Nestled among the rolling hills of northwest Wisconsin’s St. Croix River Valley, Balsam Lake is an idyllic spot for a family vacation or summer getaway. Picturesque scenery and abundant recreational opportunities make Balsam Lake a great family destination any time of year. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure or a relaxing day in town, here are a few fun, family-friendly activities to enjoy in Balsam Lake.
First, take the time to explore the natural beauty of the area. Balsam Lake and adjacent St. Croix State Forest offer a great variety of outdoor activities to choose from including hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming. Spend a day fishing in one of the area lakes, take an exciting kayak adventure, or hike along the river trails to take in the stunning views.
If your family prefers a more leisurely pace, there are plenty of activities to do in downtown Balsam Lake. Explore the local shops offering unique gifts, stop into the local ice cream parlor for a sweet treat, or grab a bite to eat in one of the excellent restaurants. The town also offers many historic sights and attractions, including the historic Balsam Lake Public Library, the Balsam Lake Fire Tower and the famous Balsam Lake Pine Park.