"Welcome to the beauty, the history and the culture of Wisconsin's
Ethnic Settlement Trail (W.E.S.T.). Welcome to the warm hospitality of
interesting early ethnic settlements. Join us as we wind our way over many
routes, past settlement structures built more than 140 years ago. Tour the
trails of our ancestors in this 1996 collection of Wisconsin's ethnic
settlement groups. Follow the Green Bay Ethnic Trail, Wisconsin's original
Native American, then Military Road overland settlement highway.
Be with us at our region's many ethnic festivals throughout the year
including the second annual W.E.S.T. Fest held at Brown County's Heritage
Hills State Park. Celebrate the wonderful diversity of native American
cultures, along with the many other cultures and tours described with this
new 1996 edition of A Visitor's Guide to Wisconsin's Ethnic Settlement
Join us on Ethnic Trail Day October 6 at Festivals all over Wisconsin.
Enjoy with us the special differences of our common heritage. Help W.E.S.T.
to fulfill its vision, to "celebrate ethnic harmony"! See you on
the ethnic trail! "
"The small lakeshore community of Algoma wasn't always known by that
particular name. In fact, Algoma is a relatively new name for the city.
Discovered in 1834 by Joseph McCormick of Manitowoc, the first settlement,
established in 1851 by Irish and English pioneers was called Wolf River.
This was a loose translation from the Indian An-Ne-Pe which meant "land
of the great gray wolf" a legendary animal in stories told by local
Indians. Those early settlers had a friendly relationship with their Native
American neighbors--the Potawatomi, who passed on the legend through word of
"Ashland, WI. Year around recreation area on Chequamegon Bay of Lake
Superior. Ashland is surrounded by forests, inland lakes and located on Lake
Superior. Ashland is near the Apostle Island National Lakeshore. "
"This community is the first established village on the Door
Peninsula. In 1848 Captain Justice Bailey was seeking refuge
from a ferocious storm on Lake Michigan and came ashore in our sheltered
harbor. Originally established as a lumbering community,
immigrants settled the surrounding land to include farming. Many dairy
farms, and our town, have undergone changes over the years , but our
heritage still stands, as proof today of the conviction of our early
Festivals and Events,Things
... going on here!! Doesn't matter whether it is summer or winter, there
are always activities going on. From the lake to the orchards in the hills,
each season brings special events and opportunities. Or if you are looking
for a more "secluded" experience, we can point you in the right
direction. So whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or in search of social
activities, we can help you! "
"Located at the top of Wisconsin, Ashland and Bayfield Counties share
an inheritance - - the rich cultural and historic resources of our area.
Walk in the footsteps of our proud Native Americans, explorers and
immigrants, trappers, lake captains, railroad engineers, statesmen and
"Beaver Dam Lake is the 16th largest lake in Wisconsin and provides
excellent summer and winter fishing. The largest lake in Dodge County,
Beaver Dam Lake covers 6,600 acres, is 14 miles long, and has over 41 miles
of shoreline. Besides fishing, the lake is especially suited for
speedboating, sailing, water-skiing, snowmobiling, and hunting. Numerous
public parks and boat launching sites within the city and around the lake
provide free access for all-seasons recreation.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has worked together with
Ducks Unlimited, Fish America Foundation, Beaver Dam Lake Property Owner's
Association, and the Beaver Dam Lake Fisherman's Club to maintain great
fishing on Beaver Dam lake. A fish management/stocking program provides
excellent fishing for northern pike, walleye, bass, catfish, bullhead, and a
variety of panfish. Wild celery has been planted in various areas to provide
food and habitat for both waterfowl and fish. These efforts have worked to
make Beaver Dam Lake a paradise for the sportsman. The beautiful canvasback
ducks, geese, and many other waterfowl use the lake in the spring to next
and appear in good numbers during the fall migrations. "
"Surrounded by more than 240,000 acres of lush forests and with 194
sparkling lakes within nine miles of town, Boulder Junction offers vacation
enjoyment second to none. If you are searching for a place that
offers trophy fishing, then drop a line in our teeming lakes, where you'll
find Musky , Northern, Walleye, Trout, Bass, Perch, Crappie, Pan Fish and
more..... If you are searching for a friendly smile, step into any of
our many business. You'll be greeted with courtesy and treated with sincere
care. We want all visitors to know that they are appreciated. If you
are searching for a four-season vacation spot that offers swimming, skiing,
sailing, canoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, skating,
shopping, dining and entertainment for every member of your family, you have
finally found it in Boulder Junction. So whether you are looking for a
Spring fishing trip, a Summer vacation with the family, an opportunity to
experience the stunning colors of the forests and lakes in Fall or a Winter
getaway to explore our beautiful wooded trails on snowmobile or skis, we
believe we can offer you an unforgettable vacation experience."
