I am Boulder Junction

Boulder Junction is not just any vacation destination—mention Boulder Junction to someone who’s spent time here and you’ll find a shared connection. This place, with its lakes and forests and quaint downtown, is simply like no other. It’s easy to fall in love with Boulder Junction.

And at the heart of Boulder Junction is its people. The chef who visits your table and is happy to share a cooking secret. The resort owner who remembers you (and your parents too!) from the last time you stayed here. The shopkeeper who offers you a wine sampling and a funny story from the day before. Like the towering pines, fresh air and glacial lakes, these people help make this place Boulder Junction.

Learn more about the unique residents who help make our community what it is.

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Bill Sherer
Fly Fishing Guide, Bill Sherer’s Northern Adventures Fly Fishing Guide Service

Since the 1970s, I have enjoyed fishing and biking when I get the chance, but just sitting on my patio, listening to the wind in the trees, the birds at my feeders and the solitude of the forest pleases me as much as almost anything else. We are a tight knit community centered on fishing - Boulder Junction is first and foremost a fishing village, that is our claim to fame! All other enterprises within our town are supportive of that concept, they are all welcomed and fit very nicely with our image, all the businesses within Boulder Junction support each other and could not exist to the same extent without that support. Enhancements like the silent sports trails and recreational opportunities are also a huge benefit to our town we are making a difference in the region and other towns are following our lead - it's nice to be recognized as a leader in outdoor recreation in our region. Um, I really don't have much free time.

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Betty Clough
President, Boulder Junction Lioness Club

We are the Boulder Junction Lioness and we are Boulder Junction. Our club formed 28 years ago and we enjoy participating in the many fund raising activities the Lioness do. As President of the Club, I spend a lot of time walking, biking and participating in church activities.

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Angie Murphy
Owner, Murphy’s High Lake Cabins

I am proud to be a business owner in the Boulder Junction area for 25 years. I love the small town friendly atmosphere which is rich in history and tradition. The wildlife and beautiful scenery are like none other. Surrounded by lakes is a blessing. Autumn leaves are gorgeous against the bluest of skies. This town will capture your heart and soul. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, going out to eat, shopping at flea markets and little shops. Leisurely walking, exploring and establishing the traditions of Boulder with our grandchildren and extended family are extremely important to me.

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John and Sue Altschwager
Owners, White Birch Village Resort

Boulder Junction is the place we have called home for 13 years. Together, we own and operate White Birch Village Resort which has been in our family for 38 years. John has been in the hospitality industry for over 40 years and enjoys all outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing. Sue finds relaxation in cooking, working with kids at church and spending time with the grandchildren. We are grateful for the friendly, supportive and inviting people in Boulder Junction. Our community has a progressive business attitude and you are sure to feel welcomed and embraced when you visit.

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Steve and Lisa Coon
Owners, Coontail

In 1991, we moved to Boulder Junction to start our business. We love the opportunity to spend every moment outdoors enjoying what the area has to offer. In addition, there are no better neighbors than those in this Northwoods community. In our time away from the stores, we enjoy any and all outdoor sports, in particular biking, paddling and skiing.

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Mike Crowley
Photographer, Life in the Northwoods

I really love capturing the beauty of the area through my photography. We have so many opportunities for outdoor recreation and the small town friendly feel is what makes Boulder Junction. In addition, to my photography I also hike, fish, canoe and love our Wisconsin sports teams! I vacationed in Boulder Junction for 22 year prior to moving here 20 years ago. Best decision!

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Jeff Long
Agent, Century 21 Pierce Realty LLC

I was born and raised in Boulder Junction and hold this community very near and dear to my heart. My family owned businesses in Boulder Junction as I was growing up and I also was a small business owner for many years. I had the honor of serving the community while Town Chairman of Boulder Junction for 25 years. AND I was crowned the one and only “Musky King” as a child. Boulder Junction is a small friendly, town. It is a great place to live and raise a family. And very easy to get involved in community. When I am not working on community projects and selling real estate, I am enjoy walking my dog, fishing and hunting.

