Guide to Father’s Day

Compiled by Northwoods News Staff

We love dads! How do you celebrate the man who has everything? Here at Northwoods News, we have put together a wide range of activities to inspire you. Whether you plan on giving Dad a relaxing day at home or taking him out into the world, we hope you and your family have a wonderful day. 

If Dad is a homebody, breakfast in bed is the perfect way to kick off the day. Homemade Recipes has nine recipes to choose from that will be sure to put a smile on Dad’s face. We suggest the Cheddar Bacon Waffles, after all, what Dad doesn’t love bacon? Get the kids involved, Good Housekeeping has several projects you and the little ones can make to show Dad your love. 

S’mores can be an ideal Father’s Day treat. Make them outdoors around the campfire or indoors in the oven and put in a movie that Dad will love

If Dad and the family are up for some out-of-home activities, here are 10 Northwoods spots that are sure to please. From escape rooms to mini-golf, there is bound to be an experience that Dad will enjoy. 


Eagle Falls Adventure Golf and Laser Tag

1040 Pine Street, Eagle River


Daily hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Eagle Falls is an 18-hole adventure style mini golf course. The beautifully landscaped course carries a 1950’s fishing camp theme complete with fishing cabin, bait shop and fishing dock. Cool off with ice cream or an ice-cold soft drink after your game.

Laser Tag can be thought of as a high-tech game of tag or capture the flag. It is an exciting and fun team-based or individual game appropriate for players age six and older. In the game, players are challenged to make the most “tags” on the other team and the player or team with the most “tags” wins. The Eagle Falls laser tag arena is a highly interactive 3,000 square foot play area. It is full of fun effects including fog, black lights, music, multi-level play areas and creative themed decorations. (Both individual and team play are allowed, so Dad can choose his own adventure!


Elmer’s Fun Park

5735 WI-70, St. Germain.


Open seven days a week, weather permitting.

Come check out the guided scenic river trail rides, go-karting, wet and wild bumper boats, bounce house for the little ones, 18-hole miniature golf, ice cream shop, batting cages, rock climbing wall, and bungee trampolines.


Kartway and Rocking W Stable

1890 Pleasure Island Road, Eagle River

Kartway: 715-479-4450

Rocking W Stable: 715-617-6779

Daily hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

A place with fun for everyone, Kartway has all the activities the family could want. There are different tracks for the go-carts, bumper boats, mini golf, and even zip lining! They also have a free sandbox for the little kids to enjoy.  Take Dad on an adventure this year.


Kickin Axe Up North

1161 Hwy 45 South, Eagle River


Hours by appointment.

A new form of immersive entertainment aiming to bring fun and excitement to the great Northwoods of Wisconsin. Help Dad live out his lumberjack dreams and have a kick axe time mastering the way of the Axepert! Fill out the form on their website to book your session. 


Northwoods Escape Room

1161 Hwy 45 South, Eagle River


Hours vary. 

Use your wits, intuition, brainpower, and collaboration skills. As you and your friends need to solve all the puzzles and uncover the mysteries behind the room, you’re in! You have one hour to escape – can you do it? Book your escape room experience online. A virtual escape room experience is also available. 


Northwoods Zip Line Adventure Tours

7849 Hwy 51, Minocqua


The team at Northwoods Zip Line Adventure Tours is passionate about getting out in the fresh air and experiencing the great outdoors. They proudly offer the biggest and best ziplining adventure course in Wisconsin and the Midwest as well as many other exciting activities. Drive an Argo ATV, zip 1,000 ft over a wilderness lake, go mountain biking, experience the beauty of the Northwoods on a paddle board, join a guided kayak tour on the stunning Tomahawk River or take on exciting aerial challenges up in the treetops.


Pirate Falls Mini Golf

4380 Hwy 17 North, Rhinelander


Friday: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

Saturday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Pirate Falls Mini Golf features 18 holes that are always changing. Get in the spirit of pirate mischief golf and have a new tale to tell about your mini golf experience. Customers write rave reviews about this place being a wonderful family experience that is a good value with excellent customer service.


Rock Falls Riding Stable and Miniature Golf

10829 WI-70 E, Arbor Vitae


Daily Trail Ride: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Daily Golf and Go Karts: 9:00 am to (please call due to varying evening hours.)

Trail Rides: 40 min trail rides through the scenic Northwoods.  

Mini Golf: Play our challenging 18-hole miniature golf course.

Go Kart: We have single karts and double karts available.


Settlers Mill Adventure Golf and Frozen Custard

7940 Hwy 51, Minocqua


Daily Hours

Golf: 9:30 am to 10:00 pm

Custard: 10:30 am to 10:00 pm

Family Fun since 1987, Settlers Mill has been Northern Wisconsin’s finest 18-hole adventure golf. Settlers Mill continues to top the list of ‘up north’ family traditions.

After golfing, treat yourself to a scoop of velvety smooth frozen custard or test your skills in our modern video game room.


Wildwood Outdoor Adventures

5179 Hwy 70 West, Eagle River


Daily Hours:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Come book your adventure with us and enjoy our fun and exciting trips! Enjoy our Eagle River Tubing which is our most popular activity! We have a lot of other tours from Kayaks, Canoe, and more! We also have high-quality SUP, kayak, canoe, towable tube, and water mats available to rent.

New to kayak or stand-up paddle boards? We got you! We offer group classes or private classes here at Wildwood Outdoor Adventures


Wildwood Wildlife Park

10094 State Highway 70, Minocqua


Daily Summer Hours:

9:00 am to 5:30 am

Wildwood Wildlife Park Zoo and Safari is the second largest zoo in Wisconsin. It is home to over 1,700 animals and 229 species and many unique experiences. The Budgie (or Parakeet) Encounter and Giraffe Feedings are crowd favorites. Explore attractions by tram or boat and take advantage of the many opportunities to feed goats, sheep, deer, camel and aoudads. Share a meal onsite at the Jambo Hut, Wild Bananas and Hungry Bear Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe.