8th Annual Highground Memorial Day Honor Ride Motorcycle Rally

EXPLORE - The 8th Annual Memorial Day Honor Ride Motorcycle Rally will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th. This year’s Honor Ride will have eight different starting points: Eau Claire, Neillsville, Medford, Appleton, King/Waupaca, Minneapolis, Reedsburg and Tomah. Each route will tour through scenic areas in the morning; ultimately all routes will join together at the American Legion...

Upcoming Closures of Red Sands Beach for Aqua Skiers Practices

EXPLORE - The Wood County Parks and Forestry Department would like to give public notice that the HIRC (Highway Infrastructure and Recreation Committee) approved the Aqua Skiers Inc. to utilize the Red Sands Beach area for show practices, shows and the state tournament. If you have questions or concerns regarding the Red Sands Beach closure, you can send us...

Wood County Beaches Open for Memorial Day

EXPLORE - The beaches maintained by the Wood County Parks & Forestry department will open to the public on Saturday, May 26, 2018 for the Memorial Day holiday and stay open through the Labor Day holiday. County beaches are not staffed with lifeguards, and will be unguarded. Dogs are not allowed in the beach areas. We hope you will come and...

Travel Made Easy: Marshfield Native and Guidebook Author Explores Wisconsin

Travel Writer Kevin Revolinski Behind Outdoor Guidebooks Author Kevin Revolinski is the author of Wisconsin guidebooks like Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Madison, Paddling Wisconsin, and numerous others. Before catching the travel bug in his twenties that would lead to visits to seventy countries and residencies in five, Revolinski spent his entire childhood right in Marshfield. “It’s...

LuCille Tack Center Casting Call for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

All-Community Musical Auditions in Late May Curtain up! Lights up! In a break with tradition, the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts will be presenting a musical this fall cast with community members from both within and outside Spencer. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, will be presented by arrangement...

Alexander Field Breaks Ground on Latest Improvements May 10

EXPLORE – Bolstered by nearly $4 million from the 2017-2019 State of Wisconsin Biennial Budget, Alexander Field-South Wood County Airport continues the latest round of many improvements to promote safety and greater economic activity. Airport management and governmental officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to formally commemorate this new phase of enhancements on Thursday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. Upcoming...

Camping in Marathon County

Camping and Recreation Options in Marathon County Get your RVs and tents ready--camping season is upon us! In Marathon County, camping is available at Big Eau Pleine County Park, Marathon Park and Dells of the Eau Claire County Park starting May 1. There are additional options at private campgrounds: Wildlife Bar and Campgrounds (Birnamwood), SpringLake Campground (Unity), and Dorchester Park...

What’s New at Wood County Parks

Summer Brochure Arriving Soon EXPLORE - The Wood County Parks and Forestry Department would like to inform the public that our parks will be opening on Friday, April 27th, 2018. http://explorecentralwisconsin.com/wood-county-camping-season-begins-april-27 What’s new? Camping reservations can now be made one year in advance!  You may book either online or by calling our office from 8am-4pm, M-F. The group camping reservation process has changed. The group...

Irish-Trad Band with Latin Twist Comes from Ireland to the Tack

Ireland-Based Band Comes to Lucille Tack Center A tag-on to the LuCille Tack Center’s performance season, this Ireland-based band brings together a mix of nine world-class musicians from seven different countries to deliver a distinctive blend of Latin rhythms and traditional Irish music - a fusion which they call “Salsa-Trad.” Stretch out your spring weekend with Baile An Salsa as...

World Famous Stunt Dogs Coming to Lucille Tack Center

Dogs Will Perform Stunts and Interact with Audience EXPLORE - From Dollywood and Branson, to NFL halftime fields and television talk show sets, the stars of Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience will have you cheering, and leave you charmed, with their “doggone” antics and athletic feats. With more than a dozen canine daredevils rescued from pet shelters across the country, these playful pooches and their trainers will treat you to...