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 www.st-germain.com


Penny Strom

Executive Director

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