From the Great Lakes and winding rivers to canopied forests and towering rock formations, Wisconsin is full of natural wonders worthy of a visit all year round. When the lakes and rivers freeze over, the forests are coated in a dusting of snow and icicles drape from everything in sight, Wisconsin truly embodies the phrase “winter wonderland.” Here are just a few of the natural wonders that especially shine during the winter: 1. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Bayfield) Back in the day (I’m talking thousands of years ago), glaciers sculpted sandstone into towering cliffs over Lake Superior. During the
Picture this: A frantic December 23rd trip to the mall for the “perfect” gifts, but leaving with yet another golf shirt for dad, a disappointing book for mom, and socks for your significant other…sound familiar? Thanks to Something Special from Wisconsin™, we’ve compiled a list of great (and local) gift options…with plenty of time left to wrap! Happy shopping! Elegant Arrangements by Maureen LLC – Watertown Elegant Arrangements is a florist and gourmet food gift basket shop that provides designs for any occasion. Gift baskets contain a variety of Wisconsin snacks and sweets, and can be customized to meet
Yep, it’s that time of year again – time to scramble to find the perfect gifts for all your loved ones. Luckily, if your loved ones love Wisconsin, we’ve got you covered at shop.discoverwisconsin.com. “Don’t Wake the Badger” Onesie Spoil your little badger with this adorable onesie, complete with badger paws on baby’s backside. It’s even proven that this onesie makes your baby sleep more (just kidding, but you can be our first test subject). It comes in vintage red and vintage blue and in 6, 12, 18 and 24 months. Don’t let any baby go unspoiled this holiday
Nothing says Wisconsin like fresh-made dairy products, and with the states abundance of dairy producers, there’s no shortage of great dairy products to purchase and enjoy. Several farms across the state are diversifying and adding value to their milking operations by crafting dairy products with their own milk. Many of these creameries offer more than dairy products, and are worth a visit with family and friends for an educational and tasty “day-cation”! Seehafer Farm Creamery – Marshfield Did you know that 90% of the milk produced in Wisconsin is used for making cheese? Believe it or not, it’s true!
If you enjoy the outdoors, Oconto County is the place for you. The county is made up of Townsend, Lakewood, Mountain, Suring, Gillett, Lena, Oconto and Oconto Falls, and its gorgeous forests, lakes and rivers and historical ties make it the perfect destination no matter the season. Check out some of our Oconto County favorites: Ride the 100s of miles of ATV trails Oconto County is divided into three distinct sections – Nicolet National Forest, Oconto River Valley and Historic Bay Shores – making it easy to navigate its 450 miles of fully interconnected trails. Cruise through the county’s towering
Many of us have childhood memories of traveling to Sheboygan during our summer vacations for all kinds of warm-weather family activities. We’re here to prove, however, that Sheboygan is worthy of a visit during the fall and winter months as well. Belly-warming beer and brats, rides on a Segway and horse-drawn wagons, and twinkling holiday displays all make Sheboygan a place to stop this season. Take in the fall colors while learning about the history of Sheboygan with Sheboygan Segway Tours Sheboygan Segway Tours is a family owned and operated business, leading small groups on tours through the Sheboygan
Wisconsin’s rich cultural history, fruitful land (and sea) and hardworking people allow this state to be home to some of the country’s best food. Besides the obvious (dairy), Wisconsin produces an abundance of fruit, vegetables, meats and sweet treats. If you consider yourself to be a foodie, you may want to check out these great businesses that have partnered with Something Special from Wisconsin™. Down a Country Road (Cashton) Located on a farm amongst the beautiful rolling countryside of southwestern Wisconsin and in the heart of Amish country, Down a Country Road is owned by Chuck and Kathy Kuderer and
There is so much to see right here in the state we love, and whether you’re looking to stay at a resort among waterparks or a cozy lakeside cabin, you’re sure to get the most out of your Wisconsin destination. Check out some of our favorite places to stay in gorgeous Wisco: Wilderness Resorts’ Cabins (Wisconsin Dells) The Wilderness in Wisconsin Dells really has it all: in addition to the traditional hotel rooms and condos, it boasts cozy three-, four- and five-bedroom log cabins with full kitchens and breakfast bars, dining rooms, living rooms with a fireplace, a large
For Wisconsinites with dogs, traveling pup-less can seem incomplete. Our furry companions are part of the family, so what’s a family vacation without them? Luckily, Wisconsin has many pet-friendly destinations. From lodging and restaurants to outdoor activities, we’ve dug up some trips that are fun for the whole family. Apostle Islands Stay in the historic 1872 Isaac Wing House in Bayfield. Located across from the Bayfield Harbor, the house has five suites and beautiful views of Lake Superior and Madeline Island, and offers guests (dogs included) modern amenities. Venture down the road for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore – a
Spooky costumes, haunted houses, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, changing trees, falling leaves, crisp air and apple crisp – the Halloween season is simply the best, and Wisconsin does it right, whether you’re up for a day on the farm or a night of fright. Here are some of the state’s most beloved Halloween activities: Abandoned Haunted House Complex (Mount Pleasant) Voted Best Overall Haunted Event and Best Haunted Houses by the Chicago Halloween Guide, Abandoned is a state-of-the-art haunted house with spine-chilling attractions. Hysteria is the horrifying interactive haunted house while Ambush is the high-startle and attack haunted house.