Discover Wisconsin video highlights winter fun in Tomahawk
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – A video created by Discover Wisconsin highlights the Tomahawk area and the vast array of winter recreation opportunities it has to offer.
The roughly four-and-a-half-minute video, called “Together in Tomahawk: Winter Fun,” features Discover Wisconsin host Apurba Banerjee, who visited Tomahawk in January.
Banerjee previously spent time in Tomahawk last summer as part of a campaign led by the Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce to promote tourism in the area.
While she was Up North last month, Banerjee took a ride on some of the Tomahawk area’s 400-plus miles of groomed snowmobile trails.
Banerjee also spoke with Lori Rogney of the Northwoods Passage Snowmobile Club, who said there are many large parking lots located on trailheads, so riders can easily unload, hit the trails and enjoy the various landscapes and wildlife along the way.
“I could just get on, and I could ride all day,” Rogney stated. “I don’t care if I stop. It’s just going through the woods, seeing the wildlife. It’s just so beautiful.”
Banerjee also made a stop at Lake Nokomis, where the 15th annual NCO Club and AMVets Ice Fishing Tournament was underway.
Dan Keck of NCO/AMVets explained that all of the proceeds raised during the annual tournament go back into local communities, including Tomahawk and Rhinelander.
More fish were caught during this year’s tournament than any previous year, Keck noted.
When asked what he enjoys the most about ice fishing, Keck said “camaraderie.”
“Everybody out here on this ice will welcome you into their ice shack, they’ll offer you food,” he said. “It’s just great people having a great time.”
Banerjee also highlighted the Tomahawk’s area’s ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and fat tire biking opportunities before taking part in the STAR Splash at the Happy Snapper, where she and Nick Kahle took the plunge into the frigid waters of Lake Mohawksin to raise funds for Tyler Kahle Memorial Field.
Banerjee wrapped up her Tomahawk visit with a stop at the Tilted Loon Saloon, where she spotlighted the area’s abundant dining options.
To view the video, visit www.bit.ly/3I4hUhr.