Travelogue

Phelps Maple Syrup Fest: Celebrating the Sweetest Time of the Year

March 1, 2021

By Dean S. Acheson

There’s no sweeter time after a long winter than the arrival of spring. The warmer daytime temperatures (along with cool nights) will get the maple trees busy with sap production. Did you know Wisconsin is fourth in the nation in the production …

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JARS Bar Vintage Snowmobile Show in Laona, Wisconsin

March 1, 2021

The JARS Bar Vintage Snowmobile Show in Laona is set for Saturday, March 13. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Trophies will be awarded in eight classes:

Pre-1970 Original
Pre-1970 Restored
1970–1975 Original
1970–1975 Restored
1976–1985 Original
1976–1985 Restored
Rat Sled
Best of Show

There also will be awards for vintage apparel. The overall winner …

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Fat Tire Bicyclist – Ironbull Last Hurrah

Ironbull Last Hurrah: The 6K or 12K Snowshoe, Fat Tire Bike, or Ski Adventure to Cap Off Your Winter

February 21, 2021

Winter is flying by, but there’s still time for the last hurrah—the Ironbull Last Hurrah, that is. So choose your own adventure and head to Athens, Wisconsin, on Sunday, March 7, 2021. You can fat tire bike, snowshoe, or ski your choice of a …

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Snowmobiler on a Barron County Snowmobile Trail

Discover the Snowmobile Trails in Barron County, Wisconsin

February 21, 2021

By Dean S. Acheson

Barron County is a classic Northwoods getaway destination offering a variety of winter-oriented activities. Among the most popular are snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing. There are nearly 310 miles of snowmobile trails just within the county.

Popular Snowmobile Trails of Barron County, …

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Community members walking at the Hodag Dome.

Check Out Rhinelander’s Impressive New Venue for Sports and Other Family Fun: The Hodag Dome

February 16, 2021

Are you looking for a way to get some exercise and fun while you’re in the Northwoods this winter without having to withstand the frigid temperatures? Check out the new Hodag Dome!

Located in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, the Hodag Dome is a climate-controlled, air-supported dome. …

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Tri-County Corridor and Tuscobia State Trail Extend Snowmobiling Adventures

February 12, 2021

By Dean S. Acheson

Park your daily ride in either Cable or Hayward, and unload your real ride—your snowmobile—and take it for an adventurous trip on scenic trails that span Sawyer and Bayfield counties.

At your fingertips, which should be curled around the throttle, are hundreds of …

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Cross-country skiing on Washburn Country trails

Find Your Winter Bliss on Washburn County Trails

February 5, 2021

By Dean S. Acheson

Washburn County becomes a winter playground and favorite getaway for families and couples when the snow flies and transforms the forests and many lakes found here.

The scenic beauty comes alive for those who enjoy snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing as well as …

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7 Swoon-Worthy Chocolate Shops in Northern Wisconsin

February 5, 2021

Are you looking for last-minute delicious chocolates and candies to give to your Valentine? We’ve got you covered. Here 7 swoon-worthy chocolate shops in northern Wisconsin.

7 Swoon-Worthy Chocolate Shops in Northern Wisconsin
1. The Chocolate Gnome – Osceola

The Chocolate Gnome is a …

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Snowmobile Trails in Iron County Michigan

Looking for Scenic Snowmobile Trails? Come Up to Iron County, Michigan

January 29, 2021

By Dean S. Acheson

Gorgeous winter scenery coupled with wildlife sightings help draw snowmobilers to Iron County, Michigan, which boasts more than 260 miles of extensively groomed and well-marked snowmobile trails.

The wide-open trails traverse abandoned railroad beds, weave through varied wooded terrain, and cross lakes for …

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Lake Gogebic Winter Fishing

Winter Fishing Opportunities for Jumbo Perch Abound on Lake Gogebic

January 29, 2021

By Dean S. Acheson

You would be hard-pressed to find a better fishing lake than Lake Gogebic, which stretches like an inverted equestrian riding boot some 14 miles along M-28. It’s the largest natural lake in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and covers parts of Gogebic and Ontonagon …

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