We typically arrive at new locations fairly unprepared. We don’t do a lot of research on the “must sees”, we know little about climates and economics, activities and topography. Blame it slightly on laziness, but moreso it is about wanting to be surprised with what we find. We go in with few expectations, and are almost always rewarded with having them overwhelmingly surpassed.
Such is the case again in northern Wisconsin – for every drive we take along a new road, we find ourselves reversing for a second look and reaching for our cameras.
Lakes are everywhere. At every turn, at every few minutes driving along the highway. Even such that it appears we are driving into or over them.
Wisconsin has over 15,000 different lakes and not to mention it borders two of the biggest lakes in the world, Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
It is a haven for us. As avid kayakers, amateur photographers, and professional staring-out-in-blissful-wonderment-ers.
wow I wanna take pictures like Pete and Dalene. Great work love them all.
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Thanks mate, it’s pretty hard not to take a nice photo here.
What another gorgeous photo set. You really are giving Wisconcin tourism a huge boost!
Thanks Marie-Eve 🙂 It’s been beautiful so far and now that the snow has arrived its a completely different landscape.
Wisconsin is close to my home in Thunder Bay, Ontario and every photo here looks identical to my surroundings. I love Northwestern Ontario for all the same reasons that you’re loving Wisconsin. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!
I can imagine the shield being exactly like this region. For nature lovers it’s a haven.
You have made me fall in love with Wisconsin again! Gorgeous pics!
Thanks Sherry! It’s hard not to fall in love with this state 🙂
15k lakes!!! That makes for such beauty at one single place of which you have shown us a part… Beautiful captures.
Have a lovely day Dalene and Pete 🙂
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Yes, a lot of lakes indeed! And thank you Arti for you kind words and compliments. You have a lovely day yourself 🙂
Your pictures are beautiful! Wisconsion always seems so peaceful just like your pictures.
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We can’t speak for all of Wisconsin being that way (yet!) but where we are certainly is peaceful. 🙂
Very pretty! Reminds me a bit of parts of Ohio. 🙂
And I agree with Marie-Eve – Wisconsin tourism should be thanking you two!
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I wish it was just as easy as sending them an invoice – ha! 🙂
Your photography always takes my breath away! 🙂
Thanks Becki! 🙂
Awesome Photographs. My favourite of the set is the third one. 🙂
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As usual, gorgeous photos! I visit northern Wisconsin quite often since my in-laws live there. There are definitely some beautiful lakes and other under-the-radar places to visit — don’t tell anyone. 🙂
That is the trouble with being travelers AND bloggers – wanting to keep great places a secret, but also needing to share our travels with the world! Haha
You are in my neck of the woods. Welcome! Places to see:
Copper Falls, Mellen, WI
Smith Rapids covered bridge, Park Falls, WI
Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland, WI
all of these locations are close to you. Feel free to email me if you would like any other suggestions of sites to see.
Thanks for all the tips Janice! We did make it to Chippewa Falls already (and, were disappointed that there were no actual falls – haha!) but will definitely be searching on the other places you listed.
I grew up in Sheboygan, WI and your pictures bring back great memories of our family weekend “daytrips” all over the state! Please keep continuing to share your photos!!
Will do Mindi! We’re here for awhile! 🙂
Northern Wisconsin is a scenic place. Who will not stop to admire the beautiful lakes. Your pictures are amazing.
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Seriously, these photos look so dreamy! Especially the last one. Didn’t think Winsconsin had it in her. 😉
She is an underrated beauty, that is for sure.
If you haven’t already, check out the Bayfield area. Breathtaking in the winter. If it snows, go to Meyer’s Beach (just west of Bayfield) and hike in the snow, I have some awesome pictures from a trip a few years ago.
We are anxious to get up to Bayfield! Had planned to do so this week but then the snow all melted, so it is on our radar to get up there very soon (just waiting for more snow)!
Dang, amazing photos! You guys have a real talent for photography. I love it!