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Area Activities

Fishing
Fishing on dock1600 acre Pine Lake, ¼ mile south of the Little Pine Motel, has long been regarded as one of the premier fishing lakes in the State of Wisconsin. Its fish population includes Northern Pike, Walleyes, Bass, Crappies, and many species of Panfish. Pine Lake boasts an excellent boat landing on the Northeast shore with ample parking. There is also a second landing on Coe’s Landing Road. Fishing from shore is popular at the Wolf River Dam on the south end of the lake.

Shore fishing is also available at the National Forest Campground (no fee for day visitors).  The open water season begins officially on all Wisconsin inland lakes on the first Saturday in May.  Mid-may and early June fishing are particularly strong with spawning time.  Throughout the summer, anglers have great success on Pine Lake. The fall brings a beautiful time of year to be on the Lake with September and October being prime fishing months. Most inviting to many families is for children to enjoy fishing success at an early age.

The Three Lakes area, 10 minutes to the North, boasts the largest inland chain of lakes in the world with 28 interconnected lakes. Forest County has 35 lakes and a similar number of trout streams. All told, there are hundreds of lakes within a 30 mile radius of the Little Pine Motel. We provide ample parking for your boat. Boat, canoe and kayak rentals are available in the area.

Ice Fishing
David nice!Pine Lake is one of the most popular ice fishing lakes anywhere! Whether jigging for panfish or enjoying the day in your shanty watching your tip-ups, being ‘on the ice’ is a great way to spend the day. The ice is generally ready for fishermen by mid-December. Call us at the Little Pine and we’ll give you updates on ice and fishing conditions. January, February and early March offer a great combination of fishing, snowmobiling and other winter activities!

Live bait and fishing supplies are always available the Lake Forest Trading Post directly across the road from the Little Pine Motel.

…and perhaps most important, excellent fishing tales and a good tip or two, are available at our local taverns and restaurants!

Hunting
Whether your preference is with your bow or gun, hunting is prime in the Hiles area. The Nicolet provides an excellent hunting backdrop. Duck, grouse, partridge and geese highlight the fall season.

Hunt the Hiles Mill Pond or the other outstanding bird areas nearby. Turkeys are becoming much more prevalent in the area and offer a great Spring hunting option. Certainly, bow and gun season for deer have always drawn avid hunters to our area. Hiles and the Nicolet have also been great hunting ground for bear. *Be sure to check out the Little Pine Motel special extended stay rates for your hunting trip!

ATVing
The Little Pine Motel is located at the junction of literally hundreds of miles of ATV trails. From right outside your room, you can jump on trails that take you in any direction. Forest County, Three Lakes, and the Hiles areas invite ATVers to take advantage of the awesome trails in the Northwoods. Area clubs and counties provide excellent ATV trail maps detailing the area. Check out ATV websites on our ‘Links’ page.

All Forest County roads with the exception of state and federal highways are now open to ATV traffic!  We are looking forward to an expansion of trails in Forest and surrounding counties.  We have trails maps and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding trails.

Snowmobiling
No question, the miles and miles of quality snowmobile trails Hiles offers are the best in Northern Wisconsin. Area clubs keep our trails in tip-top condition throughout the snowmobile season. Just as with our ATV trails, the Little Pine Motel is at the center of the snowmobile universe. Hundreds of miles of trails await your arrival. Imagine riding through the beautiful Nicolet and Chequamegon National Forests with the best snow anywhere! Be sure to check out the website links for our area clubs and Visitors Bureaus for up-to-date trail conditions. Snowmobile rentals are available nearby so nobody misses out on the fun. The Little Pine Motel offers extended stay specials with great parking for your snowmobiles and trailers. Our neighbors across the street, Lake Forest Trading Post, provide supplies and premium gasoline to keep your machines running.

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing
There are lots of opportunities for our ‘Non-motorized Snow Friends’! Feel free to snowshoe our 10 acres of trails right outside your door…or…hit the local trails. Again, check out the website links on our site to discover the area trails. There is no end to the recreational activities offered during the winter season in the Hiles/Pine Lake area.

Mushroom Hunting
The Little Pine Motel
has served as the host for the Wisconsin Mycological Society’s Annual Foray for the past several summers. The Nicolet National Forest and surrounding area have provided a wonderful hunting ground for mushroom enthusiasts and scientists. The W.M.S. conducts a 3 day foray the 3rd weekend of July each year bringing ‘hunters’ from around the state of Wisconsin. Enthusiasts descend on Hiles early in the week for the annual event. The ‘official’ hunt is a 3 day affair beginning Friday morning and ending on Sunday. Over 120 various species are found in the area with exciting new discoveries every year. Saturday evening features a dinner and lecture by highly recognized experts at the Hiles Town Hall. The Saturday evening event is open to all with a reservation required for dinner.

Hiles…the Official Mushroom Capitol of Wisconsin

This is a great social and learning event! Come join the fun with a great group of fun-loving people!

Click on the link to discover more about the W.M.S. www.wisconsinmycologicalsociety.org