February 23, 2006

Around Wisconsin

World-Class Skiers arrive for the Birkie!
Thanks to the recent generous snowfall, outdoor fun is in full-throttle! Gas up the snowmobile or wax up the skis and enjoy your favorite outdoor activity. Speaking of skiing, cross-country skiers from around the globe will test their skill and tenacity in the 33rd American Birkebeiner, February 23-25, 2006, in Wisconsin of course! And don't forget to check Wistravel.com to find out what's going on Around Wisconsin!

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Cable, Wisconsin - Fun in the Forest

In the midst of the Chequamegon National Forest lies the Cable Area of Northwest Wisconsin. Over three hundred miles of mapped and marked trails are here for the outdoor enthusiast. It's not unusual to sight deer, bear, porcupine, bald eagles, and other forest animals. The fall colors begin in late August and reach their splendid peak near the end of September. Most trails in the system are ideal for mountain biking from May through November, almost 7 months of fat tire fun! Hayward's unique setting and northwoods appeal make it an ideal destination. Breathe in the fresh air and relax in the beautiful Northwoods, or challenge yourself with one of many outdoor sport activities the Area has to offer. Or if its fishing you're into, Sawyer County is the place!

The temperatures are falling and the excitement is rising for skiers, spectators, volunteers and area residents looking forward to the 2006 American Birkebeiner. The Cable - Hayward area is home to North America's largest and most prestigious cross-country ski marathon and half-marathon, along with various sprints and other festivities. Over 9000 skiers will wind thru some of the hilliest terrain in the Midwest, beginning near Cable and ending at Hayward approximately 51 grueling kilometers later.

The Sons of Norway/Swiss Miss Barnebirkie will be held on Thursday, February 23rd, at 1:00 p.m. Over 1,000 children ages 3 to 13 will participate in the event, featuring courses of 1K, 2.5K and 5K in length. The 7th Annual CenturyTel Junior Birkie will be held on Friday, February 24th, at 9 a.m. at Telemark Resort in Cable and is open to youth skiers ages 10-15 years of age for the 3.5 kilometer Free Technique (skate or stride) Individual Race.

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Events in Wisconsin

Feb 9 - Mar 26 Sturgeon Bay - Scandinavian Glass Exhibit. Fairfield Art Museum.
Feb 17 - Mar 12 Madison - Our Town. Madison Rep Theatre at The Playhouse with this great drama.
Feb 25 Tomah - Western Wisconsin Antique Show. Recreation Park. Items from the tri-state area.
Feb 25 Oshkosh - Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Take a dip into the freezing waters of Lake Winnebago and raise money for Special Olympics.
March 3 Prairie du Sac - Wollersheim Winery Open House. Visit the vineyard's fermentation room and wine cellars.
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