We all know Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, but if you’re looking to get out of Minnesota and head over to Wisconsin, you won’t regret it. Wisconsin has some of the best cabin towns around and many of the lakes have incredible water quality. Wisconsin has a big fishing, camping, hunting and boating scene, too. So if you love being outside as much as I do, Wisconsin is a fantastic place for a weekend getaway.
Visit Birchwood, Wisconsin
I’ve been to Birchwood a few times, and in my opinion it definitely ranks as one of the best cabin towns in Wisconsin. My friend has a cabin on Red Cedar Lake, which is considered one of the best places to fish according to Travel Wisconsin.
This lake has 1,897 acres and a maximum depth of 53 feet. The water quality is beautiful and there are very few weeds and plants, so swimming is super nice.
Rent a Cabin or Go Camping
I’m fortunate enough to have friends who own a cabin here. If you aren’t as lucky, you can rent a cabin on the lake or close to the lake. There are a lot of options and even some resorts and lodges. Or, consider camping. There are a number of camping grounds for tents and RV parking on Red Cedar Lake, as well as all around Birchwood.
Visit an Amish Market and Shop in Town
Be sure to explore downtown Birchwood. There are a number of cute shops, bars, and restaurants. There is also a grocery store and post office and a huge bluegill fish statue. And definitely keep an eye out for Amish markets. We stopped at Shady Lane and discovered fresh eggs, fruit, pies and bread. It was all so delicious and fresh!
You’ll See a Lot of Wildlife
Wisconsin is a great place to get in touch with nature and spend time outdoors. There are so many towns to choose from, but if you’re looking for a special experience, visit Birchwood. In one weekend I saw a black bear, many bald eagles, loons, horses, deer and lots of fish! I also saw three shooting stars one night while laying on the dock looking up at the incredible night sky.