Located at the top of Wisconsin, Bayfield County is considered the wild side of the Dairy State. It’s a place of majestic beauty, where heart thumping adventures and peaceful tranquility seamlessly weave into an outdoor paradise.
Episode 32: Exploring the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
With travel restrictions in place to help stop the spread of the COVID 19 virus, Co-hosts Nancy Christopher and Mary Motiff, Director of Bayfield County Tourism, are doing their part to keep their distance. This is a slightly edited version of a previous episode. They talked with Jennifer Maziasz, the Recreation Manager for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest about all the ways to explore and enjoy the nearly 1.5 million acres of public lands and waterways in Bayfield County.
Episode 31: Relaxation and Spa Serenity
No matter what time of year, Bayfield County is a great place to
relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with nature. On this episode,
Mary Motiff talks about what makes Bayfield County a great place to get away from it all. Half a million acres of public land offer an abundance of ways to recreate outdoors in some of the most beautiful and scenic parts of the state.
Episode 30: Ice Fishing and Ice Caves
On this episode of Bayfield County Wild, we talk to the area’s foremost authority on ice fishing and why Bayfield County is ideal for this popular pastime. Plus, will there be access to the famous ice caves on frozen Lake Superior this year? Our guest from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore fills us in on the details and why these magnificent ice formations draw thousands to the Northwoods.
Episode 29: Winter Trails and Sled Dog Racing
If you love snow, this is a great time to be in Bayfield County! With more than 30-inches of the white stuff falling overnight in December followed by numerous other storms, the Nordic ski trail systems are packed and groomed for outstanding skiing and snowshoeing. We chat with the new operations manager at Mt. Ashwabay about their plans for an entire season of family fun.
Episode 28: Hit the Trails, then Relax with a Local Brew
We are having “snow” much fun this episode as Director of Tourism Mary Motiff gets us ready for our favorite winter activities in Bayfield County. Owner and Brew master Bo Belanger shares what he calls his “living room” vibe at the South Shore Brewery, and Mary reveals some of Santa’s hang outs, the best bazaars to shop and lots of other events to get you in the holiday spirit.
Episode 27: Culinary Experiences to Savor in Bayfield County
You can learn a lot about a community’s local culture at its eateries. On this episode, Director of Tourism, Mary Motiff, shares some of the food experiences to savor in Bayfield County and takes us to the Old Rittenhouse Inn to find out about a local, holiday tradition that has been bringing the community together for more than 50 years. Plus, a film festival, wine weekend and other events to discover this November.
These podcasts are great introductions to an area I plan to visit soon. So much variety - activities, nature, lodging, other resources, these podcasts cover it all. Can’t wait to visit!
Nature lovers-listen to this!
This podcast is wonderful and showcases so many of the beautiful offerings of Northern Wisconsin’s Bayfield county. What an amazing area to visit with so much to see and do every season of the year!