Wisconsin travel + lifestyle.

From unique upper-Midwest travel destinations to Northwoods lifestyle inspiration, this is your go-to blog for all things northern.


Created by Wisconsin-native, Kristen Carlson.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! My name is Kristen and in 2017, I created Miss Northerner as a space to journal about my life in Wisconsin. I wanted share my photography and the unique places that I’ve discovered. 

I hope my blog inspires you to travel locally and to get outdoors. A few of the main topics you’ll find on here are Midwest travel destinations (with an emphasis on Wisconsin), my favorite recipes, snipits about my life, and lots of Wisconsin photography.


A Manitowish Waters Getaway at Alderwood Resort

Nestled in the heart of northern Wisconsin sits The Brick House – a beautifully immaculate colonial-style rental home on the shores of Alder Lake, part of Manitowish Waters Chain of 10 Lakes. It’s a large and spacious place complete with five bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, two living rooms (each with their own fireplaces!), and a big three-season room.

WinMan Trails

I've been wanting to check out the WinMan Trails for a while now and this weekend I finally got around to it! This 1,300-acre silent sport destination is located between Winchester and Manitowish Waters, hence the shortened name, WinMan :)5 miles of snowshoe trails,...

A-Frame Cabin Rentals in Wisconsin

There’s something so charming and alluring about A-frames. If you’re looking for a little Wisconsin getaway, I’ve found 7 absolutely STUNNING A-frame cabin rentals in Wisconsin that you can book right now! Time to start packing!

Northern Lifestyle

I currently reside in northern Wisconsin, surrounded by the lakes and the woods. Canoeing, snowshoeing, and lakeside date nights are a few of my favorite things.

Cabin Stays

I’m always on the hunt for cozy log cabins tucked in the woods. Here are a few that I would recommend.

Cozy Recipes

Finding new, delicious recipes is always fun! These are a few recipes that remind me of home.

Exploring the lakes and the land.

My summers are spent searching for hidden lakes to canoe on and new forests to hike through. Follow along to discover new spots around the state!

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