9 Wisconsin Beaches to Visit This Summer

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

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kenosha

While filming in Kenosha last summer, our crew discovered this city is all about unexpected fun. But that’s not all we learned. The locals taught us a few things about “K-Town,” too… It hasn’t always been “Kenosha.” The Potawotomi first named the area “gnozhé,” which means “place of the pike“. By 1836, more settlers had arrived and dubbed the town “Pike Creek”. But as the area became a significant Great Lakes shipping port, the village was renamed again in 1837 to “Southport”. Southport continues to grow and in 1850, the town’s citizens adopted an anglicized version of its original name, “Kinoje”, hence “Kenosha”. Today, Kenoshans are known to refer

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5 Ice Fishing Safety Tips

In Wisconsin, winter can last three to five months (some years maybe longer). Many of us tend to stay indoors and hide from the cold, wind and snow. It’s time to break that habit. Enter ice fishing in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin’s Most Beautiful Fishing Destination

When you think of Wisconsin Dells what comes to mind? Resorts, waterparks, go-karts…fishing? Though probably not mentioned as Wisconsin’s top fishing spot, I have to argue that the section of the Wisconsin River located in Wisconsin Dells is by far the most beautiful fishing destination in the state. Made famous by photographer H.H. Bennett in the late 1800s, Wisconsin Dells is a natural gem that has literally stood the test of time. I have been fishing this area with my dad since I was a kid and every time I head out on the river, I have to sit back

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Bird-Watcher’s Paradise: 5 birding hot spots in Wisconsin

With more than 300 species to discover, Wisconsin is a bird-watcher’s paradise, particularly so in the fall, winter and early spring months. Our crew has traveled all over the state with the mission of determining the best places to go “birding.” Here’s what we’ve learned: Alma – This tiny 19th century river town is situated on the upper Mississippi River in western Wisconsin. Its location is prime for bird-watching as it sits smack dab in the middle of the Mississippi Flyway, which serves as a major bird migration route. So major in fact, that 40 percent of all North American

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