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About Manitowish Waters

When Wisconsin locals hear the term “Up North,” they think of pristine lakes, sun-dappled forests, and quiet solitude. It’s a broad colloquial term, and some folks can’t agree exactly where the dividing line to “North” begins, but the response is always the same: nostalgia for easy days spent lakeside in northern Wisconsin. Our Manitowish Waters vacation rentals are a perfect example of this.

Where is Manitowish Waters, WI?

The Northwoods are a special place for many families, couples, and solo travelers. Manitowish Waters is a small town located in this scenic area, just off of Route 51 for the perfect balance of accessibility and remoteness. The town’s small size—only 700 year-round residents—and abundance of locally-owned restaurants and shops add to the overall relaxed vibe.

Things to do in Manitowish Waters, WI

It’s no secret that gorgeous Northwoods nature is a big draw for visitors. The area is home to over 3,200 lakes, streams, and rivers, and is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and people seeking a weekend of quiet relaxation. Guests flock to our Manitowish Waters vacation rentals to experience boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and fishing in these inviting waters. There’s no shortage of land-based activities, either, with miles of hiking and mountain biking. A paved bike trail from Manitowish Waters to St. Germain offers a unique way to tour the area while getting some exercise. With the added opportunity for guided fishing trips and biplane tours, there’s no shortage of ways to see scenic Northwoods. 

The beauty of this undisturbed town is not only in the incredible natural surroundings. Residents’ commitment to maintaining an active community means that there’s always something to do—and our Manitowish Waters cabin rentals are right in the middle of it. 

Did you know that Wisconsin is the leading producer of cranberries in the U.S.? In October, Manitowish Waters celebrates the onset of gorgeous autumn colors—another great reason to visit—with Cran-A-Rama. This festival includes an arts and crafts fair, cranberry cooking contest, free tours of the local cranberry marshes, pontoon boat rides, and more. Summers in Manitowish Waters mean a Music in the Park series every Sunday evening. There’s even a floating retail boutique that cruises around the lakes selling “Up North” themed clothing.

The Northwoods remain a well-kept secret and a perfect location for your next lakeside getaway. Whether you’re looking to spend time in the outdoors or experience the charm of a local town, consider our Manitowish Waters vacation rentals for your next home away from home.