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Mark Crawford

Wisconsin Rock Climbing Spots for Beginners

Rock climbing is a fantastic way to spend quality time outside—scaling steep rock walls, testing your endurance, and breaking through the barriers that kept you on the ground, looking up. If you enjoy the outdoors, using your body, and trying new things, a day spent rock climbing with an experienced…

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Tour Wisconsin's John Muir Nature and History Route

Wisconsin naturalist John Muir was the driving force behind the creation of the National Park Service, which turned 100 years old in 2016. Honor his accomplishments and trace his footsteps with a tour along the John Muir Nature and History Route. Muir was 11 years old when he came to Wisconsin with…

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7 Historic Wisconsin Mills Perfect for Fall Pictures

Looking for that perfect fall shot? It’s hard to beat a historic mill by a rushing stream on an idyllic autumn day, where the weathered walls and stonework, waterwheel and mill pond are highlighted by bright fall colors. Wisconsin’s mills, in their heyday, were places to gather and mingle with…

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Wisconsin’s Spectacular Ice Formations

Winter transforms Wisconsin’s landscapes in a way that no other season can—lakes, rivers and waterfalls freeze, forming spectacular ice formations. Ice builds up all winter along the Lake Michigan shoreline, sculpting a variety of shapes, ranging from looming masses of jagged ice blocks to delicate…

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Wisconsin's Bigfoot Hotspots

Bigfoot Reports & Hotspots “I do think there is a squatch in these woods. . . .” This is the signature line to “Finding Bigfoot” on Animal Planet. The immense popularity of this program reflects a nationwide fascination with the possibility that elusive “sasquatches” or “bigfoots” exist in the wilds…

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Wine, Cheese, and Cozy B&Bs

Cheese is, of course, a delicious tradition in Wisconsin. There are nearly 100 cheese factories across the state, including famous locations like Colby. Lesser known but equally impressive are Wisconsin wineries, some of which have won national and international awards. Wine and cheese is a great…

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