Cable Area Summer Fun Challenge 2023

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101 Ideas for How to Have Your Best Summer Yet!

1. Go for an early-bird breakfast at The Cable Café!

2. Need that extra hand cleaning up your yard? Call Andy’s Off Grid to help you.

3. Grab a bottle of top-tier wine from Rocky’s Service or Cable Triple G. (Ask Roger or Patti for their recommendation)

5. Looking for a new toy?! Stop in at Lucky Strike LLC and check out their Mini-pontoons!

6. Book your weekend getaway with North Country Vacation Rentals or Recreational Rental Properties.

7. Cool off with a treat from Big Dipper Treat Shoppe.

8. Discover your rainy day read at Redbery Books!

9. Check out the newest exhibit, Northwoods ROCKS! at the Cable Natural History Museum.

10. Go fishing, or searching for otters in the clear waters of Lake Owen. Boat rentals available at Lake Owen Resort!

11. Learn some new tricks or race your friends on the pump track at the Cable Bike Park.

13. Watch the sunset over Lake Namakagon from the patio at Garmisch. (Pro tip: Ask Timbo about the delicious grasshopper ice cream drink)

14. Grab some goodies from Rondeau’s to make s’mores around the campfire.

15. Register for a sporting event: Hungry Bear 100, Epic Bike Fest, Chequamegon 100, or Chequamegon MTB Festival!

16. Spruce up your cabin with a new piece of art at any of our local studios: Dragonfly, S. Qualey, or Once in a Blue Moon!

17. Enjoy a delicious, stone-oven pizza from The River’s Eatery

18. Go on the Sara Balbin Sculpture Tour through downtown Cable! (Maps available here or at the Chamber!)

19. Try a jumbo chocolate chip cookie or a fresh made pastry from Velo Café.

20. Search for and take a selfie with the fairy village at the Wayside Wanderings Natural Play Area.

21. Go fishing on Lake Namakagon, if needed, book a guided day with Namakagon Area Guide Services or Noah Glitto Outdoors.

22. Try a delicious Otter Burger at Otter Bay Resort.

23. Hike the Birkie Trail or one of the many trails in our area! (maps available at the Chamber)

24. Form a team and try your luck at The Portage Trivia Night!

25. Feeling lucky? Buy some pull-tabs at Ammo’s Evergreen Tavern, Chopper’s Bar, or American Legion Post 487.

26. Enjoy happy hour on the patio while the kids enjoy the beach at Staudemeyer’s Four Seasons Resort.

27. Find your newest treasure at the United Church of Christ Second Chapter Thrift Shop.

28. Get your Fish Fry on at Lakewoods, Garmisch, or Pla-Mor!

29. Go for an ATV ride through the extensive trail system, maps available at the Chamber! ATV’s available for rent at Runamuk Rides.

30. Find “FUN!” in the Cable Area!

31. Listen to live music under a blue-and-white canvas tent at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua.

32. Rent canoes from Bear Country Rentals and enjoy a nice trip down the Namekagon River!

33. Rent a bike from New Moon Bike & Ski and bike through the Chequamegon National Forest on the CAMBA trails.

34. Hike to Morgan Falls, then to St. Peters Dome for a great view of the Big Lake.

35. Enjoy a beautiful hike or bike on the Rock Creek Trail.

36. Challenge your friends to a round of golf at Forest Ridges Golf Course or Hayward Golf Course.

37. Embrace your inner child: try catching fireflies!

38. Shoot trap at the Cable Rod & Gun Club.

39. Build a sandcastle on the beach at Garmisch, Lake Owen Resort, or Four Seasons.

40. Get a fishing license at Rondeau’s and catch dinner.

41. Camp under the stars at Drummond Lake Campground!

42. Play BINGO with the Cable Area Lions at Lakewoods Monday nights 7-9pm July 10 thru Aug 14th.

43. Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard from Lakewoods Resort Marina and paddle the shores of Lake Namakagon.

