The Bobber

Discover Wisconsin

Welcome to The Bobber, a bi-weekly podcast produced by the crew that brings you the nation's longest-running tourism TV show, Discover Wisconsin. The Bobber podcast transforms our vibrant blogs into an immersive auditory experience. I'm your guide, Hailey Rose, third-generation and granddaughter to Dick Rose, Discover Wisconsin’s founder. I’m thrilled to invite you on this audio journey that brings our written stories to life! read less
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It's All About Oulu: Past, Present & Future
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It's All About Oulu: Past, Present & Future
In this episode, Hailey heads to the one and only historic Wisconsin township of Oulu, home of the largest population of Finnish people in the Midwest. She explores the quaint community that continues to work hard to preserve its prided history, celebrate traditions still today, and welcomes visitors to take in the authentic Finnish culture. First, she dives into the history of Oulu, which dates back to 1997. Later, Hailey fast forwards to present day, where the Oulu Heritage Center has kept their Finnish heritage alive, from housing artifacts to teaching traditions. Lastly, Hailey shares how and when to visit Oulu to partake in the communal celebration of culture.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/its-all-about-oulu-past-present-future/Oulu: https://ouluwisconsin.com/; Oulu Heritage Center: https://www.ouluculturalcenter.org/; Summer School: https://www.ouluculturalcenter.org/summerschool2022; Coffee & Conversation: https://www.ouluculturalcenter.org/coffee-conversationThe Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsinDiscover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworksEnbridge: https://www.enbridge.com/. Follow on social @enbridge
Jefferson County’s Finest Flavors
16-02-2024
Jefferson County’s Finest Flavors
In this episode, Hailey ventures out on a tasty tour of Jefferson County–home to some of the finest flavors in Wisconsin. From cafes & pop-up stands to bar & grills, and even supper clubs & specialty restaurants, you’re going to fall in love with Jefferson County’s fantastic flavors. Up first, Hailey stops by a few noteworthy cafes & pop-up stands, including Brickhaus Cafe, Route 19 Cafe, and Wedl’s Hamburger Stand. Next, she checks out the delicious bar & grills of the area, like Heron’s Landing, Outpost on Lake Koshkonong, and Island Bar & Grill. To top it off, Hailey ends her mouth-watering journey at Jefferson County’s supper clubs & specialty restaurants. To give you a taste, she visits The Edgewater Supper Club, Stable Rock Winery & Distillery, and MORE!Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/jefferson-countys-finest-flavors/Brickhaus Cafe: https://www.brickhauscafe.com/; Route 19 Cafe: https://www.facebook.com/Route19Cafe; Wedl’s Hamburger Stand: https://www.wedlshamburgerstand.com/; Heron’s Landing: http://www.heronslandingjefferson.com/; Outpost – Lake Koshkonong: https://www.facebook.com/OutpostLakeKoshkonong/; Island Bar & Grill: https://www.theislandbar.com/events; Elias Inn: https://www.eliasinn.com/; The Edgewater Supper Club: https://theedgewatersupperclub.com/; Stable Rock Winery & Distillery: https://www.stablerockwinery.com/; Paddy Coughlin’s Pub: https://paddycoughlinspub.com/The Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsinDiscover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworksJefferson County: https://www.jeffersoncountywi.gov/. Follow on social @jeffersoncountywi
An Art Journey Through Janesville
09-02-2024
An Art Journey Through Janesville
In this episode, Hailey embarks on an artistic adventure through Janesville–a vibrant Wisconsin community. Tag along to experience Art Infusion, compose your own creations, and visit the endless exhibits found inside and out. Hailey starts out at Art Infusion weekend, where artists come from across the country to make stunning murals and compete in the annual chalk art competition. She then explores the performing arts scene. From the Janesville Performing Arts Center to the shores of the Rock River, there’s a performance for everyone in Janesville. Want to learn how to make your own creations? Head to The Glass Garden, Genisa Wine Bar, and Raven’s Wish for a little taste of everything art. Last but not least, Hailey visits the countless galleries of Janesville, including Janesville Woman’s Club, Rotary Botanical Gardens, and a human sundial! You won’t want to miss this.