Did you know that the American circus has roots that trace their way back to ...
Civil War encampments, period reenactments, and French fur trapper rendezvous are a common scene during ...
Here at Backroad Wisconsin, we love the kitsch. From some oddball or out of way ...
One of the new exhibits for 2014 at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI takes us back to the 1890’s- the golden age of the bicycle. At the end of the 19th century, bikes were all the rage. The automobile was still a curiosity and bicycles offered a personal transportation option different from the horse […]
Late summer camping in Northern Wisconsin can be filled with peril. As the days stay warm and the nights get cooler insects like yellow jackets and wasps increase their activity, looking for sweet eats to prepare for the winter ahead. But here’s a simple solution you can use to draw them away from your picnic […]
Cornucopia, WI has the distinction of being the northernmost zipcode in the state of Wisconsin. Located up on the western edge of the Bayfield peninsula, the little town would easily be missed if you blinked while speeding along highway 13. I don’t recommend blinking, but instead slow down and check the town out.
I am a boat nerd. I am not afraid to admit it. For many years my Dad would take me down to see the big boats of the Great Lakes when I lived in Milwaukee. There is something majestic about the boats on the inland seas. They are truly the stuff of legends.
When we are out and about exploring the State of Wisconsin, we often love to stay at one of the area’s state parks and forests. So when our travels include camping, they also include cooking over a fire. One camping recipe that’s easy to make, inexpensive, and quite tasty is our Country Style Pork Riblets
Where else can you go to see three 4th of July fireworks shows for the price of none? Bayfield, WI of course. The small town on Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay offers a unique vantage point where on the 4th of July you can see not one, not two, but three fireworks shows.
Croquet: the game of Queens and lighthouse keepers, or at least the game for people with large, smooth lawns. But croquet in its pure form can get a little mundane. But what happens when you add some large obstacles, physical challenges, and copious amounts of alcohol? The International Federation of Drunken Croquet & Trivia Champions […]
As the staff here at Backroad Wisconsin work feverishly on the reboot of the www.backroadwisconsin.com website; we often need some cool refreshment for these hot summer days. Yep, the State of Wisconsin is enjoying on its hottest summers on record. I’ve totally lost count on how many days above 90 degrees we’ve had so far […]
I was perusing amazon.com and the book: Campfire Cookery: Adventuresome Recipes and Other Curiosities for the Great Outdoors totally caught my eye. As a camp cooking aficionado, I love it when a new campfire cookbook comes out. When we go camping we usually lug the dutch oven, cooking grate, and propane gas stove to produce some […]
The tavern in Wisconsin plays an important social role in the State. The perfect tavern is warm and inviting, dimly lit, maybe with a worn bar top and ancient back bar. The barkeepers are gracious and the locals friendly. All over the State these little hole in the wall places still exist, although they are […]