By Gil Lagasca – It has been two full years since we had the pleasure to visit The Inn at Irish Hollow in Galena Illinois. However, the memories of our experience and the pleasure of meeting Tony and Bill, the owners of the Inn, have stayed with us just asContinue Reading

You know the phrase, “rain, snow, sleet, or shine”? Well, in Eau Claire, WI we get all four of those throughout the year. But, that doesn’t keep everyone from stepping outside. Eau Claire wouldn’t be the city it is without the draw of the great outdoors. Winter in Eau ClaireContinue 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 Willow – My mind wandered, as it will when unfocused. I somehow got caught up in winter’s of younger days. I soon  became lost in memories of times long past, when taking a body shot had little more effect than perhaps a slightly bruised ego. It didn’t take longContinue 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

Sparta Winter Sports Start planning your winter travel now!  Enjoy all that Sparta has to offer this winter! With warm and welcoming lodging, quaint shops, quiet dining an wide variety of winter activities – You will love this not-so-far getaway! Whether you are snowshowing in our 60 acre Memorial ParkContinue Reading

By Matthew Schumann – Tyrol Basin is South Central Wisconsin’s premier ski hill. Now, before any of you readers of the “Internationale” or “Colorado Ski” Type-Variety get all uppity, just remember: the Driftless does what it does with the terrain the dinosaurs and glaciers gave us. Military Ridge is aContinue 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

The Parks Around Red Wing Minnesota Red Wing boasts an incredible 35 parks in its city limits, from neighborhood pocket parks to He Mni Can-Barn Bluff and Memorial Park, as well as a variety of recreational venues, like Mississippi National Golf Links and the Red Wing Water Park. Each providesContinue Reading

Oak Ridge / Wet Bark Recreation Area The campground’s five campsites are considered primitive, designed to furnish only the camper’s basic needs. The campsites consist of a cleared area, fire ring, table, and vault toilet. The horse trailer parking area has picket lines and a small corral. The parking areaContinue Reading

Caledonia, the county seat, lies nestled in the center of beautiful Bluff Country. Designated “The Wild Turkey Capital of Minnesota” and “The Heart of Quilt Country,” the Caledonia area is home to trout streams, snowmobile trails, horse, hiking, and biking trails. Trout Fishing The Houston County area is home toContinue Reading

By Shelly Halfman –Getting outside to enjoy some downtime exploring nature is more important now than ever.  Whether you are coming out of winter a little stir crazy, feeling the need for sunshine and fresh air because of “sheltering in place” for weeks, or just love being active this timeContinue Reading

By Briana King – I woke up this morning and looked at my calendar. It’s already the end of November! With it brings pleasantries of family gatherings, feelings of gratitude and a time to connect with those who bring the most joy. It’s a wonderful time to reflect on theContinue Reading

Decoding the Driftless A Film of Science Exploration and Adventure Check out the trailer for Sustainable Driftless’ new feature-length documentary film, Decoding the Driftless. It’s a wild ride of adventure through the air, across rugged landscapes, on and under the water, through a secret underworld, and across time itself to explore andContinue Reading