Travelogue

Enjoy the Lake Views in Chetek from Your Bicycle

March 22, 2021

By Dean S. Acheson

The resort community of Chetek sits on the shore of the “Big Six” Chain of Lakes. There’s plenty of room for anglers and water-skiers, as the six lakes comprise 3,800 acres of surface water with 68 miles of shoreline.

But you don’t have …

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“Only Fools Run at Midnight” Returns to Minocqua

March 22, 2021

By Dean S. Acheson

Join the hundreds of “fools” out for a good time on Saturday, April 3, when the Only Fools Run at Midnight foot race sets off in the dark.

The event will be held at the Lakeland Union High School (LUHS) in Minocqua. The …

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Watch Motorsports Mayhem at Keyes Peak Ski Hill in Florence, Wisconsin

March 5, 2021

By Dean S. Acheson

Trucks will be taking over Keyes Peak Skill Hill on Saturday, March 13, when it hosts exciting side-by-side truck drag racing.

More than 100 competitors from five states are expected to pit their trucks in a race against the clock and fellow racers. …

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Dual-Sport Motorcycle Trails of Oconto County, Wisconsin

March 5, 2021

By Dean S. Acheson

Dual-sport motorcycling has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, and in response, trails are being developed to serve that segment of outdoor enthusiasts.

For those in the dark about that type of two-wheel machine, a dual-sport (dual-purpose) motorcycle somewhat bridges the …

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Ice Golf in Minocqua

Fore Goodness Sake, Ice Golf Returns to Minocqua

March 5, 2021

By Dean S. Acheson

Golfers of all skill levels, and even non-golfers, are invited to take part in the Minocqua Ice Golf Tournament on Lake Minocqua on Saturday, March 20, 2021. The charity event raises funds for local non-profits and other good causes.

The tournament, which typically …

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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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