11 January Festivals to Attend in Wisconsin

Wisconsin winters are no joke, and the state surely knows how to celebrate the subzero temperatures and blankets of snow. The season can be beautiful, after all, and it gives us an excuse to sip on some hot cocoa and slip on some cozy hats, scarves and mittens. Check out a few of the upcoming festivals celebrating winter:   Carp Fest (Prairie du Chien) Take part in some ice fishing, snowmobiling, sledding, skiing and hiking by torchlight in La Riviere Park, and drop by on New Year’s Eve for snowmobile rides, fireworks, carp sampling, a bonfire, and the unique but beloved

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Something Special from Wisconsin™: More Holiday Gift Ideas

We know how it goes…the holidays sneak up on ya and getting your shopping done – especially when trying to find a meaningful gift for each person – seems like a daunting task. Something Special from Wisconsin™ has partnered with wonderful businesses across the state and we’ve selected a handful of ‘em that would make great gift ideas.   Nana’s Knits (Mauston)  Nana’s Knits is a one-person shop run by, you guessed it, a real life “Nana” who knits for customers with the same care she does for family. Check out her Etsy page for gorgeous hand-knit mittens (for both children

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10 Natural Wonders in Wisconsin that are Absolutely Gorgeous in the Winter

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

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Something Special from Wisconsin™: Holiday Gift Ideas

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

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10 Holiday Gift Ideas to Show Your Wisconsin Pride

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

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Dairy Day-cation: 4 Farmstead Operations in Wisconsin

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!

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13 Things to do in Oconto County

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

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10 Things to do in Sheboygan During Fall and Winter

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

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10 Wisconsin Companies Every Foodie Must Check Out

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

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8 Breathtaking Cabins and Cottages in Wisconsin

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

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