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
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
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
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
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
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!
Football season is right on our tails, and with it the time honored tradition that is the Wisconsin Tailgate. Here are some tricks of the trade to make this year’s tailgates easy, fun, and memorable. 1. Pack the perfect cooler: Pro tip: Use frozen water bottles instead of ice in coolers. That way you have ice cold water when they melt, and you don’t have to get frostbite wading through melty ice for drinks! (Click the photo to print or save it for later!) 2. Prepare meat the night before Shape and pack up burger patties between wax paper, and
August is here, and Wisconsin’s sunflowers are all grown up and ready to share their beautiful bursts of brightness with the world! Many of us know that they follow the sun and grow a bit taller than your average flower. But did you know they’ve been to space, or how they could be your new best friend in the kitchen? Take a look at these eight things you never learned about sunflowers, and then find one of their majestic fields near you! 1. Home Grown Sunflowers are native to North America, dating back as far as 3,000 BCE. The rest
Do the words bubbler, Piggly Wiggly, and Weyauwega mean anything to you? Then you might be a true Cheesehead! Take the quiz to find out just how Wisconsin you are.
One of the best things about summer in Wisconsin is finally getting that fresh, local, farm-grown produce we’ve been craving all winter. Whether you pick it up at a farmer’s market or your local grocery store, nothing beats the crunch of a fresh apple or the sweetness of strawberries that have never seen the inside of a refrigerated semi. So take a moment, close your eyes, and imagine the juicy freshness of a strawberry picked straight from the forb. (Fun fact: because there is no wood substance in strawberry stems, they technically grow on forbs rather than bushes.) Many