Family Fun for Everyone in Spooner

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The temperatures are rising, and summer will be here before we know it! Known for its exquisite waters and endless opportunities for exciting outdoor recreation, Spooner is the perfect place to plan your next family getaway in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Located just north of Spooner is Wisconsin’s Moving National Park the Namekagon River needs to be a must see on everyone’s list. This treasured waterway is part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway know for its pristine waters. Plan a weekend trip canoeing and kayaking where you can pull your boat ashore and set up camp at one of their primitive campsites. With multiple public landings maintained by the National Park Service getting on and off the river a breeze. Don’t forget to bring along your rod because anglers flock to the Namekagon River for world class brown trout fishing, as well as the chance to catch walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike, muskellunge, lake sturgeon and panfish.

With 11 total city parks, Spooner is always fun for little ones and adults alike. Spooner City Park covers approximately 20 acres and offers a pavilion, playground, ball fields and paved multiloop trail system connecting the elementary, middle and high schools. These hiking trails here are easily accessible, pet friendly and feature frisbee golf and exercise stations throughout. Recently added by local group Rails on Trails, Spooner City Park offers a thrilling winding single-track mountain biking system with miles of paved/unpaved surfaces. Be ready for some steep climbs and quick descents that send riders zooming through the forest. Not to worry though, riders have multiple places to transfer onto the paved hiking trails for an easier ride.

After a day of making cherished lifelong memories with the family enjoying the crisp fresh air, head downtown and enjoy one of Spooner’s many tasty restaurants, unique retail shops, art galleries and so much more. You will have so much fun that you will be planning your next trip back before you even leave!

As published in the 2023 May/June Issue of On Wisconsin Outdoors