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Canthook Lake: My Happy Place in Northern Wisconsin

Canthook Lake: My Happy Place in Northern Wisconsin

The shore and neighboring woods of Canthook Lake near Iron River represent a happy place for me. I was blessed to visit here for long weekends when I was a kid through a program with the Boy Scouts.  Our scout leader Lee Getschow owned at the time a six hundred acre...
Rock Island: The Gem Hidden at the Top of Door County

Rock Island: The Gem Hidden at the Top of Door County

Rock Island is one of the best-hidden secrets of the Door County Peninsula for the outdoor-minded. Over two million people visit Door County annually and less than 2% (only 30,000!) make it to Rock Island each year. It is a beautiful and mostly untouched island with...
Welcome to the Great State of Wisconsin

Welcome to the Great State of Wisconsin

“Welcome to the great state of Wisconsin” I call out from the driver’s seat of our family roadster each time we cross over the state line from Illinois to Wisconsin. Generally met with a cry of “Woohoo” but often followed by an “Are we...