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Dennis and Cathy Duke
Owners, Boulder Bear Cabin

How fortunate are we to live in such a wonderful community after vacationing here since the 1960s??? Nature, trees, lakes, animals, a laid back life style and great people are what makes Boulder Junction not only our home, but our children and grandchildren's home. In addition to hiking, kayaking, fishing and trail driving - building and creating is top the to list. Check out the stage used for Music on Main Street and other events at Peeple's Park to see a sampling of my handy work.

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Krista Maurer
Owner, Knitt’s Hardware

The many different kinds people are what really makes Boulder Junction home. I have been part of Knitt's Hardware my entire life and have lived in Boulder Junction since 1987. This is a great small town and I am so proud to live here! Volunteering for the Fire Department is a big part of my life and I enjoy the Northwoods, in every season. Snowmobiling, snowshoeing. motorcycling and boating with family and friends.

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Sara Muender
Owner - Artist - Designer, Moondeer & Friends Gallery

As an artist and the owner of my own gallery, most of my time is spent in the gallery itself, keeping everything in order and "takin' care of business". Any free time I have is spent relaxing at home or dining out with friends at one of the fine restaurants in Boulder Junction. Since the gallery is closed in February/March/April, I am able to get away to the Caribbean island of St. Martin for two months a year, where I also sell my art work, spend a lot of time on the beach and hang with friends. I live in the neighboring town of Manitowish Waters, but opened my gallery in Boulder Junction in 2001. Since I moved to this area in 1976, Boulder Junction has always been the most upscale town in the area: Fine shops, galleries and restaurants; everything conveniently located in a roughly 2-block area. People can park easily on Main Street and walk around for an entire day. I love that Boulder Junction continues to attract a more upscale clientele whom I know will enjoy the gallery.

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Lee Ann Ondracek
Artist & Owner, Wild Women of the North & a Few Good Men LLC

My husband, Ray, and I moved here in 1974. I am in the Lakeland Community Band which presents concerts in December and May at the Campanile Center for the Arts and also in Torpy Park, in Minocqua several times through the summer. I make jewelry and paintings for my store. I enjoy taking classes on different art techniques. Taking the beauty of the seasons in this beautiful area is also one of my favorite things to do in my "free" time.

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Carolyn Metz
Owner, Cabins on Trout Lake

I enjoy an early morning kayak or evening paddle to catch the sunrise/sunset. Bicycling is great and hiking is a plus! I also enjoy taking pictures of our area! The natural beauty of this area is stunning, and the people here are friendly and sincere. It is wonderful to be able to take a walk in nature and come back to a grocery store or restaurant around the corner! The biking paths are top notch and the lakes offer quality time for fun and relaxation.

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Pam and Lee Hoffman
Owners, Granary Family Restaurant

We have been running the Granary Family Restaurant together for 10 years. Lee is usually in the kitchen cooking up breakfast and lunch while Pam is out on the floor smiling and pouring coffee. We are open 7 days a week year-round so it does not leave much time for exploration, but summer is our favorite. Nothing better than boating on Trout Lake!

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Nikki Kassien
Licensed Massage Therapist, Calming Stone Massage LLC

My family moved to Boulder Junction in 1977. When I moved away after college, I couldn't wait to move back to my home town! This is an amazing community! When I have free time, I can guarantee you'll see me on the water. My kayak and I go everywhere!

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Steve and Lisa Coon
Owners, Coontail Market

In 1991, we moved to Boulder Junction to start our business. We love the opportunity to spend every moment outdoors enjoying what the area has to offer. In addition, there are no better neighbors than those in this Northwoods community. In our time away from the stores, we enjoy any and all outdoor sports, in particular biking, paddling and skiing.

