Water Sports

Water sports are pure joy in Wisconsin. Turn your gaze to the water on any given spring, summer or fall morning and you’ll see people gliding across mirror surfaces on kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard.

Let's start with a Wisconsin kayaking trip. One of the most spectacular places for Wisconsin kayaking is the ancient sandstone sea caves of Lake Superior. Lake Superior is the largest and most pristine of the Great Lakes. Also, you can find the Apostle Islands archipelago here. It's a string of 22 islands plus a 12-mile segment of shoreline that comprise the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

The other Great Lake, Lake Michigan, is popular for charter fishing. Furthermore, it's also popular for sailing, especially along the beautiful Door County peninsula.

The largest inland lake is Lake Winnebago, where boating and fishing are part of the warm weather lake culture.

Wisconsin’s stretch of the Mississippi River and the Great River Road provide scenery second to none, with lots of Wisconsin B&Bs dotting the road map. Enjoy a river cruise on the La Crosse Queen. Or, you can take the Cassville Car Ferry, one of the few operating car ferries on the Upper Mississippi River.

Locals and tourists alike enjoy a wide range of activities on Waupaca's Chain O' Lakes in Central Wisconsin. It ranges from quiet kayaking through Otter Lake to live music performances on a floating stage at Clearwater Harbor. Or, you can go by boat to play mini golf or bike the winding roads around the lakes to Hartman Creek State Park or a rustic state road. Fish, swim, tube, ski, boat, or jet ski the big lakes!

Essentially, you’ve not really vacationed in our state unless you’ve gotten out on the water. And there is no shortage of water or water sports in Wisconsin!

Silver Star B&B Inn

Spring Green, Wisconsin

The Silver Star B&B Inn is just 10 minutes from the Wisconsin River, where you can drop in your canoe or kayak, or just walk along the extensive sand bars.  Rentals and rides are available from several outfitters in the area.

The Silver Star B&B Inn is just 10 minutes from the Wisconsin River, where you can drop in your canoe or kayak, or just walk along the extensive sand bars.  Rentals and rides are available from several outfitters in the area.

Lake Ripley Lodge

Cambridge, Wisconsin

ESCAPE to the tranquility of the Lake Ripley Lodge and hear the ripple of the waves, see lake reflections dancing on the wall, stargaze from the pier, and drift by boat on the lake. It's all here at Lake Ripley Lodge at a beautiful swim, fish, kayak, and boating lake. Kayaks on site and a sandy beach park nearby. 

ESCAPE to the tranquility of the Lake Ripley Lodge and hear the ripple of the waves, see lake reflections dancing on the wall, stargaze from the pier, and drift by boat on the lake. It's all here at Lake Ripley Lodge at a beautiful swim, fish, kayak, and boating lake. Kayaks on site and a sandy beach park nearby. 

Sweet Autumn Inn

Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Enjoy the crystal clear water of Rock Lake in either summer or winter! Popular beaches and boat launches just a few blocks from Sweet Autumn Inn

Enjoy the crystal clear water of Rock Lake in either summer or winter! Popular beaches and boat launches just a few blocks from Sweet Autumn Inn

Westphal Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast

Hartford, Wisconsin

Sail away!

Enjoy the sun and water Sport fun on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee or Port Washington, WI just 1 hour from the Inn. Pike Lake State Park just 5 min. from the Inn.

Sail away!

Enjoy the sun and water Sport fun on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee or Port Washington, WI just 1 hour from the Inn. Pike Lake State Park just 5 min. from the Inn.

Fargo Mansion Inn

Lake Mills, Wisconsin

The Fargo Mansion Inn is just six blocks to the beautiful shores of Rock Lake, one Wisconsins top 5 leanest lakes. This spring fed lale offers over 1,400 acres of crystal clear water perfect for boating, fishing, water skiing and saling. In the Winter, it becomes a cold weather insutisusts play graound. Great ice fishing, skating, cross country skiin, and ice boating.

