By Jonathon Howe – I can tell it’s going to be a hot one as I roll up to the Prairie Gate at The Pines Music Park in Eau Claire, WI. The sun is beating down on a blue awning that stands over the check in table for press members.Continue Reading

The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County is one of the best systems in Illinois with more than 10,000 acres of natural areas, recreational areas, lakes, rivers and forests to explore. From watching migratory birds being banded to boating at Rock Cut State Park, you’re sure to find all the outdoorContinue Reading

By Lydia Jones –  Hiking the Driftless … With Kids When I was pregnant with my first child, I had the sinking feeling that my days of hiking, adventure and outdoorsy living, were coming to a rapid and premature end. I couldn’t really wrap my head around the idea ofContinue Reading

Electric bicycles (“e-bikes”) have been around for quite some time now in Asia. Here in America, we understood how they worked, but did not readily adapt to them. It’s also to no surprise that we as Americans have led the world in bicycle ownership, but were low in actual bikeContinue Reading

By Shane Peitscher –With our kids having a fall break, Jenn and I set course for a long weekend trip to southern Wisconsin. Being fans of the New Glarus’ Spotted Cow, we figured it was our turn to make the beer run. With New Glarus Brewing Company only being distributedContinue Reading

By Kylie Compe – If you type ‘Waunakee’ into your search bar, you’ll soon realize that the Waunakee in Dane County, WI is the only Waunakee in the world. I grew up in the small village next door and, besides sports or the random drive through on my way somewhereContinue Reading

By Carson Schulte – I’ve just moved into my rental house in north Denver. Moving boxes clap against wood floors. Dust flecks spring and flutter, then settle deep into the joints of what will be my new home. Cardboard sags in the bedroom, living room, and kitchen, slopped and sortedContinue Reading

I walked into the Gates of Heaven Synagogue in Madison, Wisconsin and soaked up the quaint setting. The elegant and sturdy stone building fit the scene too well and made me feel like I was perhaps stepping into a community dance in 1863. Nope, just a tight knit community keeping theContinue Reading

Rochester, Minnesota – In The Driftless! Rochester is a city founded in 1854 in the U.S. State of Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County located on the Zumbro River’s south fork in Southeast Minnesota. It is Minnesota’s third-largest city and the largest city located outside the Minneapolis-St.Continue Reading

SO JOSEPH, WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK OR BUSINESS? I am an artist. In addition to my own work, I own and run an art school in Rochester, Driftless Art Academy, which just opened in 2021.   Tell us about a project or accomplishment that you consider to beContinue Reading

By Joy Miller – As the world closed the grim chapter that was 2020, Executive chef, Mary Kastman and the team at the Driftless Cafe prepared an eight course New Year’s Eve dinner themed, “Resilience”. In a year that devastated the restaurant industry, Mary says she’s learned about relying onContinue Reading

Visit Rock Falls Where city life and nature meet is where you can find Rock Falls Illinois. Look to Rock Falls for any outdoors persons dream destination. A taste of the big city, in a small town community. Rock Falls has every thing you’re looking for on your next adventureContinue Reading

Premier artisanal winery, cidery, farm, and orchard – Wild Hills Winery (formerly Weggy Winery) is a premier artisanal winery, cidery, farm, and orchard nestled among the rugged beauty of the Driftless region of Wisconsin. Located on 80 acres of forest, fields, and meticulously cultivated vineyards, Wild Hills Winery provides aContinue Reading

By Jayne Bredlau –  We’re so glad you stopped in. What is The Greensted? Technically, it means “green place.”  We grow microgreens, salad greens, green peppers, cucumbers all kinds of green things. We use “green” practices – you know, sustainable, regenerative, organic practices. All the buzz things. But make noContinue Reading

By Riley Hunter – From Part 1, “Be Prepared”,  I talked about some of my “What To Plan For” tips here at Country Jam. In this article, which is Part 2, we get settled in, and I talk about our camping adventures. It’s truly an experience all on its own!Continue Reading

ATVing & UTVing In Black River Country Jackson County trails open May 15 – Oct 15 and Dec 15 – Mar 15Clark County trails open May 15 – Oct 31 and Dec 15 – Mar 15 There are many places to ride all-terrain vehicles in the Upper Midwest but theContinue Reading