Fred Thomas Resort is at the center of Northwest Wisconsin’s activities! If you’re a fan of active sports, try our ATV, biking or hiking trails or get out on the lake and do some water skiing. A pleasant round of golf awaits you on one of the many nearby courses — each one with its own challenges. Water parks, miniature golf, bowling, horseback riding and go-carts ensure that your vacation is filled with memories of a fun time spent with family and friends.

If you go in for learning experiences, you’re within a short drive of many museums and nature centers where you can learn about the area’s history, geology and ecology to your heart’s content. You’ll be amazed at the depth of care that has gone into research of our area’s unique background. Surely, it’s too much to see in one trip!

ATV Trails and Rental
The resort is just off the ATV trails. Contact us to receive a free ATV map. – Birchwood

Biking, Hiking and Nature Centers

Cable Natural History Museum – Cable

Hunt Hill Nature Center – Sarona

Ice Age Trail

Mountain Bike Trails – Hayward

Northern Wisconsin Visitors Center – Ashland

Tuscobia Trail


Rand’s Lanes – Rice Lake

Riverside’s Lanes – Hayward

Canoeing or Tubing the Namekagon River

KOA Campground. Enjoy canoeing or tubing down a slow moving river – fun for the entire family. – Hayward


Hayward Amusement Center – Hayward

Wild Mountain – Taylor Falls, MN

Golf Courses

Big Fish Golf Club – Hayward

Turtleback Golf – Rice Lake

Butternut Hills Golf Course – Sarona

Spooner Golf Club – Spooner

Hayward Golf & Tennis Club – Hayward

Tagalong Golf – Birchwood

Horseback Riding Stables

Appa-Lolly Ranch and Riding Stables – 715-634-5059 – Hayward

Hay Lake Ranch Riding Stables – Springbrook

Spider Lake Ranch – Hayward

Lake Superior Activities (just 2 hours north)

Kayaking Lake Superior Caves

Apostle Island Cruises – Bayfield

Miniature Golf

Bulik’s Amusement Center – Spooner

Fiddler’s Creek – Hayward

Hayward Amusement Center – Hayward

Hayward Mini Golf – Hayward

Towering Pines Miniature Golf – Hayward


Olympic Fitness Center – Rice Lake

Roller Skating

Postle’s Skate City – Rice Lake

Ski Boat Rentals

Round Lake Marina – Hayward


Birchwood School – Birchwood

Hayward Golf and Tennis Club – Hayward

Water Parks

Bulik’s Amusement Center – Spooner

Raging Rapids – Hayward

Wild Mountain – Taylor Falls, MN