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Stephanie Miesbauer
Owner, Blueberry Patch

Hi. My name is Stephanie. I was attracted to Boulder Junction because if its quaintness. I was in retail management for 26 years before we settled here in 2004. This town allows us the opportunity to run a small business as well as "kick it down a notch" so we can enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. I am a shopkeeper, homemaker, wife, mother, grandma and great-grandmother. Friends and family are important to me. I chose to go into business for myself not only as a way to earn a living but also because it's a life style that lends me the flexibility to schedule time for family. I spend a lot of time with family, especially babysitting, which brings me much joy. I also enjoy gardening, hiking, biking, church activities and reading. It is because of importance of family and love of reading that I offer a selection of children's books in my shop, a good match being the line of Lazy Ones that is mostly kids pajamas. We invite you to visit soon and see for yourself what treasures await!"

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Fran Theil
Owner, Sweet Emma’s

Moving to Boulder Junction from Illinois over 30 years ago was definitely the right decision. The people who live here will always come to your aid if needed and we respect each other as a whole. I opened Sweet Emma’s vacation rental 15 years ago and the setting matches my personal interests perfectly. The lovely gardens allow me to take a break from other tasks throughout my busy days and being that this rental home is located on the Manitowish River is fantastic because I love to canoe the river.

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The Mastalski Family
Owners, Lake View Lodge

We love Boulder Junction because it is such a beautiful, small town. We look forward to our trips up here every year to relax and enjoy the quiet. Our kids especially enjoy all the festivals and flea markets the area has throughout the year. There is nothing better than coming home to our house in the woods, looking out at the lake, and knowing all you need to do is relax! In our free time, we love to spend some quality family time. Whether playing games, having a fire and cooking s’mores, taking our kids on a nature walk through the woods, or relaxing on the lake, we always find something to do together.

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Michelle Mauzer
Branch Manager, Associated Bank

Proud to say that I have been living and working in Boulder Junction for over 30 years! I love the involvement of our community's citizens and their desire to make it an even better place. When I am not banking, I am participating in outdoor activities from camping and kayaking to snowmobiling, ATVing and hunting.

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Dawn and Greg Shaw
Owners, Shaw Building & Design, Inc

We love the community spirit, we love all the people we've met and interact with, we love the weather and the scenery, and the way things are different from the bigger cities. We love running into friends who have also chosen Boulder Junction for the landing spot. The music in this town is awesome! Fishing, boating, biking, hiking, paddle boarding, time with friends and family are the best. Cool nights - the stars are amazing. Reading and just sitting on the pier looking at the lake and the birds – that’s what I love about Boulder Junction!

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The Cabin and Home Owners 
Owners, Wildcat Cabins & Homes

We are a group of individuals who own vacation homes at Wildcat Cabins, formally Wildcat Inn and Lodge which began operating in 1926. Many of us first came to Wildcat as guests, but loved the Boulder Junction town and surrounding area so much we stayed as owners. We were drawn by the quiet Northwoods feel of the Wildcat chain, with proximity to the quaint shops, art galleries and restaurants of Boulder Junction, and the area’s amazing variety of outdoor activities ranging from fishing to biking to paddling to snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. We all find Boulder Junction to be a destination for all seasons and are delighted to share our little piece of paradise with vacationers who choose to rent our homes.

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Cherie Sanderson
Library Director, Boulder Junction Public Library

I fell in love with Boulder Junction many, many years ago while visiting with my boyfriend's (now husband) family. We came to town to eat breakfast at the Outdoorsman. My first impression was that it was just like the fictional small Alaska town in the TV series Northern Exposure - which was my favorite show at the time. Little did I know I would live here someday! Now that I've lived here for 20 years, I still love the small-town vibe mixed with the big outdoors vibe. You would think my favorite pastime is reading books since I'm a Library Director, but I rarely find the time to read! My spare time is spent biking, hiking, traveling, camping or hanging out with family and friends. And we're fortunate to have so many cool places to hangout here!

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Mindy Wolf
Doctor, Achilles Foot & Ankle Clinic, S.C.

