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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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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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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4 Dog-Friendly Destinations in Wisconsin

For Wisconsinites with dogs, traveling pup-less can seem incomplete. Our furry companions are part of the family, so what’s a family vacation without them? Luckily, Wisconsin has many pet-friendly destinations. From lodging and restaurants to outdoor activities, we’ve dug up some trips that are fun for the whole family.   Apostle Islands Stay in the historic 1872 Isaac Wing House in Bayfield. Located across from the Bayfield Harbor, the house has five suites and beautiful views of Lake Superior and Madeline Island, and offers guests (dogs included) modern amenities. Venture down the road for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore – a

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11 Romantic Places to Get Engaged in Wisconsin

So you’re ready to pop the question. You know, that question. I have to admit, I’ve always felt a certain kind of sympathy for those saddled with the daunting task of proposing. I know it’s supposed to be magical and whatnot but for me, well, my anxiety kicks in real quick anytime the subject arises. So here’s what I’m proposing: Pick a spot so enchanting, that even if you ask “Will you marry me?” in Pig Latin*, he or she will be so lost in the utopia that is your romantic surroundings that you’ll get a resounding “Yes!”. Brilliant, I

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Something Special from Wisconsin: Farms to Discover in Wisconsin

We all know that Wisconsin is “America’s Dairyland” – it even says so on our license plates. But did you ever stop and think about just how many products, in addition to dairy, Wisconsin is responsible for? These farms, located in each part of this great state, are family-run and very successful, giving us a reminder of just how impressive Wisconsin’s land, animals and people really are. Alsum Sweetcorn – RandolphIf you’ve ever been to the Dane County Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, you’ve likely seen Scott, Lona and their five children – the family that runs Alsum Sweetcorn. What was once

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10 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Wisconsin

Wisconsin, on a sunshiny summer day, offers endless outdoor activities no matter where you go; however, the rainy days can be just as eventful if you look hard enough. From movies to mini-golf, West to East and North to South, Wisconsin’s got you covered on the rainy days. Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort Whether you’re looking for a way to keep the kids busy or you’re due for an adult getaway, Wilderness Resort offers something for everyone – even on a day when the weather is less than ideal. Cubby’s Cove, one of Wilderness’ five indoor waterparks, features a sport pool

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18 Jaw-Dropping Wisconsin Lighthouse Photos

With Great Lakes Superior and Michigan meeting Wisconsin’s northern and eastern coasts respectively, you can find more than 30 historic lighthouses still standing. Even Lake Winnebago – Wisconsin’s largest inland lake – is home to a handful of magnificent lighthouses. Many provide tours and all of them offer breathtaking views. Starting in the state’s southeastern corner and making our way to the northwest region, here are 18 jaw-dropping photos of Wisconsin lighthouses: 1. Kenosha North Pierhead Light (Kenosha County) Photo by Vern Lee 2. Racine Breakwater (Racine County) Photo by Scott Olsen 3. Wind Point Lighthouse (Racine County) Photo by Brian Havican 4. Milwaukee

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Best Road Trips for Fall Foliage in Wisconsin

Fall and Wisconsin go together like PB&J, macaroni ‘n’ cheese, bacon and eggs, milk and—okay, okay, you get the point. 🙂 Thanks to the Mississippi River to the west, Lake Superior to our north and Lake Michigan bordering our eastern coast—not to mention all the ridges, rivers and rural scenes in between—Wisconsin is the ideal road trip state, especially during the autumn months: Central Wisconsin Highway 22 – See Map This scenic route begins at a convalescent home in Waupaca and ends at a burial mound in Oconto, and let me tell you, the trip is as dynamic as its terminuses. First,

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Motorcycling in Wisconsin: 5 Excellent Destinations

If you love motorcycling, you’ll love Wisconsin. I had the honor of meeting up with groups as far south as Platteville and as far north as Cable while we were filming Wisconsin’s Western Ride for Discover Wisconsin, and it is now completely evident to me how folks fall in love with the open air on the open road. Nothing beats that wind-in-your-hair feeling!

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