Watersmeet, located in the beautiful and serene northwoods , is a small quiet town, so for any amount of serious shopping, entertainment, or fine dining we normally travel to nearby larger communities. If you are interested in scenic areas, there are many of those in the surrounding area as well.
Right here in Watersmeet at the intersection of U S 45 & U S 2 at the top of the hill is the Ottawa Visitors Center, an interesting place to learn more about our area. Twice a week they have free movies for the public in the evenings which pertain to the history of our area and sometimes about our wildlife, such as wolves, deer, coyotes, etc.
A 30 minute drive to the south of Watersmeet is Eagle River, WI. It is a tourist oriented town with a lot of gift and craft shops as well as some antique shops. They have a movie theatre, bowling alley, mini golf course, go-cart track and several fast food restaurants and supper clubs to choose from if you prefer to eat out. Eagle River is also home to the World's Champion Snowmobile Derby
Twenty miles to the south of Eagle River is Rhinelander, WI There is a super Wal-Mart, Kohl's. Shopko, JC Penney, as well as many of the traditional types of stores that larger towns have. Rhinelander also boasts several good restaurants and supper clubs for your eating enjoyment. There are antique shops, gift shops, golf courses, parks, and theme attractions. Rhinelander is also Home of the Hodag.
Approximately 55 miles to the west of Watersmeet is Ironwood, MI, which also has some antique shops. Ironwood has a large K Mart, soon to be opened Super Wal-Mart, a movie theatre and several fast food eating establishments.
A mere 8 miles to the south of Watersmeet is Land O' Lakes, WI where you may be interested in visiting the Northern Waters Museum, a joint effort of historical artifacts etc. from both Land O' Lakes and Watersmeet. The town offers bowling, gift shops, restaurants, and antiques.
For those who love nature’s scenery, be sure to visit beautiful Bond Falls, a Michigan State Scenic Site and very popular place for anyone visiting the area. It is located in Paulding, MI., which is 9 miles north and a right turn on Bond Falls road for about 4 1/2 miles. It is handicap accessible and a wondrous site to behold. Further to the east of Bruce Crossing, 6 1/2 miles on M 28, is Agate Falls, also a beautiful waterfall and Michigan State Scenic Site.
For those who like a little mystery, be sure to visit the Paulding Mystery Light, which can be seen most every night at dusk or later. It is located 4 miles north of Watersmeet on U S 45, then take a left at Robbins Pond and go to the second hill where there will be a sign providing information about the light. You can't miss it because there are usually several other vehicles parked there waiting to see the mysterious light.
If you like an adventure, visit Sylvania Outfitters, just one mile to the west of the intersection on U S 2. They can supply you with camping, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and trekking supplies for your adventurous day. They will drive you to your destination and pick you up after you have completed your trip for the day.
Last but certainly not least, take a day to go about 55 miles north of Watersmeet where you will enjoy the beauty and splendor of beautiful Lake Superior and the Porcupine Mountain State Park which includes Lake of the Clouds. It is well worth the trip to go and visit to enjoy the beauty of our great North Woods. It is exceptionally beautiful in the autumn when the leaves are in color. Along the way you will come across little shops and places where you can do some browsing and shopping if you so desire. We hope you will enjoy your visit with us and to our area here in the heart of God's Country.
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