"Located in the heart of the Chequamgeon National Forest, the Cable
Area offers the best in outdoor recreation! Including county and corporate
lands, the Cable Area offers almost a million acres of Fun In The Forest! If
you have been looking to get away from the crowds of your last vacation or
just want to get as far away from Monday as possible, let the uncrowded good
nature of the Cable Area be your next visit!"
"The salt-glazed pottery capital of the world is a strong artistic
community consisting of a diverse collection of independently owned
businesses and services. Cambridge offers a variety of specialty shops from
antiques and boutiques to art galleries and hand-made candies, and a coffee
shop or two.
The close proximity to Madison (the State Capital), Milwaukee and Chicago
makes Cambridge an ideal day-trip destination. Those searching for renowned
restaurants, crafts and numerous pottery studios, a relaxing day at the
beach, a cross-county ski trip or a hike through one of the areaOs many
parks and nature areas have an abundance of options."
"Wisconsin's third largest lake, is preserved in her pristine
wilderness state for you and all future generations to enjoy. In 1923, the
Northern States Power Company (NSP), completed the dam across the Chippewa
River, backing up the waters of 11 natural lakes, nine natural rivers and
countless streams and ponds to form the Lake Chippewa Flowage.
With more than 17,000 acres of water, 140 islands and over 200 miles of
undeveloped shoreline, the Chippewa Flowage offers you a world of
opportunity right here in the North Woods. Enjoy the thrill of a fighting
musky, elusive walleye, slab crappie, numerous small or large mouth bass,
jumbo perch and plentiful panfish, we have them all for you to enjoy."
"Nestled amidst sparkling lakes, stately forests, and Wisconsin's
great Northwoods, Eagle River offers a satisfying experience for everyone.
Whether you pursue sport, wildlife, solitude, or enlightenment, Eagle River,
Wisconsin, provides the perfect vacation setting all year round."
"Breakfast at the fur trader's mansion, cheese-sampling at the
factory, hayrides at the farm, toe-tapping and laughter at the dinner
theatre, taste-testing at the brewery. Not to mention our secret haven for
chocolate lovers, what's buzzing at the bee farm, power trips at the
hydro-center, yarns and other tales at the knitting mill, magic moments at
the museum. "
" From the adventure club that wanted "something weird"
(they milked cows at the dairy farm, took magic lessons from the magician,
and made pottery at the artist's studio) to the history buffs that wanted to
step back in time (they said our Historic Bar Tour was the best ever!), we
pull out all the stops to make your trip a success. "
" There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation in the
Green Bay area. Camping, fishing, and hiking are all popular outdoor
activities. The NEW Zoo, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, and Green Bay
Botanical Garden all give visitors a chance to get back to nature. Feel the
need to golf? Our golfing guide gives you the lowdown on all the publically
playable courses within reasonable driving distance of Green Bay.
Kastle Karts, Bay Beach, and Fort Fun all offer outdoor family fun. During
the winter, come back and for information on cross-country skiing,
snowmobiling, and even sledding.
To get out of the elements during the Wisconsin winter, you might want to
take a trip to Oneida Bingo and Casino. Or check out traditional indoor
activities like bowling, roller skating, or watching your kids run around at
Discovery Zone. "
"By late June the musky action starts to pick up on some of the
larger lakes and usually we start to see more trophy size muskies registered
then. Just a few of our top trophy producing lakes are the famous Chippewa
flowage, Lac Courte Oreilles, Round lake, and Grindstone. If you are fishing
the Hayward area don't overlook its bass fishery, both large and smallmouth.
Over the last few years we have seen our bass populations on many lakes
growing. This may be due to several reasons but I suspect that the fact that
most avid bass anglers practice a high degree of catch and release is a
major factor as it has been with our musky fishery. Along with many of the
smaller lakes you can find some great bassing for both large and smallmouth
on the Chippewa flowage and super smallmouth fishing on Round lake,
Grindstone, Lac Courte Oreilles, and several other lakes and rivers.
