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Legendary 10 Lake Chain Manitowish Waters, WI

No matter what brings you to our beautiful home in the Northwoods, you'll leave with memories to last a lifetime. Manitowish Waters is a four seasons outdoor recreation destination, with each season offering unique activities and experiences.

Fall in Manitowish Waters means cooler temps, breathtaking colors, the cranberry harvest, and an easy-going pace that complements the hustle and bustle of summer. People travel from all over the country to enjoy the woods, the water, and endless miles of trails for all your passions. Bring your bikes, rent a canoe, or simply relax by the water. 

Things to see and do


Fall Colors

Spectacular colors and beautiful fall weather



One of the Northwoods' best-kept secrets


Cranberry harvest

Cranberry tours and festival


Bike trails

Miles of paved and off-road trails

Every Friday through October 8 at 10am

Join us for a 1-hour tour, rain or shine, starting from the Manitowish Waters Community Center. The tour includes a video, cranberry samples, educational display and Q&A; then caravan in your own vehicle to the Vilas Cranberry Company marsh for an up-close look at the bogs – blooming, growing or being harvested – depending on the time of year visited.

All ages welcome, pre-registration not required.

Sponsored by the Manitowish Waters Cranberry Growers Association and the Manitowish Waters Chamber.

Saturday, October 2, 2021, 9am-3pm

Celebrate the cranberry harvest in Manitowish Waters at Cran-a-Rama. Activities include an arts and crafts fair, cooking contest, cranberry count contest, free cranberry samples, bake sale, Taste of Harvest with area restaurants, and free cranberry marsh tours. 

Do you love to bake or cook? Join our Cranberry Cooking Contest! The overall winner will receive a scenic float plane ride for two. Download the cooking contest application and bring it along with your entry on October 2. 

Are you a crafter who’d like to sell your items at Cran-a-Rama? Please complete and return this 2021 Cranarama Craft Application to the Chamber of Commerce by Friday, September 24.

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