The Fargo Mansion Inn is just six blocks to the beautiful shores of Rock Lake, one Wisconsins top 5 leanest lakes. This spring fed lale offers over 1,400 acres of crystal clear water perfect for boating, fishing, water skiing and saling. In the Winter, it becomes a cold weather insutisusts play graound. Great ice fishing, skating, cross country skiin, and ice boating.

Stewart Inn

Wausau, Wisconsin

Wausau is situated on the Wisconsin river (just 6 blocks from the Stewart Inn).  As such, we offer some of the best kayaking and canoeing in the state.  In fact, Wausau is such a great site that it serves as an olympic qualifying venue for kayaking and canoeing.  We also host the Grand Prix of Wisconsin, the North American Powerboat Championship.  For recreational boating, Lake Wausau and Lake Du Bay are local favorites. 

Wausau is situated on the Wisconsin river (just 6 blocks from the Stewart Inn).  As such, we offer some of the best kayaking and canoeing in the state.  In fact, Wausau is such a great site that it serves as an olympic qualifying venue for kayaking and canoeing.  We also host the Grand Prix of Wisconsin, the North American Powerboat Championship.  For recreational boating, Lake Wausau and Lake Du Bay are local favorites. 

Inn On Lake Wissota

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Inn on Lake Wissota has pontoon rental. You have a choice of either 4 hours or 8 hours for the rental.  Explore the more than 6,200 acres Lake Wissota has to offer on our 24-ft. Weeres pontoon that comfortably seats 10 and has a live well if you would like to go fishing.

Loopy's River Rentals offers canoe, kayak and tubes for floating down the Chippewa River.  Environmetally friendly, fun, relaxing, and very inexpensive!  Utilizing the scenic Chippewa River is a great way to spend a summer's day.  The Chippewa River is a slow moving river that ranges on average from 1 to 15 feet deep, with ...

Inn on Lake Wissota has pontoon rental. You have a choice of either 4 hours or 8 hours for the rental.  Explore the more than 6,200 acres Lake Wissota has to offer on our 24-ft. Weeres pontoon that comfortably seats 10 and has a live well if you would like to go fishing.

Loopy's River Rentals offers canoe, kayak and tubes for floating down the Chippewa River.  Environmetally friendly, fun, relaxing, and very inexpensive!  Utilizing the scenic Chippewa River is a great way to spend a summer's day.  The Chippewa River is a slow moving river that ranges on average from 1 to 15 feet deep, with a few other spots that are deeper where the channel runs through.

Located on Little Lake Wissota at the Sandbar & Grill, White's Rentals has canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards.  Just about everyone loves a little time on the water, so they now offer watercraft rentals for a reasonable fee.

Hidden Serenity Bed & Breakfast

West Bend, Wisconsin

From charter fishing on lake michigan to ice fishing in the northern kettle moraine all within 20 minutes drive from Hidden Serenity Bed & Breakfast. 

From charter fishing on lake michigan to ice fishing in the northern kettle moraine all within 20 minutes drive from Hidden Serenity Bed & Breakfast. 

Red Forest Bed and Breakfast

Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Two Rivers, is a historic fishing port located along the shores of Lake Michigan.  We embrace our beautiful Lake Michigan access to our waterways.  We have several sport fishing charter captains ready and willing to take you on a fishing trip of a lifetime.  

New this year is the Twin Rivers Water Trail.  Bring your own or rent a kayak or canoe and explore the East and West Twin Rivers, in Two Rivers, or the Manitowoc River, starting at the Manitowoc Marina going to Manitou Park.

Enjoy our beautiful sugar sand beach at Neshotah Park for swimming, volleyball,and launching jet skis and kayaks...

Two Rivers, is a historic fishing port located along the shores of Lake Michigan.  We embrace our beautiful Lake Michigan access to our waterways.  We have several sport fishing charter captains ready and willing to take you on a fishing trip of a lifetime.  

