The Hayward Lakes Area of Northern Wisconsin is blessed with very challenging ATV trails. A growing number of enthusiasts have made this area one of the top ATV destinations in Wisconsin and the Midwest. White Manor Resort is on the ATV Trail. for reservations call- 715-558-2115

For the ATV and motorcycle enthusiast, the Chequamegon National Forest contains over 140 miles of trails. Three separate trail systems with adjoining loops, offer an exciting scenic tour of the Forest. Trails wind over rolling terrain, with towering forests and panoramic views of meadows and wetlands. Unique to the state of Wisconsin, the forest’s ATV trails offer an unparalleled touring experience of the Chequamegon National Forest.

At White Manor Resort you may enjoy many on water activities and off water activities. There are nearby trails for hiking, biking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Enjoy a care-free relaxing vacation in the northwoods of Wisconsin.

The Hayward Lakes Area of Northern Wisconsin is a wonderful place and popular destination for families and individuals looking for a relaxing place with just the right amount of recreation, shopping, dining, and lodging.

Things to do at White Manor Resort

  • Boating
  • Fishing / Ice Fishing
  • Swimming (sandy beach at Resort -one of the best beaches on Nelson Lake)
  • Kayaking
  • Birding
  • Rock Painting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Wildlife Watching (we are only a few blocks from a wildlife sanctuary that houses 120 species of birds), more than any other place in the state.

Area Attractions / Activities

  • Enjoy Nelson Lake
  • Trails Nearby for summer hiking, biking (Smith Lake – starting at Eytcheson Park)
  • Trails nearby for winter XC skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling
  • ATV trails nearby at Smith Lake (starting at Eytcheson Park – few miles from resort)
  • Fishing on other area lakes
  • Visit Fishing Hall of Fame
  • Go Shopping & Dine in Hayward
  • Mini-golf
  • Golf in the Golf Capital of WI (Hayward/Cable)
  • Wilderness Walk (animal park)
  • Hayward Amusement Center
  • Lumberjack Shows
  • Bowling
  • Casino

We are located 30 miles from the Brule River. People come from all over the world to fish these pristine waters. Kayak, tube or fish the Namekagon river, one of, if not the cleanest river in the northern section of the US.

Area Festivals in Hayward, WI Recreation

Backroads Banderdinker

  • June 4, 2001

  • Kayak, Fiddles, Food & Fun Fest on Nelson Lake

Musky Festival

  • In Hayward, WI

  • Nelson Lake Resort Association Fishing Event*

  • June 30th: 6am – 4pm,

  • Adults $5, Kids under 16 $3

  • Many raffle prizes available, fish dinner with purchase of button. Call 715-634-9929 more information.

Honor the Earth Pow Wow

  • Hayward, WI (July)

  • 2 different Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration on Nelson Lake, July 3rd & July 4th.

Lumberjack World Championships

  • Hayward, WI (July)

Sawyer County Fair

  • Hayward, WI (Aug)

Cranberry Festival

  • Stone Lake, WI (Sept)

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival

  • Cable, WI (Sept)

Hayward Area Fall Festival

  • Hayward, WI (Sept)

American Birkiebeiner

SnoXcross Nationals – Hayward, WI (Mar)

Hayward Area Annual Events & Link to Calendar

Hayward Area Events Calendar – Click here for what to do in Hayward, WI while you are vacation

Hayward is a popular fishing destination because of the many lakes in the area. Hayward is home to the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame contained within the 200-foot (61 m) long tribute to the Musky. You can climb up into the mouth of the fish, a fiberglass sculpture, and look over the town, as well as Lake Hayward. During the Christmas season, Santa Claus can often be found looking over the town from the musky’s mouth.

In addition to fishing, Hayward is also a hot spot for deer hunting, golfing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and road & mountain biking. Hayward is the site of numerous festivals and events. Since 1983 the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival is the largest gathering of off-road mountain bike riders in the world, and is the largest mass start mountain bike race in the United States.

The Lumberjack World Championship games include: log rolling, chopping, sawing, and chainsaw events. Hayward hosts the American Birkebeiner cross-country skiing race which are the largest races of their type in the country.

A new event being added in the spring of 2011, is a kayak event called the Banderdinker. Hayward/Cable is the golf capital of Wisconsin there are over thirteen golf courses to choose from, from beginners to more challenging.

The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe also host several powwows throughout the year. Veterans in November and Honor The Earth, in July. To find out more information, go to