To Some, Northern Wisconsin Is. . .
The plaintive tremolo of a loon across quiet water at sunset.
The howl of a wolf in the moonlight.
The bugle of an elk during mating season.
The shimmer of glacial lakes.
The fragrant whispers of pine forests.
Delicate wildflowers bobbing in the breeze.
Eagles soaring. Herons gliding. Hummingbirds hovering.
A glimpse of a deer, bear, beaver, otter, fox, fish, marten, or mink.
Porcupines, raccoons, skunks, scampering small wildlife — and birds.
The purity and roar of waterfalls and wild rivers.
The rustle of the wind.
The sounds of silence.
To Others, Northern Wisconsin Is. . .
Roaring fires and rosy cheeks.
Limit catches of lunker gamefish.
Muskies, perch, walleye, northerns, bass, and bluegills.
Wild game and wild edibles.
Unmatched snowmobiling, skiing, hiking, and biking.
Golf and tennis. Swimming and boating. Kayaking and tubing.
Warm, welcoming people.
Northwoods foods, recipes, and fish fries.
Cranberries, wild rice, maple syrup, and honey.
The best community suppers and get-togethers anywhere.
Museums and natural Attractions. Heritage and History.
Logging. Lighthouses. Voyageurs. Native Americans.
Fantastic fun events and celebrations.
Regional arts and crafts.
Specialty shopping, gifts, and fudge.
Antiquing without peer.
In Short, Northern Wisconsin Is. . .
A mosaic of sounds, flavors, feelings, and experiences — unique in all the world.
An etching. . . A collage. . .
A lifetime of memories and experiences. . . Just waiting for YOU.
[Image: Courtesy of Mike Crowley; available for sale at his website Life in the Northwoods]