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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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  • Fall in Big Bay State Park

    Last Updated: 8/22/2007

    It's been called one of Wisconsin's loveliest North Woods settings: Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island, the largest and most accessible of the Apostle Islands. Yet it remains somewhat unheralded among travelers - for now.

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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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  • 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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  • Spring Hiking and Biking Areas Worth A Visit

    Last Updated: 12/13/2006

    Wisconsin has great places to hike and bike in the springtime. Whether it's a hike to a roaring waterfall or an urban walking tour of historic Milwaukee, spring is the perfect time of year to get out and go.

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  • Top 5 Botanical Gardens

    Last Updated: 12/13/2006

    Gardens throughout Wisconsin bring peace and natural beauty to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

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  • Flambeau River State Forest

    Last Updated: 12/13/2006

    Since its establishment in 1930, Flambeau River State Forest has grown by more than 25 percent and now contains more than 90,000 acres of uninterrupted natural beauty and whitewater excitement. Today, this state gem is the second largest property owned by the State of Wisconsin.

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  • State Park Hidden Gems

    Last Updated: 12/13/2006

    Wisconsin's state park system is so well-known, so well-publicized, and so widely admired that it may seem impossible that a few individual parks actually don't get the credit they deserve.

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