Categories
Play

10 Experiences in the Castle Rock Lake Area

Bordering both Juneau and Adams counties, Castle Rock Lake is at the heart of this area with over 60 miles of beautiful blue shoreline. Castle Rock Lake is the fourth largest in the state and is perfect for anglers, boaters and lake-life lovers. From backyard and beachside to gather round and giddy up, the Castle Rock Lake area is full of surprises

Pavloski Waterfront Developments – The Castle Rock area is a destination for many lake life lovers. Pavloski Waterfront Developments offers affordable and accessible lakefront housing on private lakes with boat launch access to Castle Rock Lake. Enjoy backdoor beachfront, quiet kayaking and the up-north atmosphere without the up-north drive with Pavloski Waterfront Developments.
Dining at Shipwreck Bay – You’re sure to work up an appetite after a morning on the lake. Pull up to the party as you dock for dinner at Shipwreck Bay. Whether you order one of their famous burgers or a pizza loaded with toppings, you’re sure to leave satisfied.
Outdoor deck at Shipwreck Bay – Keep the good times rolling by taking a beachy drink onto the outdoor deck and enjoy live music, karaoke, and a game of sand volleyball. This deck is insulated during the colder months to keep patrons toasty and toasting all year long.
Sandy Shores Tubing – Reserve your tube and spend the day on the water with Sandy Shores Tubing. Partake in a three-mile float on calm waters with stunning scenery and stop at numerous beaches and sandbars as you make your way down the Wisconsin River.
Sandy Shores Tubing Campground – With 72 acres of campground, Sandy Shores has room for the whole family. Grab a bite to eat or a drink at the bar and engage in a game of horseshoes or volleyball as you spend a night under the stars. Sandy Shores Tubing offers camping, RV sites and room lodging for campers of all experiences.
Birdwatching on Lake Petenwell Dam – Just north of Castle Rock Lake lies Petenwell Lake. The Petenwell and Castle Rock Stewards (PACRS) organization works to improve the water and environmental quality of the lakes, which in turn, raises the living conditions of the surrounding wildlife. The Petenwell Dam observation tower offers a top-notch panorama of the area and the perfect view for birdwatching.
Kayaking on Lemonweir River – The winding Lemonweir River is perfect for any watersport activity. Take your kayak out for a slow, quiet paddle, stop off at the many sandbars and enjoy the breathtaking nature along the way.
Necedah Wildlife Reserve – The Necedah Wildlife Refuge provides public opportunities for wildlife emersion. Founded in 1939, the reserve’s mission is to protect and restore endangered and threatened species and their habitats. Visitors can take advantage of the numerous trails, environmental education and artistic inspiration.
Horseback Riding at Woodside Ranch – Woodside Ranch is a 100-year-old dude ranch providing an all-inclusive getaway for families of all ages. This unplugged vacation spot promotes curiosity, adventure and activity as it offers all-day horseback rides, fishing pond, archery, petting zoo, trading post and a nightly campfire.
Dining Experiences at Woodside Ranch – Saddle up for a breakfast ride at Woodside Ranch where you’ll get to ride your favorite horse down a trail and out to the middle of the woods where breakfast is cooked to order hot on the griddle. Come hungry to the dining hall for lunch and dinner as you eat home-cooked meals family-style with other families.

Taylor Carruthers is a producer and member of the Discover Wisconsin team. Watch Discover Wisconsin on Saturday mornings at 10am on Fox Sports Wisconsin and stream episodes now on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Smart TV, Chromecast, and on discoverwisconsin.com. 
The post 10 Experiences in the Castle Rock Lake Area appeared first on The Bobber.
Source: The Bobber – Discover Wisconsin
10 Experiences in the Castle Rock Lake Area

Categories
Play

10 Ways to Enjoy Menomonie Year Round

Perhaps best known for being home to UW Stout, the city of Menomonie is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts, theater lovers, foodies and beer connoisseurs alike. No matter what time of the year you visit, Menomonie has plenty to keep you busy! Here are 10 of our favorite things to do in Menomonie:
Have dinner and an Old Fashioned on the waterfront patio of Jake’s Supper Club

Check out the Lake Menomin WaterX event, hosted every year in June by the Menomonie Lions Club. It’s loud, it’s fun, it’s SNOWMOBILES on WATER!
Spend a summer night watching the races at Red Cedar Speedway.