44. Learn about the lives and old-time skills of Lumberjacks at Scheer’s Lumberjack Show.

45. Get your “Fromage” on at Benoit Cheese Haus.

46. Buy your friend a drink at Pioneer Bar.

47. Find the perfect hanging basket for your deck or patio at Big Brook Greenhouse.

48. Find the perfect gift at My Villa Home Décor.

49. Try the Wednesday Wing Ding at Pla-Mor Bar & Restaurant.

50. Try the ‘Broasted Chicken’ at Sawmill Saloon.

51. Take someone you love for some good home cooking at R Place Café or Cable Café.

52. Check out the taxidermy at Loon Saloon, Choppers, or Pioneer Bar!

53. Take a class with Box & Bell Fitness.

54. Go to the Ruckus In The Woods Music Festival in Barnes!

55. Wake up and have breakfast prepared for you at the cozy Drumming Woods Bed & Breakfast.

56. Stay at Mogasheen Resort and hike the Namakagon Trail right from your front door.

57. Visit the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center to check out their interactive exhibits and special programs.

58. Pack a picnic lunch and hike up to Juniper Rock and enjoy the view of the Big Lake.

59. Get out your camera and capture the beautiful nature in our area. For inspiration, check out Haylo Design or James Netz Photography!

60. Take in the interesting history of our area at the Cable/Namakagon or Drummond Historical Museums.

61. Book with The Hollywood Hills Chalet, Byrd’s Nest, or Rosa Lake Lodge for your next Up North stay.

62. 4th of July: Have red white and blue pancakes at the Community Center!

63. 4th of July fun: Participate in the CARE 5k/10k walk/run.

64. Watch the 4th of July parade through downtown Cable!

65. Enjoy Sweet Corn at the Cable Area Lion’s 4th of July picnic.

66. Watch fireworks at the Cable Town Park, Grand View Park, Lakewoods, or the Barnes Town Park.

67. Have a “stay and play” weekend at Spider Lake Golf.

68. Have a girls day and do a tour or wine tasting at White Winter Winery.

69. Head to Clam Lake and see if you can spot any Elk.

70. Grab a slice of dessert (or the whole pie!) from Tilly’s Pies!

71. Browse through the listings of the area with one of our local Realtors: Camp David Realty, McKinney Realty, or Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

72. Watch the Chequamegon Children’s Theater’s summer musical July 28, 29, 30!

73. Treat yourself to some pizza at The Loon Saloon!

74. Enjoy the quiet of the northwoods with a cup of tea from The Healing Shop.

75. Treat yourself to an adjustment or massage at Cable Chiropractic Clinic.

76. Energize yourself for the day with a yummy tea or shake at The Divide Nutrition.

77. Purchase your “SMART” cards/art on display at Cable Chiropractic, Redbery Books, Rivers Eatery, or Sweet Exchange.

79. Spruce up your yard with Rick Gruel Landscaping.

80. Stop at The Velo Cafe for your morning coffee or latte.

81. Go for a drive at dusk and see if you spot any black bear.

82. Want an aerial photo or video of your property? Hire Airfox Photography to get the job done.

83. Take a selfie at sunset with a cocktail at Hanks Landing.

84. Shop at Sweet Exchange for some new hand made jewelry

85. Order a dozen hand decorated sugar cookies from Simply Sweets Cookie Co

86. Go to Taco Tuesday at Pioneer Bar.

87. Beat your friends at a lively game of Foosball at Chopper’s Bar.

88. Treat yourself to some new biking gear at Start Line Services!

89. Try the delicious chips & queso at The Portage.

90. Cannonball into Lake Namakagon!

91. Sign up for a library card at Forest Lodge Library and read while soaking up the sunshine.

92. Try the famous Biscuits & Gravy at R Place Café.

93. Need a tune up for that summer time toy? Call Al’s Mobile Repair & Service or Titus Repair to get the job done.

94. Hit the driving range at Hayward Golf Course then grab a bite to eat at Caddyshack Bar & Grill.

95. Thank a Vet at the American Legion Post 487 in Cable.

96. Visit a multi-generational business: Lakewoods, Loon Saloon, Four Seasons, Evergreen, Mogasheen, Rondeau’s.