Fun Features in Our Current Issue…

Surf City USA. You don’t have to travel to California to catch a wave. Try many surfers do!

It’s a Small, Small World. Columnist Dan Flannery is glad to know that even far away, he’s never too far from a fellow Wisconsinite.

Tranquil Havens. Mercer naturalist John Bates celebrates this state’s undeveloped lakes. Here are some you can paddle and appreciate.

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Photo courtesy of Visit Sheboygan

A Sweet Sappy Story. This teen entrepreneur from Colfax High School means business with his maple syrup enterprise.

The Family That Played Together. Six basketball players, ably coached by their dad, gave their hometown of Fairchild a needed lift.

Golden Memories of Golden Books. The nation’s largest publisher of children’s books was based in Wisconsin for decades.

His Focus Was Wisconsin. Appleton photographer Andrew Mueller chronicled the people of the state and its beauty for decades.

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Happy Trails to You. Wisconsin’s Nordic ski trails are well groomed in winter, thanks to dedicated volunteers. Meet one here.


Looking Up in Downsville. At Scatterbrain Cafe, Dunn County bicyclists take a break for fresh roasted coffee and more.

Show Us Your Snowman. Here's your excuse to get outdoors and get busy. If you send a photo, we'll be happy to consider your creation for this page. Click on How To Get Published for more information.

Our Readers’ Votes Are In! They’ve named the Grand Prize winner of our latest photo contest. Turn here to meet the people’s choice.
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Inside Every Issue…

On the Wild Side—by Tom Davis

My Favorite Ma & Pa Restaurant

Wisconsin-themed Crossword

What's Cookin' in Wisconsin

Window on Wisconsin—reader submissions

Wiscon-Scenes—professional photography

The Big Picture—fold-out panorama

Reader Photo Contest 2021

Treasure Hunt 2021

Where's the W? Contest

Short Memories

Vintage Views

ABOUT OUR COVER: While other songbirds leave us in winter, the black-capped chickadee is a loyal visitor to our backyards no matter how cold winter gets. This stalwart little pal was photographed near the town of Winter, in Sawyer County, by Linda Freshwaters Arndt.