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Monday, October 12, 2015

Best things to do during fall in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is great place for viewing fall colors. But except fall colors there are many things to explore to make your fall memorable.

Train ride viewing fall colors

Usually people viewing fall foliage through road trips is very common. But Wisconsin's train ride is more fun and exciting to experience the stunning autumn. There are some train services which provides dinner as well. And kids will love it. As the leaves transform into brilliant hues of reds, oranges and gold, you will not miss a beat as you pair your trip in the vintage cars with the magnificent sights of the season. 



Train ride


There are five famous train rides in Wisconsin
  1. Lumber jack steam train at Laona 
  2. Mid-continental steam train at North Freedom 
  3. Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway at Osceola 
  4. Riverside & Great Northern Railway at Wisconsin Dells
  5. Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad Excursion train at Spooner 

Cheese factory tour

Wisconsin is dairyland, so how can your trip can be finished without cheese tasting? Cheese has been made here for more than 150 years. It is a craft, a tradition and a way of life. Cheese making was originally taught in Europe and emigrated with the pioneers who settled in Wisconsin. There are n number of varieties in cheese, which I haven't heard before.

I remember some of the names like bass lake cheese factory, cedar grove cheese, simon's speciality cheese. There are so many cheese factories so find your nearest.

Wisconsin Cheese


Explore wine trails and winery at Door county

Fall is best time to experience Wisconsin's beautiful wineries. So make your trip little bit foodie. The Door county wine trail include seven wineries throughout the Door Peninsula. As you taste your way though the wineries, take in the beauty of the season. Door County offers a gorgeous backdrop of fall color.

Wine trails


The Door County Distillery is a must-stop on the trail. Opened as an expansion to the most famous winery Door Peninsula. it's one of the hand-crafted distilleries in the state of Wisconsin and the first in the region to produce vodka and gin.

Pumpkin run ATV rally 

Iron county pumpkin run ATV rally is sponsored by the Mercer Area Chambers of Commerce. This rally gives chance to ride and explore the 250 miles of ATV trails throughout Iron County. These event also includes Friday night parade, weekend long poker run, great trails, food, games, prizes and more! Events take place in both Mercer and Hurley. You can ride Wisconsin's largest ATV trail system during the beautiful fall season. You can also get view of fall colors on trail. Event held on October and registration starts from mid September. 
Starting address :- Iron County Wisconsin ATV trails , 5150N Hwy 51, Mercer, WI 54547
End address :- Po Box 97, Hurley, WI 54534

ATV rally


Wisconsin fall color run

There are many counties who organize fall color run but Fontana sports is very famous. You can join these race for a 2, 4 or 8 Mile Run/Walk on the Ice Age Trail on the Gibraltar Segment in Lodi. Enjoy the fall colors seen along the bluffs on this run! They take around $10 from each registration.

They will not throw any powder colors as usual color run. These just old fashion run. You can also enjoy views of Lake Wisconsin and Devils lake from the top of the bluffs.


Fall color run


Canopy tour

In Wisconsin you will find many zip line tours. But to view fall colors I personally preference Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Dells and Door county zip line tours. All tours have different features like speedy ride, sky bridges and spiral staircase. It's all up to you how difficult you want to choose.


Canopy tour

Viewing fall colors through Hot air balloon 

Want to view fall colors from the top? We have option for you. Climb into the eight-passenger gondola basket for a relaxing hour long ride over the Wisconsin countryside. Dress warmly and be prepared to be flexible in scheduling; even seemingly calm days can produce strong winds higher in the sky that make rides unsafe.


Hot air balloon 


Enjoy a scenic sunset hot air balloon flight over the beautiful Green Lake County area with Wisconsin's Majestic balloons. You need to do pre book your tickets for these ride. Sunset flights are scheduled daily from mid-May through early September and also on most weekends year-round. 
Destination address will be Majestic Balloons, Ltd., Box 406, Ripon, Wisconsin 54971

View fall colors through Kayaking 

There are more than 15000 lakes in Wisconsin. These includes all small and large lakes. Some of them are very famous to view fall colors. Devil's lake state park, Lake Geneva, Oshkosh etc are some of the famous places to view fall colors throughout kayaking.


Kayaking



33 comments:

  1. Autumn in Wisconsin looks like amazing. I do miss the change of colors on trees (I live in Phoenix, AZ) and I'm enjoying this vacuously through you!

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  2. I have never seen a hot air balloon in real life. Sounds like lots of fun!

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  3. We just had our balloon fest here and I cant get enough of them in the fall.

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    1. I knew that balloon photo look familiar as it was from the Albuquerque balloon fiesta

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  4. Hot air balloons are awesome! I thought it would be too cold for them in Wisconsin, but so cool. I love fall foilage and a train ride sounds simply amazing!

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  5. I would love to visit Wisconsin.. I love cheese and my kids are obsessed with trains

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  6. I never been in Wisconsin but i wanted to go if i have a chance. My kids would love a hot air balloon and trains.

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  7. Great suggestions. My parents just attended the balloon festival in Albuquerque. They had a blast.

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  8. Would love to explore these places in Wisconsin. I may try hot air balloon.

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  9. How awesome are these activities. I think I'll enjoy the train ride, the cheese factory tour, and the hot air balloon ride the most.

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  10. Great suggestions for activities to do when in Wisconsin. I think I would love the train ride and marvel at the beauty of the trees in their majestic fall colors.

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  11. My best friend has talked about wanting to visit Wisconsin several times before. Now that I see what all there is to experience, I'm excited to go with him.

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  12. You had me at the Cheesecake Factory, .. anywhere else is a bonuse

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  13. Love these Fall destination posts! Absolutely beautiful and exciting places to visit. :)

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  14. awww, so many fun fall activities to do! These are perfect for family for sure.

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  15. Great post dear! I love it:)

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  16. I love the outside beauty - and your pics really captures that! Never been to Wisconsin - but your fall pics make me miss growing up in the Northeast during this time of year!

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  17. I've always talked about seeing a hot air balloon event but haven't done it. Now I HAVE to. The train ride sounds wonderful too.

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  18. Cheese and steam trains. I don't think I could of dreamed a better mix up of things to do!

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  19. You had me at trains and cheese! I haven't ever been to WI but it looks like a great place to visit especially in the Fall.

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  20. That looks like a lot of fun. I wish I could go and take the whole family.

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  21. Oh wow, there's so much to do there. The cheese factories sound really interesting. I would love to go there someday.

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  22. You had me at wine tasting! I didn't even realize Wisconsin had a wine producing region! Thanks for enlightening me! :)

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  23. Love the Fall in the midwest!! We have enjoyed the wineries in WI in the past, and really do need to go back soon!! Oh and you can't beat fresh cheese curds, nice little squeak!

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  24. I have Door County on my must do list! I love myself some wine! I have had the opportunity to tour the cheese factories on my to and from the Packers game. There isn't anything much better than fresh cheese!

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  25. looks like a lot of fun maybe ill go next year.

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  26. I'd love to go on a hot balloon ride. I'll put in on my bucket list. The fall season looks so pretty there.

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  27. I love all of these things... :) Great list
    — DT | Here I Scribble

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  28. Wow, it looks beautiful! Love being able to see the changing of the seasons on leaves :D

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  29. Wow, it looks beautiful! Love being able to see the changing of the seasons on leaves :D

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  30. This looks fun and beautiful I would like to go there. Fall is such a wonderful time to go and discover new views.

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  31. A train ride through the beautiful colors of fall sounds absolutely wonderful!!

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