Relax. Retreat. Repeat. Welcome to Green Lake Country! Located about 1.5 hours northeast of Madison and 45 minutes southwest of Appleton, this region of Wisconsin consists of five communities: Berlin, Green Lake, Markesan, Princeton and Ripon. Green Lake Country is surprising in all of the best ways. From the the charming yet eclectic shops to be found on Water Street in Princeton to the stunning waterfront views in Green Lake, this area of Wisconsin is an ideal location for a weekend getaway. Here are 10 ways to get your itinerary started in gorgeous Green Lake Country: Explore White River Marsh Wildlife Area just north
Here in Wisconsin, you’re never too far from a farm. Agriculture is one of the things we do best, and agricultural tourism is taking off all across the state. Whether it’s a visit to a working farm, picking a juicy apple right off the tree or even enjoying a delicious meal at a farm-to-fork restaurant, there are plenty of ways to experience the best of Wisconsin agriculture! Milk Dottie the Dairy Cow at Glacier Rock Farms In Wisconsin, we’re known for our dairy farms, but plenty of Wisconsinites have never actually milked a cow. At Glacier Rock Farms in Ixonia,
Each year I dread their ending come fall, and excitedly anticipate their beginning come spring. I’m talking about fresh fruit, veggies, cheeses, flowers and crafts locally made and locally sold. Farmers’ markets…they’re back! Look for these great Something Special from Wisconsin™ businesses at Wisconsin farmers’ markets this summer. Steppin’ Out Foods Steppin’ Out Foods features two varieties of asparagus: a regular flavored kind called “Six Inch Spikes” and a spicy kind called “Red Hot Pumps”, as well as regular and spicy variations of green beans and “Mr. Hot Stuff Pepper Spread”, the perfect complement to crackers, beans and asparagus.
From a towering, hilltop basilica, to a stunning shrine nestled in the bluffs and quiet chapel in the countryside, Wisconsin is home to three incredibly reverent Marian shrines. Holy Hill, just outside of Milwaukee, the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help all offer something different to those who visit. Here are a couple suggestions of things to do during your trip to Wisconsin’s Marian shrines. Photography at Holy Hill Did you know that Holy Hill is one of the most photographed places in the state? From
Wisconsin is full of people who are passionate about the dairy industry. Meet Kim Bremmer. Kim launched Ag Inspirations as a vehicle for farmers to share their stories and to better connect people with where their food comes from. Kim, in addition to being the owner and founder of the company, is a self-described dairy enthusiast and science junkie. As both a speaker and blogger, Bremmer covers issues relevant to today’s dairy farmers; topics range from GMOs to antibiotic use on farms. Take a look: About Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is a nonprofit
cab·in fe·ver (noun) – irritability, listlessness, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter Suffering mild to severe symptoms of cabin fever? No worries. There’s a cure for that! Here are seven perfect springtime getaways in Wisconsin – sure to brighten your spirits and squash those winter blues! Lake Geneva This southern Wisconsin destination has been luring visitors for eons. Grab a light jacket and prepare to gush over the stunning and historic mansions that trace Geneva Lake. Where to play: Lake Geneva Lake Shore Path. Black Point Estate, Yerke’s Observatory Where to stay: Abbey
All right, fellas (ladies too). Valentine’s Day is coming up and I know romanticism doesn’t always come easy, but we’re here to help. We (with the help of our friends at Something Special from Wisconsin™) have come up with some romantic trips, gifts, chocolates and wines to help you out on that dreaded (I mean, delightful) day. And we won’t even tell your S.O. you had help – you’re welcome. Devils Lake Lavender Café, Spa, FarmStay Motel Devils Lake Lavender Company is the perfect romantic getaway, complete with a Medical Spa, café and Midwest Farmstay Motel. It’s located in
Wisconsin is dotted with charming destinations that are the epitome of “Americana.” Here are 10 that come to mind and should be on your travel list.
As the nation’s longest-running tourism TV show, Discover Wisconsin has discovered just about every nook and cranny in the state. The show is currently in its 30th year of production and will celebrate the premiere of its 500th episode next season. The crew behind the iconic Wisconsin brand says there’s no sign of slowing down either—in fact, the show has only grown in popularity in recent years thanks to its strong presence online and via radio in addition to broadcast. In celebration of the show’s 30th birthday, here are 8 facts you may not have known about Discover Wisconsin TV: Discover Wisconsin was
Wisconsin’s State Parks system maintains more than 100 properties, 47 state parks, 41 trails and nine recreational areas, all providing unique and gorgeous scenery, recreation and history. Here are just a few that we love: Amnicon Falls State Park (South Range) Amnicon Falls State Park lies along the Amnicon River in Wisconsin’s most northwest point, just seven miles east of Superior. Its gorgeous waterfalls and rapids provide an amazing view from a covered footbridge or trails along the river. Visit to learn about the Douglas Fault, or even just to camp, picnic or walk in the woods. Willow River