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/an-artistic-journey-through-janesville/Art Infusion: https://www.janesvillecvb.com/things_to_do/details/4208/249652/Art_Infusion; Janesville Performing Arts Center: https://janesvillepac.org/; No Limits LDA: https://www.nolimitslda.com/; Rock Aqua Jays: https://www.janesvillecvb.com/things_to_do/details/4363/210033/Rock_Aqua_Jays_Water_Ski_Show; The Glass Garden: https://www.eglassgarden.com/; Genisa Wine Bar: https://genisawinebar.com/; Raven’s Wish: http://www.ravenswish.com/; Janesville Woman’s Club: https://www.janesvillewomansclub.com/; Rotary Botanical Gardens: https://rotarybotanicalgardens.org/; Joan and John Evans Legacy Human Sundial: https://www.janesvillecvb.com/things_to_do/details/4720/259433/Joan_and_John_Evans_Legacy_SundialThe Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsinDiscover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworksJanesville: https://www.janesvillecvb.com/. Follow on social @explorejanesvillewi
Bent’s Camp: A Winter Paradise
07-02-2024
Bent’s Camp: A Winter Paradise
In this episode, Hailey heads to northern Wisconsin to experience the ultimate winter paradise–Bent’s Camp. Bent’s Camp has endless winter fun, and makes an ideal basecamp for any adventure you choose. Whether you love outdoor recreation, cozy indoor nooks, or thrilling events throughout the season, it’s all here. For outdoor enthusiasts, enjoy ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and even cross-country skiing amidst the breathtaking Northwoods beauty. Afterwards, cozy up in one of the charming cabin rentals, shop the unique gift shop, and dine at the bar & grill–all located on site. For one last thrill in the great outdoors, Hailey shares two must-attend events this winter, Three Bears Sled Dog Races and, of course, the Radar Run, hosted by Bent’s Camp!Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/bents-camp-a-winter-paradise/Frosty Snowmobile Club: https://frostysnoclub.com/; Sylvania Wilderness Area: https://golandolakeswi.com/sylvania-wilderness-area/; Land O’ Lakes Cross-Country Ski Trails: https://golandolakeswi.com/land-o-lakes-cross-country-ski-trails/; Sylvania Outfitters Ski Trails: https://golandolakeswi.com/sylvania-outfitters-ski-trails/; Cabin Rentals: https://bents-camp.com/cabin-rentals/; Gift Shop: https://bentscampgiftshop.com/; Bar & Restaurant: https://bents-camp.com/bar-restaurant/; Three Bear Sled Dog Races: https://golandolakeswi.com/event/three-bear-sled-dog-races/; Bent’s Camp Radar Run: https://bents-camp.com/radar-run/The Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsinDiscover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworksBent’s Camp: https://bents-camp.com/. Follow on social @bentscampresort
3 Winter Activities for Your Next Trip to Marinette County
02-02-2024
3 Winter Activities for Your Next Trip to Marinette County
In this episode, Hailey spills 3 must-do winter activities in Marinette County. Tucked in the Northeast corner of the state, Marinette County is home to abundant scenery and amazing landscapes that make for a perfect outdoor playground! Join Hailey as she explores the scattered frozen waterfalls, cruises on over 750 miles of snowmobile trails, and drops a bait in for some ice fishing. Hailey finally begins to understand why Marinette County is known as the waterfall capital of Wisconsin…there are 15 breathtaking waterfalls! After seeing the natural frozen beauty, Hailey hits the snowmobile trails. With 7 trail systems, the options are endless. Nearing the end, Hailey shares some of the top-secret ice fishing lakes of Marinette County, including Lake Noquebay and High Falls Reservoir.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/3-winter-activities-for-your-next-trip-to-marinette-county/Frozen Waterfalls: https://www.exploremarinettecounty.com/where-to-play/activities/?category15=Waterfalls; Snowmobile Trails: https://www.exploremarinettecounty.com/where-to-play/activities/?category14=Snowmobiling; Ice Fishing: https://www.exploremarinettecounty.com/where-to-play/activities/?category4=Fishing; Lake Noquebay: https://dnr.wi.gov; High Falls Reservoir: https://dnr.wi.govThe Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsin Discover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworksMarinette County: https://www.exploremarinettecounty.com/. Follow on social @exploremarinettecounty
