trick or Treating in Rhinelander will take place from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For more information on having a safe Halloween, contact the Rhinelander Police Department at (715) 365-5300.

    Perhaps the best thing about fall is a slew of diverse events that can be enjoyed no matter your interests. The Hodag Musky Challenge runs September 21 – 23 and attracts some of the top anglers in the area to the waters of Rhinelander. On September 22nd, the Harvest Hoedown will kick off the fall season with a pig roast, live music, line dancing, horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin patches, face painting, and more. Hanson’s Garden Village will be presenting their annual Fall Fest on Saturday, October 20, which includes activities like a petting zoo and Scarecrow making contest.

    The latest information about all our area’s events can be found on the Chamber website or at explorerhinelander.com.

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