Best place to view Bald Eagles

One of the best places in the United States to view Bald Eagles is Oneida and Vilas counties in Wisconsin and they continue to lead the way as the eagle numbers continue to grow. Surveys done last year found a total of 1,695 bald eagle nests occupied by breeding adults, an increase of 105 nestsContinue reading “Best place to view Bald Eagles”

Storm on Lake Minocqua

One of the great places on Lake Minoqua is the Thirsty Whale. Have lunch on the deck and drinks in the bar. It easily accessible from Minoqua’s main street or by car or boat. I only remember this as an old boat livery on the lake where you could store your boat, get repairs andContinue reading “Storm on Lake Minocqua”

Sunrise at The Beacons

Across Lake Minocqua from the Thirsty Whale lies the Beacons, a resort and timeshare property that was once the summer home of Fred. B. Snite, Jr. The Beacons’ distinctive lighthouse-style boathouse was built in 1908 and, according to local legend, was used by Snite to watch boat races, using mirrors and a periscope. Snite, sonContinue reading “Sunrise at The Beacons”

Fall Morning

This is one of my favorite photos of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Also, it may be one of my all-time favorite photos. This is early morning on Lake Minocqua as the snows were starting to set in. I got up early one morning to photograph a sunrise in this spot but was met with this surreal site:Continue reading “Fall Morning”

John Dillinger Hideout

This is one of my favorite places in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Little Bohemia is a beautiful lodge in a scenic area with an interesting history. Located on Little Star Lake in Manitowish Waters, Little Bohemia is a great place for Lunch or dinner. My wife and I go, from time to time, and have lunch inContinue reading “John Dillinger Hideout”

Camp Bridge

I have passed this bridge on Lake Tomahawk dozens of times over the past 60 years and never noticed the boathouse tucked back in a cove behind the bridge. This is Clearwater Camp hidden on a large lake in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. The green building is where the campers kept their canoes and other boats. MyContinue reading “Camp Bridge”

Classic Boathouse

The boathouses of Lake Minocqua make up its character and this is one of the best examples. These types are known as “wet” boathouses because they are completely over the water. This is a nice one because it has three stalls, living/recreation area on the second floor and a cupola for watching lake activity fromContinue reading “Classic Boathouse”

Minocqua Trestle

This old trestle is the centerpiece of Lake Minocqua in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. As a major logging town at the turn of the 20th Century, this was a major route in and out of the area including the town of Minocqua. Later the trains brought vacationers escaping from the heat of the bigContinue reading “Minocqua Trestle”

Amazing Lake Minocqua

Lake Minocqua is known for it’s sport fishing and scenic boathouses. Fish include: Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. It was a popular fishing hole for General Eisenhower and his family who regularly visited after the end of World War II through the 60’s. This particular boathouse was owned by Stafford “Casey” LambertContinue reading “Amazing Lake Minocqua”

Lost Canoe Lake

If you drive south from the tiny town of Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, you will find Lost Canoe Lake back behind the trees. You have to stop and walk down some trails to experience the beauty of the lake. The Northwoods of Wisconsin are filled with thousands of lakes all surrounded by forests, a wonderful placeContinue reading “Lost Canoe Lake”