February 12, 2013

Local Attractions

Lambeau Field ToursGreenBay-Logo

Visit Green Bay’s historic Packers stadium. Take advantage of being so close to Lambeau Field, only about 3 ½ hours from YWAM Northwoods. Stadium tours allow fans to experience the Packers’ history-rich facility first-hand and see several behind-the-scenes areas.

Visit packers.com for more information.
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Wisconsin Dells Water ParkDells-Logos

Take a weekend and visit “The Waterpark Capitol of the World” in Wisconsin Dells only 3 hours away. There are both indoor and outdoor water parks that are some of the best you will ever experience.

Visit wisdells.com for more information.

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The Town of Hayward


Just over an hour drive north will take you to the cozy, unique town of Hayward where there are lots of fun things to do, places to see, and world-renown events to attend.

Be sure to try the area’s famous “Friday Night Fish Fry” served weekly at area restaurants. For those who can’t get enough fish, check out the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum. This jaw-dropping 143-foot-long, 41-foot-tall musky is full of fishing history and memorabilia.



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The Birkie Saturday, February 23, 2013

Every year Hayward rallies 10,000 contestants and countless fans to the finish line of the American Birkebeiner, North America’s largest cross country ski race.

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Lumberjack World Championships – July 25-27, 2013


Each year, tens of thousands of spectators have come to the small town of Hayward, Wisconsin from all over the globe to watch the world’s finest compete in the “Granddaddy” of all Lumberjack sports competitions: Lumberjack World Championships®. It is three days of challenge, determination and pure strength for both men and women competing in events that began in the forests of America.

The thunder of chainsaws, the quick feet of log rollers, the brute strength of the sawyers and choppers, plus the amazing agility and speed of the pole climbers, will not allow your heart to stop pounding throughout this amazing world championship event.

The Lumberjack World Championships® is recognized as the premier Lumberjack sporting event in the nation where lumberjacks and lumberjills from around the world including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Czech Republic come to compete for the gold.

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Tremblay’s Sweet Shop Haywardtremblays2

10569 S Main St  Hayward, WI 54843

(715) 634-2785

Tremblay’s is one of my very favorite candy shops ever, with a great variety and super fun atmosphere. We love watching through the window as workers stir the fudge and make brittle and candy right before us. We love the center island of candy jars where employees weigh your wishes by the pound. And we absolutely adore the pecan turtles, which we could eat every day of the year with no trouble! The only problem at Tremblay’s is deciding what you want!

Along with the turtles, I love the malted milk balls here—chocolatey and malty, way better than the brand name mass-produced version you can buy in stores. We totally love the wide assortment of gummy things. And then there are those dang turtles. Over the years, we’ve tried other things—the brittle is great, the fudge is good, the haystacks are delicious. But if I had a pound of malted milk balls and a box of turtles, life would be good for quite some time!

A pound of specialty fudge makes a great Christmas gift.

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Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival September 1315, 2013


Each year in mid-September, thousands of fat tired fliers descend on the towns of Cable and Hayward in northwestern Wisconsin to take on the off-road bicycle tests of endurance and agility offered during the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival weekend.

Since its inception in 1983, the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival has built a popularity and reputation that is unmatched in the sport today. From the 27 hardy cyclists who lined up to challenge the unknown trails of the Chequamegon in the first year, to the sold out limited field of 2,500 who are chosen by a random lottery, the Festival has earned the title of the “Nation’s Most Popular Off Road Bicycle Adventure.” For more information call (715) 798-3594 or visit www.cheqfattire.com.



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Christie Mountain

ChristieChristie Mountain, tucked away in the Blue Hills of Northern ChristieMtn-LogoWisconsin, makes the most of its 350-foot vertical drop thanks to its wide variety of skiable terrain, 40% easier terrain, 25% More Difficult terrain and 35% Most Difficult. Christie boasts 21 ski trails, with their longest run being 4,000feet.

Christie Mountain also has Night Skiing on all of its trails, 6 lifts, a terrain park and tubing options; one double chairlift, one t-bar and three rope tows service the mountain. Visit christiemountain.com for more details.