With 29 perpetually new vacation homes and 10 deluxe motel suites to choose from, rest assured your stay with us will be a comfortable one that’s richly rewarded. Bring your own boat or explore the “Big Chip” in a pontoon or complete fishing rig or rental from our first rate marina. The ‘Harbor View’ restaurant…

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March 2, 2020 Hayward Lakes Area Outdoor Report By: Steve Suman There is a good chance this week you will see some weather you like – as well as weather you do not like. While not necessarily touching the far ends of the spectrum, it will be quite the mix, from rain to snow and…

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Steve Suman   There is no shortage of snow or cold temperatures in the Hayward area! This week’s forecast shows somewhat of a welcome warming trend toward the end of the week and through the weekend, with a few chances for snow. Crews continue to groom the Birkie Trail.   “The Quiet Lakes area experienced…

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By: Steve Suman If record snowfall the first day of December left any doubt, sub-zero temperatures this week should drive home the point winter arrived – even if it is not “official” until December 21. However, the current extended forecast shows somewhat of a warming trend returning next week, with little indication (at this time)…

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    Golden View 3 season enjoyment on the Chippewa Flowage in Northern WI Lakeside Vacation Lodging at Meo’s Golden View Our paved, dead-end town road has only slight traffic and is ideal for strolls to our neighboring resorts that have full liquor bars, food, bait, and fishing licenses. A public concrete boat launch is…

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by: Steve Suman The current forecast for this week includes a mix of nice and “wet” days, with temperatures cooler than last week, which was a warm one. Mild temperatures should encourage considerable outdoor activities – and the cool nights should make for great sleeping to rest from those activities! “The bite is mostly hit-and-miss…

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By: Steve Suman Waterfowlers should appreciate this week’s weather predictions (though perhaps not the warm temperatures), as the forecast shows “chances” for rain nearly every day. If we avoid some of the rain days, which is possible, it should be a very comfortable week for outdoor activities. The “good” days are growing shorter – enjoy…

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By: Steve Suman   The current forecast, which is always subject to change (for which we are certainly hoping in this case!), predicts mild but wet conditions most of the week – but with some sunshine by the weekend. Speaking of the weekend, it will be a very busy one for many Wisconsin hunters. Saturday…

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Steve Suman   The current forecast is less than encouraging for Monday and Tuesday (showers, t-storms). However, Wednesday into next weekend looks good, though with cooler high temperatures, especially Saturday and Sunday.   “As overnight temperatures cool the water, the jig bite will pick up on the Quiet Lakes,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “and…

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Steve Suman   The forecast includes chances of showers from now through Wednesday, followed by a return to mild, sunny days with 70-degree highs and lows in the 40s. Fall is in the air!   Wisconsin’s early Canada goose, early teal, and mourning dove hunting seasons open this Sunday, Sept. 1. Early Canada goose season…

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We’re one of the oldest historic resorts still in operation in the Hayward Lakes Area.  Built in 1935 on the south shore of Ghost Lake.. one of Wisconsin’s only “Quiet Lakes”. Our cabins are original log, with stone fireplaces.  Enjoy our heated swimming pool.. tennis & basketball courts.. we have pontoons & fishing boats available…

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by: Steve Suman This week’s weather forecast shows lows in the 40s, highs in the low 70s, and various “slight” chances for rain and thunderstorms. As always, those predictions can change at any moment, so keep your plans – and an eye on the sky. “Last week we had warm days and sunny skies,” says…

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360 Lake Tour Click Here Lakes Staying in and around the Hayward Lakes Area of Northern Wisconsin offers a wide array of lodging. From in town accommodations; to popular lakeside resorts; to quiet, secluded retreats; to your own private cabin or home; Hayward Lakes will help you make memories to last a lifetime.  Barker Lake -…

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by: Steve Suman This week is starting out wet and the forecast indicates chances are good some of this weather will continue through the week and into the weekend, but with warmer temperatures. It is spring and expected (but not necessarily appreciated!) This Saturday, May 4, is Wisconsin’s statewide inland gamefish opener for many species…

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by: Steve Suman   A rainy Sunday night and Monday give way to a mostly warm, dry (possible exception Wednesday), and sunny remainder of the week (minor setback Friday night/Saturday). Less than two weeks from the fishing opener and in general the weather is trending in the right direction… can only hope it continues! Get…

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RAINY DAY FUN Check out the Weiss Community Library on Hwy 77, Phone number:  715-634-2161.  Hours Mon/Wed.Fri 10 am – pm, Tue/Thursday 10 am – 8 pm. Saturday 10 am – 3 pm, closed on Sundays. Go Shopping!  The Hayward Lakes Area is known for their “distinctively…different” stores.  Many unique and fun shops!  Several Antique stores…

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By: Steve Suman Mostly seasonal, somewhat mild temperatures prevail this week – according to the forecast – but after Tuesday do not expect to see sunshine again until Friday. However… keep in mind forecasts can miss the mark, as did (fortunately) last week’s prediction for up to 16 inches of snow in the Hayward area!…

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R&R Bayview Resort in Hayward, Wisconsin offers cabin rentals, a great bar and restaurant and vacation home community on the Chippewa Flowage in Northern Wisconsin. We have a great menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner that include huge burgers, shrimp and the BEST BREAKFAST ANYWHERE! (Don’t forget about our free Bloody Mary with breakfast!). The…