New this year is the Twin Rivers Water Trail.  Bring your own or rent a kayak or canoe and explore the East and West Twin Rivers, in Two Rivers, or the Manitowoc River, starting at the Manitowoc Marina going to Manitou Park.

Enjoy our beautiful sugar sand beach at Neshotah Park for swimming, volleyball,and launching jet skis and kayaks.  Best Beach on the lakeshore!  

Apple Tree Lane Bed and Breakfast

Waupaca, Wisconsin

Waupaca is home to 22 spring-fed Chain 'o Lakes and numerous other lakes and both the Waupaca and Crystal Rivers.  Water sports is one of the top reasons why people come here! If you don't have, or want to bring your water "toys", Adventure Outfitters will help you Live Your Adventure, offering kayak and paddleboard rentals but also tours on both the lakes and rivers. 

How about renting a pontoon for a day or even 1/2 day for sightseeing, swimming from the sandbars, exploring and enjoying the picnic lunch.  For a no hassle meal, stop by Clear Water Harbor on Taylor Lake on the Chain.  Waitr...

Waupaca is home to 22 spring-fed Chain 'o Lakes and numerous other lakes and both the Waupaca and Crystal Rivers.  Water sports is one of the top reasons why people come here! If you don't have, or want to bring your water "toys", Adventure Outfitters will help you Live Your Adventure, offering kayak and paddleboard rentals but also tours on both the lakes and rivers. 

How about renting a pontoon for a day or even 1/2 day for sightseeing, swimming from the sandbars, exploring and enjoying the picnic lunch.  For a no hassle meal, stop by Clear Water Harbor on Taylor Lake on the Chain.  Waitress service right to your boat!  Check out their concert schedule too, as the outdoor music on the floating stage is a ton of fun.

I also love going to South Park/Shadow Lake, located on South Main Street in Waupaca.  It is an old fashion swimming beach ~ high dive, low dive, slides, sand beach, lifeguards, changing house, and if you time it right, the ice cream truck that frequently makes its rounds.  This is where the swimming portion of the Waupaca Area Triathlon is held.  Another prisine water in Waupaca!

 

The Buckingham Inn

Madison, Wisconsin

Madison offers easy access to the sparkling lakes of the Yahara River chain. Lakes Mendota and Wingra are just blocks away from The Buckingham Inn, with rentals of paddle boards, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, and pontoons. Or book a public cruise with food and bar service on either Lake Mendota or Monona.

https://www.visitmadison.com/things-to-do/lakes/cruises-and-boat-rentals/

 

Madison offers easy access to the sparkling lakes of the Yahara River chain. Lakes Mendota and Wingra are just blocks away from The Buckingham Inn, with rentals of paddle boards, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, and pontoons. Or book a public cruise with food and bar service on either Lake Mendota or Monona.

https://www.visitmadison.com/things-to-do/lakes/cruises-and-boat-rentals/

 

White Lace Inn / Door County

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

There are many County Parks, State Parks and Conservation properties in our area for Hiking, Birding, Kayaking, SUP and Nature Experiences of all kinds: http://map.co.door.wi.us/parks/Park-Locations.htm , https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/findapark.html , https://www.doorcountylandtrust.org/preserves-of-the-door-county-land-trust-map/ .

There are many County Parks, State Parks and Conservation properties in our area for Hiking, Birding, Kayaking, SUP and Nature Experiences of all kinds: http://map.co.door.wi.us/parks/Park-Locations.htm , https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/findapark.html , https://www.doorcountylandtrust.org/preserves-of-the-door-county-land-trust-map/ .

Eagle Centre House Bed and Breakfast

Eagle, Wisconsin

Eagle, WI boasts Eagle Spring Lake that offers Canoe Rental where one can canoe into Lake LuLu that is protected by the Nature Conservancy.  Ottowa, part of the So. Kettle Moraine Forest has camping as well.Whitewater Lake is nearby, the Mukwonago River and on and on and on.  Check the Waukesha County Map for public access sites.