Discovering the Hidden Gems of Wisconsin with Best Western
31-01-2024
Discovering the Hidden Gems of Wisconsin with Best Western
In this episode, Hailey partners with Best Western to discover Wisconsin’s hidden gems throughout the northern, central, and southern regions of the state. With over 40 Best Western Hotels & Resorts across Wisconsin, there’s a comfortable and affordable Best Western to call home. Time to head up North, where Hailey embarks on an epic adventure, beginning in Bayfield and Drummond, home to dog sledding and barstool racing. She then travels to another northern gem–Eagle River–for some fat-tire biking and a cozy stay at Best Western Derby Inn. Later, she explores central Wisconsin, where more hidden gems await, like the Merrill Ice Drags, Cozy Kitchen, and Nine Mile Forest. Of course, with Best Western, there are many options to stay. Hailey then makes her way south to the cities of Wisconsin Dells, Madison, and Kenosha, where there are even more uncovered adventures and a Best Western to keep you warm. Wherever Life Takes You, Best Western is There.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/discovering-the-hidden-gems-of-wisconsin-with-best-western/Bayfield: https://www.bayfield.org/; Wolfsong Adventures: https://www.wolfsongadventures.com/; Drummond: https://www.drummondwi.com/; Barstool Races: https://www.drummondwi.com/drummond-annual-barstool-races; Eagle River: https://eagleriver.org/; Merrill Ice Drags: https://www.merrillicedrags.com/; Stevens Point: https://stevenspoint.com/; Cozy Kitchen: https://www.facebook.com/cozykitchen.SP/; Wausau: https://www.visitwausau.com/; Wisconsin Dells: https://www.wisdells.com/; Vertical Illusions Winter Zipline: https://verticalillusions.com/winter-zipline/; Madison: https://www.visitmadison.com/; Frozen Assets Festival: https://www.visitmadison.com/event/frozen-assets-festival/58234/; Kenosha: https://www.visitkenosha.com/; Petrifying Springs Park: https://www.visitkenosha.com/listing/petrifying-springs-park/335/The Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsinDiscover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworksBest Western: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/hotels/destinations/united-states/great-lakes/wisconsin.html
Commercial Fishing in Bayfield: An Important Industry
26-01-2024
Commercial Fishing in Bayfield: An Important Industry
In this episode, Hailey ventures up North to Bayfield, Wisconsin to discover one of the biggest (and most important) industries in the area–commercial fishing. Commercial fishing is of utmost importance, undergoes an extensive process from lake to table, and offers top tier dining restaurants to add to your must-try list. Hailey dives into its importance, which roots from the long tradition of fishing and the abundance of food it provides not only to Bayfield, but also the entire world. Later, Hailey learns about the process, from the early mornings on Lake Superior to Bodin Fisheries, a processing and distributing facility. Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for…Hailey explores some of the best dining in Bayfield, serving Lake Superior’s finest fish. From Patsy’s Bar & Grill to Greunke’s First Street Inn & Dining, you’ll undoubtedly find a flavor you love.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/commercial-fishing-in-bayfield-an-important-industry/Bayfield: https://www.bayfield.org/; Bayfield Maritime Museum: https://www.bayfieldmaritimemuseum.org/; Bodin Fisheries: http://www.bodinfisheries.com/; Patsy’s Bar & Grill: http://www.patsysbarandgrill.com/; Portside Bar & Restaurant: http://portsuperior.com/portside-bar-restaurant/; Greunke’s First Street Inn & Dining: https://greunkesinn.com/restaurant/fish-boil/The Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsin Discover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworksEnbridge: https://www.enbridge.com/. Follow on social @enbridge
Have You Experienced These Wisconsin Art & Culture Hotspots?
