Northwestern Wisconsin has certain communities that come to mind when you think of owning a lake cabin or lakefront home. Hayward is probably one of the most widely recognized with its popular tourist atmosphere and large water bodies. But just to its southwest - and even closer to the Twin Cities - are Spooner, Shell Lake, Trego and Webb Lake, which each have their own individual characteristics as lakeshore getaways in Wisconsin's northwoods. And, they offer a wide variety of waterfront real estate, from perfect beachfront cabins to log retreats along the many rivers, brooks and creeks that criss-cross this scenic part of Wisconsin.
The city of Shell Lake is situated in the southwestern corner of Washburn County, and rests on the shores of beautiful 2,500 acre Shell Lake. Well kept homes and cabins line the shore with their expansive sand beaches - many within walking distance to downtown businesses. With its unique setting overlooking these crystal clear waters, the community's Lakefront Pavilion is the perfect gathering spot for outdoor concerts, weddings, and other numerous events.
Just a few miles up the road from Shell Lake on Highway 63 is Spooner, Wisconsin. Famous as the World's Largest Musky Hatchery - and as one of the best places in the United States to catch these elusive fish - the town has a long history of attracting visitors who enjoy its laid back surroundings and incredible recreational opportunities. All three of the McKenzie Lakes and Spooner Lake are favorite Musky and Bass fisheries for serious anglers from both near and far.
Just to Spooner's northwest, and on the path to the resort hamlet of Webb Lake, lies a dense grouping a highly regarded recreational lakes in the Voyageur Village Area. This is Northwest Wisconsin at its best, with charming lake cabins from yesteryear - and of the more modern varieties - intermingled with numerous golf courses, ski & snowmobile trails, welcoming resorts, and a new lake around every bend. With great proximity to Spooner, Siren and Hayward, it is the perfect place to have a cabin within an easy drive of countless restaurants, unique shops and businesses of all types.
Some of the best times about being at the lake cabin are when you can get away from it for a few hours and join in the local festivities or do a little sightseeing in the surrounding communities. Whether it's the Spooner Rodeo, Shell Lake's Town and Country Days, The Railroad Memories Museum, the Shell Lake Art Center Camp, or any of the numerous attractions that are popular throughout these towns, you will find plenty of things to do around Spooner, Shell Lake, Webb Lake and Trego.
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