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Discovering the Hidden Gems of Wisconsin with Best Western

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Wisconsin is home to some of the most beautiful hidden gems waiting to be discovered. With over 40 Best Western Hotels & Resorts throughout the state, there’s a comfortable and affordable Best Western to call home. Discover Wisconsin with Best Western to the North, to the center of the state, and down South. Keep reading to learn of the endless adventures that await! 

Up North

Photo Credit: Wolfsong Adventures

Head to the North and embark on an unforgettable adventure in Bayfield, Wisconsin but first, book your stay with Best Western. Take an extraordinary tour through the undiscovered scenic wilderness with Wolfsong Adventures. This dog sledding experience is like no other and centered around their stunning Siberian Huskies. They offer a variety of tours each consisting of hands-on time with their dogs from petting to feeding, and the opportunity to learn how to drive a dog sled. Check out their unique tours here.

For a truly Wisconsin activity I’ll bet you’ve never heard of, travel to the town of Drummond to spectate or participate in the annual Barstool Races. Each year, on the third Saturday of February, Drummond Dirt & Sno-Jacks holds this entertaining and lighthearted event where participants hop on their handmade stools and race to the finish line! Enjoy these amusing races, food, beverages and raffles, including a big money raffle with a chance to win $7,500! You won’t want to miss it!

When you travel up North, of course you hear about the incredible snowmobiling, but have you ever heard of fat tire biking? Eagle River is actually home to many extensive fat-tiring biking trails that many visitors don’t know about! To name a few hidden gems, check out Nordmarka Trails with nearly 3 miles of wooded, wild fun. For more, ride on Afterglow Lake Resort Trails! Here’s a secret… They have a separate trail just for fat tire bikes! Take the road less traveled.

After discovering Northern Wisconsin, settle in the beautiful Northwoods at the Best Western Derby Inn right in Eagle River. Enjoy the comfortable and inviting ambiance and amenities including a tasty hot breakfast, game room, and relaxing heated pool and hot tub. Wherever you go, Best Western has got you covered.

Central Wisconsin

Photo Credit: Marathon County

In the central region of the state, there are many uncharted, unique activities and places to visit that make for a memorable trip, like the Merrill Ice Drags. Throughout January and February, racers keep the pedal to the metal on the frozen waters of Lake Alexander. Click here to find out more about upcoming events. This thrilling event is one of the many secret treasures found in central Wisconsin.

Curl up inside in Stevens Point at a true hidden gem… the Cozy Kitchen! Did you know that this charmingly classic diner is the oldest established restaurant in all of Stevens Point? It’s true and absolutely delicious. Stop by for fresh, homemade food.

Explore the outdoors and pave your own path by snowshoe or skis through the Nine Mile Forest in Wausau! This treasured trail ranges in difficulty so beginners and experts alike can enjoy the breathtaking terrain. There is even a designated trail for youth skiers, the Cookie Trail Loop, to ensure everyone can experience the beauty tucked away in central Wisconsin. For more information about this secluded trail system, click here.

Central Wisconsin is surely home to a wide variety of undiscovered activities and places only found in this region. Even better? Best Western is there for you wherever you may travel. While you’re in the area, call the Best Western Plus Wausau Tower Inn your home away from home. Or, stay at the cozy Best Western Plover-Stevens Point Hotel & Conference Center. The options are endless! 

Down South

Photo Credit: Vertical Illusions

Now it’s time to travel Southward bound to discover more of Wisconsin’s hidden treasures and unique adventures you may not have heard about! Wisconsin Dells is certainly one of them… This winter, check out Vertical Illusions Winter Zipline, a unique Wisconsin excursion. Ziplining is usually an activity for the summer, but during the winter, it is absolutely breathtaking. Zip line through the snowy tree tops of Chimney Rock Park for unforgettable views. After a day of thrills, check in for a comfortable night's stay at the Best Western Ambassador Inn & Suites right in the heart of the Wisconsin Dells.

Moving to the booming city center of Madison, Wisconsin, there are many community events to uncover, including the Frozen Assets Festival! The Frozen Assets Festival, on February 4th, will be held on the vast Lake Mendota and full of family fun for everyone. The best part? They’re free! If you’re competitive by nature, the Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk is the perfect activity for you. Have you ever heard of a 5K on ice? That’s right! To make it more of a challenge, this one-of-a-kind race will be entirely on the frozen waters of Lake Mendota. Register here! Make your trip to the capital city complete by staying at the Best Western Premier Park Hotel offering amazing amenities and breathtaking views of downtown.

For an exploration full of discovery, make your way to Kenosha to Petrifying Springs Park! This hidden gem is picturesque with towering trees and a pristine natural landscape that makes for a great escape. During the winter, it’s an idyllic winter wonderland with endless snowshoeing, cross country skiing trails and a steep sledding hill waiting for you to make memories of a lifetime. Explore this remote hotspot this winter.

Of course, Best Western has your back and a cozy place for you to stay during your discoveries in the southern region of the state. There’s no better place to warm up after your great exploration at Best Western Executive Inn Kenosha. Settle in the comfort of your Best Western room in any region of Wisconsin.

As you can see, Wisconsin is full of unique, hidden treasures that have not yet been discovered. Begin your discovery with Best Western and settle in their comfortable and affordable rooms along the way. Discover Wisconsin with Best Western all over the state from up North, to the center of the state, and down South. The adventures are endless. The best part? You never have to worry about finding a place to stay… Wherever Life Takes You, Best Western is There. 

Hailey Rose: Writer for Discover Mediaworks. A born & bred Wisconsinite with a love for fishing, hunting, and enjoying the great outdoors.


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