Wisconsin

Just Off Main Street – Shop Local

A community's Main Street is the beating heart of its town. It's the city's center, it's full of history, and it's a gathering spot for residents and visitors alike. In Wisconsin, Main Street communities are known for being friendly, charming and authentic, with unique personalities that set them apart from one another. And sometimes, the best adventures to be had are found 'Just off Main Street.' In this episode of Discover Wisconsin, we explore the communities of Osceola, Florence, Whitewater and Omro. Hosts Mariah Haberman and Marie Justice step off the beaten path to discover the beauty, history, and fun that these Main Street communities offer visitors. From a Scenic National Riverway, to remote waterfalls of the Northwoods, there are so many things that will surprise you about these places - and they're just down the road!

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2.4 Million Acres of Wisconsin County Forests are Home to Skiing and Snowmobiling Trails – Shop Local

Wisconsin county forests make up an astounding 2.4 million acres of land across the state. Of the 72 counties, 29 have county forests, which provide year-round access to its citizens. When you go snowmobiling on one of the several thousand miles of trails bridging the 29 counties or cross-country skiing on one of the hundreds of public ski trails, chances are you’re on county forest land. The Wisconsin County Forest Program is the largest public land owner in the state and the Wisconsin County Forest Association (WCFA) works with many user groups to ensure forest sustainability and recreational use. One such use is the American Birkebeiner, North America’s largest cross-country ski race. This annual race spans 30 miles, mostly in Bayfield and Sawyer counties, and brings ski enthusiasts from around the world to enjoy Wisconsin’s beautiful snow-covered county forests.

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Prime Location and Climate Make Wisconsin a Winter Sports Mecca for Olympic Athletes – Shop Local

Wisconsinites are known for embracing hearty winters and enjoying all kinds of winter activities, which is what gave the state its reputation as a winter sports mecca. Many Olympic winter athletes come to Wisconsin for training, and some athletes even call the state home. Randy Dean’s passion for Wisconsin sports led to his appointment as Executive Director of the world-renowned Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee County in 2010. The Pettit Center is a training ground for Olympic speedskating and was made into the training ground for the 2018 Winter Olympics. U.S. Olympic speed skaters such as Bonnie Blair, Dan Jansen, Chris Witty, Shani Davis and more have all competed or trained at the Pettit Center. In addition, Dane County is the proud home of brother and sister U.S. Olympic curling teammates, Becca and Matt Hamilton. The brother-sister powerhouse competed in the last Winter Olympics held in PeongChang, further solidifying Wisconsin’s reputation as a hub for winter athletes.

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Honeyland Documentary 2019, Trailer HD – Buy American Honey

The last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. This film is an exploration of an observational Indigenous visual narrative that deeply impacts our behavior towards natural resources and the human condition. More Honey Videos Kallas Honey

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Lake Geneva Winterfest – Shop Local

Whether you’re looking for the perfect destination for Super Bowl Sunday, a romantic getaway for your Valentine, or the ideal winter solution for cabin fever, Lake Geneva’s annual Winterfest & U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition – held in late January/early February – will have you covered.

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