it's cabin time™ in New Auburn
New Auburn is a small town with a plethora of opportunities for visitors who enjoy spending time outdoors. Originally called Cartwright’s Mills, This town used to be based around the sawmill industry. As it grew and there began to be less trees due to them being cut down, it became an agricultural community. Now, New Auburn is known for its thriving tourist and recreation industries. Head to any of the many hiking, boating, or fishing spaces in the area and experience some of the most beautiful places in Michigan. Furthermore, in the natural environment, you might see white-tailed deer, red fox, moose, wolves, or black bear.
Right down the road from New Auburn is Chetek, Wisconsin, which has both outdoor and indoor opportunities for visitors to fill their time. Competitive visitors can go bowling at Chetek Lakes Event Center and Pizzeria or play a round of golf at one of several golf courses. Opportunities for fishing, of course, are also everywhere; varieties include bass, walleye, pickerel, and bluegill. Make sure you pay attention to the dorsal fins of the fish you catch: If there is a cylinder-shaped tag beside the fish’s dorsal fin, it was placed there by the Fish-o-rama, and you can win a cash prize! Prizes range from a few dollars per fish to $500.
If you’re interested in history, there are two museums nearby that explain some more information about the history of the surrounding areas and are a great afternoon option for a family visit. The Pioneer Museum is a local town built in the 19th century that is set up to educate visitors. Participate in educational activities, attend events, or just wander around and get information about a different period in time. The Chetek Area Museum is also a great option, where visitors can learn about four major topics related to the area: the lumber industry, the tourist industry, Native American history, or US military service of people who have lived in the Chetek area.
Finally, visitors in the winter will have plenty of opportunities to participate in winter sports, as well. With hundreds of miles of snowmobiling trails in Barron County, as well as places for ice fishing on the lake, you will certainly not be bored no matter what time of the year you visit.
In short, there are opportunities to spend your time in many ways when you visit New Auburn, Chetek, and the surrounding areas of Wisconsin.
-Star Dust Drive in Movie Theater
-Chetek Area Museum