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Foggy Morning

Fall weather sets in on Lake Minocqua. This northern community usually sees it first snow in October and lazy summer days are at an end. In a short time, snowmobiles will be racing on the lake and traversing groomed trails through the woods. On this day I got up early to photograph a sunrise and […]

Fall on 51

Highway 51 intermittently runs though the central United States from New Orleans to Lake Superior. An old highway that has been mostly replaced by the interstate highway system. That is, until it becomes the main thoroughfare after it passes through Wausau, Wisconsin. Then it passes through the cranberry bogs and then through northern Wisconsin forests. […]

Eagle Tree

In Wisconsin’s Northwoods you will find a large number of Eagles along the rivers and lakes. They like to take over dead trees along bodies of water so they can watch for fish. Once they find their prey they will screech, dive into the water and come up with a fish. These are what I […]

Sunset on Lake Minocqua

The iconic boathouses of Lake Minocqua create the character of the area. The lake is well known for its sport fishing. Also, the lake surrounds the town of Minocqua making the boathouses a major source of activity. Photographing the boathouses is best done by boat but a lot of good scenes can be captured from […]

Minocqua Trestle

One hot summer afternoon in 1954 I was bundled onto a waiting train in St. Louis’ iconic Union Station. By noon the next day I was crossing this trestle leading to Minoqua, Wisconsin’s station. This was the beginning of my love of this small town in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Minoqua is an Island City (town) surrounded […]

Bald Eagle

We are fortunate in the Midwest, particularly our Great Rivers area where the Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri rivers merge to have these beautiful birds living here. Unfortunately the best time to see them is during the very cold months of January and February. Another good place to spot these eagles is in the Wisconsin Northwoods. […]

Red Boathouse

Here is a small boathouse on Lake Tomahawk in Minocqua, Wisconsin. Lake Tomahawk is part of a chain of lakes in what is known as the Lakeland area. The lakes are connected by a series of channels that allow you to visit neighbors by boat or tie-up in Downtown Minocqua for some shopping. Click here […]

The Thirsty Whale

This one of my favorite Minoqua, Wisconsin boathouse photos. This is not really a boathouse. It is the Thirsty Whale restaurant on the lake. It is a very old structure with some interesting neon lights that make it a great photographic subject.    

Northwoods Sunrise

Take Highway 51 north out of Wausau, Wisconsin and farmland will turn to woods which will soon be surrounded by scenic lakes. Here you will be in the Great Northwoods of Wisconsin. This is a view from the Highway 51 bridge of a sunrise on Lake Minocqua. This bridge, crossing into the town of Minocqua […]

Lumberjack Steam Train

In Laona Wisconsin, you will find the Lumberjack Steam Train. This actual steam train will take you back in time to an actual logging camp in Northern Wisconsin. This is the back-end of the train disappearing into the woods.

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