Play disc golf on one of Menomonie’s beautiful courses. We highly recommend Wakanda Park and Lamb’s Creek!
Shop the many stores and boutiques in downtown Menomonie.
Enjoy Menomonie’s craft beer scene with a stop at one of their breweries: Lucette Brewing Company, Zymurgy Brewing Company and brewery nønic.

See a show at the historic Mabel Tainter Theater.

Shoot five stand clay targets at Whispering Emerald Ridge Game Farm. Pro tip: it’s a great winter activity thanks to heated stands!

Take a trip to Govin’s Farm to enjoy their seasonal activities and attractions. Our favorite time to go is spring when you can see (and hold!) all kinds of baby animals.

Play golf at one of the three courses in the Menomonie area: Tanglewood Greens, Menomonie Golf & Country Club, and Pinewood Golf Club.
Jessica Murphy is a producer of Discover Wisconsin. Watch the show on Fox Sports Wisconsin every Saturday at 10am or on Roku, Chromecast, Smart TV, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, or on DiscoverWisconsin.com.
The post 10 Ways to Enjoy Menomonie Year Round appeared first on The Bobber.
Source: The Bobber – Discover Wisconsin
10 Ways to Enjoy Menomonie Year Round

Categories
fall Give halloween Play Shop something special from wisconsin

8 Wisconsin-Made Products to Celebrate Halloween

It’s that spooky time of year! Halloween is just around the corner and we’ve teamed up with Something Special from Wisconsin to bring you fun products and activities to celebrate the season. From local seasonal produce to fun family day trips, we’ve rounded up eight Wisconsin-made ways to make this October a total treat!
Bloody Mary’s with Johnny Velvet’s Bloody Mary Mix
Nothing says Halloween like something a little bit bloody! For brunch or happy hour, Johnny Velvet’s bloody mary mix adds the perfect amount of zing to your concoction. Garnish with radish and olive to add some fun fall color to your cocktail.

Apples from AVEnue Orchard
Whether you’re bobbing for apples or picking them at the orchard, AVEnue Orchard has a variety of apples to eat, can, jelly, and bake into your favorite fall treats. This family-run orchard has over 1,500 trees and has an on-site store in Eau Claire, as well as a presence at several local farmers markets.

Treat Bags from Sweet P’s Pantry
Take trick-or-treating to the next level with these sweet goodie bags. With pumpkin chocolates and flavored toffee, these treat bags are perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. Sweet P’s Pantry has you covered for Halloween with Pumpkin Seed Toffee, Pumpkin Spice Caramels, and even Peanut Butter Eyeballs!

Steak from Brandon Meats & Sausage
October is the perfect time to have your steak a little bloody and Brandon Meats has just the cut. Located in Fond Du Lac, this old-fashioned butcher shop serves the freshest t-bones, rib eyes, and porterhouse steaks, as well as a variety of other meats.

Explore the Corn Maze at Creek Bed Country Farmacy
Celebrate the season with family and take on Creek Bed Country Farmacy’s famous corn maze! You’ll twist and turn through 18 acres and 6 miles of paths and can participate in fun time trials and trivia games on your phone. Check out the maze after dark for an extra spooky experience!

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treats from Brew City Barkery
Don’t leave your best friend out of the trick-or-treating fun! Brew City Barkery’s peanut butter pumpkin treats are homemade, bite-size treats made with fresh ingredients and without preservatives. That means a tasty, all-natural treat for your dog this Halloween!

Moscow Mule with State Line Distillery
Double, double toil and trouble! Concoct your favorite brew with State Line Distillery’s classic vodka. This versatile grain vodka is perfect for all your favorite fall cocktails including a delicious, spiced moscow mule.

Garlic from Krebs Pleasant View Farms
Cook up your favorite fall dishes (and ward off any hungry vampires) with delicious fresh garlic from Krebs Pleasant View Farms. This family farm in Hartford, Wisconsin specializes in naturally-grown garlic and has been farming their land for five generations.

