Looking for a city where you can fish for walleye, hike
an Ice Age trail, or join a floating parade? Then
Ladysmith, Wisconsin, is for you.
Over 800 employees work at our Ladysmith facilities, which
include a Weather Shield window and door showroom.
Muskie, northern pike and walleye top the wish lists of
local fishermen. And, if you really like to get your feet
wet, you can participate in the annual Northland Mardi
Gras festival every July. There's a Venetian night "floats
that float" parade on the Flambeau River along with a
citywide water fight.
For those who prefer to stay dry and on the move, Ladysmith
offers the Blue Hills and Ice Age mountain trails. The
challenging paths can be traveled during the winter by
snowmobiles, skis and snowshoes, or in the summer by foot or
Ladysmith was once named Flambeau Falls. Some say the
renaming of the city was a romantic tribute to the wife of
city developer, Charles Smith. Others argue that the city
was named after Ladysmith, South Africa, an area mentioned
frequently in early newspapers.
Whichever the case, few doubt that the introduction of the
Soo Line Railroad in 1885 helped develop the forest areas
of Ladysmith. Paying tribute to the city's history, Old
Smokey, a restored Soo Line steam locomotive, sits proudly
in the middle of town.
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