My practice is in Woodruff, but I am 100% Boulder Junction. I have lived here for 20 years and enjoy attending and supporting our local events with my family. The people of Boulder Junction are like family and the nature that sounds us is unsurpassed. Hiking is one of my favorite ways to embrace its beauty.

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Kim and Ed Weide
Owners, Millennium Transportation & Logistics, LLC

We have lived in the Northwoods since 1993. Our business began in Presque Isle in 1999 and we moved to Boulder Junction in 2008. We are lucky to have a hard working staff that all currently live in Boulder Junction. Our two favorite spots for a drink or bite to eat are McGann's Pub & Wine Bar and Aqualand Ale House. This area has so much to offer outdoor enthusiasts! We both enjoy motorcycling and traveling together. Ed is an avid hunter and angler, while Kim spends time taking in the sites while photographing and relaxing while reading.

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Craig Mason
Owner, Peeplelures

My wife Jane and I are co-owners of Peeplelures, a jewelry store on Main Street in Boulder Junction for over 20 years. I became acquainted with Boulder Junction on family vacations from the Milwaukee area beginning in the early 1960’s. We relocated to Boulder Junction from Madison in 1995 and Peeplelures was established in 1997. I am an active community member, serving on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce, Boulder Junction Community Foundation and am a member of the Lion’s Club.

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Steve and Lisa Coon
Owners, Coontail Adventures

In 1991, we moved to Boulder Junction to start our business. We love the opportunity to spend every moment outdoors enjoying what the area has to offer. In addition, there are no better neighbors than those in this Northwoods community. In our time away from the stores, we enjoy any and all outdoor sports, in particular biking, paddling and skiing.

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Tom Aul
Owner, Aul Law, LLC

My wife, Pat, and I really like the fact that Boulder Junction is 87% state forest and the beauty, peace and quiet that come with that fact. In the past 2.5 years we have lived here, much of our leisure time is spent walking and biking.

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Bob Bertch
President, Boulder Junction Lions Club

We are the Boulder Junction Lions Club and we are Boulder Junction. We truly enjoy coordinating and participating in events which help us to better serve our community. We support the Boulder Junction Chamber's White Deer Triathlon, provide a Chicken Pork Dinner in May to raise funds, participate in the 4th of July parade, help with the BJVFD Chicken BBQ, raise funds with the Cash Raffle, participate with the Musky Jamboree Food Tent, run a summer long flea market which raises 1/2 of our budget, raising funds for our youth with the Colorama Dinner in September, sponsoring the Walleye Classic in October, the children's Christmas Party & our own Lions/Lioness Christmas party in December. We enjoy our convention in April and Zone Dinner in February. We collect eyeglasses and ink cartridges, perform vision screening at North Lakeland School during the school year and tree planting with the first grade in May. The Food for Kidz program will become a Lions district-wide program for our district in October 2020 which provides 180,000 packaged meals to local food pantries and around the world.

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Bob Bertch
Fishing Guide, Bob’s Manitowish Guide Service

We love the Northwoods period! The nature, the scenery, the lakes, the people, and the lifestyle! Most of my days throughout the open water season are spent fishing but I also enjoy bowling and walks in the woods. My wife, Laura and I enjoy volunteering for a variety of local events, the Chamber and the Lions Club. During the winter, vacation cruises with friends and family are a nice break. We really enjoy time spent with family (all of whom live in the Northwoods) during the holidays and birthdays and anytime we can get together. We also love to play cards.

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Lori Thomas
Certified Registered Reflexologist & Licensed Massage Therapist, Boulder Junction Wellness

Boulder Junction is a great place to visit and an event better place to live! I have lived here for 4 years full-time. I love the community friendship and activity along with the beautification of the town. I have been practicing massage for 10 years and also very much enjoy swimming, biking, boating and snowshoeing.

