Everything ‘Wisconsin’ starts in Mountain. An easy drive from Milwaukee or the Valley, you’ll find Spur of the Moment Ranch a short hop off Hwy 32 and nestled into the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. With direct access to the multi-use, Nicolet Trail, some of things you’ll be able to do is ride your ATV, ride your horse or cross-country ski. The ranch itself is 12 acres surrounded by forest land; near the Chute Pond Recreational area and Oconto River.
The ranch offers a variety of cabins from 4 beautifully-appointed, cozy, log cabins, a roomy, bunkhouse, 4 rustic cabins and 5 full-hookup, campsites for RV’s, living quarter trailers, and toy haulers. You’ll find plenty of room for your horse including an outdoor style barn with 19 box stalls and 15 paddocks strategically placed around the ranch.
Spur of the Moment Ranch is a friendly place: family friendly, horse friendly, dog friendly, ATV friendly and camper friendly. There are artistically-made firepit circles with chairs outside most accommodations. Creating a fun gathering place for everyone at the end of a busy, active day.
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A couple of us from Relax Wisconsin headed out to the shores of Lake Michigan on Sunday, June 10th, and spent the afternoon at beautiful Point Beach State Forest near Two Rivers. As the thermometer on our van said it was 88 degrees, it was clearly much more comfortable on the beach.
Point Beach offers 127 campsites, a self-guided nature trail, Hiking/Ski trails, picnic areas as well as a sandy beach for family activities. Along the beach you can view Rawley Point Lighthouse (see picture). The lighthouse was originally built in 1853 and was replaced with the current steel tower in 1894.
If you park at the north end of the park, near the concession stand, there is wheelchair access to the beach (see picture).
During our walk on the beach we saw many families enjoying their day. From just laying in the sun, building sand castles, getting buried in the sand (see picture), to flying kites, the possibilities are endless.
To top it off, we ended at the concession stand and we both enjoyed a waffle cone with some delicious Cedar Crest ice cream.
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Laura Lake Campground- If you could create an ideal campground, what would it include? For setting, maybe it should lie between two beautiful lakes. Of course, the lakes would be clear, with good fishing and excellent swimming. There would need to be a trail (about two miles) circling one of those beautiful lakes for scenic walks. And, naturally there would be no development on either lake. Sound perfect? Don’t bother creating it. It already exists at Laura Lake.
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With 2,891 acres of prairie, forests, and panoramic river scenery, Willow River State Park offers year-round recreational and scenic attractions in western Wisconsin. Located 5 miles northeast of Hudson on County Road A, the park has a campground, a boat launch, and a 400-foot beach and picnic area centered on 172-acre Little Falls Lake. Willow River State Park draws more than 300,000 visitors each year.
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Follow the Heritage Drive Scenic Byway to one of the most popular camping areas in the Nicolet located on the shores of crystal-clear Franklin Lake. This 881-acre lake provides excellent swimming, boating, and fishing. Historic stone and log structures and campsites mixed with tall pines and hemlocks are perched near the lake’s edge–a beautiful setting for this campground that is on the National Registers of Historic Places. An interpretive center and naturalist programs are featured throughout the summer. In addition,¬†a one-mile interpretive trailwhich passes Butternut Lake is available for every season. Numerous other trails are nearby, including the¬†Hidden Lakes Trail¬†connecting to¬†Luna-White Deer Campground, as well as¬†a six-mile trail¬†to¬†Anvil Lake Campground.
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Located in downtown Three Lakes Wisconsin and nestled in the heart of the “North Woods” with easy access to everything the area has to offer.
Freshwater lakes, rivers, streams, boating, water sports, fishing, hiking, biking, and leisure activities are minutes from your door.
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Breathtaking beauty awaits you as you step from your car for this easily accessible waterfall. Then take a short walk to see the second waterfall on this stop 8-Foot Falls.
12-Foot Falls Campground is Rated #5 in the State of Wisconsin in “The Best in Tent Camping: Wisconsin”, a book by Johnny Malloy.
This 160 acre Marinette County park is worth getting off the beaten trail, featuring red pine plantations, two waterfalls, rustic camping, trout fishing and scenery. This 12-site campground is made up of a 5-unit camping area south of the picnic area and a 7-unit trailer campsite at the top of the hill just inside the park entrance sign. Located in the Town of Dunbar on North Branch of the Pike River. Follow US-8 six miles west of US-141; turn south on Lily Lake Road 2 miles, then west on Twin Lake Road ½ mile, then south on Twelve Foot Falls Road. Water is available at a hand pump. Opens April 15, closes after deer season.
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