Local Love: Neighborhood Spots That Will Make You Want to Date Your Spouse Again

For those looking to make the most of the romantic spirit of February, the Northwoods has serenity, charm, and natural beauty to offer. Tomahawk and its neighbors provide abundant opportunities for couples looking to escape their busy lives and reconnect in a peaceful atmosphere. Join us for a tailored tour of local spots, from favorite restaurants and craft beverages to unique adventures and attractions, perfect for date nights, special occasions, or any day of the week.

Grab a Bite to Eat

Tomahawk boasts several well-loved restaurants including a variety of dining styles. Outboards Bar & Grill is a casual restaurant, popular for classics like pizza, burgers, and appetizers and known for its great service and family-friendly environment. Besse’s on Clear Lake offers a lakeside dining experience with one-of-a-kind views. If you’re up for a bit of a drive, 2510 Restaurant in Wausau offers a casual deli as well as an upscale dining room with a focus on locally sourced ingredients.

Community & Cocktails

Sideways Wine & Craft Beer is a local gem and Steve and Donna’s love of the Tomahawk community is obvious from the moment you enter. Whether you’re attending live music, a special event, or the Fifth Element Art Gallery, Sideways embodies a community gathering space, celebrating and promoting local creators. In nearby Wausau, Timekeeper Distillery resides inside the iconic Milwaukee Road Train Depot, which was lovingly restored by its founders Dan and Kimm. Indulge in this one-of-a-kind atmosphere, while enjoying a hand-crafted cocktail or specialty milkshake.

Adventures, Activities, and Attractions

The Northwoods is full of outdoor recreation, no matter the season. The Tomahawk regional website has recommendations, locations, and details for traditional winter favorites like snowmobiling, skiing, and snowshoeing. Bearskin State Trail and Hiawatha Trail boast scenic trails for outdoor enthusiasts hoping to hike, bike, or cross-country ski. Environmental and wildlife education awaits at Treehaven, outside of Tomahawk, and Northwood Wildlife Center in Minocqua. And finally, Historic Main Street in Tomahawk provides a soft landing place for the end of your day, with charming shops and historical sites to explore.

The Northwoods region is a tranquil escape for couples seeking to reconnect and revitalize their relationship. Whether you’re seeking the serenity of the outdoors, the comfort of a cozy cabin, or the unique history of the region, Tomahawk, Minocqua, and the surrounding areas have something for everyone. Ready to fall even more in love with the Northwoods lifestyle? Find your vacation home today and become a part of our amazing community!