24-01-2024
Have You Experienced These Wisconsin Art & Culture Hotspots?
In this episode, Hailey travels across the state to experience Wisconsin art and culture hotspots. From magnificent museums to exciting events in small communities, the art and culture scene is truly a Wisconsin hidden gem. First, Hailey heads to Madison to visit the Chazen Museum of Art, which holds the state’s second-largest collection of art with over 23,000 pieces! Next up, Hailey ventures to Sturgeon Bay to the Door County Maritime Museum. Showing off the region’s rich maritime roots, the Door County Maritime Museum is a marvel. Later, Hailey explores the small town of Cedarburg and the Cedarburg Artists Guild. Among all the art and history, Cedarburg holds Paint Cedarburg, where visitors can watch astonishing paintings come to life. Last but not least, Hailey visits Cambridge for a tour of Cambridge Wood-Fired Pottery. Keeping the rich history of pottery alive, Cambridge Wood-Fired Pottery has been open since 1989, and continues to create inspiring masterpieces today.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/have-you-experienced-these-wisconsin-art-culture-hotspots/Chazen Museum of Art: https://chazen.wisc.edu/; Door County Maritime Museum: http://www.dcmm.org/; Cedarburg: https://www.cedarburgartistsguild.com/; Cedarburg Artists Guild: https://www.cedarburgartistsguild.com/; Paint Cedarburg: https://www.cedarburgartistsguild.com/paintcedarburgbasic; Cambridge Wood-Fired Pottery: https://cambridgepottery.com/The Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsinDiscover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworks
Calumet County: A Dream Wedding Destination
19-01-2024
Calumet County: A Dream Wedding Destination
In this episode, Hailey heads to Calumet County, where all your wedding dreams come true. Home to an array of unique venues, Calumet County is the perfect place for a destination wedding. Hailey tours Brindlewood Barn, Carsten’s Mill, Round Lake Farms, and Stone Prairie that each have their own Wisconsin charm. For a dreamy outdoor venue, Brindlewood Barn has plenty of spaces and a staff that takes care of everything, from start to finish. The venue excursion continues at Carsten’s Mill–a historical and magical Brillion gem. Next, Hailey stops by two Ariens Co Hospitality marvels–Round Lake Farms and Stone Prairie. Each offers natural beauty inside and out.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/calumet-county-a-dream-wedding-destination/Brindlewood Barn: https://www.brindlewoodbarn.com/; Carsten’s Mill: https://www.carstensmill.com/; Round Lake Farms: https://www.arienscohospitality.com/venues/round-lake-farms; Stone Prairie: https://www.arienscohospitality.com/venues/stone-prairie; Ariens Co Hospitality: https://www.arienscohospitality.com/The Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsinDiscover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworksCalumet County: https://www.travelcalumet.com/. Follow on social @travelcalumet
Experiencing Beloit Through Senses & Seasons
17-01-2024
Experiencing Beloit Through Senses & Seasons
In this episode, Hailey explores Beloit–a destination full of spirit and sensational experiences. From concerts and cultural arts to fine dining and adventures, there’s a sensory encounter for every season. In the summertime, Beloit is filled with rhythm and fun festivities, including Music at Harry’s Place and Lager Than Life Beer Festival, to name a few. Following the summer fun, fall in Beloit is a must-see. With public art displays and museums, such as The Wright Museum of Art, Beloit beams with vibrant hues. As winter approaches, an all new sensory experience unfolds–tasting the difference. Hailey spills the indulgent hotspots of Beloit, including Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian, The 615 Club, and of course, G5 Brewing Company. To top it off, she shares the springtime adventures. Whether you love outdoor sports, nature centers, or the game of golf, it’s all here in Beloit.