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  • Summer Resorts in Northern Wisconsin

    Last Updated: 5/23/2007

    Ah...summer up north. Pine scent hangs in the fresh air, the woods beckon and diamond light dances across clear, deep lakes where fish are plentiful. These delightful lodgings make great Northern Wisconsin vacation bases.

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  • City Trails Offer Smooth Rides, Unexpected Scenery

    Last Updated: 3/27/2007

    Urban bike trails generally traverse a given city's most scenic areas - lakeshores, riverfronts, parks, green spaces - and they often include sites of historical, cultural and commercial interest. They're also extremely family-friendly.

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  • Spring Beauties: 10 Wildflower Walks That Will Wow You

    Last Updated: 3/27/2007

    A maple woods carpeted with trout-lily, the tangy smell of fresh earth, the rustling of earthworms slowly tilling the soil; a marsh-marigold standing out against the melting snow; a Jack-in-the-pulpit thrusting up through the earth, alone near a chocolate

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  • Not Just for the Birds

    Last Updated: 2/23/2007

    The Woodson is probably best known for its annual Birds in Art exhibit, held from September through early November. The show draws about 1,000 entries a year from artists around the world.

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  • Birkie Fever!

    Last Updated: 1/30/2007

    Skiing the American Birkebeiner was supposed to be a one-time event for me, a way to prove my youth the year I turned 40. But I caught the notorious Birkie Fever, and almost every February since then I’ve been back, anxiously waiting my turn to begin this

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  • Cycling Amish Coulee Country

    Last Updated: 1/30/2007

    Vernon County is home to some of the most beautiful farms in Wisconsin. They are the fruits of the labor of Wisconsin’s Old Order Amish and cycling through the “coulee region” is like going back in time.

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  • Hudson, Osceola, and St. Croix Falls

    Last Updated: 1/30/2007

    I like to visit Hudson during the height of summer, when I can dip my weary hiker's feet into the cooling current of the river. I return in autumn, when its avenues of maples blind my eyes. But there's something extra-special about my winter visits, too.

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  • A Walk in the Sugar Bush

    Last Updated: 1/25/2007

    After winter, but before spring, there’s a muddy, cold, gray sliver of a season. The ground is almost bare, yet very little grows. This season is not good for much...unless you’re one of those overalls-clad, Northwoods diehards who eagerly awaits the running of the maple sap.

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  • High-Energy Hayward

    Last Updated: 1/25/2007

    Thanks to some old friends who keep inviting me back, I’ve had a chance to sample some of Hayward’s offbeat pleasures, and every visit reveals something new and delightfully unexpected.

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  • A Human Kite

    Last Updated: 1/25/2007

    Ever wish you could fly? Now you can! Soar up and over the waters of Door County on a parasailing adventure.

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