Eagle, WI boasts Eagle Spring Lake that offers Canoe Rental where one can canoe into Lake LuLu that is protected by the Nature Conservancy.  Ottowa, part of the So. Kettle Moraine Forest has camping as well.Whitewater Lake is nearby, the Mukwonago River and on and on and on.  Check the Waukesha County Map for public access sites.

Justin Trails Resort, LLC

Sparta, Wisconsin

Trout fishing in the karst topography of the Driftless Region is world class.  Need a guide?  Driftless Angler in Viroqua has knowledgable guides and awesome equipment for sale in the shop.  Fish in Perch Lake, Sparta or the little La Crosse River only a couple of miles away.

Pontoon, fishing boats, kayaks and stand up paddle boards are availalbe at Sid's Bay Boat Rental on Lake Neshonoc, West Salem 608.351.939.

Canoes and kayaks availalbe on the Kickapoo River in Ontario at 4 outfitters. Titanic, Driftys, Kickapoo Paddle Inn and Kickapoo Yacht Club.

Canoes and kayaks availalbe in Melrose for ...

Trout fishing in the karst topography of the Driftless Region is world class.  Need a guide?  Driftless Angler in Viroqua has knowledgable guides and awesome equipment for sale in the shop.  Fish in Perch Lake, Sparta or the little La Crosse River only a couple of miles away.

Pontoon, fishing boats, kayaks and stand up paddle boards are availalbe at Sid's Bay Boat Rental on Lake Neshonoc, West Salem 608.351.939.

Canoes and kayaks availalbe on the Kickapoo River in Ontario at 4 outfitters. Titanic, Driftys, Kickapoo Paddle Inn and Kickapoo Yacht Club.

Canoes and kayaks availalbe in Melrose for canoeing on the Black River. 608.488.2147

Canoes availalbe at Ellistone Canoe Rental near Sparta for canoeing on the La Crosse River. 608.343.5696

 

Cobblestone Bed and Breakfast

Birchwood, Wisconsin

Minnesota may have 10,000 lakes but Wisconsin has even more! I think most of them are loacted in The Great Northwoods right here in our back yard! No shortage of palces to rent your sporting equipment either.

Minnesota may have 10,000 lakes but Wisconsin has even more! I think most of them are loacted in The Great Northwoods right here in our back yard! No shortage of palces to rent your sporting equipment either.

Brayton Bed and Breakfast

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Oshkosh is surrounded by a .25 million acres of water. Whether you are looking to dip your toe in the water or taking a pontoon boat with your family and friends on one of our several lakes, Captain Scotty can help you out with that. We offer pontoon rentals to our guests for half off Memorial Day through October. 

Oshkosh is surrounded by a .25 million acres of water. Whether you are looking to dip your toe in the water or taking a pontoon boat with your family and friends on one of our several lakes, Captain Scotty can help you out with that. We offer pontoon rentals to our guests for half off Memorial Day through October. 

Westby House Inn

Westby, Wisconsin

The Kickipoo River is known as the crookiest river in the country, which adds to your experience of enjoying the great outdoors! You will begin your adventure in Ontario Wisconsin, where 3 canoe rental liveries are awaiting you. Take a trip down the river in 2, 4 or 6 hours. Shuttle service is provided by each of the liveries and is in included in the rental.   Westby House Inn is lcoated 23 miles

The Kickipoo River is known as the crookiest river in the country, which adds to your experience of enjoying the great outdoors! You will begin your adventure in Ontario Wisconsin, where 3 canoe rental liveries are awaiting you. Take a trip down the river in 2, 4 or 6 hours. Shuttle service is provided by each of the liveries and is in included in the rental.   Westby House Inn is lcoated 23 miles

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