By Travel Wisconsin   Published May 05, 2017 at 6:00 AM

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There’s nothing more picturesque than a cabin nestled by the lake in Wisconsin’s famously scenic woodlands. From a plethora of outdoors activities including watersports and hiking to local small-town shopping and dining, these memories will last a lifetime. When it comes time for a family vacation that’s everyone’s speed, look no further than Wisconsin for equal parts relaxation and excitement.

Black’s Cliff Resort – Hazelhurst  

Black’s Cliff Resort offers lakeside lodging under a canopy of pines and birches. The sandy beach of Lower Kaubashine Lake provides opportunities for swimming, fishing and boating. This resort has 13 cabins for rent. Your kids will love the swinging bed suspended from the ceiling of a private screen porch – we have a feeling you’ll like it too. Stop by Jacobis of Hazelhurst for dinner and don’t skip Charlie’s Fine Cheese for ice cream and gourmet goodies.

Delta Lodge – Iron River

Located on Lake Everett, these modern cabin rentals are family friendly, clean and generously spaced along 1,200 feet of lake shore. Each cabin has a screened porch, private dock, fireplace and more. Even better, this charming escape is located near the town of Bayfield, home to local shopping and dining and plenty of small-town hospitality. Don’t miss the Apostle Islands Lighthouses and famous Apostle Islands sea caves for kayaking, hiking and more.  

Estrold Resort – St. Germain

Looking for a vintage vacation? Let your daily worries melt away at this old fashioned resort with a community feel. The 13 cabins all include fireplaces and fully equipped kitchens. Located on the shores of Little St. Germain Lake, your family will love making friends with the nearby guests. Looking for action? There’s a tennis court, basketball court, game room, shooting area, sandy beach, swing set and every rental includes a fishing boat.

A Voyageur View – Eagle River

A Voyageur View in Eagle River includes a private 1.5-acre peninsula for all of your family’s outdoor needs. If that’s not enough to sell you on this seven-person cabin, the picture windows offer breathtaking views, and there are two piers for swimming, fishing and boating. The porch is only 30 feet from the water, but most importantly, you’ll be minutes from ice cream and candy parlors, souvenir shops and resturants in quaint Eagle River.

Amherst Riverdance – Amherst

If eco travel is your speed, the stunning Amherst Riverdance offers an exquisite vacation experience your family can feel good about. This property promotes smart, environmentally friendly business practices and is Travel Green Wisconsin Certified. Including solar water heat, recycled lumber, a fireplace, a whirlpool and a tree staircase, this cabin lets you get away from it all with stylish and environmentally kind comfort. Nestled by the Waupaca River, you can take a dip or canoe in the serene waters – if you even want to leave the cabin!

There are hundreds of Wisconsin cabins and cottages just waiting for you to pack your bags and leave your worries behind. Whether your family needs a weekend-long getaway with quiet woods and clear waters or a full-blown vacation of adventure, Travel Wisconsin is a one stop shop to plan your next excursion and has a cabin and cottage directory. Who knows? You might even create a new tradition.