Sustainability at Canoe Bay
We take pride in sourcing from local farms and our organic garden. We embrace wildlife, plants, trees, and prairie restoration.
Home to pollinators and organic produce.
The 3 acres of exceptional produce and flowers allow pollinators to thrive in harmony. Wander through pebble stone walkways lined with flowers and vegetables. If you watch closely you'll often catch a bumble bee or monarch butterfly resting on a flower.
Master Gardener, Jon, works closely with Chef Joy to orchestrate a symphony of marvelous produce for the kitchen.
Taste fresh organic produce in every bite with the assurance that it's grown on-site. This benefits pollinators, lessens fuel emissions, and is pesticide free. Indulge your taste buds with savory herbs garnished on every meal.
Experience true tranquility and feel at one with nature.
Our 300 Acre Forest
The forest at Canoe Bay offers beautiful seclusion, peace, and is home to abundant wildlife.
Multiple life forms in an ecosystem promote an overall healthy biodiversity. We understand trees are crucial and provide a balance of oxygen and carbon.
While taking a stroll you'll often see deer roaming about, birds singing, and squirrels scurrying.
Canoe Bay truly takes pride in being a refuge to nature left in peace while explored, understood, and admired.
Sourcing Local Purveyors
Farm fresh, locally grown, organic food and gift shop products sourced from local companies to you.
Peterson Meats (Osceola, Wi): A 100% family owned operation that began in the 1960's, based out of Osceola. Our outstanding source for organic locally raised beef, has a butcher shop located in Weyerhauser, just 10 miles from Canoe Bay.
Hillcrest Pottery (Colfax, Wi): Willem has pottery techniques that are thousands of years old. He wood fires his stoneware and porcelain pots, uses a handmade kiln with handmade glazes, and operates a foot-powered kick wheel to produce beautiful, unique pieces. He only has electricity for one pug mill to mix clay and a few lightbulbs around his studio. His full time operation has been very successful as he is in collections throughout the U.S, Europe, Middle East, Australia, Japan, and our very own gift Shoppe at Reception!
Driftless Provisions (Viroqua, Wi): High quality premium products with pork being their heart & soul. They use premium products that honor the land, animals, and farmers.
Green Leaf Farms (Chetek, Wi): Specializing in locally grown fresh fish and chemical-free, dirt-free year-round vegetables. Their produce utilizes nutrients generated by its own process meaning no fertilizers, insecticides or harmful chemicals. Visit their farm store just 10 mins north west of Canoe Bay!
DragSmith Farms (Barron, Wi): DragSmith Farms is a locally family-run organic vegetable farm that has been producing fresh products and hosting a variety of fun activities since 1988. They strive to make the most of everything the great outdoors has to offer. Visit their farm store just 20 mins north of Canoe Bay!
Sugar Wood (Cumberland, Wi): A local artisan who creates delicious handmade caramel treats. Chana started her business in honor of her grandmother who she baked with as a child. Her caramel business was a way to feel connected with her grandma and to pass on a tradition with her daughters of baking caramel treats as way to serve others. Their goal at Sugarwood is for us to feel love in every bite of caramel deliciousness! We carry such special treats in our gift Shoppe and also a sample to welcome you.
Controlled burns bring back vegetation and flowers stronger than before.
Prairie restoration efforts have significantly been improving our grounds for years. When a burning occurs it naturally nitrogen fixes the soil and promotes healthy growth of our native plants. Not to mention, prairies absorb abundant amounts of rain which reduces erosion and run off.