On the "Big Chip" the best largemouth action can usually be
found on the west side of the lake and for the smallmouth the east side is
better. Switching tactics and fishing bass on those summer days when fishing
seems slow on our northern lakes can often turn around a tough fishing day
for you. No matter what your favorite fish is, we all should do our part to
ensure good fishing in the future. One of the easiest things we can do is to
be more selective on the size and number of fish we keep for the pan. Good
luck and enjoy our Wisconsin Northland Outdoors. "
"They say 'location is everything.' And what could be better than a
comfy spot between the beautiful St. Croix River and the bluffs of Western
Wisconsin - all just 20 minutes east of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
The St. Croix River is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the
United States. In 1974, Congress designated the St. Croix River as a
protected scenic riverway, preserving the beauty of the shoreline for
generations to come."
"From the Pike Chain of Lakes and the White River, through the
Forests, to the Great Lake Superior and the Brule River Valley, the Iron
River Area offers an incredible outdoor experience. This is a Special
"Your gateway to the Kickapoo Valley -- Bike, canoe, camp, hike or
Looking for blue skies, hidden valleys, and nature in all its splendor?
Linger with us for a while as we introduce you to the many recreational
possibilities of the Coulee Region of Southwestern Wisconsin. If you are
looking for a quiet week-end getaway or a week of rest and recreation, there
is something for you here."
"The "Big Chip" caters to everyone from the avid fisherman
seeking out another world record musky, to the canoeist, quietly paddling
along her undeveloped shoreline. Enter into the acres of flowage waters in
your kayak to one of our several island CAMPSITES and discover the unknown
wilderness. Only you can experience the solitude of the numerous hidden bays
and islands the "Big Chip" has to offer.
While exploring the hidden bays and islands, enjoy the bald eagle
gracefully flying overhead, the LOONS acting ever so playful, the beavers
rapidly building their lodges, or the blue heron seeking out his dinner.
Enter into wooded terrain, only to find the hundreds of acres of white
tailed deer and the bear feeding on the land itself, or the raccoons and
porcupines making their way through the thick woods. These acres of wooded
terrain provide excellent trails for the snowmobiler, snowshoer or skier of
"Lincoln County has a lot to offer. From its 281 natural lakes to the
120 miles of rivers, there’s no shortage of resources for fishing or water
sports. Council Grounds State Park, located in Merrill, offers camping,
boating, and a stretch of beach frontage along the Wisconsin River. Try out
one or all three golf courses, one of the beautiful bed-and-breakfast inns,
or simply spend your time visiting museums and landmarks."
"Experience the rich history of Madeline Island through exhibits
& public programs that explore 3 centuries of Island life, from Ojibway
culture to the fur trade, missionaries to loggers, boat building to fishing.
Museum store, musical orientation program, daily tours. "
" Madison offers both small town charm and a range of cultural and
recreational opportunities usually found in much larger cities. And, with
four lakes and over 200 parks, it is one of the nation's most scenic cities.
A host of picturesque communities, many retaining their strong ethnic
heritage, surrounds the city. "
"Welcome to Manitowoc, Wisconsin's Maritime Capitol! We invite you to
explore miles of panoramic views of Lake Michigan and sandy beaches! The
quiet solitude of our rolling countryside! A Nautical Vacation Destination!
Here you'll discover all you need to plan a family vacation, a motorcoach
tour, or a business meeting, with an intriguing historical, nautical
"Milwaukeeans donate more per capita to the arts than any other city
in the country. The result: an extensive variety of performing arts from
which to choose."
"A multitude of museums awaits the eager visitor. The Milwaukee
Public Museum, ranked number one in exhibits nationwide, has astonished
visitors with its unique walk-through exhibit designs since 1882. The
Milwaukee Art Museum, housed in a landmark Eoro Saarinen building on the
lakefront, is Wisconsin's premier visual arts museum.
