The Wisconsin Bucket List: Author Shares Travel Experiences

Bucket List Inspires Travel Bug Boasting natural wonders, unique museums and a culture all its own, Wisconsin is the perfect state to travel for author Kelly Jo Stull, who decided to revisit her childhood wanderings in the form of a book called The Wisconsin Bucket List: 100 Ways to Have a Real Wisconsin Experience. With a place or activity listed on...

Announced Closures for Snowmobile Trails

Multiple Snowmobile Trails Will Close this Week Submitted to EXPLORE -Sandra Green, Wood County ATV/Snowmobile Coordinator, would like to announce that due to a lack of snow and predicted warm weather later this week, the snowmobile trail closings are as follows: • Sunset Drifters, Rudolph River Rovers, Vesper Snow Drifters and Yellow River Riders will close at 8am on Tuesday, February...

Vesper Snow Drifters Open Snowmobile Trail

Trails Remain in Tough Condition Submitted to EXPLORE - The Vesper Snow Drifters have indicated they would like to open their trails on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at NOON. The trails are not in good condition, they are very rough, so please use CAUTION when riding and stay on the designated trail. The two trail systems open then will be...

Historic Point Basse Hosting Pioneer Feast and Dance

Wakely's Winter Feast Features Food and Dancing Submitted to Explore - Robert and Mary Wakely, early Central Wisconsin pioneers, were noted for their mid-winter parties held at their hotel located along the Wisconsin River, just south of present day Nekoosa. Today, the Wakely's home is open as a living history center called Historic Point Basse. The Citizens of Point Basse, volunteers...

Wood County Parks and Forestry Department Needs Your Input

Once you complete the survey, you can enter a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to be used within our many parks areas. EXPLORE – The Wood County Parks and Forestry Department is looking for your help. We want to know how we are currently doing, and what future outdoor recreation opportunities you would like our department to provide. Our Department,...

Central Wisconsin Farm Toy Show Connects Hundreds of Hobbyists

Toy Event for All Ages The 33rd annual Farm Toy Show will take place February 3, 2019 from 9-3 p.m. 1/29/18- This February, kids and adults alike will pass through the FFA Alumni’s Central Wisconsin Farm Toy Show at Marshfield High School. Mark Vornholt, an organizer, helped start the event while he was still teaching at the high school and kept it...

Massenkoff Folk Festival Celebrates Russian Culture

Song and Dance Part of Cultural Show Submitted to EXPLORE - Scroll back to January 26, 1996. The newly built and nearly completed LuCille Tack Center for the Arts was presenting its first show ever. Ready to perform was the Russian Balalaika Orchestra on the final leg of its first US Tour. When called to alert them to the snowstorm expected to hit just before...

Levis Mound a Premier Fat Biking Experience

Fat Biking a Year-Round Sport In Clark County, a renowned trail system is the destination of fat bikers miles around. Levis Mound features nineteen miles of single-track biking from beginner to an advanced cliffside track, and attracts bikers in all seasons to its bluffs. “The entire trail has become known as one of the best in the Midwest,” said Steve Meurett,...

Wausau 525 Hosting Snowmobile Championships

Cover Photo Caption: Wausau 525 looks out to Granite Peak. Lemmens Creative Design. For an exciting weekend of snowmobile racing, the Wausau 525 race track is the place that hundreds of fans will pack to cheer on contenders. On January 27-28, the TLR Cup tour, an oval ice snowmobile racing series, will feature Pro Champ 440 race classes. The races begin at...

Smith Scarabocchio Art Museum Home to Distinctive Art Style

Explore Portage County's Role in the Great War Art or doodle? The answer is both at the Smith Scarabocchio Art Museum in downtown Stevens Point. For a free experience of rotating and distinctive art, stop by and take a look. The small but quality museum is a city-owned gallery curated by volunteer artists and is also home to the Central Wisconsin...