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WEDDING PLANNING Who can imagine a better place for a wedding than the Northwoods of Wisconsin? Wisconsin Northwoods Wedding Planning…great locations for indoor & outdoor wedding receptions and picturesque ceremony locations.Here in the Hayward Area we’ve got it all-gorgeous natural settings, pleasant weather, world class restaurants and caterers, and a variety if venues eager to…

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A Perfect Place to Meet There’s nothing like meeting in the northwoods…first-class accommodations, lots to do and beautiful, peaceful scenery. And it’s closer than you think! Duluth                                        68 miles Minneapolis/St. Paul           …

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Marketing Partners and Friends of Tourism The following marketing partners are financial contributors to the Hayward Lakes Visitors & Convention Bureau, Sawyer County, WI USA Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce PO Box 726 15805 US Highway 63 Hayward, WI 54843 Web Site www.haywardareachamber.com Email info@haywardareachamber.com Phone 715-634-8662   Birchwood Area Chamber of Commerce Web Site:…

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Snowmobiling in Sawyer County The Sawyer County Snowmobile & ATV map is now available on both Android and Apple smartphones. You can download the Trail Treker app to your phone or other smart device from the App Store for $2.00. Then download the Sawyer County map. VIEW SNOWMOBILE MAP HERE ORDER SNOWMOBILE MAP HERE SNOWMOBILE…

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Fishing in the Hayward Lakes Area The Hayward Lakes Area of Northern Wisconsin welcomes anglers of all ages to fish the over 50,000 acres of glacial lakes and rivers of Sawyer County. Home to world record muskies and the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, Hayward, Wisconsin is your vacation destination for excellent fishing! The Chequamegon-Nicolet…

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by: Steve Suman The forecast for this week, with the exception of possible rain early and late in the week, is about as good as it gets in mid September! Get out and enjoy these days – the Farmer’s Almanac predicts a long, cold, and snowy winter! “Less daylight and cool temperatures are lowering water…

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Reiske’s Island View Resort is one of the oldest resorts on the lake where generations of families have made enduring memories. We cater to individuals, couples and families seeking the solitude of a Great Northwoods getaway to create a tradition of their own.

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R&R Bayview Resort in Hayward, Wisconsin offers cabin rentals, a great bar and restaurant and vacation home community on the Chippewa Flowage in Northern Wisconsin. We offer eight fully furnished, modern cottages for rent located on 30 acres surrounded by national forest on the Chippewa Flowage, Wisconsin’s largest wilderness lake. Our cottages are clean and…

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Our Insurance Agency specializes in many fine products designed for living in the “Northwoods”.With our partner companies we can provide outstanding coverage for seasonal homes, lakefront vacation rentals, resorts,  condominium associations, watercraft and recreational vehicles. We provide the products that serve the needs of our customers at a competitive price and a quality of service that our clients…

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  by: Steve Suman Discussions during the preceding weeks centered on IF ice-out would occur before or after the gamefish opener. In the end, most lakes were open, with only the deep, clear lakes retaining ice. Sunshine and warm temperatures made the weekend very pleasant for anglers – and for anyone recreating in the North…

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  by: Steve Suman This week starts with chance of rain and thunderstorms, which could be of great help in removing ice from the lakes. From at least Thursday (if not before) through the Saturday-Sunday May 5-6 fishing opener weekend, the weather looks nearly perfect, with moderately warm days and cool nights. Now all we…

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  By: Steve Suman One week ago, the Hayward area was dealing with 20 inches of blowing snow. Now, with 65 degrees Monday and an extended forecast showing 60- to 70-degree highs in the next few weeks, it appears spring is (finally!) here for good. The sun and warm temperatures may or may not be…

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  By: Steve Suman Technically, we are in the fourth week of spring. Real-life observations, however, indicate winter decided to extend (over-extend!) its stay. The forecast for this week shows a clearing, warming trend after mid-week and we can only hope it comes to fruition. Sunshine, wind, warm temperatures, and even some rain could go…

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  By: Steve Suman Last Sunday’s sub-zero low temperatures were a bit of surprise, but this week’s forecast indicates a slight warming trend – though mixed with various types of precipitation. On a more positive note, the extended forecast shows the following week and the remainder of April with mild to warm temperatures. The warmer…

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By: Steve Suman The cold and snow continues, but if you can survive until Sunday, the forecast shows a warming trend. The high numbers will still be very similar – but they will be above zero! “This cold weather made some great ice,” says Pat at Happy Hooker, “and crews are finally able to stake…

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  By: Steve Suman Winter “officially” started last Thursday, December 21, and the forecast certainly shows winter has arrived! This week is snow and cold, and cold and snow, and some days offer the combination. Cold temperatures will go a long way to building ice for anglers and snowmobilers, while new snow should help with…

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BY: Steve Suman Starting Tuesday evening, the forecast for the remainder of this week is as simple as a forecast can be – “chance of snow showers,” though the chances vary somewhat each day. Temperatures (according the current forecast) will not reach above 32 degrees, but will dip into single digits a few times. The…

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  by:  Steve Suman Forecasts show highs in the 30s/40s and lows in the 20s for much of this week, with chances for “mixed” types of precipitation. However, there is a warming trend at the end of the week and through the weekend. Dress for the occasion and you should be comfortable while pursuing your…

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by: Steve Suman No matter your weather preference (barring 90 degrees, dry, and still), there should be at least one day this week that just about anyone should find favor. Probably just one day per person, per preference, but the forecast shows quite a mix! “The first frost finally made its way into northern Wisconsin,”…

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