Area Events

January Library Fun!

Friday January 18th from 3:30PM to 5:30PM | It’s family game night once again! Bring the whole family and come on down for some fun and games. Snacks will be provided.

Tuesday January 29th at 6:30PM | Learn about how wildlife is rescued and rehabilitated from Tammi from Tammi’s Wildlife Rescue Center. This event is family friendly and along with some great info, you can also see some critters that have been rescued. Please RSVP for this event.

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

New Year, New You!

Let’s get healthy in the new year! Perhaps that’s a vague statement you keep saying every January first and never quite commit to it. Let the wonderful staff at Cumberland Healthcare give you some tips and tricks to staying healthy throughout all the year and years to come.

Join them Thursday January 17th, 2019 for a Men’s Health Night included speakers, vendors and appetizers! This event will be held at the American Legion and begins with a social hour at 4:30. During this time you can browse local vendor booths (like IdleWild!), take a swing at the golf simulator or get a quick chair massage. Then guest speakers will present, I hear this year there will be a fishing guide enthusiast along with a speaker on urology. Appetizers, cooking demos, door prizes and lots of helpful information! I strongly encourage you to get your husband, brother, father or other male relatives to participate, as topics covered are those that are usually not readily discussed outside the doctor’s office. Tickets for this event can be purchased at the Cumberland Healthcare Hospital front desk for $10 or $15 at the door the night of the event.



They’re going to do it all again on Thursday, February 7th from 4:30 to 7:30, but this time geared towards women! This has become a very notable event in town not only for the information provided but for the gathering of gals from around the community. This event takes place at the Das Lach Haus and includes speakers, vendors and door prizes! Whether you think you’ve got your health handled or you feel like you could up your game, this is a great event to come and see what the hospital and down town offer. Please visit our booth at the event, where we will have examples of athletic wear, shoes and gear for getting outside. There just may be an opportunity to win an IdleWild Outfitters gift card! Tickets for this event can be purchased at the front desk at Cumberland Healthcare Hospital for $10 or at the door the night of the event for $15.

If you have any questions about either of these events, please do not hesitate to contact the staff at Cumberland Health care by either calling their office at 715.822.7250 or visiting their website here.

36TH Annual Wisconsin State Ice Fishing Contest

After the holidays there isn’t much to look forward to this far north but the annual ice fishing contest always wakes a few from their hibernation. Outdoorsman and women alike flock to Beaver Dam for a few hours of intense fishing frenzy! The gun will go off at 10:00AM on Saturday, February 9th to signal anglers to drop their lines and let the fun begin! Concluding at 3:00PM, winners will be announced shortly after.

This event is always a good time, even for those who are not avid anglers! Come on down to see neighbors, be a part of the raffle and enjoy beverages!

If you are still looking for some last minute supplies, stop into our store and check out our selection. All ice fishing equipment is 20% off!!

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.

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 in the lake.

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!