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Fireworks & 4th of July Fun

We are getting ready to celebrate America’s birthday, here, there & everywhere across America. So, you want to know where to take in the fireworks? We have all the details and lucky for you there are plenty of options around Washburn County. Saturday, July 3rd Celebrate in Shell Lake in more ways…

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Hidden Gems: Spooner, WI

Washburn County’s largest community, Spooner, boasts a population of just over 2,500. This charming small town is the next feature in our hidden gems series. From top-notch dining to one of the best downtowns in Northwest Wisconsin, a trip to Spooner will not disappoint! Spend Some Time Downtown A…

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Hidden Gems: Long Lake Area

It seems as though Northwest Wisconsin is full of hidden gems. Our next stop on our hidden gems tour offers so many hidden gems, but truly, it’s the lake itself that’s the biggest hidden gem. We’re talking about none other than Long Lake. Some of you may have known about Long Lake for years, while…

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Hidden Gems: Minong, WI

For the second article in our “Hidden Gems” series, we head to the northern part of Washburn County. Nestled among mighty pines and pristine lakes, the Minong area offers some remarkable spots that you may not have checked out yet. From some amazing spots to take a dip in the water to one of the…

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Fishing in WashCo

It’s that time of the year again…fishing is opening for the season! Around here, we could say it almost feels like a holiday. With nearly 1,000 lakes (964 to be exact), Washburn County offers a fisherman’s paradise. So as you’re gearing up for your time on the water let us give you a few tips…

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Made in WashCo: Crystal Creek

Sometimes the things that we make are tangible. You can hold them in your hands and feel their texture. Sometimes the things that we make go a little deeper. They make a little more impact. Animal nutrition is one of those things. We recently had a chance to sit down with the owner of Crystal Creek…

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Spring Hiking Hot Spots

The snow and ice have gone away in Washburn County which means the wildlife and vegetation are starting to 'spring' back to life. Now is the perfect time to lace up those hiking boots and venture into the great outdoors to hit up some of the exceptional hiking hot spots that Washburn County had to…

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Best of WashCo: Favorite Fish Fry 2021

This is Wisconsin. Wisconsin is full of amazing traditions. Traditions that Wisconsinites take very seriously. The Friday Night Fish Fry is most definitely one of those traditions. Whether it’s pan fried perch over an open flame, a family-style fish fry overlooking a gorgeous northwoods lake, or…

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Hidden Gems: Birchwood, WI

Whether it’s the best place to grab breakfast or a peaceful spot to take in the gorgeous views, there’s one thing we know for sure, our visitors (and locals!) know some of the best ways to explore our beautiful area so we took your comments to help us to create this great ‘go to’ guide. First up in…

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Best of WashCo: Outdoor Adventurer 2021

Washburn County is like a giant playground for outdoor adventurers and enthusiasts. With hundreds of miles of recreational trails, nearly 1,000 lakes, almost 150,000 acres of public land to explore, and 700 miles of rivers and streams your choices for outdoor exploration and exhilaration are…

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