Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 28, 2016

YOUR GUIDE TO WISCONSIN’S BEST INSTAGRAM SPOTS

WISCONSIN’S BEST INSTAGRAM SPOTSYour perfect trip in photos

One of the best ways to plan a vacation is to check out all the beautiful spots you might visit. And one of the best ways to do this is with Instagram, a visual app that showcases everything beautiful and interesting. Wisconsin’s vacation destinations are well-covered and this app will take you to some amazing places. Planning a lake trip? On Instagram you can see if the water is really as beautiful as your dreams. Heading to the forest? Before you take the path lest traveled, see if someone has been there before. When you pack your bags, and head to these beautiful places, be sure to bring your phone. You’ll surely find some images worth sharing.

Here’s a sample of some of the Wisconsin vacation spots you’ll find on Instagram:

Middleton

This community is home to great shopping and unique attractions, including the National Mustard Museum and the award-winning Capital Brewery. It also has an extensive, award winning trail system that provides visitors and residents with a tranquil and relaxing escape from daily life. Arguably, the most scenic stretches of trails can be found along the Pheasant Branch Corridor, an oasis of bubbling waters. It’s a perfect Instagram spot. Check out Middleton’s Instagram.

Vilas County

This Northwoods destination has drawn travelers for more than a century. There’s a lot to love – it has more than 60 trails, pristine wilderness areas and scores of fun events. One of the biggest draws  are the lakes – Vilas County is part of the largest concentration of freshwater lakes in the world. In all, the county has more than 1,300 lakes! They offer great fishing, boating and paddling opportunities, and on clear nights they provide some of the best Instagram sunsets on earth. Visit Vilas County’s Instagram..

Boulder Junction

This vacation community is known for a lot of things – sparkling lakes, beautiful trails, a cute downtown and great lodging. But there’s one unique attraction that really sets this community apart. Boulder Junction is home to white deer – they have been around here for generations, floating about the town like ghosts. Boulder Junction’s Instagram page is full of these mystical creatures – click to see!

Rhinelander

People call Rhinelander “Hodag Country” after a creature that reportedly roams the forests around Rhinelander. The Hodag is celebrated all over town and a larger-than life likeness has been erected outside the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce office. It’s a fun place to snap a unique vacation portrait. See more Hodag fun on Rhinelander’s Instagram.

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July 14, 2016

YOUR GUIDE TO WISCONSIN’S BEST NATIVE HERITAGE

WISCONSIN’S BEST NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE

Explore Wisconsin’s rich tribal past and present

This summer, explore Wisconsin’s remarkable native art, culture and history. From festive pow-wows to sacred sites, there’s a lot to experience and discover in this state, which has a rich tribal past and present. You can find Wisconsin’s native history and culture alive at every turn – you just have to know where to look. You’ll find unforgettable beauty and gain a deeper understanding of this state and the people who call it home.

Here’s a sample of places to explore this summer:

 

Middleton – Uncover chapters of history

Middleton’s Pheasant Branch Conservancy is popular with nature lovers but it also has a rich cultural history. The park is home to four conical and one lineal mound on a hill that has impressive views of the surrounding countryside. The park also was part of a more recent chapter of Wisconsin’s native history – on July 20, 1832 Sauk Indian leader Black Hawk and his followers camped here as they fled pursuing soldiers.

Vilas CountyExplore Ojibwe culture

In Vilas County, beautiful Lac du Flambeau is home to the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. A must-see is the George W. Brown, Jr. Ojibwe Museum & Cultural Center, which features a fascinating collection of exhibits, including a 24-foot Ojibwe dugout canoe. The Waswagoning Re-created Ojibwe Indian Village offers a look at what village life was like for Ojibwe in northern Wisconsin.

Oneida CountyPaddle the past

Oneida County’s beautiful waterways are forever linked to the region’s native history. Paddling routes trace the same paths taken by Native Americans here generations ago and can give you a sense of what traveling this country was like for earlier residents.

West BendVisit a sacred site

An easy drive north of Milwaukee is Lizard Mound Park in West Bend, which features 28 effigy mounds, including a lizard mound that’s hundreds of feet long. The park’s collection of mounds is one of the largest and most diverse groups in Wisconsin and it draws visitors from throughout the region. Modern-day travelers have been visiting the site since the 1800s; it’s been a public park since 1950.

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