Whether you are a tourist, seasonal resident, or have lived in the Northwoods your entire life, Rhinelander is a welcoming place. Come by car, by plane, or even by canoe. However you choose to get here, just make sure you enjoy the trip. It’s beautiful whichever way you come.
Located at the crossroads of US 8 and WIS 17, Rhinelander is an easy drive from anywhere in the Midwest. Rhinelander is 1 hour from Wausau, 2.5 hours from Eau Claire, just over 3 hours from Madison, less than 4 hours from Minneapolis, Duluth, & Milwaukee, and just over 5 hours from Chicago.
Since this is a festival focused on sustainability, we highly encourage you to bike here if you live locally! For those that choose to bike, there is a bike rack in front of Mel's Trading Post (105 Brown St.).
Yes, it’s entirely possible to reach Rhinelander via boat, canoe, kayak, stand up paddle board, and the like. Rhinelander’s Boom Lake is a flowage on the Wisconsin River. Public access is available at the boat launch in Hodag Park (located about one mile from Project North).