 
Something Special from Wisconsin™ is a trademarked program administered by the Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection since 1983. Every dollar spent on Something Special from Wisconsin™ products and services supports local farmers, food processors, entrepreneurs, our communities and livelihood, as well as the Wisconsin way of life. Something Special from Wisconsin™ products are unique and of the highest quality, making them perfect for gift-giving, special occasions and every day!
 
Maddie Brady is the social media manager for Discover Wisconsin. She may be from Illinois, but she’s passionate about sharing the beauty and fun of her new home state, Wisconsin! Watch the show Saturdays at 10 a.m. on FSN Wisconsin’s outdoor block or online at DiscoverWisconsin.com. Follow Maddie on Instagram at @maddiekbrady.
The post 8 Wisconsin-Made Products to Celebrate Halloween appeared first on The Bobber.
Source: The Bobber – Discover Wisconsin
8 Wisconsin-Made Products to Celebrate Halloween

Categories
Play

Art Roars to Life in Marshfield’s Jurustic Park

Near the center of the state, you’ll find one of Wisconsin’s most unique roadside attractions: Jurustic Park. For more than 25 years, this quirky stop has delighted visitors to the Marshfield area with iron-clad creatures, great and small, strewn throughout a lush park.

Jurustic Park curator Clyde Wynia endearingly refers to himself as an amateur paleontologist, telling stories of excavating the metal creatures from the nearby McMillan Marsh. But, truth be told, Wynia and his larger-than-life imagination, are the architects of these creations, ranging from teeny-tiny to 20-feet tall.

It won’t cost you anything to explore the hundreds of works of art at Jurustic Park. And while you could take a self-guided tour, you won’t want to miss Wynia’s wry and amusing narration of the park. If you’re smitten with a critter, Clyde has plenty for sale to take home as a reminder of your visit to this charmingly quirky attraction.

Before you go, make sure to stop by the Hobbit House, where Clyde’s wife, Nancy, devotes her time to creating and selling beautiful jewelry, woven goods and incredible fused glass pieces.

When you’re done exploring Jurustic Park, be sure to look for other relics around the city of Marshfield. Over the years, Wynia has fashioned and donated many sculptures for display in parks, schools and street corners to be enjoyed by everyone.

Want to win a Jurustic Park creation of your own? Enter the Visit Marshfield Family Fun Sweepstakes for your chance to win a great Marshfield getaway, including a Jurustic Park sculpture!
While you’re in Marshfield, make a day trip out of your trip to Jurustic Park and check out these other fun local attractions:

Stop by the Wildwood Zoo and say hello to the twin Kodiak bears, Munsey and Boda (plus dozens of other critters).
Check out the vibrant historic downtown, filled with unique shops and
Sample one of the dozen craft beers brewed in-house at the Blue Heron Brew Pub.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a gourmet cupcake or another decadent dessert at 2 ½ Cups Cupcakery & Bake Shop.

The post Art Roars to Life in Marshfield’s Jurustic Park appeared first on The Bobber.
Source: The Bobber – Discover Wisconsin
Art Roars to Life in Marshfield’s Jurustic Park

Categories
elkhorn Play

10 Things to Do in Postcard Perfect Elkhorn

Less than two hours from Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago, the small-town oasis of Elkhorn, Wisconsin awaits, offering a perfect retreat from big-city life. It’s the kind of place where people say hello to each other on the street, flags and flowers decorate the downtown and visitors are welcomed with open arms. Kick off your trip to Elkhorn with a few of these suggestions. 