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/experiencing-beloit-through-senses-seasons/Fridays in the Park: https://visitbeloit.com/fridays-in-the-park/; Music at Harry’s Place: https://visitbeloit.com/music-at-harrys-place/; 5Bar: https://www.5bar.co/; Lager Than Life Beer Festival: https://visitbeloit.com/lager/; Downtown Beloit Street Dance: https://visitbeloit.com/street-dance/; Beloit & Beyond Outdoor Art Trail: https://visitbeloit.com/outdoor-art-trail/; The Logan Museum of Anthropology: https://www.beloit.edu/logan/; The Wright Museum of Art: https://www.beloit.edu/wright/; Neese Performing Arts Center: https://www.beloit.edu/academics/theatre-dance/performances-tickets/; Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint: https://www.merrillandhoustons.com/; Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian: http://velvetbuffalo.com/; The 615 Club: http://www.the615club.com/; Benedetti’s Supper Club: https://benedettisclub51.wordpress.com/; G5 Brewing Company: https://www.g5brewing.net/; After the Vine: https://www.facebook.com/ATVRocktonwines/; Rock River National Water Trail: https://rockrivertrail.com/; Nature at the Confluence Learning Center: https://natureattheconfluence.com/; Beckman Mill Park: https://www.beckmanmill.org/; Krueger-Haskell: https://www.kruegerhaskellgolf.com/; Beloit Club: https://www.beloitclub.com/The Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsinDiscover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworksVisit Beloit: https://visitbeloit.com/. Follow on social @visitbeloit
5 Winter Wonderland Destinations to Experience in Wisconsin
12-01-2024
5 Winter Wonderland Destinations to Experience in Wisconsin
In this episode, Hailey travels to 5 different counties across Wisconsin that are truly a winter wonderland. Each county–Vilas, La Crosse, Columbia, Winnebago, and Ashland–provides endless opportunities to explore outside, while making memories of a lifetime. In Vilas County, which is home to Eagle River–the Snowmobile Capital of the World–visitors can enjoy snowmobiling, ice fishing, and even snowshoeing, to name a few. Meanwhile, in La Crosse County, there’s much to see, like the Rotary Lights Display and epic scenery via trail. Off to Columbia County, where more adventure awaits! With Cascade Mountain at the center, Columbia County offers a little taste of everything, from skiing and snowboarding to snow tubing and curling. Later, Hailey dives into Winnebago County for a winter event like no other–Sturgeon Spearing. Finally, Hailey wraps up the winter wonderland tour in Ashland County, whose ice caves will surely leave you in awe.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/5-winter-wonderland-destinations-to-experience-in-wisconsin/Vilas County: https://www.wicounties.org/counties/vilas-county/; La Crosse County: https://www.wicounties.org/counties/la-crosse-county/; Columbia County: https://www.wicounties.org/counties/columbia-county/; Winnebago County: https://www.wicounties.org/counties/winnebago-county/; Ashland County: https://www.wicounties.org/counties/ashland-county/; Rotary Lights Display: https://www.rotarylights.org/; Sturgeon Spearing: https://www.fdl.com/details/event/Opening-of-Sturgeon-Spearing-Season/february-12-2022/; Apostle Islands: https://www.nps.gov/apis/index.htmThe Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsin Discover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworksWisconsin Counties Association: https://www.wicounties.org/
Generational Family Farms: Carrying on the Legacy
10-01-2024
Generational Family Farms: Carrying on the Legacy
In this episode, Hailey shares an inside look of two girls in agriculture, Mandy and Brielle, who are a part of generational family farms. She uncovers their upbringing, involvement & impact, as well as future goals & aspirations. Growing up on the farm, Mandy and Brielle have immersed themselves in farming life, learning the ins and outs of farming, including patience and putting the animals first. In addition to their role caring for the animals, both girls compete at the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction, and participate in the local 4-H club–Pine Creek. At 16 and 18 years old, Mandy and Brielle both plan to return to the family farm in the near future and carry on the generational legacy.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/generational-family-farms-carrying-on-the-legacy/Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction: https://www.gbrla.com/; Pine Creek 4-H Club: https://www.facebook.com/p/Pine-Creek-4-H-100064649143370/?paipv=0&eav=Afb9ERUfo_8nu2gjWZrVld-SvqJgPVxz0PThvloJgRh50hSJh_F6z-CTGNOWj8qowf4&_rdr; The Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsinDiscover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworksEnbridge: https://www.enbridge.com/; Follow on social @enbridge
