Summer Activities

There’s something for everyone

Mountain biking, hiking, fishing and more… just minutes from our door? You bet. Whatever you’re into this summer, we’ve got endless family friendly activities just steps away.

Mountain Biking

Telemark Northwoods Lodging is situated near some of the Midwest’s best mountain bike trails. Learn more about the area’s regional mountain bike trail system (with over 300 miles of maintained trails) and start planning your outdoor adventure during your stay at Telemark Northwoods Lodging.


Whether you enjoy short nature hikes or week-long wilderness adventures, you’ll easily see why the American Hiking Society named the Cable Area as a charter “Trail Town USA.”


The Cable Area has 963 named bodies of water which are home to over 20 species of fish, and also boasts over 70 rivers and countless streams. Whatever adventure you’re after, you’re sure to catch it here.



The Cable Area has some of the most pristine waterways in the Midwest to canoe or kayak. With 966 inland lakes and over 400 miles of streams and rivers we offer the canoe and kayak enthusiast a full assortment of opportunities for any skill level.


The Chequamegon National Forest contains over 140 miles of trails for the ATV enthusiast offering rugged terrain, and unparalleled scenery. The Cable Area continues to expand our ATV systems.


The Cable & Hayward Areas are known as the Golf Capital of WI, with several golf courses ranging from Par 72, 18-Hole Championship golf to the beginner golf instruction and family par-3 golf courses.


Road Biking

The Cable Area is an equally popular road biking destination.Tour the lakes, weave through the woods, pedal along side the wild and scenic Namakagon River or just explore the back roads. Low traffic roads offer endless route possibilities.

Winter Activities

World-class winter trails and events

The Cable area boasts some of the midwest’s (and world’s) best trail systems and events. Whether you’re going on a leisurely ski tour or are racing in the “Birkie,” you’re sure to enjoy all that our northwoods winter has to offer.


The over 100 kilometer Birkie Trail system attracts skiers, runners, bikers, trekkers, and hikers, from casual day-trippers to elite superstars. The Birkie trail was built for all silent sports enthusiasts to enjoy, and you can access the trail right from the property grounds.


Snowshoeing is just about as silent a “silent sport” as you can find. From easy and rolling to trails that take you through some of the most rugged terrain in the region, there is a trail for everyone.


The Cable Area has over 1,200 miles of interconnecting snowmobile trail systems, making it one of the largest trail systems in the U.S. Uncrowded trails and the solitude of the Chequamegon National Forest bring snowmobilers back again and again.

Snow Biking

Winter mountain biking on fat tire bikes is rapidly gaining popularity in the Chequamegon Area. There are now over 50 miles of groomed winter bike routes and literally hundreds of miles of plowed town roads to tour.

Area Resources

Learn more about the surrounding area!

Cable Chamber | Hayward Chamber | Hayward Lakes Chamber | Bayfield Chamber | Ashland Chamber