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Namekagon River: Wisconsin's Moving National Park

A History of the Namekagon 

A Celebration of Indigineous Peoples, Explorers and Tradesmen  Throughout the 99.5 miles of the Namekagon River flows a rich history of the Ojibwe tribe, explorers, loggers and fur traders. With every winding turn, time-honored traditions reveal themselves in the clusters of towering pine trees, the pockets of beaver dams, and diverse wildlife. Although mainly used…

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Delight in the Bright

Delight in the Bright  Enjoying Fall Colors Along the Namekagon River It truly is a sight to see. The vivid colors of the changing seasons in northern Wisconsin are something people come from all over the states to see. As early as Labor Day Weekend, colors like yellow, red and orange start appearing on trees…

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Make the Final Days of Summer Sizzle

Check out these last-minute adventures down the Namekagon River. With the end of summer peeking around the corner, there are still a lot of to-do items to check off your bucket list! We know how short the season is but if you haven’t explored the Namekagon River and all it has to offer – what…

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Exploring the Trego Nature Trail

Let’s Take a Hike!  The Trego Nature Trail is an easy and accessible way to explore the Namekagon River throughout all four seasons in northern Wisconsin. It is only 3.5 miles round trip along the Namekagon River with many varieties of plants and wildlife. This undemanding terrain is great for solo hikers, friends, couples and…

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12 Things to Pack For an Overnight Kayaking Adventure on the Namekagon

Kayaking the Namekagon Whether you are preparing for your first overnight trip with your own kayak or are renting one from a local outfitter, it is important to be prepared when venturing down the Namekagon River. The beauty of the Namekagon is better explored when you pack simple but smart. Bring the essentials only and…

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Winter River Exploration – Snowshoeing, Winter Photography, & Trout Fishing

It’s wintertime on the Namekagon which means there are ample opportunities to get outside and get exploring (just be sure to dress warm!). Winter in the Northwoods will be exactly what you make of it – it can either be dreadful for those that dislike the cold, OR it can be exciting and full of…

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Late Season Paddling

Late Season Paddling ‘Every paddler’s dream’ – this is what the Namekagon River has been referred to over the years, boasting the ideal backdrop for your afternoon spent afloat. The fall season is arguably the most beautiful time of the year for paddlers that are making their way down the river. Be sure to print…

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Viewing Fall Colors on the Namekagon River

If you live or visit Wisconsin in the fall, then you know that it is a MUST to take some time to stop and admire the vibrant fall colors that surround you. Wisconsin boasts some of the most beautiful views of fall foliage in the entire nation, so where do you begin? If you’re a…

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Tips for Exploring the River (with Children)

Now is the perfect time to explore the Namekagon River. There are countless ways you could spend your day navigating the riverbanks – whether that be by kayak or on foot. That is why we’ve decided to put together a quick list of family-friendly planning tips to help your day on the river go off…

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Let’s Float the Namekagon River!

ENJOY THE VIEW Who else is in need of a relaxing trip down the calming waters of the Namekagon River? It’s time to rent a tube and plan your next journey. The Namekagon River boasts breathtaking scenery and makes for a phenomenal spot to bring the family for a tubing adventure. The peaceful waters allow…

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