Welcoming July in Wisconsin

What’s in store for Wisconsin this July?

Fruits and Vegetables

They are in season and ready to be picked. Head out to a local farm in Wisconsin to pick some fresh fruits and vegetables. Use them to make homemade jams, muffins, a stir-fry, or an afternoon snack. What’s getting ready for pickin’ this July?

  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Squash
  • Cherries
  • Cucumbers

Fairs and Festivals

  • Hayward Fly-In Pancake Feed
    July 8, 2012 | Sawyer County Airport
    All you can eat pancakes and airplane rides
    Vacation rentals in Hayward
  • Door County Folk Festival
    July 11-15, 2012 | Pinecrest Historical Village
    Dancing, children programs, concerts, & food
    Sister Bay vacation home
  • Joe Bucher Blues Fest
    July 28, 2012 | St. Germain Community Park
    Great music & Memphis-style smoked ribs
    St. Germain vacation properties 

Perfect weather for WI’s lakes and Rivers

Fact: Wisconsin has about 15,000 lakes! July is the time to enjoy all that Wisconsin has to offer. Spend a weekend or a week enjoying the waters. Relax on shore and enjoy the peacefulness, take a boat and try water skiing, or take a kayaking adventure.

Castle Rock lake

Castle Rock Lake in central Wisconsin

It’s not too late to plan a Wisconsin escape for this summer. Visit RentWisconsinCabins.com to find the perfect vacation property for you.

                            Popular WI vacation destinations:

          Eagle River          |          Twin Lakes         |         Wisconsin Dells

Summer of Fresh, Locally Grown Fruit in Wisconsin

Snack guilt-free this summer with fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and much more. Make sure you visit a local grower this summer.  One can expect strawberries to be ripe between June and mid July, raspberries from early July to August, and blueberries from late July to early September. Call ahead because peak seasons vary from year to year.

Berry Growers near Vacation Destinations

Lebo’s Bloomin Berries  |  River Falls
Products: Strawberries
715-684-4666
Vacation properties in River Falls

Camp Four Farm  |  Rhinelander
Products: Blueberries
715-272-1781
Rhinelander WI vacation lodging

Jefferson’s Berry Patch  |  Petenwell & Castle Rock lake
Products: Raspberries
608-339-3980
Petenwell Lake vacation properties
Castle Rock Lake vacation properties

Blue Vista Farm  |  Bayfield
Products: Raspberries, Blueberries, Apples, Jam
715-779-5400
Vacation listing in Bayfield

Golden Eagle Farm  |  Lac Du Flambeau
Products: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
715-588-9765
Resort and Ranch in Lac Du Flambeau

When and How to Pick

The best time to pick berries is either in the morning or evening when the sun is setting. This is so the sun does not soften the berries so they are easier to pick. When picking the berries, use both hands. One hand will be used to hold the branch while the other takes the berry. Pick only fully ripe berries and keep the stems on the fruit.

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Fun Summer Festivals in Wisconsin

Musky Festival  |  Hayward WI
June 21 – 24, 2012
Head out to this festival which celebrates Wisconsin’s Northwoods. It features sidewalk sales, large handmade arts & craft show, live music, and food booths. The event also holds a 5K Musky Run/Minnow Run and a catch & release fishing contest. Join Hayward, WI and all the fun.
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Christmas in July Craft Fair  |  St. Germain
July 5, 2012
St. Germain’s largest craft fair held at St. Germain Community Park. Also enjoy a pet parade and a visit from Santa!
St. Germain vacation properties
Culpepper & Merriweather Circus  | Minocqua
July, 9 2012
One-Ring, Big Top Circus is coming to the Northernwoods. Take the entire family to this authentic and classic experience with clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and animal acts!
Vacation properties in Minocqua, WI.

Fourth of July Festivals

Fireworks  |  Land O’ Lakes 
July 3, 2012
Land O’ Lakes vacation properties

Independence Day Celebration  | Minocqua
July 4, 2012
Parade, water activities, & fireworks
Vacation properties for renting in Minocqua

July 4th Celebration  |  Mercer
July 4th, 2012
5K run, live music, children activities, food, & fireworks
Mercer area rentals

4th of July Parade and Fireworks  |  Eagle River
July 4, 2012
Vacation listings in Eagle River

 

Wisconsin Farmers’ Market Season Is Here

Travel Wisconsin & Get Fresh Produce Along the Way

What do WI vacation properties and farmers’ markets have in common? Quite a bit actually. Vacation properties offer many modern amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen. So feel free to visit one of the many local WI farmers’ market and buy a few items. Snack on some fresh fruit, throw vegetables on the grill, and buy a specialty item for the entrée. Don’t be limited in a one room hotel room. Cabins, cottages, lodges, and homes in Wisconsin are a great way to spend a week or weekend enjoying the outdoors.

Fresh Produce at the Farmers Market

Take some time – choose a location and farmers’ market then use RentWisconsinCabins.com to find a vacation property. Simple.

Some WI Farmer’s Markets

Wisconsin Dells Farmers’ Market
Sundays 9am-1pm
Late May to late October
Thunder Valley Inn  |  WI Dells properties

Eagle River Farmer’s Market
Wednesdays 8:30-1pm
Early June to early October
Hwy 45 North of the Bridge  |  Eagle River Properties

Phillips Farmers Market
Saturdays 9am-Noon & Tuesdays 3-5:30pm
Mid July to October
Off Hwy 13, across the street from Copps  |  Phillips properties

Ferryville Market in the Park
Saturdays 9am-5pm
Early May to late October
Sugar Creek Park  |  Properties in Ferryville

Sparta Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays 3pm-6pm
Saturdays 8:30am-3:30pm
Early May to late October
Butterfest Grounds |  Sparta vacation properties

Northern Lakes Farmers’ Market
Mondays 12pm-4pm
Early June to early October
Feed Mill next to Kwik Trip  |  Hayward properties

Fish Creek Settlement Shops Farm Market
Wednesdays 10am-2pm
Early June to late October
Settlement Shops Courtyard  |  Listing in Fish Creek

Mineral Point Market
Saturdays 8:30am-11am
Early May to mid October
Watertower Park |  Property in Mineral Point

 

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WI Vacation Destination – Minocqua

It’s not too late to start to plan your summer vacation. The area of Minocqua, WI is widely known for its restaurants, peaceful atmosphere, and beautiful waters. The Vilas and Oneida counties have some of the largest concentrations of bodies of water in the world! Head out to one of the many lakes and rivers and experience Northern WI in an entirely new way. Choose from fishing, water recreation, kayaking, canoeing, and much more.

May 5th marked the opening day for fishing in the northern WI town of Minocqua. Whether you’ve been fishing for your entire life, are just starting, or plan on taking a family fishing outing – the Minocqua area is a great destination.

With an abundance of lakes, the Minocqua area has seen a tremendous demand for canoeing and kayaking. There’s something new to be seen on each escape in the peaceful waters. Some are more interested in the high energy water recreation sports that the area has to offer. If you’re wanting to spend a day out on the water but don’t have a boat or equipment, don’t worry! Rentals are readily available for all vacationers in the area.


           Other popular summer vacation locations:

St. Germain          |          Eagle River          |          Wisconsin Dells