Of Lakes and Lumberjacks: Hayward Offers Forests, Fishing, and Much More

Hayward is a classic northwoods destination

If you’re looking to really take advantage of Hayward’s ample forests, the area boasts a ton of campgrounds. These include – but are not limited to – the bustling Treeland Resorts, equipped with deluxe motel suites and boat rental for travel on the “Big Chip,” or ...

Door County Never Disappoints as a Vacation Destination

the scenic thumb on Wisconsin’s hand is worth the drive

On the way there, you might need a quick caffeine boost from Door County Coffee & Tea Co. in Sturgeon Bay. With a gift shop inside this country-style cafe, you can stretch your legs, soak up some sun with their outdoor seating, or even watch as the popular ...

Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023: Day Trip Destinations

our readers’ choices for the best Upper Midwest vacation locales

Eau Claire and surrounding areas are cool and all and we know you’d never want to move away, but maybe you just need a little change in scenery. Not sure where to travel for a day trip? Well, you’re in luck, because we’ve got the deets on the Best Day Trip ...

Outdoor Fun at Wisconsin’s Famed Horicon Marsh

Wisconsin is home to the nation’s largest freshwater cattail marsh

The school district of Horicon has a pretty unusual mascot that I have come to love: the Marshman. I could tell you the reason why, but the best way to get it is to go see for yourself! Less than a 3½-hour drive from Eau Claire lies the nation’s largest ...

A Spectacular Spot: Door County Offers Endless Enjoyment

don’t miss a visit to Wisconsin’s cool thumb

I somehow managed to live nearly three decades in Wisconsin before I first took the opportunity to explore Door County. I knew its reputation as a place for relaxation and recreation, but for whatever reason I never made the ...

A GRAND OL’ TIME: Grand Marais Has It All

if you’re looking for a unique and quaint getaway, look no further than Grand Marais, Minnesota

A good vacation should have a healthy mix of relaxation, exploring, and good food. Grand Marais, Minnesota, certainly has all those things and more. Located on the northwestern shore of Lake Superior ...

Perrot State Park Offers Beauty and Relaxation

a place for biking, kayaking, and bird watching along the Mississippi

If you want the chance to explore a historic piece of nature in the state of Wisconsin, but still be five minutes away from an air-conditioned hotel, Perrot State Park in Trempealeau is the place for you. With 1,270 acres, the park features hiking trails upon ...

Get Away to the City

discover – or rediscover – the fun that Minneapolis has to offer

If you’re looking for an entertaining getaway, downtown Minneapolis has a plethora of spots for you to get your fix, as well as a fun mix of other attractions. Minneapolis has earned its reputation of being a must-stop ...

Fall for Tettegouche State Park

waterfalls part of lure for park on Minnesota’s North Shore

While you’re up visiting Grand Marais, Minnesota, be sure to stop by (although you should really camp there for a few nights) Tettegouche State Park. Tettegouche (pronounced tet-a-gooch) is maybe ...

Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022: Day Trip Destinations

our readers’ picks for the best nearby vacation locations

Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure or a place to wine and dine, you won’t be able to fit all that Duluth, Minnesota, has to offer into one ...