Discovery World - The James Lovell Museum of Science, Economics and
Technology features "touch and do" exhibits on science, economics
and technology for kids ages 10 and up. Next door, the Humphrey IMAX Dome
Theater provides thrills for all ages. This is the only IMAX theater in
Wisconsin. The newly opened Betty Brinn Children's Museum where kids
"learn their way smart" provides interactive, hands-on fun and
learning for kids ages 1-10. "
"In addition, The Milwaukee County Zoo is consistently ranked among
the finest zoological gardens in the world. The Mitchell Park Conservatory,
comprised of three geodesic domes, offers visitors the climate of a tropical
rain forest, an arid desert or a seasonal floral display; the Milwaukee
County Historical Society provides a trip back in time; the Pettit National
Ice Center, the only facility of its kind in the U.S. and only one of five
in the world, offers public skating along with a 400 meter speed skating
oval and two international sized ice sheets for Olympic training; Whitnall
Park and Kettle Moraine offer spectacular gardens and nature walks. "
"Milwaukeeans do more than watch the action from the sidelines. They
participate every chance they get. Biking, swimming, skiing, football,
baseball, tennis, golf and running are just a sampling of the recreational
activities available in Greater Milwaukee. Nearly 15,000 acres of parkland
in Milwaukee County, and numerous private facilities, provide plenty of room
for all. "
"Welcome to our quaint and historic city nestled in the beautiful
rolling hills of the Driftless Area of Southwestern Wisconsin. Browse
through our renowned antique shops, unique artisans' studios, specialty
shops, and traditional businesses all located in Wisconsin's first historic
district. Tour the historic sites that offer a glimpse of the past. Enjoy
traditional Cornish dishes, including pasty and figgyhobbin, that only
Mineral Point bakers can prepare so well. Discover our well-tended parks
strategically located throughout the city. Come enjoy the unsurpassed beauty
of picturesque Mineral Point. The city's friendly residents welcome you with
open arms and smiling faces.
You have just discovered one of the most beautiful destinations in North
America. With over 3,200 lakes, streams, and ponds we are proud to be
recognized as having one of the largest concentrations of fresh water in the
world. In addition to our beautiful lakes, our area is surrounded by the
magnificence of the Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest. From
sun up through sun down the Lakeland area is breathtaking beyond
imagination! Look further to discover why being Up North Is Good For Your
"The tiny towns in this guide are both linked and divided by the
beautiful Mississippi River. Minnesota and Wisconsin share the water, the
wetlands, and the valley. From any of our towns, you can look out across the
river and have your gaze returned by the bluffs of the neighboring state. We
have banded together to produce this guide because individually we are
small, but collectively we offer visitors a great variety of destinations,
activities and natural beauty.
This section of the Mississippi River is a flyway for migrating swans,
geese, ducks, and even pelicans. We mark the passing of the seasons with the
birds overhead, and thrill to their wild cries as the long V's wing their
way by instinct to faraway destinations. Many will temporarily touch down in
the back waters within camera range-and we'll be glad to give you ball park
dates for these arrivals. Bald eagles perch in huge old trees along the
river banks and wait for their meals to float by. The best time to see these
huge birds in action is winter and spring."
"Since the damming of the Totagatic River in 1938, Nelson Lake has
provided some of the finest fishing in an area world famous for its fish.
From 1977 until 1982, Nelson held the State Record for the Bluegill (2 lb. 5
oz.) We still hold the State Record for the Brown Bullhead (3lb. 12 oz. in
1972), as well as the WORLD RECORD for the Yellow Bullhead (3lb. 5 0z.)
until 1983. Our Walleyes are so prolific that the Department of Natural
Resources has never found the need for a restocking program on THIS lake
""Oconto" was the name first given to the river which
drains all of this present county and empties into the waters of Green Bay.
This Native American term meant "plentiful with fish" and was
first used in 1840 by government surveyors of the area."
"Its name is derived from the Point of Beginning marker. This
benchmark is where government surveyor Lucius Lyons began the statewide
survey of Wisconsin in 1831.
The Point of Beginning is the spot where the fourth principal meridian
crosses the Illinois/Wisconsin border, just south of Hazel Green. To mark
the spot, Lucius and his crew built a mound six feet tall by six feet square
and hammered an oak post deep into its heart. Every village, town and
"back forty" in Wisconsin has been surveyed from this benchmark.
In the 1970s, state surveyors dug up what was left of the original oak post
and replaced it with a modern marker. The numbers in the center of the
monument refer to the land sections that come together at the Point of
"We are located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, 25 miles north
of Milwaukee along Interstate 43. Our downtown is lake level and boasts many
specialty shops, award winning restaurants, historic harbor, gorgeous
marina, natural sand beach, and a pedestrian friendly breakwater to our
You will enjoy a touch of New England lakeside village charm in our
"city of seven hills" triumphed with lake bluffs and breathtaking
views from spectacular heights."
