When most people hear “Wisconsin,” they think of football, beer, and cheese, but we promise it’s not just about that. Whether you’re jet skiing around Lake Michigan or seeing some live music at the annual Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is brimming with things to do in the summertime. Here are some ideas to get you inspired to visit the Badger State this summer!
Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI; 1.5 hours from Pine Country RV Resort
For two weeks every summer in Milwaukee, WI, the city is pulsing with excitement for the annual Summerfest! Milwaukee Summerfest brings people together to see great musical performances and celebrate the best season of the year. Concerts take place all over the city of Milwaukee over two weeks in late June through early July. This year is the festival’s 50th anniversary and will have legendary acts like Bob Dylan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul Simon, Brandi Carlile, P!nk, Zac Brown Band, and more, coming to celebrate! To purchase passes and review detailed event information at summerfest.com
Safehouse, Madison, WI, 35 minutes from Lakeland Camping Resort
Just about 35 minutes from the Lakeland Camping Resort in Milton is Safehouse in Madison, WI. Just to get into the front door of this restaurant, you’ve got to either know a password or 007 your way in by doing a series of challenges. Don’t worry, these challenges can be done by anyone! This one-of-a-kind establishment has been serving “special agents” since 1966 and recently opened a second location in Chicago, IL.
Wisconsin Dells, Arrowhead RV Resort
Sure, the Wisconsin Dells area is certainly known for its water parks, so why not try something new in this area and take the water fun to the lake! There are a few boat rental companies in the area including Dells Watersports, Schleef’s Bait Shop & Pontoon Rentals, and Holiday Shores Boat Rental. Also be sure to head down to Duchess Plaza in downtown Wisconsin Dells to catch free live entertainment every Friday.
La Crosse, WI; 25 minutes from Nesohonoc Lakeside Camping Resort
Feel like taking an excursion a little bit west of Lake Michigan? Head to La Crosse, WI where you can also rent boats to tube, ski, or jet around the water. Also be sure to check out Grandad Bluff, one of the most popular attractions in La Crosse. This city park towers 1200 feet above sea level and features picnic areas, fantastic hiking, and biking, and offers views of the Mississippi River Valley and three states. It’s no wonder many Wisconsinites call it Wisconsin’s “most scenic view.”
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