Monthly Archives: March 2019

March 27, 2019

YOUR GUIDE TO… WISCONSIN’S BEST VACATION BARGAINS

Boulder Junction Wisconsin shopping (or whatever destination you use)Affordable getaway destinations

Big vacations don’t always require a big budget. Wisconsin is home to easy-on-the-wallet destinations that are perfect for families, couples and friends who love a deal. Enjoy world-class art, stunning outdoor beauty and unforgettable cuisine without breaking the bank. Here are four Wisconsin destinations that offer a fantastic vacation value.

Boulder Junction

Beautiful forest scenery: check. Sparkling glacial lakes: check. Miles of woodland trails: check. Boulder Junction checks all the outdoors boxes while offering all the amenities of an upscale resort destination. This is a place where you can start your day with a latte and finish it with a microbrew and a perfectly-cooked steak. Need a bike? High-end rides are available for rent. But this rich vacation experience is well in reach for value-conscious travelers. Boulder Junction is an affordable destination, with comfortable motels, cabins and resorts right in town that fit any budget.

Rusk County

Need to travel a thousand miles west to find a great, wild river? Think again. In scenic Rusk County, you’re never far from beautiful rapids and tranquil pools. In fact, the county is home to four wild rivers – the Chippewa, Flambeau, Jump and Thornapple. The rivers provide an unforgettable backdrop to getaways with outstanding paddling and fishing opportunities. Ladysmith is a good place to launch a river vacation, with delicious and affordable restaurants, comfortable lodging and free shoreside attractions like Ed’s Machine Shed-Wisconsin’s Plow Museum.

West Bend

Just minutes from Milwaukee, West Bend is an easy-on-gas getaway that offers a blend of outstanding attractions, like the renowned 31,000-square-floor Museum of Wisconsin Art. It has nearly 5,000 works of contemporary and historic art and is the largest collection of Wisconsin art ever assembled. Admission to this amazing place starts at just $15 – and it’s good for a whole year! There’s also plenty to do outdoors in West Bend. The community is the Geocaching Capital of the Midwest and every summer it hosts the West Bend $1,000 Cache Ba$h, an annual event that draws geocachers from around the world. West Bend has ample affordable lodging options and restaurants in the heart of town.

Fitchburg

Ideally located between the urban amenities of Madison and the picturesque rolling countryside of southeast Wisconsin, Fitchburg is a place that has it all. With plenty of affordable lodging options, the community is a great place to kick off a Madison-area getaway, but you may not want to leave town! Fitchburg is home to a growing arts scene, outstanding bike trails and attractions like Yahara Bay Distillers.

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March 7, 2019

YOUR GUIDE TO… WISCONSIN’S BEST SCENIC WONDERS

Boulder Junction Wisconsin shopping (or whatever destination you use)You won’t believe your eyes

Wisconsin is a land of towering pines, sparkling lakes and incredible wildlife, which is why its drawn generations of nature-loving travelers. In charming vacation destinations across the state, you’ll find scenic spots waiting to be discovered. Get your camera ready—we’ve scoped out some of the best scenery. Here are three places that you should visit this year.

Boulder Junction

If you visit Boulder Junction, you just might run into a ghost. This charming Northwoods community is home to vast forests, beautiful lakes and a unique population of white deer. Untouched by hunters, these albino deer have been photographed and admired by generations of residents and visitors. In fact, Boulder Junction has more albino deer than any place in Wisconsin. Interested in seeing one of these magical creatures yourself? Learn more about the white deer of Boulder Junction here.

Vilas County

Vilas County is a wild and beautiful place, covered by vast tracts of forest and more than 1,300 lakes. Nature lovers will find a lot of special spots in Vilas County, but one of the most scenic is the Van Vliet Hemlocks. It’s one of the largest old-growth hemlock hardwood forests in the region, now a rarity in Wisconsin. You’ll see swamps and bogs under the shady canopy of trees that have stood watch for hundreds of years. You’ll also see a lot of wildlife in this place, including loons, osprey and eagles. You might even see a moose!

Rusk County

In Rusk County, an ancient mountain range that’s older than the Rockies towers above the landscape. It’s called the Blue Hills and it’s one of Wisconsin’s best-kept secrets. Throughout the rolling Blue Hills, you’ll find trail systems, natural areas and campgrounds. The area is a popular place for hiking, birdwatching, backpacking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ATVing. So why is it called the Blue Hills? The reason for the name is apparent to anyone who sees this place in the early morning—when you see the Blue Hills in the distance, they recede in various shades of blue.

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