"Racine, located on Lake Michigan, between the Milwaukee and Chicago
metropolitan areas, a picturesque lake front and harbor make Racine not only
pleasurable, but a rewarding, relaxing and recreational place to
"The Rib Lake Area is a year-round recreational wonderland with
spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and thousands of acres of public
lands. Many people enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, swimming, ice
fishing, skiing, and snowmobiling. Many types of fish are caught in the lake
such as Northern, Walleye, Muskie and various pan fish. "
"We can offer you all kinds of wonderful things to see and do, like:
boating, fishing, swimming, watersports, sailing, canoeing, hiking, biking,
picnicking, camping. In Fall great hunting. And in Winter downhill and
cross-country skiing and miles of snowmobile trails. There is everything
right here from pristine lakes to waterslides; from nature trails and nature
preserves to go-cart tracks; from a restored pioneer village to a modern
shopping mall with everything you might need, including the latest in
fashion. But best of all--and for those seeking peace and quiet--here is the
place to come to where you can just relax and enjoy the silence.
How do you describe a place that is so wonderful that many of its
residents want to keep it a secret? Heavenly? Open and Free? Pristine?
Nature at its very best? The Rice Lake Area is all of these and more. Close
to the major cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago, yet in many good
ways still a rural place where neighbors are helpful and friends are
everywhere. Words can only hint at what a wonderful place this is, pictures
can convey a bit more. But to really experience it, you will have to come
here and stay awhile. Check out the motels, campgrounds, and resorts on our
page and plan your stay in a truly delightful setting. "
"Sauk City, Wisconsin's oldest incorporated village, along with its
sister village of Prairie du Sac are located in the heart of some of the
most breathtaking countryside in the upper Midwest. Rolling hills,
pastoral meadows, dramatic bluffs, serene forests and cool lakes and streams
make this a favorite destination for vacationers year round."
"On the "Big Chip" the best largemouth action can usually
be found on the west side of the lake and for the smallmouth the east side
is better. Switching tactics and fishing bass on those summer days when
fishing seems slow on our northern lakes can often turn around a tough
fishing day for you. No matter what your favorite fish is, we all should do
our part to ensure good fishing in the future. One of the easiest things we
can do is to be more selective on the size and number of fish we keep for
the pan. Good luck and enjoy our Wisconsin Northland Outdoors. "
"Sheboygan: Voted the "Best Place to Raise a Family" by
Reader's Digest in the April 1997 issue. Sheboygan emerges a clear winner,
says Daniel Levine of Reader's Digest. "It is a very friendly place,
with an affordable cost of living, many school activities and a very low
Harbor Centre Marina has been called the finest facility on the western
shores of Lake Michigan. The panoramic view of the lakefront and Deland
Park, which hosts some major summer festivals, make the Sheboygan Lakefront
a favorite destination for visitors and residents alike.
Not to mention the Riverfront Boardwalk and Fish Shanty Village. A
collection of weathered fish shanties, some of which serve their original
purpose, others are now shops, galleries and restaurants. "
"Few places can offer as much variety in things to do and places to
see, surrounded by such scenic beauty, as can be found in the Spring Green
Area of Wisconsin.
How best to spend your time with us? That is a question with many possible
answers! We have the American Players Theatre - world class Shakespearean
theatre in a natural amphitheatre; the home and school of Frank Lloyd
Wright, recognized as the world's greatest architect by the International
Architecture Society; the incomparable House on the Rock; a Robert Trent
Jones Sr. Golf Course; exceptional galleries and artists' studios; plenty of
specialty shopping and antiques; scenic hiking, biking and equestrian trails
at nearby county and state parks; cross-country skiing; canoe trips on the
Wisconsin River; and summer concerts by a variety of local and international
groups. We're also an easy drive from the ever-popular Wisconsin Dells,
historical Mineral Point, the Caves at Blue Mounds, the Mississippi River
and much more. "
"The St. Croix has become a recreational mecca. It stretches over 150
miles as the boundary between Wisconsin and Minnesota and is the only river
in the world that is protected along its entire length. There is a
uniqueness to the 60 miles that spans the Scenic St. Croix Valley. It runs
between the rugged palisades at Taylors Falls and St. Croix Falls in the
north to the confluence of the Mississippi River at Hastings and Prescott to
"The St. Germain area offers a wealth of recreational opportunities
year around. Enjoy cool spring walks, a round of golf, boating, fishing,
hunting and biking. When snow falls our trails are groomed continually to
provide excellent surfaces for skiing and snowmobiling through dense forests
and along winding rivers throughout the Northwoods."
