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Pictures of Wisconsin – A Postcard Collection

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Words by Dalene Heck / Photography by Pete Heck

Canadians, Americans, family, friends, colleagues, and random internet friends, all exclaimed a similar word when we proclaimed we were heading to Wisconsin for a few months in winter:


With the exception of one friend, an old boss from my corporate days. When I disclosed our next destination over coffee last summer, Andrew, being a Brit who is very well-traveled, enthusiastically exclaimed:

Really? I love Wisconsin! If I could pick any place in the world to move, it would be there!”

To which he followed with:

Why didn’t I think of this before? I should just be following your blog and see where you are going to next so that I can follow and visit.”

Well, DUH.

We really came into Wisconsin expecting little, thanks largely to others scoffing at our decision to visit. And while the cheese-state hasn’t exactly rocketed to the top of our must-see list, it definitely has its alluring merits and is very worth a visit. We may not share Andrew’s enthusiastic view and aren’t rushing to move in, but we were pleasantly surprised with the oodles of postcard-perfect pictures in Wisconsin moments we had….

Morning in Wisconsin

A pier on a lake in Wisconsin

A postcard of a deer and turkeys

We did not expect to see turkeys during our stay, yet alone a deer hanging around with the turkeys.

Fall in Wisconsin

A cranberry patch

This was a cranberry field (patch?) we found while on a road trip through Wisconsin.

Sunrise in Wisconsin

Dog sledding with Wolfsong Adventures

Making wolfdog friends on our dog sledding adventure in Wisconsin.

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Snowshoeing on a frozen lake

A Wisconsin Pumpkin Patch

Finding a pumpkin patch in Wisconsin is easy as there are many scattered throughout the state. The patches make for great photographs and you can be super creative. If you happen to find a patch while driving be sure to have the farm’s permission prior to wandering into the field.

A bald eagle in mid lfight

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We really did love the peace and serenity that Wisconsin offered. Arriving in the fall offered us crisp mornings, the beautiful fall colours and wildlife sightings which we did not expect to see. Needless to say we took a lot of pictures of Wisconsin and we hope to make it back someday!

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  1. So glad you came to WI! It’s not that well-known, especially on the global scale, but I think you definitely did it justice. It’s not always the most exciting place ever, but it is beautiful. Glad you stopped by!

  2. It actually looks quite a lot like where I am from in Pennsylvania. My parents live on 60 acres of land south of the snow belt, meaning they just get dumped on in winter.

  3. Yay new postcards series! I think the snowshoeing one is my fav of this set.

    These photos remind me a lot of parts of Ohio, actually. … And also remind me how freaking cold I am at the moment. Haha.

  4. Great photos. You did a nice job show casing our north woods. Come back and see the rest of our beautiful state sometime!

  5. Wow, amazing pictures!!!

    Even though I can’t stand the winter, these pictures make me want to go to Wisconsin.

  6. I just love this. Honestly I am not a fan of cold winters (I lived in Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota), but your photos show the beauty in it and remind me of the importance of accepting all types of weather and places. The eagle photo is amazing.

  7. Having been born and raised in Wisconsin, I think you have captured some beautiful images. While I will always love WI and it will be “home” to me (currently living in Cheyenne, WY) most of the time I don’t miss the cold and all that snow. Wisconsin has it’s own beauty throughout the rest of the seasons too 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. I really hope to make it back during the summer, I really want to kayak the Apostle Islands and see the beautiful fall colors as well. You come from a very beautiful state!

  8. Wisconsin is stunningly beautiful!! And you do a great job of capturing it so well. Maybe you should be made the travel brand ambassador of Wisconsin!!
    Have a lovely day Pete and Dalene 🙂

  9. This is such a wonderful post, so much so it has brought tears to my eyes! Andy and I are so anxious to start our travels that it is easy to forget how beautiful and stunning Wisconsin really is! These photos bring us back to reality and proud to say we are from Wisco! 🙂

  10. Amazing photos. Don’t know Wisconsin at all. The more I read about this area the more interesting it becomes. Will be back in the later this year, we got a great deal with Tour America, may get to go then.

    Thanks for posting.


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