Things to see and do in Lac du Flambeau

Published: September 26, 2013

Lac du Flambeau is a community rich in history and beauty. Here are some of the best things to see and do to experience this unique community.

  • Bike the Lac du Flambeau Trail. This 17.9-mile trail runs in two wide loops through beautiful Vilas County scenery. And fall is the perfect time of year to take on this cycling challenge.
  • Hit the slots at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino. A Northwoods favorite that’s nestled on the shores of the scenic Pokegama Lake, Lake of the Torches features over 800 slot machines and table games including blackjack, poker, roulette and craps.
  • Go fishing. Lac du Flambeau has a long history as a fishing community, originally named “Waswagoning,” or “a place where they fish by torchlight.” The area is home to more than 250 lakes, including a 10-lake chain.
  • Celebrate Ojibwe culture and history at the George W. Brown Jr. Ojibwe Museum & Cultural Center. Exhibits include a 24-foot Ojibwe dugout canoe, Ojibwe arts and crafts, traditional clothing and a French fur trading post.
  • Visit the Powell Marsh Wildlife Area. A 4,300-acre area, the Powell Marsh is popular among hunters, birders, trappers and hikers.