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
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
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).
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
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!
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 you have a love for viewing wildlife and animals? Join us as we take a tour throughout the state to view some of Wisconsin’s noteworthy and unique zoos. Whether you are seeking exotic wildlife or adorable farm critters, we’ve got you covered. 1. Henry Vilas Zoo – Madison What’s the best part about Henry Vilas Zoo? It’s free and open to the public year-round! There are plenty of sights to see with the whole family, such as the Big Cats Exhibits, Artic Passage, and Primate House among other areas. Kids will love the diversity of animals, like polar
La Crosse sits on the iconic Mississippi River and is nestled amid beautiful bluffs, giving it an almost mountain city feel. Besides the gorgeous views, the city boasts a fabulous restaurant scene, unparalleled festivals and plenty of fascinating tourist attractions. Is it even possible to visit La Crosse and not fall in love? Here are just a few of the reasons we’re obsessed: The Bluffs Midwestern terrain is known for being rather flat in spots (which can be great in its own right), while here and there throwing in what we might consider “rolling hills” (also gorgeous). Where else,
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