Boulder Junction Family Fun Guide

July 1, 2022

It’s time to pack the sunscreen and beach towels, load the kids in the car and head north to Boulder Junction! This is the perfect place to enjoy those long, warm summer days and clear star-filled nights. Boulder Junction offers the same classic vacation experience that your grandparents enjoyed and people are making new memories here every day. Here’s a quick guide to planning the classic Boulder Junction family vacation.

Horseback Riding Excursion

Wanting to take the kids on a Northwoods adventure? Consider a horseback ride at Grassy Creek Ranch. These horseback riding trips go through dense forest and are offered daily. Rides can be walk-only, as well as trot or gallop ride options. Call Sonny to book your rides today, (715) 892-1438!

Picnic Adventures

Who is hungry? We’re all hungry! Food tastes better in the fresh air and Boulder Junction has plenty of outdoor spaces perfect for an outdoor feast. The Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest (WI DNR) alone has 236,000 acres open for your family to enjoy. Consider picnicking at North Trout Lake Picnic Area or Nichols Beach featuring a new volleyball court. Find all of your dining supplies at Coontail Market. The only question: picnic table or blanket in the grass!

Pitstop for Ice Cream

Looking for a cool treat? Look no other than Mad Dog Jake’s on Main Street, or The Ice Shanty on Highway M just North of town, for delicious Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream. Get a classic scoop in a fresh, chocolate-dipped cone at Mad Dog Jake’s or the weekly specialty flurry at The Ice Shanty to get your ice cream fix!

Relax by a campfire

Is there anything more timeless than sitting under the stars around a crackling campfire? In the age of electronics, this timeless activity still entertains people of all ages. Be sure to pick up some marshmallows and perfect your toasting technique. If you need a sweatshirt or some bug spray before lighting the fire, head to Northern Highland Sports. They have everything to keep you comfortable in the great outdoors.

Swimming beaches

Boulder Junction beaches are as classic as they come – enjoy clear water, fresh air and the sound of the breeze in the trees. They offer soft sand that’s perfect for building sand castles. Check out these great swimming beaches to visit this summer.