Area Events

November Library Fun!

Sarah Stonich, Thursday November 21st @ 6:30PM | Meet Minnesota author Sarah Stonich, best known for These Granite Islands and The Ice Chorus. The second book of her Northern Trilogy, Laurentian Divide is out to great reviews. It has even been selected by Wisconsin Public Radio for their Chapter-A-Day program.

Visit them at their FaceBook page here!

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

Get in the holiday spirit!

IdleWild Outfitter’s First Annual Coat Drive

November 23rd through December 8th during store hours

Join us in giving back to the community that serves us so well. As the weather turns colder and most of us unpack our winter coats, hats, mittens, scarves and other winter apparel, we sometimes take for granted that simple pleasure. We are asking members of the area to please stop in and donate their gently used or new winter coats to be given to Benjamin’s Emergency House in Rice Lake. Benjamin’s Emergency House is a shelter for those who find themselves homeless or in need of temporary housing. They provide food, housing or clothing for those in need. They rely on the donations of time, food and clothing from the community to function. To learn more about other ways you can help Benjamin’s Emergency House please click here. This season we are conducting a two week long coat drive to collect gently used coats for people of all ages. As a thank you for your donation we are offering a 10% off voucher for a new coat or other winter apparel. Event kicks off Deer Camp Widow’s Weekend, join us that day for specials, refreshments and fun!

Cumberland’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tuesday, November 26th | 5pm-7pm

Join fellow Cumberlanders as we kick off the holiday season with the 4th annual tree lighting ceremony. Main street will be closed from 5pm to 7pm, with the tree lighting happening at 6pm. To encourage holiday spirit, there will be food, drinks and caroling during this time. You can also enjoy pre-holiday sales at local businesses on main street, or just check out businesses after hours. Event programs and candles can be picked up at the Chamber office.

Annual Hats Off Black Friday Party!

Friday November 29th | 10am-5pm

It’s time once again for our annual hats off to the holiday season party! Join Holly, Pauli and Cara as they celebrate the official start to the holiday shopping season! Enjoy deals you won’t see any other time of year, refreshments and giveaways! The party starts here!

Shop Small Saturday

Saturday, November 30th | 10am-4pm

Come together and support small business. When you shop small you support your neighbors, friends and community members. We will keep the savings going with additional deals and sales all day Saturday as well as refreshments in the afternoon. This is a great day to stop into the store and pick up some one of a kind gifts from our local vendors!

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.