Recently, I was asked to contribute to a project of United States travel tips with information on my home state. As you already know, I’m a cheesehead and proud. And just like any good Wisconsinite, I’ll put my money where where my mouth is while wearing green and gold. Go Pack!
With a solid German/Norwegian heritage, Wisconsin makes for some great, high-calorie eating with much drinking at infamous beer gardens, small town festivals, supper clubs, and lounges, ranging from holes in the wall to State Street hip in Madtown. If you have yet to do it; life is not complete without cheesecurds dipped in Wisconsin salsa (aka ketchup), brats, and a cold one.
Although it is our claim to fame, Wisconsin isn’t all about beer and brats. Believe it or not, there is the wonderful outdoors of Wisconsin to explore. Hikers appreciate the hundreds of miles of trails that wind around the freshwater lakes and rivers. My favorite is right in Trempealeau, Wisconsin called Brady’s Bluff. It’s for novice hikers or trail runners alike. My first time was on an elementary field trip with lunch atop the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, Minnesota, and Trempealeau Mountain. Make sure to take in the local restaurants, bike trails, shops, and even Elmaro vineyard there while stopping. Trempealeau will surprise you (View from Trempealeau Hotel deck featured at above).
In the summer, families flock to Noah’s Ark, America’s largest water park, with 70 acres crammed with rides and slides. I frequented the park when a child. The big wave pool, slides, zip line, and more were our closest playground to an ocean/amusement park within a short drive from home. And, when we went, it was an all-day affair until the park closed or teeth were chattering and lips blue.
In the winter, you have got to bundle up. Once prepared, you have many outdoors activities available, including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, curling, and sledding. I’ve done them all minus ice fishing, but I’m sure I could make it a good time or a good story. In fact, “Don’t ya know” that the Wisconsin cheesehead reputation is for having a good time all year round! That means with or without mosquitoes in summer or well below zero in the winter, there are always good times and good stories coming out of Wisconsin.
Are you a cheesehead? Or perhaps you have traveled there and have some Wisconsin stories and highlights? Why not add your own photos and traveling tips to the United Sharing Adventure on HostelBookers.com? Whether you’re a native or just a traveler from another state, share your tips & photos so others can see Wisconsin or any other state the way you do!
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