"Wisconsin Point, the long slit of land protecting Superior's harbor,
allows an unforgettable view of the lake. Located on the eastern edge of
Superior, "The Point" is a perfect place to spend a brilliant
crisp fall afternoon strolling the beach in search of driftwood and Lake
Pattison State Park and Amnicon Falls State Park offer nature lovers a quiet
oasis surrounded by forests drenched in fall's rich colors. Big Manitou
Falls, the highest waterfall in Wisconsin, is in the heart of Pattison State
Park. Its waters cascade over the rocks to the pool below, rippling the
mirror-like surface and its fall color reflections. "
No calendar of events, but they appear on their home page.
"Three Lakes, Wisconsin is a small community nestled in the midst of
the Northwoods, and more specifically, the Nicolet National Forest. The
Nicolet offers scenic bicycling, hiking, camping, snow shoeing,
cross-country skiing, and world class snowmobiling. One of our greatest
vacation features is the largest freshwater Chain Of Lakes in the world. The
"Chain" consists of 28 lakes, 20 of which are easily accessible
from Three Lakes."
"Three Lakes is a wonderful place to spend your Wisconsin vacation,
holiday, or weekend . . . we've got an awful lot to offer. Every season
presents its own unique recreational opportunities, and spectacular serene
settings. So, come spend some time with us in our small and friendly
"If you're looking for wild berries, historic memorabilia, a wine
tasting fiesta, magnificent scenery and wildlife, or just rip-roaring
entertainment . . .We Have What You're Looking For! "
"The Greater Tomahawk Area in Wisconsin is a special place to visit
any time of the year! As the seasons change from the newness of spring, to
the lazy days of summer, to the spectacular color of fall, and finally to
the still of winter, so do the activities change. Every season offers
something for everyone, assuring a fun and relaxing stay. Whether you prefer
to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of our rivers, lakes, parks and forests
or spend time in the great outdoors fishing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling,
cross-country or water skiing, you can do it all! Our waters offer excellent
opportunities for catching that trophy walleye, northern, bass, pan fish, or
trout for one of the area's fishing contests. Greater Tomahawk Fishing
Unlimited, a group dedicated to maintaining and improving fishing in this
area, have funded contests for kids and projects such as boat landings at
Sara Park, stocking of fish and handicapped access in Memorial park. Be sure
to catch the Kwahamot Water Ski Club in action at one of their shows.
Bicycling is a great way to enjoy the scenery, especially on our Hiawatha
Bike Trail, soon linking Tomahawk to the Bearskin Bike Trail. Spend some
time in beautiful Bradley Park, or hike up to the highest point in
Whether you are a cross-country skier or snowmobile enthusiast, you will
find our trails to your liking. More than 400 miles of snowmobile trails are
groomed by local clubs who pride themselves on the trail's upkeep, access
points and signage. Trails such as the Otter Run and Underdown provide
fantastic trails and beauty. "
Including Galesville, Whitehall, Blair, Eleva, Pigeon Falls, Independence,
Trempealeau, Osseo, Strum, Ettrick, and Arcadia.
"Ahhh... Trempealeau County, come and enjoy! Share with us a weekend
of camping, a day of golf, or a week of hunting and fishing. We have an
abundance of "Great Things To Do."
Our Land is rich in history with its majestic bluffs and waterways. We are
known for our soft rolling hills like eastern Pennsylvania, woods like
Vermont, and the lush green of northern California in spring . . . only
scented with apple blossoms. Bluffs jut out along the Great River Road on
this, the West Coast of Wisconsin. And the mighty Mississippi is dotted with
islands of warm sand and seclusion just waiting to be explored. Rainbow and
brook trout are noted in the spring fed waters that bubble clear and cool
from the earth. "
"Anchored on Lake Superior's boundless shoreline, Washburn satisfies
your desire to discover the appeal of small town charm...two lakeside
campgrounds, beautiful sand beaches, full-service marina, kayaking,
canoeing, fishing...impressive hiking and biking...snowshoeing,
cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ATV trails...historic museum and
cultural center, a home for the arts and artists, galleries and antique
shops, brownstone buildings from the 1890'S...home of Big Top Chautauqua and
Tent Show Radio...whatever the season, Washburn has something for everyone
to enjoy! "
"Waukesha has it all! From the scenic rolling hills of the Kettle
Moraine State Forest to the uniqueness of the downtown Waukesha shops and
eateries, Waukesha offers a kaleidoscope of recreation and attractions,
within a safe and relaxing atmosphere.
