Winter Travel Guide

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Winter Things to Do

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    by ronpetit Written Jun 11, 2007

    The July 4th Jubilee in Winter is a piece of Amaracana that is not to be missed. There are fun runs early in the day, a street parade (12:30 PM), softball tournaments, horseshoe tournaments, pie socials, queen coronations, a truck pull, lots of kids games and a very large fireworks display at dusk. Food and refreshment booths operate all day.

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    by ronpetit Updated Jan 29, 2007

    Traveling the Tuscobia Trail from Rice Lake to Park Falls, WI will take you through the communities of Birchwood, Couderay, Radisson, Ojibwa, Winter, Loretta, Draper, Oxbo and on to Park Falls. The sheer variety of activities available along the trail including hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, snowmobiling, bird watching, picnicking make this a rich outdoor and relaxing resource indeed.

    Ths Tuscobia trail is a symbol for the development of Northern Wisconsin and is owned the the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Conceived as a railroad line in 1899, construction lasted for 15 years, concluding in 1914 when the rail-line reached Park Falls. For nearly 70 years, the rail, known as the "Omaha Line", served as the lifeblood for the area through logging, farming and settling opportunities.

    In Winter, plans are underway to preserve the historic Winter Railroad Depot to house a historic display and serve as a welcoming center for the Winter Area Chamber of Commerce. When the project is complete, there will be volunteers available to provide information about plant and animal ecosystems along the trail, resort and dining opportunities, fishing and hunting resources and boating, canoing, hiking and camping.

    The Tuscobia Trail has connections onto the Flambeau Trails and on north to Hayward and further northern connections. Plans are presently underway to also develop the Thornapple Grade, SE of Winter on Hwy W, into a trail connection.

    For further information, contact the Winter Area Chamber of Commerce at http://www.winterwi.com or http://www.tuscobiatrail.com.

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    by ronpetit Updated Jan 29, 2007

    This restaurant has it all. It is located at Connors Lake, 15 miles SE of Winter, WI on Highway W. The setting is beautiful and the architectural style is classic Northwoods log. The food is spectacular and covers the entire spectrum, from seafood, steaks and fine classical dining to salads, burgers, chicken in a sports bar venue. They have a complete bar.

    The fine dining room is separate from the sports bar so that the integrity of both atmospheres is preserved. During Thanksgiving, Christmas and the long winter season, nothing can top seeing snow gently falling outside while inside, a warm festive atmosphere with outstanding food helps you let the world go by.

    Five Stars.

    Favorite Dish: The Chicken, Steaks and fish are tastefully prepared and the amount of food you get will satisfy any appetite.

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    by ronpetit Written Jan 29, 2007

    Step back in time to a classic northwoods resort atmosphere where the accomodations are comfortable, the fishing is good and the food is out of this world. This resort, named "Fishtrap Cove", has "The Cove" restaurant & bar located in the heart of their resort grounds.

    Located on Fishtrap Lake, you can make reservations to hunt, canoe, snowmobile, ATV, fish or boat, depending on the time of year and your interests. Located right next to the Chequamegon National Forest, the Flambeau State Forest, the Tuscobia Trail and miles and miles of groomed trails, this resort has a lot going for it. A four season wilderness resort, the expertise and friendliness of the staff will make this resort catch your interest and keep you coming back.

    The Friday Night Fish fry is definitely worth checking out. Baked or deep fried fillets with salad, potato, bread and more will fill you up.

    Favorite Dish: Friday night fish fry features baked or deep fried fillets that melt in your mouth with no fishy taste. Being a walleye connoisseur, I usually am quite discerning when it comes to fish. This fish passes muster and is prepared in a way that you will appreciate. The log style dining room is attractive, has a fireplace and creates a cozy atmosphere.

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Winter Transportation

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    by inthegarden Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Winter is located on Hwy 70.
    The address for Winter Greenhouse is W 7041 Olmstead Road; Winter, Wisconsin 54896. The phone # to Winter Greenhouse is 715-266-4963. (They do send free catalogs to anyone who requests one.)

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Winter Local Customs

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    by ronpetit Written Jan 29, 2007

    Yes, the locals have preserved the time tested and welcoming wave in Winter, Wisconsin. Be advised, however, not all waves are alike.

    For those you love and know well, the full hand and arm wave is appropriate. This robust wave depicts affection, friendliness and trust. You will see it between residents as well as visitors who know people in the area and want to communicate recognition and a friendly "howdy".

    Less robust but still friendly is the the first three finger and wrist wave. This wave is often seen in passing motor vehicles and between acquaintences. This wave conveys less familiarity but is definitely welcoming and congenial.

    Nextly is the one finger wave, often done with the first finger while keeping the rest of the hand on the steering wheel as vehicles pass each other by. This is the classic friendly yet slightly reserved wave for unknown tourists and visitors frequenting the area.

    Lastly is the head nod. Not a hand or even a wrist or finger wave, it nonetheless acknowledges the other person while not going overboard and extending ones self where it might not be received.

    So always remember to wave when you are in Winter. It's fun, a source of cardiovascular exercise and passes on that contagious good will, one generation to the next.

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Winter What to Pack

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    by inthegarden Updated Oct 4, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: There are many lakes, rivers, and forests nearby so pack outdoor gear. In the summer an absolute is bug spray!!!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The summer days can be hot but the nights might be cool so bring clothing for a variety of weather conditions.

    Photo Equipment: Bring your camaras and enough film but remember that if you camp, there are many campgrounds without electricity so you will not be able to recharge batteries.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Remember that there are black bear in this area so you may want to bring bear repellant spray. They have not been a problem for me (yet).

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Winter Off The Beaten Path

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    by ronpetit Written Dec 27, 2006

    The Winter Greenhouse has long been known for its superior flowers, shrubs, trees and advice regarding landscaping, gardening or the care of any of their products. You will be impressed with the sheer beauty of their grounds, tucked deep into the woods of northern Wisconsin. The health and vitality of their plants is second to none. Many have maintained that this greenhouse is one of the best in the midwest. Trips from Hayward, Park Falls, Phillips, Ladysmith, Rice Lake or areas resorts are very easily done, while still leaving time for lunch, or other entertainment along the way.

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Winter Favorites

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    by inthegarden Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Go to Winter Greenhouse. There are many different gardens and varieties of flowers and plants. Their plant selections are amazing for such a northern planting zone. They even have water gardens.

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