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Kayaking the Sheboygan River

When most people think of outdoor recreational activities in Elkhart Lake, the crystal clear, spring feed waters of Elkhart Lake are at top of the list. And for good reason.  However, what many tourists (and many locals alike) don't know is that near Elkhart Lake the Sheboygan River meanders its way through a rural landscape…

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Bubbly with your Besties…..Let’s Go Girls!

Women love Bubbly and it’s one of the highlights of Elkhart Lake's Girlfriend Getaway Weekend April 9th – 11th.  Getting a little time away from the family is much needed as everyone is spending too much time at home these days.  Think of it as a little mental-health retreat with your besties, girl tribe, sisters,…

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Frozen Ground and Fresh Flakes at Quit Qui Oc

Dear February, why so frigid? And why so snowy? Winter seems to have swept in with full force, bringing storms, fresh flakes, and freezing temps to Elkhart Lake. I know what you’re thinking. “I’m over winter and all its storms and snowflakes.” I hear you. We’re at that point in the season of turning the…

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12 COOL Things You Can Do During the Chill-Out Weekend in Elkhart Lake

I don’t know about you, but I’m thrilled we’re past the arctic temps of the past few weeks!  We can finally get outdoors again and enjoy Elkhart Lake’s beautiful winter landscape.  Thankfully, Elkhart Lake has avoided huge pile-up snowfalls which other parts of country have endured.  Rather we’ve enjoyed some beautiful fresh winter blanket snowfalls…

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Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Inspiration

As we hit mid-February, I start to get a little restless with winter. I find Valentine’s Day a bright spot on the calendar!  Setting aside time with the special people in my life is more meaningful than ever as we persist through COVID.  So, show your Valentine or Galentine that you’re really thinking about them.…

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Cross-Country Skiing in the Kettle Moraine State Forest

Activity around Elkhart Lake doesn’t stop when the water turns cold and the last Fall leaves settle on the ground. In fact, many outdoor enthusiasts can’t wait for the snow to fly. Over the last two years, I’ve been introduced to a very loyal and passionate group of cross-country skiers in the area. As a…

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Ready, Set, Schnee

Everyone knows how to do summer here. That’s easy. What’s not to love? Embracing January, however —  that takes some grit. It takes some local knowledge regarding how to survive, and better yet, how to thrive, when deep winter sets in. Whether it was lining up gear the night before school for a snowy recess,…

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Old Fashioneds by Firelight

There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear — a mantra I’ve learned all my life in northern climates. If there is one thing that my Wisconsin roots have provided me, it is the strong foundational spirit of leaning into winter. Hat, check. Gloves, check. Let’s go, the sun will soon set!…

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Bundle Up & Bring on 2021!

Oh 2020, what a ride it’s been. Only a few days remaining in the year we will never forget. What do we make of it? Do we reflect on all we’ve learned during the past year?  Do we set intentions for the year ahead? Do we make a toast for simply coming this far with…

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Christmas Crowlers

It’s always a mad dash to the finish line for Christmas, isn’t it?  And it never fails, there are always a few gifts that are a challenge.  I find food and beverages always make great gifts, but especially for the holidays.  I would recommend checking out  Switchgear Brewery .  Their selection of craft brews makes…

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