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  • Wisconsin Winter Camping: A Snowy Delight

    Last Updated: 12/20/2010

    Winter camping may not be for everyone. But if you consider yourself a hardy soul who enjoys the snowy season and likes to get away from the maddening crowd, this recreational activity may be for you.

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  • Fall Flocks Peak at Necedah

    Last Updated: 8/18/2010

    The 44,000-acre Necedah Wildlife Refuge is a special place, encompassing the largest wetland bog in the state as well as extensive forest habitat and rare oak savannas.

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  • Cam-Rock County Park Offers Something for Everybody

    Last Updated: 8/5/2010

    If there was ever a something-for-everybody mountain bike trail system, it’s Cam-Rock County Park. From an easy riding railbed trail at the north end to loop systems on moderate cross-country ski trails at Cam-Rock 2 to extreme single-track at Cam-Rock 3, it's an area for novice and expert alike.

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  • The Waterfalls of Iron County

    Last Updated: 3/31/2010

    There is something raw in this experience. I am literally standing in the middle of a waterfall and the sound of rushing water bounces off walls of dirt, stone and trees around me, creating a cacophonous song of nature.

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  • Five Scenic Water Drives Enhanced by Snow and Ice

    Last Updated: 1/28/2010

    Winter’s icy bluster makes it cold outside, but it also produces spectacular vistas along many of Wisconsin’s favorite scenic drives. Here's a collection of just a few of the great winter drives Wisconsin has to offer.

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  • Walking (or skiing or snowshoeing) in a Winter Wonderland

    Last Updated: 12/29/2009

    Need a new way to enjoy Wisconsin’s great outdoors in the winter? A number of Wisconsin’s state parks, forests, trails and natural areas offer candlelight skiing, hiking and snowshoeing events in January and February.

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  • 14 Places to Stop and Smell the Roses, Lilacs and Other Blooming Wonders

    Last Updated: 3/11/2009

    Lakes and rivers. Hills and valleys. Wildlife and forests. Wisconsin has an abundance of natural resources. But the list of the state’s environmental assets should also include its public gardens.

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  • The Trail Ahead

    Last Updated: 4/30/2008

    They’re called “ultras,” trail runners who tackle the Ice Age 50, the Kettle Moraine 100 and the Glacial 50 – long-distance races that wind through the state. For the runners, it’s about connections, spirituality and the unending beauty of Wisconsin’s tra

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  • Travel Green: A Final Summer Fling in Door County

    Last Updated: 9/27/2007

    That's when I started to notice all the "green." The extra toilet paper in our bathroom was made of recycled materials. A window sticker said "Travel Green Certified."

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  • Travel Green: Wisconsin's Stewardship Legacy

    Last Updated: 9/26/2007

    Wisconsin's legacy of environmental responsibility traces back more than a century. It can be attributed to pioneers such Aldo Leopold, the father of wildlife management and Baraboo resident. Or, former governor Gaylord Nelson and his early life experiences in Wisconsin that led him to found Earth Day.

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