FUN ALL SEASONS LONG

The beauty of Wisconsin extends further than our changing leaves, crystal clear lakes and gentle snowfall. We embrace our distinct four seasons and an outdoor lifestyle by making the most of what nature has to offer and never taking our surroundings for granted. Here, we can race down a trail on a mountain bike using adrenaline as our fuel or leisurely pedal around Lake Mendota with our family of four in tow. Here, we can whitewater raft one day and wake up the next to spend hours reeling in a lure. Here, you can do it all—because throughout the year, we have it all.

Wisconsin climate: Spring at the state capital in Madison, Wisconsin

SEASONAL FACTS

#3

OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE
It all comes together in Wisconsin to form one of the best quality of life scores in the country.

US News Best States

160+

SPECIES OF FISH
Wisconsin waters hold over 160 types of fish, much to the delight of our anglers and nature enthusiasts.

Wisconsin DNR, 2017

#10

BEST PUBLIC PARKS
Wisconsin makes the top ten in the nation for best public parks.

Trust for Public Land, 2016

50+

OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATIONS
Prost! Oktoberfest celebrations take place throughout the state celebrating beer, fall and our German heritage.

Funtober.com, 2017

120+

APPLE ORCHARDS
Every year, Wisconsinites look forward to picking their own fresh fruit for pies, canning and more.

Wisconsin Orchards Directory, 2017

1,200 MILE

ICE AGE TRAIL
Wisconsin snowshoers love the Ice Age Trail along glacial landscapes.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, 2017

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Seasonal Events

Bayfield Apple Festival

October

Bayfield

Stone Lake Cranberry Festival

October

Stone Lake

Flyway Film Festival

October

Stockholm

American Birkebeiner

February

Hayward

WISCONSIN NEWS

From the latest announcements and economic developments to behind-the-scenes insight into the best state in the Midwest, find complete coverage of all things Wisconsin here.

City of Oshkosh receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of the former Gibson Auto Body

July 30, 2020|Comments Off on City of Oshkosh receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of the former Gibson Auto Body

The City of Oshkosh is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help in the renovation and preservation of the former Gibson Auto Body into a unique gathering space in downtown Oshkosh. Read More

Connect with export partners in South Korea via WEDC’s virtual trade venture

July 28, 2020|Comments Off on Connect with export partners in South Korea via WEDC’s virtual trade venture

To help Wisconsin companies continue to grow their exports even while international travel is limited, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is organizing a virtual Global Trade Venture that will connect Wisconsin exporters with potential buyers, distributors and other partners in South Korea. Read More

City of Ripon receives $190,000 state grant to support redevelopment of a vacant grocery store

July 22, 2020|Comments Off on City of Ripon receives $190,000 state grant to support redevelopment of a vacant grocery store

The City of Ripon is receiving a $190,000 state grant to help in the renovation of a vacant former grocery store into an indoor urban vertical farm produce operation with the potential for retail operations and a future rooftop garden. Read More

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Scenic landscape, high qualify of life and an abundance of recreational activities

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One thing Wisconsin’s regions all have in common is how unique they are. Every community in Wisconsin holds its own individual charm and characteristics, making our state one of the best options for fulfilling your personal and career goals.

From the natural playground of our forests and lakes to the vibrant communities hosting world-renowned festivals and farmers markets, Wisconsin balances enriching experiences with the essentials of a superior education and high-quality healthcare. Regardless of what you’re looking for, one of our safe, diverse neighborhoods is a good place to start being more you.

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