Fall Color Adventures in the Hayward Lakes Area

-by Mindy Simons (Marketing Assistant-Hayward Lakes Visitor & Convention Bureau) As the days get shorter and the nights grow cooler, nature goes to work to reveal the true personalities of the trees.  The bright yellow, orange, and red colors of autumn are a once-a-year show that never disappoints. A quick science lesson is appropriate to…

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A Great Ride on Great ATV Trails

By: Matt Ostrander As you may have guessed, I am working my way through all of the outdoor sports that the Hayward Lakes area has to offer: trail running, fat tire biking, paddle boarding, and today, four-wheeling! Not the traditional Hayward kind, where I take my ‘98 Dodge Ram out in the middle of the…

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Stand-Up Paddleboard Fun

By:  Matt Ostrander My usual approach in these blog posts is to describe my experiences in a typical, Hayward Lakes-type recreational activity.  So far I’ve covered fat biking and trail running.  This week I decided to try my hand on a stand-up paddleboard. My wife and I camped for three nights at an area campground…

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Summer Trail Running

By: Matt Ostrander With summer well underway, we’re at the three-way intersection of tick season, mosquito season, and deer fly season.  Add in heat and humidity, and it’s a perfect time to get out and run area trails.  Yesterday I hopped in the truck, drove out to Hatchery Creek County Park, and ran my old…

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FIND YOUR OWN FISH FRY

By: Mindy Simons It’s Friday night in Wisconsin…what is the first thing that comes to mind?  A fish-fry of course!  For as long as I can remember, the Friday night Fish Fry has been as synonymous with Wisconsin as Brandy Old Fashions and cheese curds.  While there are countless options for Fish Frys in the…

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Early Summer is the Season for Sight Fishing in Hayward

By: Max Walter, DNR Fisheries Biologist One of the really special aspects to early summer fishing is how visual it can be. There’s something very thrilling about seeing a school of big crappie, or a chunky cruising smallmouth bass and then trying to tempt them to bite. Situations where you can see the fish are…

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Conquer Winter on a Fat Bike

Hi.  This is my first blog for this website, so I’ll introduce myself.  My name’s Matt, and I work at the information desk at Hayward Lakes Visitors & Convention Bureau.  Last week I got the bright idea of calling New Moon Ski & Bike and asking Chris, “If I write a blog entry about my…

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Don’t Miss December! 

By: Amy Walter Since I missed you last week, Happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully you all enjoyed it and ate way too much food like I did. This year my family had a very small get together but the time with my immediate family was much appreciated. I’m of course thankful for them all the time but…

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