Webster House Museum: The area’s rich history is on full display at this historic home just off Elkhorn’s main street. Learn about the famous composer who once lived in the house, explore thousands of Civil War and Victorian-era artifacts and even see one of the largest collections of waterfowl taxidermy in the country.
Lefty’s Chicago Style Hot Dogs: With Chicago just a little south of the border, it’s no surprise you can indulge in some Windy City cuisine right here in Elkhorn. Lefty’s Chicago Style Hot dogs serves up gourmet hot dogs and specialty burgers, plus their famous milkshakes, every day from April through October.
Christmas Card Town: In the 1950s, an artist working for the Ford Motor Company completed a series of paintings of Elkhorn during the holiday season, which were then printed in Ford’s magazine and later turned into Christmas cards. This exposure led thousands of people around the world to come to know Elkhorn simply as ‘The Christmas Card Town’ – a moniker the community still holds with great pride to this day. Visit Elkhorn during the holiday season to enjoy the twinkling lights and holiday spirit throughout the city!
Christmas Tree Lighting: The pinnacle of holiday cheer in Elkhorn is the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Veterans Park right downtown. Caroling, hot cocoa and even a visit from the big guy in red himself are perfect ways to kick off the holiday season!
Elkhorn Antique Flea Market: Held four times a year, this is not your average flea market; this is all-out treasure hunting! Vendors with only the very best antiques and authentic collectibles are allowed to sell here, so you’re sure to find whatever it is you’re looking for, from home décor and tools to a hutch that would be just perfect for that DIY refurnishing project…
Ribfest: Pulled pork. Ribs. BBQ Sauce. Need I say more? Enjoy savory, mouthwatering barbeque from some of the nation’s best BBQ masters at Elkhorn’s annual Ribfest held every August at the Walworth County Fairgrounds.
Walworth County Fair: Speaking of the fairgrounds, Elkhorn is home to the Walworth County Fair, which also happens to be the largest county fair in Wisconsin. That means even more animals, exciting entertainment (think BMX riders and chainsaw carving competitions) and, of course, fooooood! (Watch Elkhorn’s full episode for cream puff-eating tips from DW’s very own Mariah Haberman!)
White River State Trail: Nineteen miles long and open to hiking, biking and even horseback riding, the White River State Trail connects Elkhorn to Burlington – perfect for a day trip to two of southeastern Wisconsin’s cutest downtowns!
Lauderdale Lakes: This chain of three lakes just north of Elkhorn offers local residents and visitors alike the chance to get out on the water and enjoy boating, fishing, sailing, or water skiing.
Southern Unit – Kettle Moraine State Forest: With more than 22,000 acres filled with hiking trails, prairies, glacial lakes and wildlife, the exploring never stops at the southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. And with special routes open just for winter, a little snow shouldn’t prevent you from hitting the trails! Stop in at the natural history museum at the park headquarters for a peek at the area’s geological history.

Learn more about Elkhorn on Discover Wisconsin! Watch now on Roku, Chromecast, Smart TV, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and at DiscoverWisconsin.com.
The post 10 Things to Do in Postcard Perfect Elkhorn appeared first on The Bobber.
Source: The Bobber – Discover Wisconsin
10 Things to Do in Postcard Perfect Elkhorn

