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Discover Rusk County's hidden gems

You might know that Rusk County is home to four wild rivers and the scenic Blue Hills, but there's a lot more to explore, too. Here are some of our picks on where to play, where to stay, where to eat and where to shop in Rusk County.

Where to play: Sisters' Farm Trail System

Explore 10 miles of hiking and biking trails along the Flambeau River on the Sisters' Farm Trail System southwest of Ladysmith. The eastern and western trail segments of the trail offer outstanding views of the river, and the trails are open to hikers and bikers (on-leash dogs are also welcome). In the winter, the trails are groomed for cross-country skiing. A trailhead with parking is located off Sisters' Farm Road.

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Where to stay: Canoe Bay

This 300-acre property welcomes guests to a collection of cottages, villas and even two tiny houses situated among beautiful, secluded woodlands and three spring-fed lakes southwest of Ladysmith. Canoe Bay's lodging properties include everything from whirlpool tubs to wet bars, with delicious three-course dinners served in guests' private cottages. Canoe Bay is designed for adults--no children or pets are allowed--so plan your special getaway today.

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Where to eat: Eastbay Lodge

This lakefront restaurant, bar and event center offers great food and beautiful views of Lake Holcombe. During the warmer months, guests can enjoy the large patios, outdoor tiki bar and outdoor games like volleyball and beanbags. Head inside to sample one of the five rotating tap beer selections and watch the game on one of the lodge's many big-screen TVs. Eastbay Lodge's menu includes classics like burgers, steaks and build-your-own pizzas, as well as Friday fish & ribs, Saturday steak night and football game day specials.

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Where to shop: The Plaid Peacock

The Plaid Peacock is a charming gift shop located in the heart of Ladysmith. Shoppers will find fashionable clothing, unique jewelry, home décor, Door County coffee and more. The shop also offers creative activities like painting classes and seasonal crafts.

See more Rusk County shopping options here.