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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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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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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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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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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Tips to Viewing Fall Colors on the Namekagon River If you live or visit Wisconsin in the fall, then you know that it is a MUST to take some time to stop and admire the vibrant fall colors that surround you. Wisconsin boasts some of the most beautiful views of fall foliage in the entire…

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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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