Summer in Wisconsin seems to be one of the most cherished and plan-packed seasons of the year. Sometimes, there’s just not enough of it. (I guess the same could be said about spring and fall, too.) To take advantage of the sunny weather we get during summer in Wisconsin, we came up with a list of 9 beach destinations to put on your summer travel itinerary. (For even more on Wisconsin beaches, watch our recent episode of Discover Wisconsin!) SIMMONS ISLAND BEACH | Kenosha, WI Kenosha is a beach goer’s paradise. Kenosha has eight miles of beach shoreline, seven of which
Summer loving had me a blast! You are guaranteed to fall (back) in love with these beloved drive-in movie theaters. There are only ten of these unique hot spots in Wisconsin and I highly recommend you grab your own parking spot for a lovely and leisurely evening under the night sky in this refreshing summer weather, because…why catch a flick indoors when you can enjoy a show in Wisconsin’s great outdoors? At one point in time in the late 1950’s, there were 79 drive-in theaters in Wisconsin. Now, there are only ten. Come relive fond memories and create new ones
Wisconsin is known for dairy products such as cheese and milk, which is usually associated with our mouth-watering food. However, Wisconsin uses dairy products in more ways than just one. Handmade soaps in Wisconsin not only encompass many unique scents and designs, but some also include goat milk for a rich moisturizing lather. These are perfect for your sun-kissed skin! Allow us to share just a few of Wisconsin’s top spots to get these wonderful soaps. (If you don’t see your favorite shop listed, give them a shout-out in the comments below!). Century Farmhouse (West Bend) Located in West Bend,
When’s the last time you made your way to Manitowoc and Two Rivers? Plan your trip now and enjoy 20 miles of spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline plus a plethora of exciting destinations and events. Here are a few of our favorite spots to discover in the area: Bike, hike or inline skate the Mariners Trail Have some fun in the sun at Neshotah Beach Marvel at the colors during Kites Over Lake Michigan in late Summer Stroll through the historic Rogers Street Fishing Village Enjoy a live performance at the Capitol Civic Centre Observe the works of Picasso (and more!) at
Let’s be honest…we all enjoy free things. And, free, fun things are even better yet! There are umpteen ways to enjoy Wisconsin without breaking the bank. Here’s my quick list of just a few of the state’s top destinations where admission is nil: Relish eclectic pieces of concrete art at Fred Smith’s Wisconsin Concrete Park (Phillips) Hike your way to the top of gorgeous Granddad Bluff (La Crosse) Hop aboard the Jelly Belly Express Train at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center (Pleasant Prairie) Make your way to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary (Green Bay) See the creatures and critters at
Discover Wisconsin’s Official Photo Contest #wicounties Enter the 2016 Discover Wisconsin Calendar Photo Contest online at: http://wicounties.pgtb.me/2120Q3 CONTEST DESCRIPTION Discover Wisconsin’s “#wicounties” social media photo contest is a special opportunity for photographers (amateur or professional) to showcase their Wisconsin photographs and have a chance to earn a spot in the 2016 Discover Wisconsin Calendar. PRIZE: The Discover Wisconsin staff will select 12 photos that qualify for the 2016 Discover Wisconsin calendar. The crew will select the photo to be featured on the covers of the 2016 Discover Wisconsin calendar and Wisconsin Counties Association magazine. That winner will also receive a special write-up in
Alright ‘murica…feast your eyes on the heart of the Midwest this weekend. With brilliant fireworks displays set to light up the Wisconsin sky, the state shines bright each and every 4th of July. Here are just a few of our top picks for fireworks shows in Wisconsin: Eau Claire Beginning at 10 p.m., the Festival Foods Fireworks Extravaganza is one for the books. Take in the awesome colors that burst over the city from a number of fantastic viewing areas including Carson Park, Phoenix Park, Half Moon Lake or Lakeview Cemetery. Egg Harbor Make your way to Harbor View Park in lovely Egg Harbor for a spectacular
If you love motorcycling, you’ll love Wisconsin. I had the honor of meeting up with groups as far south as Platteville and as far north as Cable while we were filming Wisconsin’s Western Ride for Discover Wisconsin, and it is now completely evident to me how folks fall in love with the open air on the open road. Nothing beats that wind-in-your-hair feeling!
Fromagination Pairings 1) 9-12 month aged Marieke Gouda paired with Salted Caramel 2) Hooks 8-year White Cheddar paired with Cranberry Relishon top of Potter’s Crackers Cranberry Hazelnut Crisp 3) Dunbarton Blue paired with KP Toffee Indulgence Chocolates Pairings 1) Petit Nuage (Landmark Creamery, WI) & Citrus Basil Honey Truffle 2) Evalon (LaClare Farms, WI) & Vanilla Malt Truffle 3) BellaVitano Gold (Sartori, WI) & Freeze Dried Corn and Sage Chocolate Bar 4) Dunbarton Blue (Roelli Cheese, WI) & Blackberry Truffle 5) 10-year Cheddar (Hook’s Cheese, WI) & Hard Apple Cider Caramel Larry’s Market 1) Martone Cheese (LaClare Farms)
Fact: Wisconsin has mastered the “World’s Most Complex Cocktail.” This should shock no one. Have your happy cows, California, and your Land of 10k lakes, Minnesota, but when it comes to vodka and tomato juice, that crown belongs to Wisco.