Categories
milwaukee oak creek Play

5 Things You Need to Do in Reinvented Oak Creek

Over the past few years Oak Creek has reinvented itself! With a beautiful downtown square, fun thriving local businesses, and staple shopping spots Oak Creek is reinvigorated and on the rise.
Take A Walk Downtown – In an area that used to be a large automotive and electronics plant now resides a beautiful downtown, Drexel Town Square. Surrounded by restaurants, housing, and the new city hall and library, it’s a busy hub for this changing city. And all year round the square is full of fun events that will keep you coming back, from their weekly Farmer’s Market to special events like Dog Days.
Grab A Quality Cup Of Coffee – Just outside Oak Creek’s main square now lives Valentine Coffee’s newest café and wine bar. Offering specialty roasted coffee from their roastery in Milwaukee, this is their second café in the greater Milwaukee area. Joe and Robb, the co-founders of Valentine Coffee, also have a love for wine and have finally been able to incorporate that aspect of their business into this new spot. From building personal relationships with respectable farmers, to responsibly sourcing all the materials and ingredients that go into their drinks, Joe and Robb are doing right by this planet and their customers. So whether you’re looking for a quick caffeine fix, or a tasty meal with a nice glass of wine, Valentine Café has got you covered.
Escape From City 13 – Milwaukee’s newest escape room can be found in Oak Creek. City 13 brings you into the different scenes of a city in crisis in each of their rooms, and you are the heroes that need to save it before time runs out. With challenging live-action puzzles and well-made tech devices throughout, this place keeps you engaged with your team to find your way out. Nick and Ashley Timber are the young couple that are doing an incredible job running this spot. Together they make a great team and present an escape room experience that you won’t have anywhere else.
Try The Pinsa Romana – Unlike so much of Oak Creek, Trattoria Di Carlo has been a staple in this community for 16 years, and for good reason. Coming from parents and grandparents of the restaurant business in Siclily, founder Carlo Pedone has grown up in this industry and has been making quality food since he was young. Bringing this experience and culture to our state, it’s no wonder why he makes some of the best Italian cuisine and pizza in Wisconsin., including Pinsa Romana, or Roman-style pizza.
Shop at Wisconsin’s first and only IKEA – If you haven’t been in it already, I’m sure you’ve at least seen it if you’ve driven down I-94 in the last year. IKEA has arrived in Wisconsin, and it’s taken up shop in Oak Creek. With over 10,000 items ranging from silverware to couches, IKEA has everything in terms of furniture and home décor. Follow the flow of customers through this world of various, inspiring room displays and if you get lost in the maze, follow the arrows and make your way to the restaurant to get some Swedish meatballs to refuel. If you have impatient children, don’t worry, there’s a place for those too; Småland is a free supervised play area equipped with a ball pit, toys and other activities.
Learn more about Oak Creek by watching Discover Wisconsin’s episode, Oak Creek – Reinvented & On The Rise now available on Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Smart TV, Amazon Fire, and at DiscoverWisconsin.com.
Brian Mohsenian is a producer of Discover Wisconsin. Watch the show on Fox Sports Wisconsin every Saturday at 10am or on Roku, Chromecast, Smart TV, Amazon Fire, and Apple TV.
The post 5 Things You Need to Do in Reinvented Oak Creek appeared first on The Bobber.
Source: The Bobber – Discover Wisconsin
5 Things You Need to Do in Reinvented Oak Creek

Categories
Play

7 Things to Do in SWISS-consin!

Home to picturesque communities like New Glarus and Monroe, Green County is known for its cheese factories, breweries, and Swiss heritage. Visitors to Green County can experience these things first hand at shops, restaurants and events that celebrate and carry on the traditions of Swiss culture and the quality products they produce. You’re sure to fall in love with the Swiss architecture, great shopping and authentic Swiss cuisine, but it’s the welcoming spirit and hometown pride of Green County’s communities that will keep you coming back again and again! Here are a few things we recommend doing when you visit Cheese Country.

Visit the National Historic Cheesemaking Center in Monroe. Monroe is known as the “Gateway to Cheese Country” and the “Cheese Capitol of the U.S.,” and here you can find out why! Experienced docents offer tours of the museum and the Imobersteg Cheese Factory gives visitors a glimpse at how cheese was made on a farm in the late 1800s.
Stop at one of the many cheese stores in the area to bring a slice of cheese country home with you. Some of our favorites include, Edelweiss Cheese Store in New Glarus, Maple Leaf Cheese Store in Juda, Decatur Dairy in Brodhead (TIP: They make the BEST grilled cheeses!), and the Alp and Dell Cheese Store in Monroe.
Visit the historic Turner Hall in Monroe for one of their monthly cultural events, or grab something to eat in the Rathskeller. Since 1868 Turner Hall is where nearly everything happened in Monroe, and today it’s still a gathering place for the community.
Have a cheese sandwich at Baumgartner’s in downtown Monroe. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Limburger!

Stop for lunch, or just a drink at Puempel’s Olde Tavern in New Glarus. Founded in 1893, Puempel’s offers a step back in time. You won’t find video games, a juke box or pool tables, but what you will find is friendly conversation, cold drinks and maybe a good game of euchre!
Visit one of Green County’s three craft breweries. New Glarus Brewery, Bullquarian Brewhouse, and Minhas Craft Brewery offer different atmospheres and experiences, but they all serve up great beer and fun times!
Attend Green County’s main event – held in downtown Monroe every other year – Cheese Days! It truly is a uniquely Wisconsin event that celebrates Green County’s cheese heritage. People come from all over the region to enjoy the live music, amazing food, cheesemaking demonstrations, cultural exhibits and marketplaces, and so much more.

