The People’s Vacation Guide To Northern Wisconsin

Stunning fall colors in Northwoods of Northern WI

Read stories, articles, reviews, poems, narratives. . . all written by residents and visitors who share a common love for the northern Wisconsin Northwoods area. Fishing reports from local guides; reviews of restaurants, bars, events, attractions; first-hand accounts of albino deer, elk, Wisconsin loons; personal reflections on our beautiful seasons and more. Enjoy this insider’s view – the people's guide to northern Wisconsin. [Image: Courtesy of Mike Crowley,]

Featured Story

Northern Wisconsin Loon Flying Low Over Water

Loon Facts or Fiction? An Update from Dr.Piper

Dr. Walter H. Piper knows loons. I mean… he really knows loons. Since 1993, he and several colleagues have led The Loon Project, an in-depth study of loon territorial behavior in Oneida County, Wisconsin. During the late spring and summer months, you can find Dr. … [Read More...]

Northern Wisconsin Summer

Summer in Northern Wisconsin and the Northwoods Is…

Wobbly-legged spotted fawns with big brown eyes. Foxes, bears, elk, porcupines, and so many others. . . raising their young. Undecipherable fragrances wafting on soft breezes. The "smack" of your line as you hook into a lunker bass, musky, northern or … [Read More...]

Northern Wisconsin Events

Northern Wisconsin Lumberjack World Championships

Northwoods’ Lumberjack World Championships

Each July, the town of Hayward, Wisconsin plays host to the toughest and most skilled woodsmen (and women) at the Lumberjack World Championships. Hayward sits in the heart of the great Northwoods, so what better place to bring the world’s best loggers to showcase … [Read More...]

Northern Wisconsin Fishing Reports

Eagle River Fishing Report: June 9, 2014

Northern and panfish putting on a good to excellent bite, with musky, walleye and smallmouth bass providing good action; all in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area. Water temps in the Eagle River, Wisconsin area are in the upper 60s. NORTHERN and MUSKY:  Northern and … [Read More...]

Marathon & Lincoln Fishing Report: June 9, 2014

Musky action heating up, with good to very good action for walleye, northerns, crappies, bluegills, perch bass, and catfish; in and amidst the lakes and the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin’s Marathon and Lincoln Counties (near Mosinee and Wausau). Musky action in the … [Read More...]

Northern Wisconsin Cabin Rentals

Wisconsin Cottage Rentals Above & beyond

Above & Beyond Cabin, Washington Island

Above & Beyond Cottage offers 4 wooded acres located on 300 feet of private beachfront on Washington Island, Wisconsin. It’s the perfect cabin rental for swimming, beach combing, campfires and watching our breath-taking sunsets. The cabin has 3 bedrooms (2 … [Read More...]

Northern Wisconsin Wildlife

Albino Whitetail Buck Broken Ear

“Broken Ear” the Albino Deer

Mike Crowley is one of the exceptional Northwoods photographers whose … [Read More...]

Loon Family

Do Loons Mate for Life?

Part 2 of an interview series with Dr. Piper, founder of The Loon … [Read More...]

Male Loons Fight Over Territory

Male Loons Fight to the Death

Part 3 of an interview series with Dr. Piper, founder of The Loon … [Read More...]

Northern Wisconsin For Kids

Wisconsin Scarecrow

How to Make a Scarecrow for Kids

Some of the seeds you plant in the garden may never sprout … [Read More...]

Spring Peeper Frog

Listen for Spring Peepers’ Sound

The first warming spring rains stir a number of animals to … [Read More...]

Pressed Leaves for Scrapbook

Make a Leaf Press and Scrapbook

A good way to preserve plant and leaf specimens is to press … [Read More...]