View Full Version : Cable Area bars, restaurants and trails to ride advise needed
12-01-2009, 12:17 PM
Just booked a trip to Cable, WI area. First time in the area sledding. Staying at Garmisch based on the Cable Hotel thread below for the last week of January.
Looking for advice on the must go to bars and restaurants in the area as well as the trails we must ride and things we must see.
12 guys (mostly brothers and brother-in-laws and some friends). Sixth year for the trip (mainly St. Germain area in the past). Went to White Pine, MI in 2008.
Any advice from those that have been to the area is greatly appreciated.
12-01-2009, 12:46 PM
when are you going? If conditions are good, this area is tough to beat. PLENTY of great places to stop. Lakewoods resort, Pioneer Bar, 4 Seasons, are all on the lake you're staying on. Also the original "Famous Daves" is within riding distance. There are literally too many to list. If you are going over Presidents weekend you should hit the barstool races in Drummond.
12-01-2009, 12:47 PM
My family has a cabin on Lake Namakogan and first of all Garmisch is an excellent place to stay! Their restaurant has great food and a very welcoming atmosphere. Theirs tons of awsome restaurants and bars all along the lake. As far as riding goes, ride north up toward lake superior or east towards clame lake, park falls etc... I would not go south to hayward or west toward the town of Cable because theirs usually less snow and very rough trails but everything north and east is AWSOME!! If you want specifics on what trail numbers to take and anything like that let me know! Hopefully this helped.
12-01-2009, 12:59 PM
When do the trails USUALLY get ridable around Cable...I ride western UP during christmas break, on account that is the only time I get away from college, is Cable ridable around this time??
12-01-2009, 01:19 PM
Well... Last year at christmas we were riding in Cable Christmas-New years and their was 2-3 ft of snow!! But the year before (the same time frame),it was 40 degrees and it rained the entire time and their was NO SNOW! So really it is very hit or miss due to the fact that they dont get lake effect. Ususally the best riding in cable is mid january to mid march.
12-01-2009, 01:20 PM
I'd say it's 50-50 if Cable has decend riding around X-Mas. I agree with the above comments - Garmisch is a nice place and ride north and east. Going north, I recommend heading to Drummond, then Delta, then Iron River, then up into the Bayfield Peninsula. This route offers better riding and usually better snow then up 63 through Mason. The Bayfield peninsula area gets the most lake effect snow and generally has the best riding in the area. There are tons of fire roads up there as well if the trails deteriorate. The Valhalla Pub-n-Grub is the snowmobiling mecca bar/restaurant in that area. If you have gone that far, you might as well make it up to Lake Superior (Cornucopia, Herbster). If you take this trip, I'd recommend lunch at the Rustic Roost in Iron River if you like inexpensive home-style cooking or at the Pub-n-Grub. Dinner is good at the Deep Lake Lodge just south of Iron River if you are in that area around dinner time. I think the best pizza is at the Round Up North in Brule. As mentioned, ton of places on Lake Namakagon (couple not mentioned Loon Saloon, Pla-Mor). Oh, I like the Flying Eagle bar/restaurant in Delta as a pit-stop. Delta Diner has very good breakfast and lunch. As far as sites in the north, there is Old Baldy lookout up in the Bayfield Peninsula, Lake Superior (can drive right onto it in Herbster), ice caves west of Bayfield (never made it there myself). Well, that is about it for the north which is the area I know best. Since you are a bunch of guys I'll mention one more "attraction" about 20 miles to the south and west of Garmisch: Phipps (Gentlemen's Club) which you can snowmobile to if conditions allow. This place is only open Friday and Saturday I think.
12-01-2009, 01:32 PM
<font color="0000ff">"… if Cable has decend riding around X-Mas."</font>
I'll bet you can find both "ascend" and "descend" riding, if there's enough decent snow! http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif
12-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Well said Vmax!! That should answer everyones questions.
Now lets THINK SNOW!!!
12-01-2009, 01:38 PM
I agree with vmax1994. Good info. Another minor detail, but something I've seen.....as you head toward Hayward, since there are so many places to stay/eat/drink, I've seen more families, kids, older folks, rookies, out riding in those areas. If you are a more aggressive rider, bring your patience with you. Going north, the trails will "flow" a little faster. Just my $.02.
12-01-2009, 03:14 PM
Is Clam Lake out that way? Not much to it but a couple of nice bars and always a beautiful ride!
12-01-2009, 04:23 PM
Yea it is, Clam lake is about 20 miles east of lake namakogan and yea its a great place for gas and food!
12-01-2009, 07:12 PM
Clam lake has a couple nice little bars but don't forget about pheps I am sure the guys on her have been there a few times, hopefully it is still opens
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