10 of the Most Beautiful Places in Wisconsin

I may be biased but I’m here to make a declaration: Wisconsin is one of the most gorgeous states in the entire nation. From the ridges and valleys of the Driftless Area to the tall pines in the Northwoods to the rolling farmland throughout the entire state, Wisconsin is a stunner. Here are just 10 drive-to destinations that are out-of-this-world beautiful:   Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Bayfield) Consisting of 21 islands located at the northern tip of the state, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore offers endless beauty in its historic lighthouses and sandstone caves.   2. Pattison State Park (Superior)

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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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8 Wineries in Wisconsin You Need to Visit This Spring

With winter behind us, it is time to start enjoying some delicious springtime drinks. How about some unique wines from our local wineries? Whether a couples’ retreat or a girls’ getaway, take a trip to these eight wineries to discover what these destinations have in store for you!  Bauer-Kearns Winery (Platteville) Bauer-Kearns Winery is located in Platteville and offers free tours and wine tastings during regular business hours or by appointment. There is a wine for everyone with new wines added throughout the year. A few wines include Driftless White, Lacrosse Wine and Purple Passion Wine. Bauer-Kearns Winery has control

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10 Things to Do on the Wisconsin River

At 430 miles, the Wisconsin River is the state’s longest river. There are about 25 towns to discover along the way, all of which offer a myriad of things to do both on and off the river. Whether you’re into exploring your surroundings in a more slow-paced setting or you prefer a bit more of a high-energy vibe, here are 10 things to do in various communities along the river’s edge: Try Bow-Fishing at Dusk in Adams County. I first heard of the sport of bow fishing via my dad, who regularly practices the sport down in Florida, where he

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5 Reasons to Experience the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

It visits over 150 communities across Canada and North America, including several towns in Wisconsin. It’s the iconic Canadian Pacific Holiday Train and here are just five reasons why you should round up the whole family and see the CP Holiday Train in person December 5-7: The train is making 11 stops in Wisconsin this year. The CP Holiday Train will begin its Wisconsin journey in the southeastern corner of the state at Sturtevant and make its way to the western side of the state in La Crosse. See the schedule below for arrival times. It’s a moving holiday light show. We love

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9 of Wisconsin’s Best Haunted Houses, Forests and More

These ain’t your run-of-the-mill haunted houses. Terrifyingly imaginative and utterly spine-chilling, the following mysterious homes, forests, bed and breakfasts and more are not for the faint of heart. (In fact, I suggest calling ahead of time to inquire about age restrictions!) Burial Chamber (Neenah) Let’s start with the Midwest’s largest haunted complex: The Burial Chamber in the Fox Valley boasts two massive indoor haunted houses—“Adrenaline” and “Insanity”—plus an outdoor “Phobia Haunted Woods” and four “The LAST Ride” burial simulators. My anxiety is rising just typing these words. Eek! Dead by Dawn Dead & Breakfast (Manitowoc) Forget everything you know about

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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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Barns & Farms: 7 Perfect Wisconsin Hideaways

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two or a wedding extravaganza for 300, the following barns and farms are tucked away in some of Wisconsin’s most beautiful destinations: Cedar Valley Lodge (Spring Green) A popular retreat for hunters, Cedar Valley Lodge is 8,000 square feet of countrified luxury in southwest Wisconsin. This driftless fortress rests against the Lower Wisconsin Riverway on rolling hills, rugged sandstone bluffs, rock ravines and open fields. Cedar Valley Lodge is the perfect escape for sportsmen on the hunt for deer, turkey, upland game and more. Ideal for: Hunting groups The Enchanted Barn (Hillsdale) This historic Wisconsin dairy barn doubles as

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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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The Ultimate Wisconsin Bucket List

From our islands to our bluffs, our rolling farmland to our 15,000 lakes, Wisconsin is brimming with tourism treasures. Although not meant to be exhaustive, consider the following bucket list your kick-start to exploring the very best of America’s Dreamland: Take a drive down Highway 42 in Door County Catch a muskie on the world’s largest chain of freshwater lakes in Vilas County Hop on a bike and ride along the Elroy-Sparta Trail Sample deep-fried treats (and a creampuff or two!) at the Wisconsin State Fair Kayak the Apostle Island Sea Caves in Ashland and Bayfield counties (and return in the winter for a view of the

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