With crystal clear lakes for water sports and fishing, Wisconsin’s Moving National Park: the Namekagon River, and miles of trails for riding snowmobiles, ATVs, cross country skiing, hiking, and road or off-road bicycling, this area is buzzing with activity year-round! The Hayward, Wisconsin Area also has a unique selection of golf courses that will make a memory for any skill level golfer.

From the 858,400 acre Chequamegon National Forest and historic Hayward Lakes Area fishing waters, to North America’s largest Honor the Earth Powwow, or our annual Musky Festival, the Chequamegon Mountain Bike Festival, the world-renowned American Birkebeiner cross country ski race, and of course, the annual Lumberjack World Championships® … the Hayward Area has something for everyone.

If it’s a shopping adventure you’re after, the Hayward Area’s thriving and unique retail community is here to serve you. There are one-of-a-kind specialty and boutique shops such as Art Beat of Hayward, Hidden Bay Graphics, Outdoor Ventures, Nordic Northwoods, Lynne Marie’s Candies, Lures of the North, Mainstream Boutique, New Moon Ski & Bike Shop, Riverbrook Bike and Ski, Hayward Bait & Bottle, Hayward Fly Fishing Company and James Netz Photography, plus so many more! We also have multi-plex stores such as the Northern Lakes Cooperative and Marketplace Foods to larger retail chains like L&M Fleet Supply, Glik’s, Walgreens, Maurices and Walmart Supercenter.

There are numerous options for fine dining and be sure to try the area’s famous “Friday Night Fish Fry” served weekly at area restaurants. For those who can’t get enough fish, check out the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum. This jaw-dropping 143-foot-long, 41-foot-tall musky is full of fishing history and memorabilia.

Whether you are lucky enough to call the Northwoods your home, your second home, or are planning your first, second or twentieth visit, we hope you find happiness in the beautiful Hayward Area!