Area Attractions & Activities
Silver Cliff and the surrounding area offer activities and natural surroundings for just about anyone. People interested in photography outings, birding groups, family reunions, ATV and Snowmobiling groups, scrapbooking, people interested in the Enchanting Shops of Lakewood, whitewater rafting groups, cross country skiing groups, cycling outings, nature buffs, and horse trail riders are just a few of the people that might like to visit the Retreat.
The area is surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of wild public lands including the 200,000+ acre Marinette County Forest, the Nicolet National Forest, the Peshtigo River State Forest, Tommy Thompson State Park and the wild shores of the High Falls and Caldron Falls Flowages. The Marinette County parks offer a 12 waterfall tour with some of the nicest waterfalls in the state.
The Marinette County Waterfall Tour- Features 12 waterfalls with varying levels of accessibility. You can buy a sticker at any of the parks that gets you into all of them for that day. You can go for one or two, or go big and do the dozen.
Vacationland Fun Park – 1 mile east of Parkway Rd. on Hwy X in the Twin Bridge Area
W11375 Cty Rd X – – 715-757-2426
Go Karts, Kiddie Track, Bumper Boats, Arcade, Mini Golf, Bumper Cars
DeYoung Family Zoo– Wallace, MI (About 40 minutes from the Retreat in the UP of Michigan)
A Unique Zoo Adventure with lots of big cats and hundreds of other animals. Very Popular!
YouTube commercial link.
Wildman Adventure Resort– Silver Cliff & Niagara, WI locations
–Silver Cliff Location– Peshtigo River Whitewater Rafting, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Lake Kayak Tour, Alpine Tower and High Ropes Course
–Niagara Location– Menominee River Whitewater Rafting, Paintball, Rock Climbing, Zip Line, Golf, Bomber’s Restaurant
Whitewater Rafting on the Peshtigo and Menominee Rivers, Lazy River Tubing, Caldron Falls Pontoon Boat Rides
Thornton’s Rafting Resort & Splatterhaus Paintball – 2 miles south of Cty C on Parkway Rd at Boat Landing 9 on Caldron Falls Flowage W12882 Parkway Rd ~ – Athelstane, WI 54104 – 715-757-3311
Peshtigo and Menominee River Whitewater Rafting, Bar.
Crivitz Ski Cats Water Ski Thrill Show – Lake Noquebay
The Crivitz Ski Cats perform Wednesday and Saturday nights on Lake Noquebay, just 2 miles north and 2 miles east of Crivitz.
Twin Bridge Water Ski Team – Water Ski Thrill Shows on High Falls Flowage. Performing Thursday and Saturday nights. High Falls Flowage is located 12 miles northwest of Crivitz at Boat Landing #3.
DeSmidt’s Golf Course & Country Club – Just west of Crivitz off Cty A. N7559 Shaffer Rd 715-854-7939
Affordable rates ~ Open to the public. 18-hole championship golf course for all levels of golfers. Fine Dining ~ “The Prime Rib Place”
Over 25,000 Flowers
Hunter’s Glen Golf Club – Just East of Crivitz off Cty W
W7572 Old W Rd – 1/4 mile east of Crivitz – 715-854-8008
18-hole championship golf course designed by Rich Jacobson 4 sets of tees to challenge all skill levels of golfers
Driving Range ~ Putting Green ~ Pro Shop – Bar & Grill ~ Beverage Cart
McCauslin Brook Golf and Country Club– 17067 Clubhouse Ln. Lakewood, WI 54138 (715) 276-7623
A very nice public course with bar and pro shop.
The Enchanting Shops of Lakewood– The Town of Lakewood is about 20 miles west of the Retreat and offers a nice selection of gift and specialty stores. From the Retreat take Hwy C west until it intersects Hwy F. Continue west on F until you arrive at Hwy 32 in Lakewood.
Sweet Memories Candy Shoppe– A very nice old fashioned candy store with ice cream, fudge, a huge variety of candies and sweets, gifts & gourmet items, and more. One of the Enchanting Shops of Lakewood.
There are nice beaches at Boat Landing #9 on Caldron Falls Flowage and in Twin Bridge Park. Both have picnic areas and basic bathroom facilities.
The Boat Landing 9 Beach is newly built as part of the Peshtigo River State Forest. There is no fee or sticker required.
From the Retreat – Take Highway C West miles to Parkway Road. There is a BP gas station there. Take a left (go South) on Parkway Road 3 miles to the Boat Landing #9 entrance.
The Beach at Twin Bridge Park is in a Marinette County Park on High Falls Flowage. There is a fee for entrance. Take Highway C West to Parkway Road. There is a BP gas station there. Take a left (go South) on Parkway Road 8 miles.