August 26, 2013

Three Fun Ideas for Short Vacations with the Kids this Fall

Northwoods Children's Museum

Northwoods Children’s Museum

Fall is a great time to travel with the kids. With the hot summer weather behind you, traveling is easy and comfortable. But, with children back in school, weekend trips are in order. Here are three cool ideas for short vacations with the kids this fall.

Wisconsin River Cruise

Looking for a fun way to enjoy fall color? Take a cruise aboard the Wilderness Queen in Rhinelander. Throughout September and through the first two weekends in October, visitors can take a scenic cruise along the Wisconsin River. See the birches and maples blazing with color. Watch bald eagles and keep an eye out for deer and other animals that come to the water for a drink. It’s an activity that’ll entertain young and old alike. Find out more about Wisconsin River Cruises and other things to do in Rhinelander.

A Museum Made for Kids

Take a trip to the Northwoods Children’s Museum in Vilas County for 23 interactive exhibits. Kids can learn about science, nature, history and medicine through hands-on activities. The museum is located in the friendly Northwoods community of Eagle River. Surrounded by forests, Eagle River is dazzling in the fall. Hop in the car and head north to this fun museum. Get more information about the Northwoods Children’s Museum.

Family Paddling Trip

A paddling trip on the Flambeau River in Rusk County is an unforgettable adventure. Most of the river offers fairly easy paddling, with miles of quiet stretches punctuated by occasional rapids. Where the river runs through the Flambeau River State Forest, you’ll find riverside campsites. Further downstream, the river widens into large flowages, perfect for fishing. Learn about some of the most popular paddling trips on the Flambeau River.

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