There’s Something Truly Magical About Green Lake Country

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

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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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11 Wisconsin Gift Ideas We Love

The holidays can be pretty stressful – largely in part to those friends and family members who prove to be impossible to shop for year after year. (I’m talking to you, mothers who have everything and also all in-laws.) Don’t fret, my present-buying Christmas darlings! Consider me your holiday shopping savior…at least in terms of Wisconsin-themed bestowment. I am here to help you impress with our holiday best: Here are 11 unique gift ideas straight from the heart of the Midwest: Wisconsin! “Cheese Curds are my Spirit Animal” Vintage Tee I am a proud owner of this crazy awesome “Cheese

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25 Super Strange Wisconsin Town Names

Aahh, weird Wisconsin, how I love you. Truth is, I appreciate a well-named town. And by well-named, I just mean strange. Here are 25–and believe me, that’s just a sampling–of Wisconsin’s oddly named communities: Arkansaw (Pepin County) Arkansaw, Wis. was named after the Arkansas River. I’m not sure when someone decided to replace the ‘S’ with a ‘W,’ but who am I to question their logic? Avalanche (Vernon County) I have to wonder if an introvert named this town as a strategic way of deterring others from moving in. We’re on to you, citizens of Avalanche… Bluff Siding (Buffalo County) Evidently, Bluff Siding got its

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Best Places To Get Handmade, Unique Soaps In Wisconsin

Wisconsin is known for dairy products such as cheese and milk, which is usually associated with our mouth-watering food. However, Wisconsin uses dairy products in more ways than just one. Handmade soaps in Wisconsin not only encompass many unique scents and designs, but some also include goat milk for a rich moisturizing lather. These are perfect for your sun-kissed skin! Allow us to share just a few of Wisconsin’s top spots to get these wonderful soaps. (If you don’t see your favorite shop listed, give them a shout-out in the comments below!). Century Farmhouse (West Bend) Located in West Bend,

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Best Places to Get a Bloody Mary in Wisconsin

Fact: Wisconsin has mastered the “World’s Most Complex Cocktail.” This should shock no one. Have your happy cows, California, and your Land of 10k lakes, Minnesota, but when it comes to vodka and tomato juice, that crown belongs to Wisco.

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Tastes, Tours & More: 6 Ag-ventures For You!

When two of Wisconsin’s largest industries—agriculture and tourism—come together, it’s called agtourism (or agritourism). And as you can imagine, it’s a huge deal here in America’s Dairyland. When you embark on an “agventure,” you’ll meet bakers, brewers, cheesemakers, farmers, growers, producers and even vintners! Read on for a few fun spots in Wisconsin for an agtourism getaway: Down A Country Road—Cashton Situated in the rolling hills of southwestern Wisconsin, you’ll discover a serene spot nestled in the valley two miles east of Cashton. Besides enjoying the gorgeous countryside at the Kuderer Farm, you’ll also enjoy the Village Shops, which include

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Cheese Lovers Unite! Seven Wisconsin Cheese Tours

Anytime us sconnies travel outside the state and mention we hail from America’s Dairyland, we’re inevitably met with a response about the state’s notoriety for its cheese production. The conversation usually goes a little something like: Other person: “So, where ya from? Canada?” Me: “No. Wisconsin.” Other person: “Ooohhhh! You’re a CHEESEHEAD!” Well heck, with more than 60 artisan cheesemakers throughout the state whipping up over 600 varieties of Wisconsin cheese, our reputation is well-deserved. So what better way to explore Wisconsin than via a cheese tour? Here are seven of the best places to get your fix: Carr Valley

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Fall Fun: The Best of Wisconsin’s Corn Mazes

Greeted by a brisk morning, a few snowflakes still fell from the sky and slowly melted as they hit our car’s windshield. My girlfriend and I voyaged northward to a destination about 30 minutes from Madison, just west of the sleepy little town of Lodi. We made our way down winding country roads and pulled in an empty field that served as a parking lot. We walked from the field through the tunnel that was carefully burrowed under Highway 60. An information sign and ticket booth stood before us as we hurried in to take cover from the wind and

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