10 Celebrations in Wisconsin That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Whether it’s the weather or the abundance of pine trees, Wisconsin just knows how to provide the right atmosphere to create cozy holiday memories. Today we are discovering some of the many Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s celebrations that take place around the state. Grab your Santa stocking caps and fill up those thermoses with hot cocoa as we hit the road to our yuletide jamborees.   Light Up Night & Candlelight Stroll – Hudson With a simple wave of his hand, Santa stops by to turn this border town into his own magnificent light show. Imagine walking down the

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Thanksgiving Recipes Made with Wisconsin Products

Thanksgiving: the fourth Thursday in November, filled with family, friends, a delicious meal, stretchy pants, and being thankful for all that we have. That Thanksgiving meal is something most of us dream about all year long, and we’ve found a way to make it even better. Cue: Wisconsin products. We’ve teamed up with Something Special from Wisconsin™ to find ways to make all your Thanksgiving recipes Wisco-fied. Dig in.       About Copper Kettle Farm: Copper Kettle Farm recognizes the increased demand for organically-produced vegetables, and began growing varieties of high-quality, healthy garlic in 2011. The farm thinks of

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Celebrate Autumn’s Last Hurrah with this Wisconsin Checklist

As the days get colder and the trees barer, we begin to anticipate that dreaded season that comes after fall (I hear some people enjoy winter…I can’t relate).  In an effort to make the most of what’s left of fall, we’ve created an autumn checklist, and with the help of our friends at Something Special from Wisconsin™ we’ve recommended Wisconsin businesses to check out. Enjoy!   Pumpkin picking As cliché as it sounds, spending a day in the pumpkin patch picking out your gem is an absolute must. Big or small, perfectly round and orange or misshapen and full of

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11 Rustic Fall Drives in Wisconsin

Fall is that short yet sweet time of year for Wisconsinites to really appreciate our state’s outdoors in its pure splendor. Cramped between the summer and winter seasons is a period where trees fade to a dazzling display of yellows, oranges, reds, and maroons. Everyone rushes outside to enjoy the perfect 60 to 70-degree temperatures and join in seasonal festivities before the cold hand of winter emerges. But where does one begin to appreciate such natural scenery? With so many routes to discover, the choices may seem difficult. Here are 11 fall drives worth exploring this season:   Northwest Forest

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Discovering a Hidden Gem Island Getaway in Wisconsin…

I’ve had the honor of experiencing some truly stunning, historically interesting and even exotic places in Wisconsin—some well-known, others well off the beaten path. But there’s one locale that piqued my interest the minute I stumbled across it online a couple of years back: It’s called Stout’s Island Lodge and it’s located in Barron County in northwestern Wisconsin (about 30 miles south of Hayward).

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6 Ideas for Fall Fun in Wisconsin

Apple orchards, pumpkin patches, baked goods and hayrides…these are a few of my favorite things. What do they have in common? They can all be found in Wisconsin during fall! Our friends at Something Special from Wisconsin™ have helped us create the ultimate list of ways to enjoy everything this season has to offer. Happy trails!   Rim’s Edge Orchard A pick-your-own apple orchard just northwest of Milwaukee, Rim’s Edge Orchard spans 55 acres and offers more than 20 different types of apples, including fan-favorite Honeycrisp, Snow Sweet and Cortland. To top off your fun fall day, pick up some

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5 Ideas for a Fall Getaway in Wisconsin

1. Lake Geneva Lake Geneva may be known as a summer hotspot in Wisconsin, but fall brings a whole new list of adventures! You can marvel at the beautifully dense fall foliage from a hot air balloon, or tap into your adventurous side on a zip line at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours. With everything from boat shows, to historic estates, to one of Wisconsin’s best Oktoberfests, there’s no place like Lake Geneva in the Fall! Click here for a list of even more great fall activities in Lake Geneva!   2. Sheboygan Another summer favorite, many don’t realize how much

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10 Towns to Discover Along Wisconsin’s Great River Road

The Great River Road is one of the best scenic drives in the entire state with some of the most beautiful locales along this side of the Mississippi River. Whether you are seeking a wild time with your best buds, a romantic getaway with that special someone, or you’re a history buff interested in the regions expansive legacy, there is something for everyone here. Let’s plan your next road trip as we stop at each prime location along The Great River Road.   1. Stockholm Considered one of the most beautiful towns in the Midwest, Stockholm features an assortment of

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10 Wisconsin Date Ideas to Make You Swoon

Whether it’s that first get-to-know-you date with a perfect stranger, or a rare night out for mom and dad, there is more to date night than dinner and a movie (There’s nothing wrong with dinner and a movie, for the record.) In Wisconsin, you’re never too far from an out-of-the-box, affordable date idea. Tell your date you came up with the idea all on your own – just thank us later.   Cozy up at the drive-in Although drive-ins these days are few and far-between, you can still find them in Chetek, Wisconsin Dells, Chilton, Freedom, Jefferson, Shawano, Monroe, Fish

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10 Fall Festivals Happening Across Wisconsin

The leaves are changing, apples are ripe for the picking, and just about everything is pumpkin spiced. It’s fall in Wisconsin, and it’s time to celebrate!

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