Northern Wisconsin

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Copper Falls & Brownstone Falls

Copper Falls & Brownstone Falls

Copper Falls State Park is a beautiful section of public land in northwest Wisconsin. Located in Ashland County, this 3,000-acre park was our third stop on our waterfall tour! There are two major waterfalls within the park: Copper Falls and Brownstone Falls. Both can...

Upson Falls

Upson Falls

Upson Falls was the second stop on our day-long waterfall tour. This waterfall is located right by the little town of Upson and can be visited by entering Upson Falls Campground (there's no fee to enter and visit the falls - there's only a cost if you're camping). The...

Gile Falls

Gile Falls

Wisconsin has quite a few waterfalls, especially in northwest Wisconsin. I've always wanted to see a few of them so one Saturday, we went on a day-long waterfall tour! Our first stop was Gile Falls, a small waterfall located right in the tiny town of Gile.As you head...

Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area

Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area

Located in northern Wisconsin, just 10 minutes west of Rhinelander, is a place called Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area. It's a 3,000-acre section of public land with small, shallow lakes, a babbling creek, and an extensive logging road that runs throughout the property...

Washburn Trails, Rhinelander, WI

Washburn Trails, Rhinelander, WI

The other week, a few friends and I headed to the Washburn Trails, located about 20 minutes west of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. In the winter, it offers 15 miles of trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat-tire biking. There's a heated shelter, a good-sized...

Northwoods Travel Guide

Northwoods Travel Guide

Thousands of lakes, sprawling forests, and small-town charm... welcome to the Northwoods of Wisconsin.Since there isn't an official geographic location for the Northwoods, I've chosen to focus this guide on three Wisconsin counties: Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas. Most of...

Raven Trail

Raven Trail

Last week, my mom and I had a girls day in Minocqua. We did some antiquing, went out to lunch, and just spent some quality time together. It ended being a gorgeous and sunny day so around mid-afternoon we laced up our hiking boots and went for a fall hike on the Raven...

An Autumn Weekend in Eagle River

An Autumn Weekend in Eagle River

This post is sponsored by the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce. All thoughts and opinions are my own.In early October, Sean and I headed north to Eagle River for Cranberry Fest! We arrived on Friday evening and dropped our bags off at Edgewater Inn & Cottages, a...

Timms Hill

Timms Hill

One of my favorite places in northern Wisconsin is Timms Hill, a county park located near the little town of Ogema. At 1,951 feet, Timms Hill is the highest point in Wisconsin and a beautiful spot to view the fall colors. A short hike from the parking lot will bring...

A Perfect Spot to Get on the Ice Age Trail This Fall

A Perfect Spot to Get on the Ice Age Trail This Fall

Yesterday, I decided to take a drive to see how the fall colors were coming along. I ended up finding this little spot called Alta Springs State Fishery Area. Located in Lincoln County, just 20 minutes northeast of Merrill, this small section of public land is a...

Corrigan’s Lookout

Corrigan’s Lookout

This might be my new favorite hidden gem in northern Wisconsin! Corrigan's Lookout is located in Iron County and offers some spectacular panoramic views of Wisconsin's landscape. A short, quarter-mile hike will lead you to a rock outcropping that overlooks Upson...

Finding Swans at Spring Creek State Wildlife Area

Finding Swans at Spring Creek State Wildlife Area

Earlier this spring when I was researching good spots to go birdwatching, I came across Spring Creek State Wildlife Area. The WI DNR website states that trumpeter swans are common inhabitants of this 1,000-acre property so I just had to go check it out myself! It was...

A Manitowish Waters Getaway at Alderwood Resort

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

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,...

This Public Land in Northern Wisconsin is Filled with Hemlocks

This Public Land in Northern Wisconsin is Filled with Hemlocks

I'm always on the hunt for public land that I can explore. Especially land that's still somewhat undiscovered. That's why I was so stoked to come across the Germain Hemlocks State Natural Area. Eighty-eight acres of towering hemlocks and rolling hills make it an...

Snowshoeing Fallison Lake Trail

Snowshoeing Fallison Lake Trail

If you’re looking for a picturesque spot to snowshoe in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, I’ve got just the place: Fallison Lake Trail. Located just 13 miles northeast of Minocqua, Fallison Lake Trail will not only get your heart rate up, but it will also offer stunning views and a peaceful, outdoor experience.

Three Bear Sled Dog Race in Land O’ Lakes

Three Bear Sled Dog Race in Land O’ Lakes

Last Saturday, Sean and I drove north to watch the 39th Annual Three Bear Sled Dog Race in Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin. Every year, the race occurs over two days with six dog, four dog, two dog, juniors and skijoring events. It was a fun way to spend a February afternoon...

Can’t-Miss Shops & Restaurants in Boulder Junction

Can’t-Miss Shops & Restaurants in Boulder Junction

I recently traveled to Boulder Junction, Wisconsin to discover the best things to do and see. This is the last of three posts about the area sponsored by Wisconsin Travel Best Bets. Read the first post here and the second post here. SHOPS This store is literally my...

8 Fun Things To Do in Boulder Junction Wisconsin

8 Fun Things To Do in Boulder Junction Wisconsin

I recently traveled to Boulder Junction, Wisconsin to discover the best things to do and see. This is the first of three posts about the area sponsored by Wisconsin Travel Best Bets. Just ten minutes south of Boulder Junction, you'll find Fallison Lake - a cute little...

White Birch Village

White Birch Village

I made my way slowly down the main driveway of White Birch Village, noting each dark brown cabin tucked away in the trees. After pulling up to the main lodge and meeting the managers, John and Sue, they brought us to our cabin called Eagle’s Nest.

Best Restaurants and Shops in Sayner-Star Lake

Best Restaurants and Shops in Sayner-Star Lake

This past Labor Day weekend, I traveled to the Sayner-Star Lake area to discover the best things to do and see. This is the second of three posts about the area sponsored by Wisconsin Travel Best Bets. Read the first post here. RESTAURANTS This historic supper club...

Best Outdoor Adventures in Sayner-Star Lake

Best Outdoor Adventures in Sayner-Star Lake

This past Labor Day weekend, I traveled to the Sayner-Star Lake area to discover the best things to do and see. This is the first of three posts about the area sponsored by Wisconsin Travel Best Bets. What better way to take in the beauty of the Northwoods than from...

This Wisconsin Resort and Restaurant is Straight Out Of A Storybook

This Wisconsin Resort and Restaurant is Straight Out Of A Storybook

In early October of last year, I was on my way to Timm's Hill for the first time when I came across a place that looked like something out of a storybook - quaint little cottages with scalloped white trim, plopped down in the middle of the forest. Across the quiet...

Three of My Favorite Wisconsin Campgrounds

Three of My Favorite Wisconsin Campgrounds

After booking our first 2018 camping trip a few weeks ago, it got me thinking about all of the camping that we did last summer. There are three spots that jump out at me right away! Here are three of my favorite Wisconsin campgrounds!

Palmquist Farm

Palmquist Farm

Tucked away in the middle of Wisconsin’s Northwoods, sits an 800-acre gem that you need to see to believe. After reading this, Palmquist Farm will be your next Midwestern getaway.