The Boulder Area, Secret of the Northwoods.
|The Boulder area activities include hunting, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. In summer, golf, camping, paddling, and attending events in the community are available. Year-round activities include hiking, bike riding, bird watching, and visiting the many stores and lakes in the area.
The Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest is located near Boulder Junction. It consists of 25,000 acres of forest and lakes, with 54,000 acres of surface water in 930 lakes and 250 miles of rivers and streams. Within the preserve is 15,000 square miles of northern Wisconsin woodland. Because of the large number of lakes and rivers in the area, Boulder Junction has been proclaimed the “Musky capital of the world”.
Boulder Junction was formerly home to the Northern Wisconsin National Canoe Base, a national base of the Boy Scouts of America..
But all of the activities take a back stage to thousands of acres of pine and hardwood forests covering the glacier landscape, resulting in isolated natural lakes so quiet that the plunk of a lure echoes from shore to shore.
Almost surrounded by water, Minocqua is the ideal resort-area town. Popcorn and fudge-scented air hums with the buzz of speedboats and the putter of pontoons. Giggles and shrieks ripple from Torpy Beach, a popular park and playground along the main street. And families meander in and out of shops and gather around lakeside tables. Many return year after year.
Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce website