The mission of the Barn Quilts of Oconto County is to celebrate and promote the culture, heritage and progressive nature of Oconto County by placing quilt blocks on barns and
other suitable buildings throughout the county. Find us on Facebook!
If you’re looking for a fitness center that will keep you healthy and active, come visit us at the Bond Community Center, where our family-friendly atmosphere offers health and wellness activities for people of all ages. Members can choose from a range of land or water group exercise programs, educational offerings, and special classes for every stage of fitness, with professionally trained staff helping you every step of the way. Best of all, membership is open to the public and visitors can use any of our three locations.
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Lena Lanes is a spacious eight-lane bowling alley located in the heart of Lena, WI approximately 30 miles North of Green Bay. Having opened in 1978, this spot serves as a landmark in town and has a wonderful history of providing entertainment, food, and spirits to its patrons. The bar area of Lena Lanes is complete with pool tables, an air hockey table, an elevated video gaming area, as well as a horseshoe style shaped bar with a kitchen area tucked behind it. New pins, recently refinished lanes, and an overall clean and well-kept atmosphere characterize the bowling area.
The 1868 brick home is furnished to reflect the Victorian period. A museum annex on the grounds contains Old Main Street and its shops, Copper Culture artifacts, and displays about Oconto County history. A barn/carriage house houses tools and historic vehicles, including two antique electric cars. A restored log cabin reflects life on the frontier.
Copper Culture State Park was established after discovery in 1952 of artifacts relating to the Old Copper Culture. These artifacts date from about 4000 to 3000 BC. Burial ground of North America’s earliest metal users, the Oconto Site is the oldest dated cemetery in Eastern North America.
Chase, Wisconsin is about 20 miles northwest of Green Bay in Oconto County. What has come to be known as the Chase Stone Barn was built in 1903 and is on the State and National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the last surviving all-fieldstone barns in the country. The town is currently in the process of raising funds to help restore the barn and develop the park. The stones were gathered from local farm fields over a century ago, however their origin was Canada. Massive glaciers pushed and tumbled the stone to the Wisconsin region during three known ice ages over the past 70,000 years. Some of the stones are over 2 billion years old!
Built in 1886 for $1,137.20, this structure is the first edifice built for Christian Science services in the world. Although the Mother Church in Boston had started a number of years before, no building had been completed for the express purpose of worship until Oconto's church was erected.
Twenty-one historic homes and one church reflect a variety of architectural designs and influences. Many belonged to prominent Oconto business families. A guided tour is available by appointment through the OCHS. A self guided walking tour booklet can be obtained at the Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce. Between Erie Avenue and Duncan Lane. National Register of Historic Places, 1979.
The museum features a variety of local history and artifacts including tools and displays of the trapping and logging industry that once dominated the area. The log home was moved to the museum site from a rural farm and gives a realistic look at the rustic living of loggers in the past.
Original Oconto County offices and jail were located at the intersection of 1st Street and Collins Avenue. The original building became the central part of the hospital. Additions were made but the hospital closed in 2002. The present Courthouse (central building) at 300 Washington Street west of Park Avenue was severely damaged by fire in 1907. Several additions have been made. National Register of Historic Places, 1982.
Built in 1922, this Georgian Revival-style building has a monumental round arch door and windows.
Location: Oconto County. North Park Avenue Road, beginning at County S in the city of Oconto and ending at Maple School Grove Road in the town of Little River.
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Stiles Junction. Railroad Depot, located 1/4 mile south of Hwy 141 & 22 junction on Hwy 141. This former depot for the east-west Chicago NorthWestern line and the north-south Milwaukee line is located at an unusual rural right angle crossing and had platforms on two sides to serve the two lines."
Located just outside of Oconto Falls, WI, Delzer's Pumpkin Farm offers an array of activities for kids of all ages. Whether you want to enjoy ourhaunted hayrides, halloween corn mazes, or are just looking for a good old fashioned Wisconsin pumpkin patch, come enjoy an affordable weekend with us and make this a Halloween to remember!
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We make shopping for everyday needs simpler and hassle-free by offering a carefully edited assortment of the most popular brands at low everyday prices in small, convenient locations. Dollar General ranks among the largest retailers of top-quality brands made by America's most-trusted manufacturers.
For over 50 years, Family Dollar has provided our customers with value and convenience. With the help of our vendor community we’re able to keep our costs low, enabling us to pass those savings down to our customer.
Kugel's Cheese Mart has been a family business since 1952. Located in Lena, Wisconsin, we are a factory-direct retailer selling locally made cheeses and a few select imports. We take great pride in our products… aging most of our cheeses and packaging most of our block cheeses the old fashioned way… using a wax covering to ensure the highest quality possible.
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Visit us! We are sisters who love to repurpose furniture & craft as well as meet new people, share ideas, and enjoy a cup of coffee & some homemade candy!
Northwoods Sporting Goods proudly serves the Lena, WI area – offering guns, live baits, and fishing supplies at competitive prices. We are dedicated to providing friendly service and high-quality products because we believe you deserve nothing less. At Northwoods Sporting Goods, your satisfaction is our top priority.
Oconto Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy, dedicated to serving you! We offer many services to make your life easier. Including crafts, gifts and picture services! Find us on Facebook!
With over 25 years of experience in sculpture, Jamie Doeren is a talented artist, with an ever-growing list of accomplishments and artistic achievements. Probably best known for his chainsaw art, he has been perfecting the skill, since he first began experimenting with a chainsaw back in 1989.
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates over 330 stores in 21 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 134 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities.
Start a new holiday tradition … cut your own real Christmas Tree at Whispering Pines Tree Farm ~ Enjoy a free horse-drawn wagon ride out to the field and choose your real Christmas tree from thousands of Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine and White Pine. We'll load your Christmas tree on the wagon and head back to the cozy lodge where you can warm up with a free cup of hot chocolate. Fresh popcorn and old-fashioned hot dogs on homemade buns are also available. Browse our gift shop for unique hand-crafted items and tasty gourmet treats but make sure to visit our new Sweet Shop, located next to Santa's Workshop.
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In the heart of the Nicolet National Forest, you will find artist Joan White, a nationally renouned artist who works with her husband Ken, to turn gnarled, knotty pieces of wood into beautiful works of art. Joan and husband, are located in a quaint little church that today serves as her studio and gallery. Find us on Facebook!
Over the River and Through the Woods is a relaxing weekend retreat for scrapbooking, stamping, quilting, beading and any other types of arts & crafts. Nestled in the Northwoods of Lakewood, Wisconsin guests will enjoy a peaceful, serene setting surrounded by woods, McCauslin Brook and overlooking a picturesque pond while enjoying your favorite craft or hobby.
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Open Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day. 715.276.3505 for tours and info. Approx. 1 mi. east of Lakewood on Co. F, next to the McCauslin Brook Golf Course club house. Visit the oldest logging camp in the country still standing where it was built, in 1881. Operated and maintained by the Oconto County Historical Society. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Bagley Rapids, set among the pines, has millions of gallons of water rushing down the rapids on the Oconto River. You can walk out to the rock ledge to observe the rapids. The best time to view this site is spring.
Directions: From Mountain, follow State Hwy 32 south about 2 miles. Turn right (west) on Bagley Rapids Road. Signs will direct you to the parking area.
Facilities: Parking lot for 6 vehicles, restrooms, campgrounds adjacent. The site is 1/8 mile from the parking lot and is not accessible to person with disabilities.
Throughout the centuries, this site has been used first by American Indians, then loggers, and now is part of the Boulder Lake Campground. A trail leads from the boat landing parking area to the site. Interpretive signs will give you a glimpse into the lifeways of the people who once lived in this woodland lake setting. While no visible signs remain from those people who lived here 500 to 1,000 years ago, you will be able to see remnant logging camp structures from the early 1900's. The best time to visit is May through October.
Directions: From Mountain, follow County W west approximately 10 miles to FR 2116. Turn right (north) to the campground. Follow the signs to the boat landing parking lot.
Parking lot for 14 vehicles and restrooms, interpretive signs. This site is 100 yards from the parking lot and is partially accessible to persons with disabilities.
Follow this 1/4 mile trail into a unique "cathedral" of towering pines and hemlock trees. This area survived Wisconsin's logging era and has been preserved in its natural state. During early summer you may observe great blue herons nesting high in the tallest pines. This is one of Wisconsin's largest active heron colonies. The site may be visited May through October.
Directions: From Lakewood, take State Hwy 32 North 1 mile to Archibald Road (FR 2121). Turn left (west) for 1-1/2 miles. Watch for signs on the left side of the road. Turn right to parking area.
There is parking for 5 vehicles, hiking trails and benches. The site is accessible for persons with disabilities.
Off Hwy 32/64 about two miles south of Mountain, in the Nicolet National Forest. Also known as Weber Lake. Built by the CCCs. National Register of Historic Places, 1996.
The Mountain Fire Lookout Tower is situated two miles north of the community of Mountain in Oconto County, in the Nicolet National Forest. The tower is a galvanized steel structure resting on four concrete piers. An interior stairway rises through the center of the tower to the lookout, or cab, at the top. Prefabricated by the Aermotor Company in 1932, the Mountain Fire Lookout Tower was initially erected by the Wisconsin Conservation Commission at another location in the Nicolet National Forest. In 1935, the tower was moved to its current site.
Directions: From Mountain, take old 32 Road north 2 1/2 miles to entrance sign on right side of road. A gravel road leads to the parking area.
Facilities: Parking for 5 vehicles, interpretive signs and picnic area. The signs and picnic area at the base of the tower are accessible to persons with disabilities.
Location: Oconto County. Old 32 Road, between County W and County F.
R-113 passes through the Chequamegon/Nicolet National Forest where beautiful wooded vistas teem with wildlife and birds. A complimentary feature is the Mountain Fire Tower. It was built in 1934 and is the only fire tower still standing in the area. R-113 also provides access to the Nicolet State Trail and cross country ski trails.
Opened in 1991, Sweet Memories Candy & Gift Shoppe is a popular "up north" tradition of many families. Come browse through many rooms of sweet treats, in a welcoming relaxed atmosphere. Take a walk down "Sweet Memories Lane" and see nostalgic candies you knew as a kid. Store features 1000's of square feet of fun things to do and see. Find us on Facebook!
Your personal wine buyer, hundreds of wines from around the work hand-selected for you. Wine accessories, specialty food items including rothschilds, olive oil, vinegar, specialty chocolates, kitchen tools and huge greeting card selection. (Inside the Nicolet Pharmacy)
Ladies Apparel Boutique with clothes, sandals, scarves, jewelry, hate & more...
Everything you need to complete your adventure on vacation. Summer rentals: skis, wakeboards, towable tubes, snorkels/masks, bicycles, kayaks and stand up paddleboards.
Winter rentals: x-country skis, snowshoes, downhill skis and snowboards.
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Conveniently located next to the Nicolet Pharmacy in Lakewood, The Little Shoppe on the Hill has a wide variety of clothing, jewelry, artwork, glassware, and more!
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Mighty-Fine Sports Shop and Fireworks has the largest selection of artificial and live bait in the area and an amazing selection of all types of fireworks. Great employees. Great atmosphere. Usually a few kind dogs running around. We are very knowledgeable about what we sell and can answer most of your questions! We enjoy your business and we do our best to keep the prices competitive if not lower than our competitors. If we happen to not have what you are looking for, we will gladly look into ordering the item for you!
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Garden decor, home decor, clothing, soaps, sandals, t-shirts, afforable jewelry, sweatshirts, northern decor and homemade jam. Open year round.
Gift Shop, clothing, jewelry and something for everyone! (inside of Northern Perks Coffee Shop).
Brooklyn Lanes (formerly known as Suring Lanes) is a 6 lane Bowling Alley, Bar and Restaurant We offer family friendly bowling, men's, women's, and couples league bowling in the fall and winter months, we also offer birthday or group party packages. Find us on Facebook!
This “frontier style” boarding house/saloon was built the year the Chicago and Northeastern Railroad was cutting a line through the virgin pine forest from Gillett, WI to Wabeno, WI. It first served as a boarding house for the railway construction workers and later for the crews and lumberjacks who began to harvest the region. The building was constructed by a Menominee Indian from the nearby Menominee reservation in 1896. Find us on Facebook!
The Mission of the Gillett Area Historical Society is to perpetuate and promote the history of Gillett and the surrounding area by acquiring, preserving and displaying artifacts and maintaining appropriate records or archival materials for the education and enjoyment of citizens of all ages. The Gillett Area Historical Society will sponsor programs, projects and activities to promote and support the dissemination of the history of the Gillett Area.
This beautiful round barn was built in 1916. East of Suring, Maple Valley Township. WI32 E. 2.3 miles from Suring, N. on CR Z 0.7 miles, E. on CR M 2.5 miles, N. on Hickory Cemetery Rd. 0.3 miles to the barn on the E. side of the road. 12 sided, red metal vertical siding, no cupola, sectional cone roof, large dormer on the S., very good condition.
Maple Valley Orchards is in the business of providing apple scionwood and climatized varieties of apple, pear, and plum trees for orchards and the home gardener. We specialize in antique apples which are propagated at our nursery in Northeastern Wisconsin. Our hundreds of antique apple varieties include Ashmeads's Kernel, Calville Blanc d'Hiver, Cox Orange Pippin, Esopus Spitzenburg, Hudson's Golden Gem, Pitmaston Pineapple, and Roxbury Russet to name a few. Another specialty of ours is red fleshed apples like Pink Pearl and Hidden Rose. Currently, we have over 400 varieties of apple cultivars available.
Strawberry/Asparagus/Rhubarb-5810 Heimke Ln. Exit 185, go north on West Frontage Rd. 1/2 mile. For Pumpkins/Hayrides 5687 Steinkraus Ln. -Exit 185, go north on the East Frontage Rd. 1/4 mile-we are just north of McDonalds. Find us on Facebook!
We offer a variety of gift items, silk floral design, jewelry, scarves, and purses. Come and enjoy a boutique atmosphere.
Lena Swamp Archery is a bowhunting shop for bowhunters staffed by bowhunters featuring the largest selection of archery accessories in the area. An Authorized Dealer of Mathews, Hoyt, Fred Bear, Parker, Mission and Ten Point Crossbows we stock over 100 bows at all times. All items in the shop are try before buy. Find us on Facebook!
The Flower Shoppe Inc. has two locations in Oconto Falls & Gillett! We deliver Beautiful flowers to all surrounding areas. We also carry a wide range of great gifts, Fun Purses, Jewelry, and Giftware!! Find us on Facebook!
Fall color in the Lakewood and Laona area of the Nicolet peaks in mid to late September with the brilliant orange hues of sugar maple along with the reds of sumac and red maple. Later in October there is a second peak with the yellow of aspen, paper birch, and tamarack. Also in October the oaks turn rich shades of red and bronze.
Route: Hwy 32 from Mountain to Laona
Challenge yourself, your friends, your management team, or your special group. The Alpine Tower is a remarkable high ropes course adventure constructed on a series of vertical towers, providing an unforgettable outdoor experience.
Experience paddling from a new vantage point: standing up! Our stand up paddleboarding trip takes place on a secluded lake, tuckeed into the Northwoods. Guides will teach you how to paddle and balance. Enjoy a dip in the lake as well.