Experiencing Wisconsin Festivals: Taste ‘N Glow Balloon Fest, Hodag Country Festival, & Winterfest
05-01-2024
Experiencing Wisconsin Festivals: Taste ‘N Glow Balloon Fest, Hodag Country Festival, & Winterfest
In this episode, Hailey travels across Wisconsin, highlighting the state’s vibrant festival scene. She starts in the central region of Wausau at Taste ‘N Glow Balloon Fest, which hosts a variety of activities including world-famous balloon rallies, log rolling competitions, and even a car show! Next, heading up North to Rhinelander, Hailey showcases Hodag Country Festival, otherwise known as Nashville of the North. Keeping many generational traditions intact, Hodag is a unique and special event with more than just top country stars. There is an unmatched camping experience full of small town comradery. Down south, Hailey wraps up the Wisconsin festival tour at Winterfest in Lake Geneva, which has been named the winter party of the year for 28 years in a row! With great food, amazing performances, and the US National Snow Sculpting Championship, it’s a winter event like no other.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/experiencing-wisconsin-festivals-taste-n-glow-balloon-fest-hodag-country-festival-winterfest/Taste ‘N Glow Balloon Fest: https://tasteandglow.com/; Hodag Country Festival: https://www.hodag.com/country-music/; Winterfest: https://www.visitlakegeneva.com/winterfest/; Lake Geneva: https://www.visitlakegeneva.com/; Trailmates Snowmobile Club: https://www.trailmatesclub.com/; Grand Geneva Resort & Spa: https://www.grandgeneva.com/; Maxwell Mansion: https://staymaxwell.com/; Freaky Tiki Fest: https://staymaxwell.com/events/freaky-tiki-winterfest-4l2ht; Baker House: https://bakerhouse1885.com/; Fire and Ice Lounge: https://bakerhouse1885.com/series/fire-ice-bar-2/The Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsinDiscover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworks
Visiting Eagle River Throughout the Seasons
03-01-2024
Visiting Eagle River Throughout the Seasons
In this episode, Hailey tours Eagle River in every season–spring, summer, fall, and winter. No matter the season, Eagle River has something in store. Beginning in spring, Eagle River has a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy, from fishing and biking to downtown events, like the popular Memorial Day Arts & Crafts Show & Sidewalk Sales. Onto sweet summertime, where Eagle River fully transforms into an outdoor playground. There’s a little taste of everything, including lake life on the World’s Largest Chain of Interconnected Lakes, Farmers Markets, and fun-filled community events. As fall approaches, Hailey dives into the season’s to-do list, such as ATV/UTVing beneath the foliage, celebrating at Cranberry Fest, and biking in the SepTimber Ride. Last but not least, Hailey captures the magic of a winter visit to Eagle River, where an ice castle illuminates downtown, the sound of snowmobiles echo throughout the wilderness, and small town comradery is in full swing.