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Jane Thomas
Naturopathic Doctor, Reflexology with Jane

Proud full-time resident for two years now! The beautiful scenery, the abundance of lakes, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities and the quiet serenity of the Northwoods is the perfect mix for the activities I enjoy … walking, biking, Pilates, healthy cooking, herbal medicine, reading, artistry and soap making.

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Erv Keller
Fishing Guide, Erv Keller Guide Service

Because my first love is fishing, I came to Boulder Junction with my business over 15 years ago. I’ve developed a greater appreciated for the people, wildlife and changing seasons. When I am not on the water fishing and exploring new lakes, I enjoy dining with friends and helping promote Boulder Junction by participating in sport and travel shows along with local events like Music on Main Street, Musky Days, Fishing Seminars and Harvest Fest.

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Peter Burditt
President, Friends of Mann Lake, Inc.

What do I love most about Boulder Junction? The friendly and happy people of course! And fishing!

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June  Gregorek
Owner, Junebug’s Oswego Lake Resort

Being a resort owner is a lot of fun for me. My husband Jerry and I enjoy interacting with our guests, sharing snowmobiling stories and fishing tales. The peace and quiet of the area is, to me, our greatest asset.

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Cathy Schneider
Owner, Camp Holiday, Inc.

We are so blessed with clean air and water! Our trees and lakes provide unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation - boating, swimming, fishing, skiing, etc. We also have the best bike trail system anywhere! I have been coming to Boulder Junction for 65 years and I still love to see our white deer! I have very little free time. If I had the time I would hunt, fish, bike, golf and hang out on the beach.

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Our Team
Camp Staff, Camp Manito-wish YMCA

For over a hundred years we’ve called Boulder Junction our home. The lakes, tall pines, northern lights and welcoming community provide the perfect backdrop to transform the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow. Watch for our orange canoes on the waterways! We couldn’t imagine being anywhere else! We are Boulder Junction!

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Dennis Westphal
Owner, Septic Inspection Service

I have been living in Boulder Junction for 36 years and prior to owning Septic Inspection Service, I served as our Town Police Officer. The people in Boulder Junction and the positive volunteer attitude that our community displays is what sets as apart from the others. Some of my past times include golfing, biking, hunting and UTVing.

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Dennis and Cathy Duke
Owners, Boulder Bear Motor Lodge

How fortunate are we to live in such a wonderful community after vacationing here since the 1960s??? Nature, trees, lakes, animals, a laid back life style and great people are what makes Boulder Junction not only our home, but our children and grandchildren's home. In addition to hiking, kayaking, fishing and trail driving - building and creating is top the to list. Check out the stage used for Music on Main Street and other events at Peeple's Park to see a sampling of my handy work.

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Sonny Wuestenhagen
Owner, Grassy Creek Ranch

Living in Boulder Junction for over 20 years and owning and operating Grassy Creek Ranch for 15 years has allowed me to interact with so many walks of life. I really enjoy my time riding horses, teaching all ages to ride and the conversations we have when out on the trails.

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Jim Tait
Owner, Jim Tait Real Estate

My Boulder Junction roots go back to 1953 when visiting my grandparents. Jim Tait Real Estate is a family owned business that started in 1974 and I moved to Boulder Junction in 1989. I have enjoyed many outdoor activities including but not limited to hunting, canoeing, sailing, fishing, hiking, motor biking and gathering around the campfire enjoying conversations with family, friends and my two Labradors (Sly and Q). Outdoor recreation is top of this list in Boulder Junction and so are the residents and visitors. I have enjoyed traveling the world, but Boulder Junction has the most friendly and sincere town people you could ever find. Between fine people you can count on and living in such a beautiful area full of recreational opportunities, why would you choose any other place to call home?

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Don Dziedzina
Owner, Our Cabin Fever LLC

My wife, Judy, and I have owned Our Cabin Fever for 3 years. With so many fishing lakes in close proximity of my rental cabin, its a given that my time on the water fishing is always good. We enjoy the many unique stores in town and all of the outdoor opportunities Boulder Junction and surrounding communities have to offer.

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