Jessica Murphy is a producer of Discover Wisconsin. Watch the show on Fox Sports Wisconsin every Saturday at 10am or on Roku, Chromecast, Smart TV, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, or on DiscoverWisconsin.com.
The post 7 Things to Do in SWISS-consin! appeared first on The Bobber.
Source: The Bobber – Discover Wisconsin
7 Things to Do in SWISS-consin!

Categories
Play wisconsin dells

8 Tips for a Relaxing Getaway in Wisconsin Dells

As a kid, a trip to Wisconsin Dells feels like the ultimate vacation. Waterparks, themed resorts, arcades – what more could you possibly want? As an adult, there’s a whole other side to Wisconsin Dells just waiting to be discovered. While it could be argued you’re never too old to enjoy zipping down a waterslide, here are eight suggestions for the perfect adult getaway to the Dells.

Dinner at Ishnala Supper Club – Every great vacation needs great food, right? Well, look no further than Ishnala Supper Club. Located right in the middle of Mirror Lake State Park, just minutes from downtown Wisconsin Dells, this beloved dining destination was voted the #1 supper club in Wisconsin. Known for great steaks, prime rib, and fresh seafood, you’re sure to have a meal to remember.
Old Fashioneds at Ishnala – Even if you don’t have time for a full meal, it’s worth stopping by Ishnala just to try its famous Old Fashioned. Sit down, relax and sip Wisconsin’s favorite cocktail at one of Ishnala’s three bars or outdoor decks all of which look out over Mirror Lake.
Wine Tasting at Baraboo Bluff Winery – With multiple award-winning wines to choose from, Baraboo Bluff Winery delivers with everything from dry reds to super sweet white wines. Stroll through the vineyards with a glass in hand or grab a blanket and have a picnic on the hill looking out over the Baraboo Hills.
Live Music at Baraboo Bluff Winery – Good wine. Gorgeous views. Great music. It’s all waiting for you during Baraboo Bluff Winery’s live music events. You can usually find a local musician playing their heart out on weekends in the tasting room or outdoor pavilion.
A Day of Pampering at Spa Kalahari – Right in the middle of Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, one of Wisconsin Dells’ premier resorts, is the oasis that is Spa Kalahari. Treat yourself to a massage, facial, mani/pedi, or any of its indulgent spa services.
Play a Round of Golf at Trappers Turn Golf Club – With 27 holes of championship golf on a beautiful course designed by Roger Packard and two-time U.S. Open Champion Andy North, Trappers Turn Golf Club provides a fun and challenging experience for golfers of all skill levels.
Experience a Live Show at the Crystal Grand Music Theatre – The Crystal Grand Music Theatre has been drawing some of the biggest names in music (think REO Speedwagon, Vince Gill and Pat Benatar) for decades. With an intimate theater seating around 2,000, there’s not a bad seat in the house!
Spend a Night Out on the Town at The Keg & The Patio – With an indoor bar and grill serving up mouthwatering burgers and signature cocktails, to an outdoor patio where you can enjoy games, bonfires, a year-round ice rink and even a brand new wine bar right next door, The Keg & The Patio is an ideal spot for a night out with family or friends.

Jennifer Ingish is a producer of Discover Wisconsin. Watch the show on Fox Sports Wisconsin every Saturday at 10am or on Roku, Chromecast, Smart TV, Amazon Fire, and Apple TV.
 
The post 8 Tips for a Relaxing Getaway in Wisconsin Dells appeared first on The Bobber.
Source: The Bobber – Discover Wisconsin
8 Tips for a Relaxing Getaway in Wisconsin Dells

Categories
Play

Ten Things You’ve Got to Do in Janesville

From gorgeous parks and trails to an exciting and ever-evolving downtown, Janesville is everything that’s great about Wisconsin and so much more. From outdoor recreation, to fun downtown stores and events, to countless reasons to spend time with those you love, Janesville is the ultimate place to relax and recharge. There’s something for everyone in Janesville, Wisconsin’s Great Outside!

