Kickstart your day in Boulder Junction

February 11, 2020

Here, you’ll wake up with the entire Northwoods as your playground. But every winter adventure needs a solid start—here are some of the best places to begin your day in Boulder Junction, from charming coffee shops to welcoming family restaurants.

Gear up for a hearty breakfast

There’s no better way to prepare for a busy day of exploring the Northwoods than sitting down for a filling breakfast at one of the area’s tasty restaurants. Granary Family Restaurant, run by owners Pam and Lee Hoffman, is open seven days a week all year long, welcoming diners with heaping helpings of delicious breakfasts and lunches. The restaurant is also located on Boulder Junction’s bicycle trails and Snowmobile Trail #8, so it’s got easy access to recreational options.

(Looking for more trailside stops? Here’s a look at restaurants where snowmobilers can fuel up and must-visit bars and restaurants on your next snowmobile adventure.)

Head north and west to Land O’ Lakes to find the Forest Lake Country Store, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner five days a week. Visitors will also find specialty grocery items, including small-batch jams and salsas.

Top off your travel mug

Looking for something lighter? Dixie’s Coffee House in nearby Manitowish Waters is a great place to start your day off right. Choose from a wide selection of Wisconsin-made New Roots coffee, Rishi teas and specialty baked goods.

Hit the trails

Now that you’re ready for the day, it’s time for the big question: Where should you go exploring?

Lucky for visitors to Boulder Junction, there’s plenty of pristine Northwoods to uncover, including more than 100 miles of freshly groomed snowmobile trails and dozens of forest routes open to snowshoers and cross-country skiers.

Before you go, view the latest snow reports or check out conditions for yourself on our webcam.

After all that adventure, you’re going to need a place to stay before you kick off your next morning in Boulder Junction—see lodging options here.