Summer is filled with annual family-orientated festivals on the Fox River
in Frame Park. Weekly barefoot waterski performances also take place on the
Fox River at Frame Park. The Waukesha County Fair attracts visitors from all
over the country. International bicyclists compete for prizes, racing
through Waukesha's historical downtown.
Golfers may select from 18 challenging golf courses. Bicyclists and hikers
will appreciate the beauty and tranquility of over 47 miles of
well-maintained trails. Rentals of bicycles, roller-blades, paddle boats,
houseboats and fishing boats are available.
Railroad enthusiasts will revel in the authenticity of the East Troy
Electric Railroad. Take a ride, on the last operating electric railroad in
Wisconsin, to The Elegant Farmer to enjoy their famous "hot apple pie
baked in a paper bag".
The Winter JanBoree is a sure cure for cabin fever. Enjoy a family weekend
of dog sledding, children's activities, volleyball, dancing and intricate
ice sculptures. Skiing, sleighing, and snow angels are part of the winter
fun in Waukesha.
Christmas activities include Christmas celebrations from the 1800s at Old
World Wisconsin to the modern day Christmas parade in the quaint downtown of
Waukesha. The Waukesha Symphony Orchestra offers their "Holiday
Pops" Concert for all to enjoy!
Come and enjoy the beauty of Waukesha, the variety and uniqueness of the
area will captivate you! "
" Please stay for a bit and explore what our unique and lovely area
has to offer...thriving business and industry; a chain of 22 sparkling,
spring-fed lakes; Crystal River canoe trips; four local golf courses; the
state Ice Age Trail; fine and casual dining, and a charming gift shop just
around the corner. Sound like fun? There's more... "
"Wisconsin Dells, City, located in Columbia, Adams, and Sauk
Counties, in the south central area of Wisconsin. On The Wisconsin River;
Wisconsin Dells was originally called Kilbourn, after Bryon Kilbourne; in
1931 the name was changed to Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin Dells got its name
from the Chippewa Indians and the French. The word "Wisconsin" is
a Chippewa Indian word meaning "where the dark, rushing waters
meet". The word "Dells" comes from the French term,
"Dalles" meaning "slab like rock". The first to live in
Wisconsin Dells were the Ho-Chunk Indians. Other Wisconsin tribes that
followed were the Sioux, Sac and Menominee. But only the Ho-Chunk continue
to live in Wisconsin Dells today."
"While the region may be regarded as a vast object lesson in
geolography and topography, there are as many other reasons why it is of
exceeding interest to both scientist and layman. The flora of this vicinity
is great in variety and much of it rare in kind. It lends an indescribable
grace and beauty to the physical aspect of the Dells, making it a constant
source of joy and wonder to all beholders. Here in the Dells you will find
and extraordinary variety of ferns. Among them the rare Walking Fern, and
now nearly extinct Fragrant Fern. The delicate fronds of the more ordinary
varieties hang like draperies of green lace on the wet, brown walls of
precipitous rocks and richly adorn every nook and cranny in the semi-dusk of
Wisconsin Dells is one of only four (4) places in the entire world, where
you can find these towering marvels...Switzerland...Germany...parts of New
York...and Wisconsin Dells."
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"Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, is one of the Midwest's premier family
vacation destinations. For more than 100 years, the area, located midway
between Chicago and Minneapolis, has combined historic, natural beauty with
thrilling attractions to entertain vacationers of all ages.
Let the natural splendor
of the Dells color your world this fall. Ideal for family vacations or
business conferences, the sites and accommodations of the Wisconsin Dells
provide a year-round getaway."
"From cranberries to casinos, from comfortable accommodations to
culinary cuisine, the Wisconsin Rapids Area offers a rush of excitement in
the heart of the state!
While in the area, catch a colorful cranberry marsh tour, as Wisconsin
Rapids is the world's largest inland cranberry producing area. Or tour a
state of the art paper mill. For a look back, a wide range of historical
exhibits including the Alexander House - center for Art & History, the
South Wood County Historical Museum and the Wakely Inn Preservation are sure
to intrigue your interests. "