Area Events

March Library Fun!

Tuesday, March 3rd; Thursday, March 5th from 9:30AM-11AM or 5PM-6:30PM | Fireside Financial Chats with Dennis Zahrbock. A retired consultant, Mr. Zahrbock will cover different topics in each Q & A session.

Monday, March 16th from 9:30AM-11:30AM | Join Barb Krueger for training on the new MORE version. There will be two sessions of this training. Reservations are requested for this event.

Thursday March 19th from 6:00PM-6:30PM | The Spirited String Quartet will be performing

Thursday March 19th at 6:30PM | Children’s Author Melanie Heuiser Hill will be at the library. She is known for her book Giant Pumpkin Suite. In this segment, she will be sharing ’10 things I didn’t expect about being an author’.

Tuesday March 24th at 5:30PM | Famous locally for his classes offered by the CCC, Peter Kwong will at the library that evening speaking on his new book, Have You Eaten? This will surely be a fun experience!

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All library events are free, but reservations are requested, for more information contact the library at (715) 822.2767 or email them:

Embrace the season!

There are so many ways to get outside in the winter! Snow or no snow, you can be sure true northerners will be out and about this season making the most of the cold days. Check out these local events and give yourself a reason to get out and shake off those winter blues!

Its one of the most exciting new Winter events for us in the Northwoods. Imagine horse racing, skiing and snowboarding tricks over jumps combined into one action packed sport. This is what happens when the winters get long and everyone is trying to beat the winter slump!

The Spurs and Skis club from Rice Lake has an event fun for the whole family where you can go check out what exactly skijoring is. They describe the sport as a combination of skiing, racing and rodeo, its intense and adrenaline filled fun! Skijoring challenges rider, horse and skier teams to navigate a course filled with turns, jumps and obstacles in as short of a time as they can.

Their next event is March 7th at the UWBC campus, from 1PM-7PM. You can order tickets in advance or just show up that day and pay at the gate. There will be a tent with hot food and beverages being served as well as musical entertainment. For more details visit their official page here!

Timberland Trail: Timberland Hills is located about 9 miles Northwest of Cumberland, WI on County Highway H. This 24 Km trail system situated on 2400 wooded acres of Burnett County forest land. From gentle rolling terrain to the screaming hills of “The Ridge Run” and the “Outer Loop”, Timberland Hills offers fun and excitement for the beginning hiker and skier to the expert.

The Ice Age Trail is just north of Cumberland.  See here for more info on the ice age. In the summer the Ice Age Trail supports hikers and bikers alike. Check trail sections for specific regulations regarding horse back riding.

The Gandy Dancer Trail: Separated into a north half and south half, this trail runs from St. Croix all the way to Superior. Arguably one of the most traveler friendly trails in the upper portion of the state, it meanders through many small towns and hosts marathons and 5k’s throughout the year. One notable stop on the trail is Café Wren, locally owned and operated. Established on the old railway tracks, it accommodates hikers, bikers and ATV/UTV enthusiasts alike, just remember to get the appropriate permits before hitting the trail! More information can be found here.

The Stower Seven Lakes Trail: Trail heads in both Amery and just south of Dresser, WI make accessing this trail very user friendly. Supported by the county, DNR and a private group, this is a great trail for beginners. A group meets every Saturday morning at a different point in the trail, hikes for an hour or so and in true Northerner fashion, breaks for coffee and donuts at a local establishment. Enjoy views of multiple lakes, prairies, farmland and wetlands throughout the 14 mile stretch from a well groomed former railroad bed. Check out their very informative website here for more details!

Beaver Dam Lake

At 1163 acres, there’s plenty of room to accommodate fishing boats, pontoons, canoes, standup paddleboards and speed boats. Adored by locals and out-of-towners alike, quiet bays mixed with a lengthy stretch of straight lake offer something for everyone. While we’ll never tell where our favorite fishing spots are, we can tell you that you’ll find panfish, bass and walleye bountiful.

Feeling Idle? take a paddle board onto Norwegian Bay and enjoy quiet waters as you tour the “other half” of town. More Wild? launch the speed boat and tubes and scream down the western half of the lake!

Want to know more about the lake and ways you can do more than just play on the water? Click here to be taken to the official Beaver Dam Lake website!

Cumberland has many great shopping options from apparel to art.  A few to mention are the Mainstreet Boutique, Peter and Annies, Dancing Bird Studio and Twice as Nice.

See our local chamber site here for all local retail establishments.

Some of our favorites are…

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There is a great variety of dining options in Cumberland and the surrounding area…Click here for more information and listings.


Cumberland Golf Club is a Championship Par 72 Municipal golf course offering some of the finest golf and Northwoods scenery in Northern Wisconsin not to mention the best bartender “Sandy” in the Midwest! If you haven’t had a Sandarita, you’re missing out!


Anchored in a history of tourism and travel, the Cumberland area hosts many unique and secluded getaways. Of course, the IdleWild Resort is no longer open, but we have a few favorites that capture the idea of a home away from home for your next vacation.

Timberland Hills Farmstead– Situated just off of Cty. Rd H, this cozy, remodeled farmstead is only 15 minutes from downtown Cumberland. The house overlooks a peaceful valley in the rolling Timberland Hills. Featuring a full kitchen, two bathrooms and three bedrooms, sunny deck and high-speed internet, this will make a great retreat after a long day on one of the many local lakes.

Laird Chuch– Located up on the banks of Grenquist Lake in McKinley, approximately ten minutes from Cumberland, this is truly unique vacation experience. Enjoy beautiful secluded sunrises, long lazy afternoons and an evening stroll around the lake in this picturesque setting. A great spot to stay any time of year with ATV and snowmobile trails close by.

CoyLand Creek– Offering more than just a place to rest your head, this game preserve is sometimes better know with hunters as a location to bring their bird dogs for some practice. They offer sporting clay packages, pheasant hunts and a sporting clay league. Retire to the clubhouse for drinks post-hunt. The adjacent pavilion is a beautiful place to hold your wedding and reception, with optional side walls in case the weather turns stormy. The bunkhouse has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, conference room, kitchen and living room.