Travelogue

2020 Wisconsin Game Fish Season Will Open As Planned On May 2

April 30, 2020

Outdoor activity has been recognized as essential to our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Thankfully, as of May 1, all state-owned launches and access points, including boat launches within open state parks, will be open. And, even better, the 2020–2021 Game Fish Season will open …

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Four Phelps-Area Hikes We’re Daydreaming About Taking

April 28, 2020

Spring has arrived in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. April’s sunshine and rain showers have melted the lingering snow in all but the shadiest corners of the forest. The trails have begun to drain, and they’re beckoning us to go for a hike in the woods.

While …

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Treat Your (Future) Self While Giving Your Favorite Up North Spas and Salons Some TLC, Too.

April 23, 2020

We know you’re going through a lot right now. When this is all over, you definitely deserve to indulge in some extra pampering and TLC. And—let’s face it—you’ll probably really need a haircut, too.

Like many businesses, salons and spas—and the hairstylists, massage therapists, …

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Look Up! The Lyrid Meteor Shower Graces Our Skies This Week

April 21, 2020

If your views have felt way too limited lately, this week is the time to look up and enjoy an expansive, dazzling sight. The 2020 Lyrids Meteor Shower will be visible each night until April 25 and is estimated to peak tonight (around 1 …

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Take a Virtual Getaway to One of Your Favorite Up North Towns

April 14, 2020

You might not be able to travel to your favorite Up North places right now. (We miss you and can’t wait until you can safely visit!) Until you’re able to visit in person, several northern Wisconsin and UP Michigan communities provide would-be visitors with …

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Uniting Northern Wisconsin Musicians and Their Fans During the Era of Social Distancing

April 9, 2020

Although Northwoods LIVE was founded in 2010 to create a comprehensive northern Wisconsin concert listing, it is pivoting its focus to bring together the region’s beloved musicians and their fans as our community are impacted by COVID-19.

History has shown us that the most …

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Plogging: A Fitness Trend That’s Great for You and the Environment

April 7, 2020

Looking for a social-distance-friendly activity that’s good for you, great for the environment, and perfect for celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day later this month (April 22, 2020)? Consider plogging, a trendy and civic-minded fitness activity that was first organized in Sweden in …

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Northwoods Virtual Arts Events

Northwoods Virtual Art Activities and Events That Will Inspire You in These Uncertain Times

April 2, 2020

Art is a salve that helps us to heal and process our thoughts and emotions during difficult times. It acts as a universal language to help us communicate with others when words fail. While we are experiencing the feelings of isolation amidst Stay at …

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Boost Your Spirits and Your Health with a Walk through Your Neighborhood or Local State Park

March 31, 2020

In these unique times, northern Wisconsin and UP Michigan, as well as communities all throughout the world, are taking measures to flatten the curve of the spread of the coronavirus in order to prevent overburdening our healthcare systems. As a result, while we have …

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5 Little Ways to Immerse Yourself with Nature While You’re Safe at Home

March 26, 2020

With all that is going on in the world today, and especially while spending much more time in our homes than usual, it is easy to forget that northern Wisconsin and UP Michigan are undergoing the quiet transformation from winter to spring.

It is …

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