Regional breweries – buoyed by changes in the law and consumers' growing interest in local craft brews – are booming by the Big Lake, especially along the Minnesota shore.
At DaLou’s Bistro in Washburn, virtually everything is handcrafted by Dale and Louie Hanson using fresh ingredients, often from local farms and businesses. The wood-fired oven, imported from Italy, instills the pizza with a distinctive smoky flavor. more »
A robust group of pioneers in the late 19th century first blazed a trail to the Slate River Valley. These days, an enthusiastic generation of progressive farmers and entrepreneurs carry on in their footsteps, but in a 21st century style. more »
The Donald D. Ferguson Lake County Demonstration Forest showcases the latest forest management techniques to provide fiber and timber while maintaining wildlife habitat and creating an area for recreational and educational activities. more »
Some people have the idea that Bayfield shuts down and hibernates after Christmas. A few businesses are seasonal, but many are open year-round (even if the hours may change). Walk into a shop and often it’s the owner who will greet you. more »
Stretching for 7 miles, the skinny sandspit of Park Point in Duluth is the quintessential beach settlement and the birthplace of the city. more »
Bayfield Peninsula is large and the wildlife – deer, bears and wolves – far outnumber humans. You won’t find one stoplight in all of Bayfield County and your biggest stress might be catching the ferry to Madeline Island on time. more »
Young’s General Store in Wawa is well-known for the stuffed moose that greets visitors from the porch. People love posing for pictures with this true icon – sometimes the only moose that travelers will see while driving through Ontario. more »