Experience Washburn County Blog


Favorite Fish Fry: Washburn County

August 10, 2017

This is Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, we celebrate Friday nights by frying up some of the most delicious fish you can find. With nearly 1,000 lakes in Washburn County, it’s no wonder that some of our favorite fish fries are made right at home, but let’s take a second to talk about where we go on Friday nights when the last thing we want to do is cook our own food. Admit it; we all have nights like that! We asked you where you can find the best fish fry in the Washburn County area and you had some great...

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Ainsley's Blog: Relay for Life

August 1, 2017

On July 21st I went to the Relay for Life Event in Shell Lake.  It was a superhero theme and I dressed like a superhero.  I had my picture taken next to Spiderman.  I got to help put the paper bags with candles in them around the sidewalk and on the dock.  The bags were to remember people who died from cancer.  It made me feel good to be able to help.  When it started to get dark, they lit the candles...

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Insider Tips: Jack Link's Northwoods Music Festival

July 31, 2017

It’s a quaint community in Northwest Wisconsin on a gorgeous summer weekend. Your camper is all set up, tickets in hand; you head over to the festival grounds, set up a couple chairs and get ready for some of the best county stars to hit the stage. Welcome to Minong, Wisconsin and the Jack Link’s Northwoods Music Festival. For the third year in a row, Jack Link’s is bringing some of country’s hottest acts to Minong, population 527...

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Ainsley's Blog: Shell Lake Beach

July 25, 2017

Tonight we went swimming at the Shell Lake beach.  I like to swim under water and tonight I swam under the water with my eyes open!  The water was good.  It was a little cool at first but dad and I got used to it.  He even swam a little bit.  I also swam out to one of the yellow rafts.  I jumped off of them.  I did a couple of cannon balls, jumped off backwards...

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Ainsley's Blog: Fairy Tour

July 17, 2017

Today we went on a fairy tour in Spooner.   We walked around the town and found the fairy doors.  We could see what was in them.  One of them had earrings and they were so cute and beautiful.  One of the fairies helps the other fairies find their missing glasses.  One of the doors...

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Super Sunfish Action on Spooner Lake

July 3, 2017

Rick Anderson may be the hardest working fishing guide in Wisconsin. Anderson specializes in panfish trips in the Spooner area, working out of a 24-foot pontoon boat—equipped with a galley. “My favorite trips are with families,” Anderson said. “The Spooner area has many great panfish lakes, and a pontoon boat is a wonderful fishing platform for kids of all ages.”...

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Exploring a Free National Park: The Namekagon River

June 29, 2017

A free national park flows through the vast forests of northwest Wisconsin. This incredible gem is part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The Namekagon River begins in Bayfield County, flowing through Sawyer, Washburn and Burnett counties prior to meeting up with the St. Croix. While many people recognize the name, Namekagon River, few realize that this is part of the national park system...

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Summer Festivals to Mark on Your Calendar-July/August

June 22, 2017

There have been some exciting events happening all throughout Washburn County, and summer has just begun. Get ready, because we’ve got way more to come during July and August. From the world-famous Spooner Rodeo to Jack Pine Savage Days, get those calendars out and mark these festivals down....

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ATVing: Explore the Trails of Washburn County

May 19, 2017

ATVing. That one simple verb brings loads of excitement for young and old alike. What do you think of when you think of “ATVing?” Do you think of getting together with friends to explore places that you simply can’t reach by vehicle? Do you think of getting away from it all and spending some time in the vast forests of Northwest Wisconsin...

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Summer Festivals to Mark on Your Calendar-May/June

May 19, 2017

Summer is coming to Washburn County, and this summer is jam packed with events, festivals, and activities sure to have something for the whole family. From the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day to the Tri-County Dairy Breakfast...

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Quest for the Best Bloody Mary

April 28, 2017

The quest for the best bloody mary seems to be never ending, not that we mind, really. Recently we asked our locals and visitors “Who, in Washburn County, has the best bloody?” It led us to a very important question...

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Wisconsin Great Northern is Welcoming Sweethearts

January 18, 2017

The Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad wants to offer something special for all those sweethearts the whole month of February now that they are open for their first year round operation.

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Fall in Love with Washburn County

September 23, 2016

What is better than Washburn County in the Summer?…Washburn County in the Fall!! With much to do during the summer, you can stay just as busy around here during the beautiful fall months. With the luscious green trees changing to the beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows there are many different ways to...

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Kids Scavenger Hunt for Family Fun

August 2, 2016

Have your kids ever been glued to a screen while on vacation? Washburn County has the perfect solution; take them on the Kids Scavenger Hunt to discover Washburn County. On the scavenger hunt there are a variety of activities to do such as visiting Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, going swimming at a local beach, taking a train ride...

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ATV Scenic Tour: A Cool Way to Explore the Trails

July 15, 2016

Washburn County has a fun new way to explore the area ATV trails. The Washburn County ATV Scenic Tour allows ATV enthusiasts to learn about over 35 points of interest located along the 100+ mile ATV system. If you have ever been riding on a trail and wondered...

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Take a Step Back in Time with Washburn County's Antique Shops

July 1, 2016

Do you absolutely love searching for the perfect treasure? If so, Washburn County has a treasure hunt for you! The area offers a variety of antique shops that will take a true treasure-hunter days to explore. You'll find...

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