Find your SEASON . . . Find your FUN

FUN ON THE WATER . . . Photo: Joan O'Fallon
GO FOR THE GOLD . . . Photo: Gary Kannenberg
PIE ANYONE? . . . Photo: Gary Kannenberg
RELAX, LISTEN, & JUST ENJOY . . . Photo: Chris Moeller

Summer.
s p l a s h . s u n . s w i m .

Baseball & Softball . . . Tournaments are a weekly pastime throughout the summer as Siren plays host to regional teams. Players & their families will have no problem finding a place to stay. Following a long day of slugging and base running, athletes can take a cool dip in the hotel or lodge pool or in one of the four lakes located right in town.

Festivals & Events . . . Participate in the numerous activities scheduled frequently throughout the summer months such as the annual Fourth of July Celebration & SummerFest in August.

Fishing, fishing & more fishing . . . Wake up before the sun and head out to your favorite lake and bring home a walleye dinner before noon. Check out theBurnett County website for more information.

Boat, Water Ski, & Tube . . . Spend endless summer days on area lakes. You won’t want to miss the annual WaterCross Competition where snowmobilers actually take their passion to the open water. For something peaceful, wind your way in a canoe or kayak down one of several rivers that meander around Siren.

Hike or Bike . . . After setting up camp in one of the area’s fine campgrounds, set out hiking on the 98-mile Gandy Dancer Trail that runs right through Siren, or explore the nearby Amsterdam Slough Wildlife Area or Crex Meadow Wildlife Area. Many people pack their bikes and ride the trails, as well.

Only at The Fort . . . Step back in time to learn about one of the first industries in the area — fur trading. Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park is managed by the Burnett County Historical Society and has an array of educational exhibits offering insights into the fur trade lifestyle, as well as providing extensive information on the Native Americans tribes who lived in the area at the time, and still reside in Burnett County today.

Shop . . . After enjoying a hearty breakfast at one of the many local favorites, avid shoppers can find an abundance of unique retailers and boutiques throughout the city.

Say Cheese . . . A trip to Siren just wouldn’t be complete without stopping in for a sampling of prize-winning, world-famous cheese at the Burnett Dairy Cheese Factory.

Have you heard . . .
The annual July 4th Freedom 5 Race draws more than 600 contestants
who run through and around Siren, ending up at Crooked Lake Park.

SUMMER WEEKEND ITINERARY

Friday:
After arrival, head to Kris’ Pheasant Inn for walleye at their great Wisconsin Fish Fry.  While there, try your hand at some of their many sports games.
Then it’s off to Moose Mulligan’s Adventure Golf.  Challenge your putting skills while you strive to keep your ball on the course and dry!
To end your evening, where else but Dairy Queen for your favorite Blizzard as dessert.

Saturday:
For breakfast, indulge in ‘plate-size pancakes’ at Main Street Cafe.
To work off those calories, spend the morning hiking or biking down the Gandy Dancer Trail.
For lunch, options even include a stop to the Burnett Farmer’s Market for items as an impromptu picnic at Crooked or Clear Lake Parks in Siren.
In the afternoon, in addition to being on, or in, the water – fishing, boating, &/or swimming –  consider a trip to a one & only destination in the nation to Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park.  In addition to their museums, one-room school house, & blacksmith shop, be sure to opt for a tour.  Only at the Fort can you experience two competing fur trade posts, reconstructed on the exact locations where they were in the early 1800’s.
Wine tasting at Clover Meadow Winery (also White Wolf Distillery) and/or Hennessey’s at Smoland Inn are also great choices for your summer afternoon.
For dinner, select from Siren’s complete choice of dining options to meet your tastes.

Sunday:
Visit the Chattering Squirrel Coffee Cafe for your favorite wake-up beverage and breakfast treat (be sure to check out their Cappuccino Brownies for later).
To complete your Siren visit, consider a round of golf at the championship Siren National Golf Course.  You’ll enjoy the challenge of over 100 feet of elevation changes along with strategically placed bunkers & ponds.
Following lunch at the Pour House, complete your trip with last minute stops to our Siren boutique shops for a few visit momentos, & then along your way home stock up on award-winning cheeses & get an ice cream to go at the Burnett Dairy Cheese Store!