Boulder Junction’s most Instagrammable spots
March 2, 2022
Whether you’re trying to be the envy of your social media followers or just want to take some stunning photos for your camera roll on your next trip to the Northwoods, you can’t go wrong at these scenic spots in and around Boulder Junction.
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Downtown Boulder Junction & the Big Rocker
Boulder Junction’s charming downtown is home to welcoming restaurants, shops, and lodging establishments, but it’s also just plain cute. Hop on the giant rocking chair outside Peeplelures (a popular summer photo op) or snap a panorama when downtown’s lights are first coming on at dusk.
Boulder Junction Mural
This homage to all four seasons in Boulder Junction is painted on the side of Badger Heating & Air Conditioning on Main Street in downtown Boulder Junction.
Cathedral Point Park
Marvel at the towering trees that soar 100 feet above your head at Cathedral Point Park south of downtown Boulder Junction. Cathedral Point juts out between the north and south sections of Trout Lake and is home to ancient pine trees that provide a stunning natural setting for visitors; to reach Cathedral Point Park take Highway M south from Boulder Junction and turn right on Cathedral Point Lane.
Marty the Musky
Head to the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce office on Highway M (Park Street) and you’ll see a larger-than-life musky. Marty the Musky, an 18-foot statue highlighting Boulder Junction’s title as the Musky Capital of the World™, made his debut outside the chamber office last year and has already become a popular photo-op for visitors and locals alike. (Be sure to use the #martythemusky hashtag when sharing your pics on social media.)
The Musky Tank
Just two blocks west of Main Street on Highway K, you’ll find another giant musky in the Musky Capital of the World™.
What Fish Are You?
Stop by Northern Highland Sports on Main Street to see how you measure up to your favorite fish species.
Rustic Road 60
Just outside of Boulder Junction, you’ll find a great scenic drive that’s especially pretty in the fall. Rustic Road 60 follows Highway K for 12 miles through the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest from just south of Boulder Junction to Star Lake. The winding route passes several lakes, including White Sand Lake, Lost Canoe Lake, White Birch Lake, Ballard Lake and Little Star Lake. Stop for a lakeside photo or take a quick detour on State House Road near Star Lake and take a short hike on the Star Lake Nature Trail.
Lakeside cabins, resorts & lodges
Boulder Junction is home to nearly 200 lakes, so it’s pretty easy to find a cabin, cottage or resort located on the shores of one of these tree-lined Northwoods waterways. Lake View Lodge is a private 5-bedroom home open year-round on the eastern shore of Boulder Lake; step outside for a great sunset photo or cozy up next to a fireplace and enjoy the view from the lodge’s panoramic windows. You can find lots of other photogenic lodging properties in and around Boulder Junction too—see a list of places to stay here.