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/visiting-eagle-river-throughout-the-seasons/Memorial Day Arts & Crafts Show & Sidewalk Sales: https://eagleriver.org/events/memorial-day-arts-and-crafts-show-and-sidewalk-sales/; Sunday Farmers Market: https://eagleriver.org/events/sunday-farmers-market/all/; Up North Beerfest: https://eagleriver.org/events/up-north-beerfest/; Burger Bash: https://eagleriver.org/events/burger-bash/; Paul Bunyan Fest: https://eagleriver.org/events/paul-bunyan-fest/; Wednesday Farmers Market: https://eagleriver.org/events/wednesday-farmers-market/all/; Old Fashioneds Up North: https://eagleriver.org/events/old-fashioneds-up-north/; WI-Does Wine Walk: https://eagleriver.org/events/wi-does-wine-walk/; Cranberry Fest: https://eagleriver.org/events/cranberry-fest/; SepTimber Ride: https://eagleriver.org/events/septimber-ride/; Hallowfest: https://eagleriver.org/events/hallowfest/; Christmas Kickoff: https://eagleriver.org/events/christmas-kickoff/; Mistletoe Magic: https://eagleriver.org/events/mistletoe-magic/; Pond Hockey Championship: https://eagleriver.org/events/pond-hockey-national-championship/The Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsinDiscover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworksEagle River: https://eagleriver.org/. Follow on social @eagleriverwis
Spending The Winter in Lake Geneva: An Unforgettable Experience
29-12-2023
Spending The Winter in Lake Geneva: An Unforgettable Experience
In this episode, Hailey shares insider details that make for the ultimate winter escape to none other than Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. From exciting events to endless activities inside and out, Hailey spills it all right here on The Bobber. First, Hailey checks out some of the most thrilling events in the Lake Geneva area, like The World’s Glass Tree at Yerkes Observatory and Winterfest, to name a few. After celebrating in the great outdoors, Hailey recommends warming up in the cozy indoors, from spa treatments at Grand Geneva to shopping downtown. Time to head back into the outdoors for one last blast of fun! Bundle up and brave the cold…Hailey is sharing the secret outdoor hotspots, including the Santa Cruise, ice castles, and ski slopes! It’s all here in Lake Geneva.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/spending-the-winter-in-lake-geneva-an-unforgettable-experience/Yerkes Observatory: https://yerkesobservatory.org/; The World’s Tallest Glass Tree: https://worldstallestglasstree.com/; Abominable Snow Race: https://abominablesnowrace.com/; Lake Geneva Zipline & Adventure Park: https://www.lakegenevaadventures.com/; Winterfest: https://www.visitlakegeneva.com/winterfest/; Geneva Lake Museum: https://genevalakemuseum.org/; Parade of Trees: https://www.genevalakemuseum.org/parade-of-trees/ Grand Geneva Resort & Spa: https://www.grandgeneva.com/well-spa; Cornerstone Shop & Gallery: https://cornerstonelakegeneva.com/; Geneva Gifts: https://genevagifts.com/; The Candle Mercantile: https://thecandlemercantile.com/; Mars Resort: https://www.mars-resort.com/; Pier 290: https://www.pier290.com/; Santa Cruise: https://www.cruiselakegeneva.com/santa-cruise/; Geneva National Resort: https://www.genevanationalresort.com/; Grand Geneva Resort: https://www.grandgeneva.com/The Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsinDiscover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworksVisit Lake Geneva: https://www.visitlakegeneva.com/. Follow on social @visitlakegeneva
The Wisconsin Bourbon Trail
27-12-2023
The Wisconsin Bourbon Trail
In this episode, Hailey explores the Wisconsin Bourbon Trail, where she highlights local distilleries, their unique spirits, and stories. Up first, Hailey hits Dancing Goat Distillery in Cambridge, Wisconsin–home to their own original gin, barrel-aged brandy, award-winning whiskies, and even a Rickhouse! Next on the bourbon trail, Hailey makes her way to Dane, Wisconsin, where J. Henry & Sons takes the spotlight. What started as a seed growing farm quickly transformed into a beautiful blossom of bourbon. Later, Hailey heads to Ledgerock Distillery, located in Fond du Lac. Ledgerock stands out from all the others you’ll try along the way, presenting their own twist on classic bourbon. Finally, we end in the heart of Milwaukee at Central Craft Distillery, where they take pride in using locally produced goods and ingredients.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/the-wisconsin-bourbon-trail/Dancing Goat Distillery: https://www.dancinggoat.com/; J. Henry & Sons: https://jhenryandsons.com/; Ledgerock Distillery: https://ledgerockdistillery.com/; Central Standard Craft Distillery: https://thecentralstandard.com/The Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com. Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com. Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/. Follow on social @discoverwisconsinDiscover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/. Follow on social @discovermediaworks
Chillin’ Out in Wisconsin: Barron, Menomonie, Sauk County & Land O’Lakes
20-12-2023
Chillin’ Out in Wisconsin: Barron, Menomonie, Sauk County & Land O’Lakes
In this episode, Hailey explores four communities of Wisconsin during the chilly fall and winter seasons. Guiding the exploration, she leads you to Barron, Menomonie, Sauk County and Land O’ Lakes. Up first, Barron County, where the fall foliage is at its peak and celebrations are underway at The Church Barn and The Country Lane Market and Pantry, to name a few. Next, Menomonie, which turns into a true winter wonderland. Hailey shares it all from outdoor adventures, like Devil’s Punchbowl Nature Preserve and Menomonie Candlelight Ski, to a cozy downtown tour, with local shopping, and delicious dining. Off to Sauk County we go! This outdoor oasis is home to many natural gems, including Hemlock Park, Lake Redstone Park, and White Mound County Park. Last but certainly not least, Hailey heads up North to Land O’ Lakes, where the thrill is on at the Radar Runs! After a day of snowmobile adventures, you’ll want to cozy up one of the local hotspots, like Bent’s Camp Bar & Restaurant.Read the blog here: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/chillin-out-in-wisconsin-barron-menomonie-sauk-county-land-olakes/City of Barron: https://cityofbarron.com/; Menomonie: https://exploremenomonie.com/; Sauk County: https://exploresaukcounty.com/#null; Land O’ Lakes: https://golandolakeswi.com/; The Church Barn: https://www.thechurchbarn.com/; The Country Lane Market and Pantry: https://www.countrylanemarket.com/; Dragsmith Farms: https://www.dragsmithfarms.com/; Rolling Oaks Golf Course: https://www.rollingoaksgolf.net/; Rolling Oaks Restaurant & Lounge: https://www.rollingoakssupperclub.com/; Rustic Roads: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/travel/road/rustic-roads/explore.aspx; Rustic Road 18: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/travel/road/rustic-roads/rr18.aspx; Barron Bakery: https://www.facebook.com/barronbakerywi; The Blueline Coffee House: https://www.facebook.com/blueberrylinecoffee/; Kate’s Bar: https://www.facebook.com/katesbar/; Red Cedar State Trail: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/parks/redcedar; Woodwind Park: https://woodwindpark.com/#Home-1; Menomonie Candlelight Ski Hike & Snowshoe: https://exploremenomonie.com/events/candlelight-skihike-and-snowshoe-2/; Lake Menomin: https://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/lakepages/LakeDetail.aspx?wbic=2065900; Mabel Tainter Theater: https://www.mabeltainter.org/; Brewery Nonic: https://www.brewerynonic.com/; Hemlock Park: https://www.co.sauk.wi.us/parksandrecreation/hemlock-park; Lake Redstone Park: https://www.co.sauk.wi.us/parksandrecreation/lake-redstone-park; White Mound County Park: https://www.co.sauk.wi.us/parksandrecreation/white-mound-county-park; Prairie Smoke Terrace: https://www.co.sauk.wi.us/parksandrecreation/prairie-smoke-terrace; Pioneer Log Village: http://www.rahspv.com/c15j21mbcpjj0hygvyebmkb5tblicd; Radar Run: https://bents-camp.com/radar-run/; Sylvania Wilderness Area: https://golandolakeswi.com/sylvania-wilderness-area/; Bent’s Camp Bar & Restaurant: https://bents-camp.com/bar-restaurant/; The Alley Lanes & Tavern: http://www.thealleylanes.com/; Brew’s Pub Bar & Restaurant: https://golandolakeswi.com/listing/brews-pub-bar-restaurant/The Bobber: https://discoverwisconsin.com/blog/The Cabin Podcast: https://the-cabin.simplecast.com; Follow on social @thecabinpodShop Discover Wisconsin: shop.discoverwisconsin.com; Follow on social @shopdiscoverwisconsinDiscover Wisconsin: https://discoverwisconsin.com/; Follow on social @discoverwisconsinDiscover Mediaworks: https://discovermediaworks.com/; Follow on social @discovermediaworks