Travelogue

Grab the Net: It’s “Fish On!” Tournament Time

April 12, 2021

We’ve netted a pair of fishing tournaments for our readers to consider for a trip to the Northwoods or if you are already here.

The St. Germain Chamber of Commerce and Rob Manthei’s Guide Service are hosting their fifth annual Fishing with the Stars tournament on …

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Reel in Some Fun and a Fish Fry in Hayward at Governor’s Fishing Opener

April 5, 2021

By Dean S. Acheson

You may not be one of the lucky ones invited to the annual Wisconsin Indian Head Country’s Governor’s Fishing Opener, but you can still reel in an open invite to another event on Friday, April 30, in Hayward. More on that later.

The …

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Lake Pacawa and Nearby Parks Offer Abundant Options for Spring Activities in Central Wisconsin

April 5, 2021

By Dean S. Acheson

 

Just a short drive from the Town of Plover is Lake Pacawa, a small 23-acre lake that boasts two parks and a memorial honoring those who served during the Korean War.

Worzella Pines Park on the shore of Lake Pacawa provides a large …

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Take a Step Back in Time at Old Fashioned Plow Day in Antigo

March 28, 2021

Members of the Northwoods Tractor Club aren’t ready to let the early days of farming fade away. Each year, they set aside a day to show off the mechanical workhorses of yesterday—innovative machines that were the technological leaders of that era.

Old Fashioned Plow Day is …

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Ready for a Wilderness Experience? Try the Sylvania

March 28, 2021

Few areas compare to the Sylvania Wilderness and Sylvania Recreation Area, located near Watersmeet, Michigan, and part of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

The 18,327-acre wilderness offers an outstanding experience for those who want to camp, fish, hike, view wildlife, canoe, or enjoy the solitude of …

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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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