Hike or bike the scenic portion of the Ice Age Trail that runs through Janesville. If you’re there on a Saturday, we recommend stopping by the Farmers’ Market!
Get a quick workout at Janesville’s Outdoor Fitness Court, located near downtown and right off the bike path. Download the app and find a number of guided workouts for any level.
Explore fun downtown shops like Voigt Music Center, Velvet & Tulle, and the Bodacious Olive.
Enjoy delicious, locally sourced food and craft cocktails at Lark. We highly recommend trying the Brussels sprouts!
Get together with friends and sample some beer at Rock County Brewing Company. The friendly staff, great snacks, board games, and garage door that opens up to the street make for a fun, laid back atmosphere.
Learn a new skill or hone your craft at classes offered at Janesville businesses like The Glass Garden or K&W Greenery.
Learn about the history of Janesville through a self-guided Historical Walking Tour using the Clio App.
Check out the Rock Aqua Jays at Traxler Park. This waterski show team is the most successful in the world and they perform twice weekly in the summertime.
Explore one of Janesville’s many beautiful parks and natural areas, including the Rotary Botanical Gardens, Rockport Park, the Robert O Cooke Arboretum, Riverside Park and Lustig Park.
Experience Freedom Fest, a free, one-day event held every summer. Along with offering a number of community services, Freedom Fest features live music, kids’ activities, carnival rides, food and a firework show that draws people from all over the region.

Jessica Murphy is a producer of Discover Wisconsin. Watch the show on Fox Sports Wisconsin every Saturday at 10am or on Roku, Chromecast, Smart TV, Amazon Fire, and Apple TV.
[Photo by @MarshaMood]
The post Ten Things You’ve Got to Do in Janesville appeared first on The Bobber.
Source: The Bobber – Discover Wisconsin
Ten Things You’ve Got to Do in Janesville

Categories
Play

Four Staycations to Take in Wisconsin This Spring

The thaw has begun here in Wisconsin! Cure your cabin fever by taking a fun vacation right here in the state or a ‘staycation’ as some call it. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, delicious food, or relaxation, there’s plenty to enjoy this Spring in your own backyard. We’re sharing four fun ways to get out and enjoy everything Wisconsin has to offer.
Go Up North
Remax Property Pros
There’s nothing better than getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday and taking in the peace and quiet of the North woods. Whether you want to get outside to hike or hunt or stay in to hang out with friends and family, there’s something for everyone up North. Take a day trip, rent an Airbnb for the weekend, or, if you never want the vacation to end, check out some incredible dream homes in Northern Wisconsin. These beautiful spaces are the perfect setting for family gatherings for generations to come.
Craft the Perfect Trip
@starsandstripescollective
Wisconsin is a proud home of craft beverages! And with so many amazing breweries, wineries, and distilleries, you’ll never run out of places to visit on a staycation. Taste a wide variety of drinks in a craft beverage hub like La Crosse, Stevens Point, or Ripon or take a deep dive into the flavors of one spot’s delicious drinks at a place like Wollersheim. Check Discover Wisconsin’s recent episode on craft beverages for recommendations and inspiration!
Get Your Groove On
@tyhelbachphotography
If you’re looking to enjoy some music this Spring, there are tons of amazing concerts going on around Wisconsin. Check out Madison’s newest music venue, The Sylvee, for world-class pop or head to the Dells’ Crystal Grand Music Theater for a Spring lineup of incredible country music. Make a weekend out of it, too, with the Crystal Grand’s new VIP packages that include deals with local hotels and shuttles to and from the show. Or head to a local festival like the Eau Claire Jazz Festival or the Washburn Brokedown Blues Fest for music right in your own backyard.
Pamper Yourself
@theedgeh20
Slow things down this Spring and experience one of Wisconsin’s luxurious spas. Find your zen in the city with a massage, facial, or other relaxing beauty treatment at the Edgewater Spa in Madison or take the whole weekend to pamper yourself at a destination spa like the Kohler Waters Spa or the Aspira Spa in Elkhart Lake. No better way to start out the season!
Maddie Brady is the social media manager for Discover Wisconsin. She may be from Illinois, but she’s passionate about sharing the beauty and fun of her new home state, Wisconsin! Watch the show Saturdays at 10 a.m. on FSN Wisconsin’s outdoor block or online at DiscoverWisconsin.com. Follow Maddie on Instagram at @maddiekbrady.
The post Four Staycations to Take in Wisconsin This Spring appeared first on The Bobber.
Source: The Bobber – Discover Wisconsin
Four Staycations to Take in Wisconsin This Spring