St. Germain will be Rockin the Red, White & Blue on Sunday, July 1, with an all day celebration. It is not too late to take part in the Freedom 5K Fun Run. You can register the day of at 7:30am with the race starting at 8:30. Bring the kids and they can run the 1K at 9:30. Once you finish the race, keep going and visit the Craft & Vendor show from 9:00 -3:00, with over 70 vendors you will be sure to find a treasure or two to take home with you. The Rockin the Red, White & Blue parade will being at 3:00 starting from the Northwoods Rest Motel and ending at the Community Center where the festivities will continue with the St. Germain Fire Department hosting a water fight shoot out with other local fire departments. Live Music, free inflatables for the kid, food served by the St. Germain Lions Club will be going on all day at the Community Park. Dusk is when the amazing fireworks display will begin, these are the BEST you will see anywhere in the Northwoods. For more information Visit our Website

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The Temperature’s Rising! Come Fish with Us!!


Lakes are opening as the temperature rises in the Northwoods! The St. Germain Chamber is excited for our 2nd Annual Fishing with the Stars Open Water Fishing Tournament! Take to the waters on any Vilas or Oneida County lake Saturday, May 19th fishing for Bass, Walleye, Pike and Panfish. If you are one of the three lucky anglers chosen then Sunday, May 20th you will enjoy a day on the water fishing and filming a “Waters & Woods” episode with fishing Stars JOHN GILLESPIE, PETE MAINA and ROB MANTHEI. Come fish your favorite lake with your favorite partner!

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Best Fish Fry in St. Germain? Vote Now!

Have you cast your ballot for the best Fish Fry in St. Germain? This is a tight race and the winner will announced on April 27th, Vote here–Germain-Scoop.html…

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Wisconsin Winters are not for Wimps…

Many people ask us how we can stand to be in the cold in Wisconsin. Simple, we embrace it!  This is the most beautiful time of the year. The ground is covered in snow, which Mother Nature freshens on a regular basis making it look like diamonds are glistening on the ground. Why stay in side with so much to do to keep you active and warm?

There are many activities to enjoy in St. Germain. The most popular one is most likely snowmobiling and St. Germain is one of the premier destination in the state. One of the reasons being, we are home to the largest Snowmobile Club in the state. With over 1,100 members, the Bo-Boen club keeps the trails in the best conditions possible. Start  your day on the trails by stopping by for a hearty breakfast at either the Wolf Pack Cafe, know for their world famous pancakes. Or stop by the  3C’s Coffee Cup Cafe and enjoy a hearty breakfast of Pan Fried Walleye.


If you prefer to catch your own breakfast, Ice Fishing knows no bounds. Enjoy a crisp sunny day on the lake enjoy spectacular scenery that is even more magnificent than the summer time. Hire one of our expert  guides to take you to the best spot on the to reel in your catch. While you are on the ice, there are many places that you can stop to warm up and have a quick bite for lunch. If you are fishing on Big St. Germain Lake, why not try Fibber’s Bar & Restaurant? Not only will you have a delicious lunch but you can also check our the trophy fish mounts. Fishing on Little St. Germain Lake, try The Timbers Bar.  Exceptional burgers and friendly service along with TV’s to watch any sporting event you fancy.

Looking for something more relaxing? Snowshoeing is a great activity to get you out and warm up on a brisk winter day. There are many different trails in St. Germain. The Awassa Nature Preserve is an easy/beginner trail offering a system of level, shaded trails that meander through stands of mature pines, oaks, maples, and a rich understory of balsam fir. During the winter, the portions of the trail system that do not coincide with the snowmobile trail are available for walking, snowshoeing and skiing. You can also try the Shannon Lake Trail System. With a mix of easy/beginner and intermediate loops, about half the trail runs through areas logged in 1976 and 2000. The loop around Shannon Lake is especially scenic. The rest of the gently rolling trail meanders through a variety of northern hardwoods.

Finish your daily outdoor activities by heading out to dine at one of our amazing supper clubs. Try the Golden Pines Restaurant, rustic yet fine dining in a casual relaxed atmosphere. With nightly specials, vegetarian and gluten free meals. This is a restaurant everyone can enjoy. Mar-Li’s Bar & Restaurant serves up amazing broasted chicken and incredible Friday Night Fish Fry. No matter what restaurant you decide on visiting don’t leave without having an Old Fashioned.

