Spring has Sprung


Spring has Sprung in Washburn County

May 11, 2018

It is currently warm and sunny in Birchwood, Wisconsin, a sure sign that spring has finally sprung. After months of dreary skies and repetitive snowfalls, Wisconsinites are welcoming the warmer weather with open arms. With sunny skies ahead, communities and individuals begin to start outdoor events and adventures.

Fishing season has been a big hit around the Northwoods since it opened on May 5th. Business has increased greatly along the nearly 1,000 breathtaking lakes in Washburn County. Birchwood’s Bluegill Capital and Long Lake’s Walleye Capital have been popular fishing locations for many. The lakes and rivers also offer kid’s fishing areas for younger children who are just starting to get the hang of this ever so popular activity.

Golf has also been an increasing activity due to the warm weather. Many extravagant courses are speckled between the sparkling lakes and lush forests. Over seven golf courses lay within Washburn County. Families, friends, and individuals can enjoy afternoons golfing, driving golf carts, and enjoying tasty food while they’re at it.

Washburn County offers scenic explorations of the rivers through kayaking, tubing, and canoeing. It is a beautiful place to float down a river or explore canoe portage routes. A popular place to explore is the Namekagon River, which lies within fifty miles of Washburn County. This river is one of the first eight to be declared as a Wild & Scenic River. Many different rentals lie along the river where paddle boards, shuttles, canoes, kayaks, and tubes are all available.

Looking for adventure? Geocaching is an enthralling outdoor activity! Hunters use GPS coordinates to find caches hidden throughout the county. Some caches are hidden in plain sight while others are cleverly camouflaged! In Washburn County there are over 150 caches! Geocaching offers a chance to explore more of Washburn County’s exuberant landscapes!

 As spring continues to spread the Washburn County hopes to see an increasing number of visitors discovering on their own! Washburn County Tourism offers many more events which can be found at www.washburncounty.org. Get out to the county and enjoy the activities provided by the amiable temperatures!

About the writer: Jenna is a 9th grader at Birchwood High School. She is a passionate writer and takes opportunities to work on stories often. Jenna loves attending and volunteering at many events and activities throughout the community. She is very excited to be a part of the Junior Blogger program through Washburn County Tourism Association and continue to write about this beautiful place she calls home.