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Swimming Among Door County Shipwrecks

Swimming Among Door County Shipwrecks

We found hidden gems waiting just below the surface waters of scenic Door County. We have been enjoying Door County for years, visiting parks, and enjoying activities on the lakes, but we recently discovered unique and beautiful experiences below the water, snorkeling...

Fond du Lac Aeromodelers Warbirds and Classics Over The Midwest

Fond du Lac Aeromodelers Warbirds and Classics Over The Midwest

The Fond du Lac Aeromodelers Association (FDLAA) recently hosted their annual Warbirds and Classics Over the Midwest event. It was their fifteenth annual event, which is typically held the third weekend of august each year. As we drove into the parking lot of Wellnitz...

Fred Scheers Lumberjack Show Experience

Fred Scheers Lumberjack Show Experience

The Fred Sheer Lumberjack Show experience has been a tradition in the Northwoods of Wisconsin for over 40 years. Lumberjack shows are available in both Hayward, WI, and Woodruff, WI. The shows are a perfect blend of comedy, a bit of history, and packed with the thrill...

Breathtaking Views from Mountain Fire Lookout Tower

Breathtaking Views from Mountain Fire Lookout Tower

Mountain Fire Lookout Tower is the only remaining fire tower in Wisconsin that is open to the general public. The 132-step climb to reach the cab is worth it for the breathtaking view from the top. Atop the tower is the 7-by-7 foot cab which provides 1,380 feet above...

Exploring Boundless Adventures: Zip Lines and Ropes Course

Exploring Boundless Adventures: Zip Lines and Ropes Course

We spent a day conquering our fears and playing in the tree canopy at Boundless Adventures. Located in the 200-acre Bristol Woods Park in Kenosha, WI is the ropes and zip line park of Boundless Adventures. The aerial adventure park features 9 courses that include 100...

Door County Animal Experiences for the Entire Family

Door County Animal Experiences for the Entire Family

Door County has a variety of fun experiences and activities for animal lovers of all ages. Here is our list of the best animal experiences and petting zoos in Door County, WI. The Farm The Farm is a must-visit attraction for any family visiting the Door County...

Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail and Tunnels: Know Before you Go

Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail and Tunnels: Know Before you Go

The Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail with its iconic train tunnels is a must-ride for any biker in the Wisconsin area. The three former railroad tunnels, built in the 1870s before being converted to bike tunnels in the 1960s, are magnificent and worth seeking out individually...

Experience the Green Bay Packers Training Camp Bike Tradition

Experience the Green Bay Packers Training Camp Bike Tradition

One of the greatest traditions in all of sports is players of the Green Bay Packers riding young fan's bikes to training camp. This decades-old tradition dates back to the days of Vince Lombardi. Young fans would gather outside City Stadium (now Lambeau Field) with...

Top Seven Family Friendly Restaurants in Door County

Top Seven Family Friendly Restaurants in Door County

Door County is the ideal family vacation destination and many of the restaurants in the county cater to family dining.  Door County has been an annual vacation destination since I was a kid and we have enjoyed visiting several times per year since our kids were...

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...

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 there yet". Growing up and...

Spend a Night Aboard the USS Cobia Submarine in Manitowoc

Spend a Night Aboard the USS Cobia Submarine in Manitowoc

There are unique AirBnB and VRBO rentals throughout the country, but Wisconsin’s coolest location is the USS Cobia.  The USS Cobia is a fully restored US Navy Gato World War II class submarine located at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.  Manitowoc has a history with...

A Perfect Weekend Itinerary for Kettle Moraine – Southern Unit

A Perfect Weekend Itinerary for Kettle Moraine – Southern Unit

Our perfect 48 hours in Kettle Moraine starts by setting up camp at the Pinewood Campgrounds in the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit.  Our family has camped there on multiple occasions and gave us easy access to all the great activities in the...

Take a Selfie with Wisconsin

Take a Selfie with Wisconsin

Let’s admit it, sometimes we need a mission, a goal, or a surprise to coax the young ones to go hiking.  A geocache is usually a great carrot to get our family motivated. Once we are out exploring the geocache often becomes secondary to the adventure once the kids get...

Pontoon Rental Recommendations in Door County, WI

Pontoon Rental Recommendations in Door County, WI

Renting a pontoon boat is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of Door County. A leisure sightseeing tour by boat will give you a different vantage point on some of the peninsula’s beautiful sights. Our recommendation is to book a pontoon rental from Door County...