When speech pathologist, Becky Payne, invited some of her patients to her 65-acre ranch in Wisconsin, she was amazed to see how one of her patients reacted to a cow that was in the pasture. This interaction planted the seed for Payne to create Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, which offers rehabilitation through licensed speech and occupational therapy incorporating animal-assisted therapy, hippotherapy and horticulture therapy.
Wisconsin is home to one of the most eclectic food scenes in the country, with delicacies like the Danish Kringle that pay homage to the state’s history, and more modern culinary developments that celebrate the region’s excellence in cheese production (we’re looking at you, cheese curds). But Wisconsin also has a number of more under-the-radar restaurants and foodie hotspots that are now being celebrated through some of the state’s most popular social media food influencers. Here are a few of Wisconsin’s most fabulous foodies to follow for a more authentic glimpse of the state’s thriving culinary scene.
The Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture is back for 2021 and will take place in Oshkosh from July 26 to August 1. With seven straight days of world-class aerobatics, historic airplane shows and airplane rides, AirVenture is the event to be for aviation enthusiasts.
Arts-related events are back in full swing around Southern Wisconsin. And the warmer temps of summer allow for several to take place outside on large patios, in city parks and betwixt sprawling country hills.
Madison’s Laura Bird is the author of Crossing the Pressure Line, a middle-grade novel for girls that is set to be published March 1, 2022 by Orange Hat Publishing, which is based in Waukesha. After a career in the field of nonprofit fundraising, Bird “finally decided to make the leap to creative writing.”
A Hamptons-esque getaway is accessible within state limits on the Door County peninsula. These five activities should top any visitor’s must-do list—whether during a weekend jaunt or an extended vacay.
There is an array of food-based businesses devoted to whipping up batches of custard, ice cream and allergen-friendly frozen desserts all around Wisconsin. So if taking a dessert-themed road trip sounds like a fab idea, use the popular picks below as a must-stop guide.
Open daily for lunch and dinner, Liberty Station American Tavern and Smokehouse serves American comfort food that will leave you delightfully full while still craving “just one more bite.” The restaurant opened its doors in June 2020 on Rimrock Road near the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.
Wisconsin has no shortage of lush, untouched areas of blossoming nature all throughout the state. Which also means that the possibilities for ideal picnicking destinations are pretty much endless too. Here are the best spots to picnic in Wisconsin.
Sports are kind of a big deal in Wisconsin—and with the Milwaukee Bucks currently battling for a spot in the NBA Finals, now is the perfect time to enjoy a night out celebrating the incomparable spirit of the city. Here are some of the best sports bars to visit in Milwaukee.