No matter the weather, you will find many ways to stay warm in St. Germain! For more information visit our website at or give us a call at 715-477-2205




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2018 Arctic Warrior Race


The 2018 Arctic Warrior is right around the corner and it’s time to commit! Register today for the 5k/10k Snowshoe Race, 1k Little Warrior Race or the 5k/10k Arctic Warrior Obstacle Course Race. Register by Dec. 22nd to guarantee your gender specific sport performance shirt or 1/4 zip size! Enjoy the new snow and Warrior On!

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Fall Colors Are Ready to Pop in St. Germain

It’s Time to Look up,  Hook up, Tee up and Fill up

Pull out that wool sweater and favorite pair of jeans and get ready to fall in love. Just because the temperatures begin to drop does not mean you will run out of things to do. St. Germain comes alive in the fall.

Look Up

Take a moment and look up at the sky.  As your head leans back, you will notice how before getting to the brilliant blue sky, your eyes will pass the most amazing reds, breathtaking oranges and warmest of yellow leaves on the trees. With the temperatures returning to normal in the Northwoods our trees are becoming magical once again.   One of the most scenic drives will take you from Highway J to Woodruff, providing ample spots to awe you.

There are many trails you can explore if a brisk hike is what you are looking for. St. Germain is known for some of the most serene hiking trails. For those looking for a smaller trail, try the Awassa Preserve and Hiking Trail. Newly acquired by the town of St. Germain. This trail offers a .5 mile to a a 2.1 mile loop. Stroll through mature oaks, maples and pines and keep your eyes open for the abundance of wildlife in St.Germain. Chances are you will see a deer or two watching you as you make your way through their home.

Shannon Lake Trail

With a mix of easy to beginner and intermediate loops, roughly  half the trail runs through areas logged in 1976 and 2000. The loop around Shannon Lake is especially scenic. The rest of the gently rolling trail meanders through a variety of northern hardwoods. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the stillness around this non-motorized lake.

Heart of Vilas County Trail.

This trail is a must no matter if you are hiking or biking. Where else will you find over 45 miles of a paved trail that takes your through forests, lakes, wooden bridges and offers you every opportunity to see most every type of wildlife? This trail begins in St. Germain and will take you all the way to Manitowish Waters. If you are biking Go North, will shuttle you to your destination, making it easier to see the sights without  having to make that round trip. Find our more about biking this trail and Go North trail here, Go North

Hook Up

Musky fishing is at its peak in the fall months. It’s not uncommon to hook a forty or fifty incher and have a story to tell for a lifetime. Seeing the awe inspiring magic nature gives us takes on an entirely different aspect from the water.  St. Germain is home to many great Musky Guides that give you that extra chance to hook the “fish of a thousand casts”. Find your guide by using this line. You can also join us for the 29th Annual Greater Muskie Tournament, October 6-8th. In 2016 we had a tournament record musky caught, measuring in at 51″! Of course this is a catch and release tournament so that fish is still there for you to reel in this year. Find out more and register here.


Tee Up

The St. Germain Golf Club opened as a nine hole facility in 1993 and expanded to eighteen holes in 1996. The golf course, stretching to 6,651 yards from the back tees, will challenge the most seasoned golfer as well as provide the social player with a most memorable golfing experience. Carved out of a dense white and red pine forest, the St. Germain Golf Club provides unparalleled Northwoods beauty.

Perhaps nowhere is the beauty of St. Germain more evident than on our signature hole, number 5. A truly breathtaking hole, number 5 is a gentle dogleg right that showcases all that St. Germain has to offer – beautiful pines, lush fairways, and perfectly manicured greens. Book your tee time today at St. Germain Golf Course

Fill Up

For a small town, you will find no shortage of places to fill up during your stay. Start your day at the Wolf Pack Cafe. Home of the World’s Best Pancake! Looking for something a little different to try instead of traditional breakfast fare? Head down the street to the 3C’s Coffee, Cup, Cafe and try their Walleye Breakfast. Who say’s fish just has to be for Friday Night? Just want to grab a quick something and head out for your day? St. Germain has the best bakery in the Northwoods, located right inside of Sentry Foods. Bakery items are baked fresh in store every day! Get there early before they are gone.

Supper Clubs are a staple in Wisconsin and you will find many to choose from in St. Germain. From Golden Pines a 100 year old log building to Whitetail Inn to Clearview Inn  and everything in between. Menus are sure to offer mouth watering fares such as Prime Rib or Filet Mignons; Baked Walleye to a Friday Night Fish Fry. Brandy Old Fashioned’s to Ice Cold Beer. We have what you want.

Find out more about our places where you can look up, hook up, tee up and fill up at


Penny Strom

Executive Director

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