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.
Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two or a wedding extravaganza for 300, the following barns and farms are tucked away in some of Wisconsin’s most beautiful destinations: Cedar Valley Lodge (Spring Green) A popular retreat for hunters, Cedar Valley Lodge is 8,000 square feet of countrified luxury in southwest Wisconsin. This driftless fortress rests against the Lower Wisconsin Riverway on rolling hills, rugged sandstone bluffs, rock ravines and open fields. Cedar Valley Lodge is the perfect escape for sportsmen on the hunt for deer, turkey, upland game and more. Ideal for: Hunting groups The Enchanted Barn (Hillsdale) This historic Wisconsin dairy barn doubles as
When two of Wisconsin’s largest industries—agriculture and tourism—come together, it’s called agtourism (or agritourism). And as you can imagine, it’s a huge deal here in America’s Dairyland. When you embark on an “agventure,” you’ll meet bakers, brewers, cheesemakers, farmers, growers, producers and even vintners! Read on for a few fun spots in Wisconsin for an agtourism getaway: Down A Country Road—Cashton Situated in the rolling hills of southwestern Wisconsin, you’ll discover a serene spot nestled in the valley two miles east of Cashton. Besides enjoying the gorgeous countryside at the Kuderer Farm, you’ll also enjoy the Village Shops, which include
From our islands to our bluffs, our rolling farmland to our 15,000 lakes, Wisconsin is brimming with tourism treasures. Although not meant to be exhaustive, consider the following bucket list your kick-start to exploring the very best of America’s Dreamland: Take a drive down Highway 42 in Door County Catch a muskie on the world’s largest chain of freshwater lakes in Vilas County Hop on a bike and ride along the Elroy-Sparta Trail Sample deep-fried treats (and a creampuff or two!) at the Wisconsin State Fair Kayak the Apostle Island Sea Caves in Ashland and Bayfield counties (and return in the winter for a view of the
There’s something special about weekends in Wisconsin, and they’re almost always started with an amazing breakfast. Luckily for us, there’s plenty of delicious dairy products on-hand at all times to make our favorites. In preparation for an upcoming segment of Discover Wisconsin – America’s Dairyland where we’ll visit the best breakfast spots across the state, we’re sharing our best home cooked versions of the most scrumptious dairy breakfasts you’ll ever make. On-the-Run Muffin Omelet A busy mom’s spin on the classic omelet and toast, this portable version melts breakfast sausage, eggs, onions, salsa and Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese inside a
It’s the place people go to escape, A place made of cabins, pine trees and lakes. But no matter how far you drive, There’s no sign to say, “you’ve arrived”. So just follow your heart till you find… Your special place that brings peace of mind. As you breathe in the air and unwind… Your cares are all left behind. It’s no mystery where the Northwoods start. When you arrive Up North you’ll know, In your heart. -Suzanne Kindler I can’t find a better poem to describe my hometown of Eagle River. There really is no better place to
Our crew met Ryan Fielding about a year ago. We were looking for an artist to custom design a Harley-Davidson helmet as an anniversary gift for one of our team members. Impressed by his raw talent, we decided to pack up the cameras and make our way to Sauk City to learn a bit more about Ryan and his craft. The art of airbrushing and pin-striping takes precision, patience and a whole lot of passion. Watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes peek and if you love it, share Ryan’s story with a friend. Here’s me pretending to be a pin-striper ↓ (no