Seeing Green

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Boat Jam, by Ryan Meiborg, General Manager at the Shoreline Boat Center

It’s the party of the summer: Boat Jam on Norwegian Bay! Every year, Shoreline Boat Center puts a bandon a barge, puts the barge on the bay, and celebrates the lake lifestyle. Bring your boat or walk the boardwalk to join in the fun. There’s never...

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Biking – by Todd Sharp, avid cyclist and, his weekly “Prune” column in the Green Laker offers readers a cheerfully skewed perspective on the aging process

I've pedaled through the Colorado Rockies, the New York Finger Lakes, the Natchez Trace, the peanut country of Virginia and many roads between. The familiar route around Green Lake is one of the finest I’ve ever taken. Out here, the tranquil farm roads provide...

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Hiking – by Thomas Eddy, Adjunct Biology Professor, Botanist, and Author who advocates for Wisconsin natural areas

Walk. Saunter. Stroll. Ramble. Wander. Mosey. Amble. Meander. Hike. Visitors can do all these and more while enjoying the picturesque trails and boardwalks established in and around the Green Lake area. Many of...

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Memorial Day, by Mark Kramer, Commander for the American Legion Post 306 and the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year

Shortly after I returned from Vietnam, I marched with the Color Guard leading the Memorial Day parade in Green Lake for the first time. As we turned the corner onto Mill Street, I was moved to...

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Parks, by Roberta Martin, Marketing and Program Coordinator at the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

My personal favorite park in town is Playground Park. It’s a great place to visit on Friday afternoons throughout the summer season as there’s place for the kids to play while Mom and Dad check out the local Farmers Market. Just...

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Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing, by Roberta Martin, Marketing and Program Coordinator at the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

For people who are craving outdoors time during winter, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing at the Green Lake Conference Center is a great option! Last winter, albeit with some hesitation, I decided to try...

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Ice Skating at Deacon Mills Park or “It’s A Wonderful Ice” by the Green Lake Renewal Project

Over the course of the winter, parts of the lake can accumulate as many as 36 inches of ice. The most convenient way to enjoy it is on the ice rink in Deacon Mills Park....

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Brew Fest, by Scott Krause, General Manager of the Heidel House Heidel

House Brew Fest is special because, in one place, over 30 Wisconsin microbreweries come together and put their most beloved flavors forward for guests to taste and choose the best. Whether you’re partial to IPAs, stouts, ambers or something else, you have the opportunity...

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Thrasher Opera House – by Roby Irvin, the Executive Director of the Thrasher Opera House

Built in 1910, the Thrasher Opera House served as a community center and venue for the performing arts for three decades, until its conversion into a warehouse during World War II. After the war, the building fell silent and slowly descended into disrepair. In 1994, local real...

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Town Square – by Fran Hill, CEO of Town Square

For the last three years, our beautiful, historic courthouse has taken on a new life as a fabulous community center called Town Square, entirely created and supported by the people of the Green Lake...

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Escapade Lake Cruises – by Anna Koplin, Assistant General Manager at the Heidel House Resort and Spa

The only sightseeing tour on the lake, the Escapade keeps the area’s roots alive. The captains set thescene with tales of early inhabitants, all the way through to families who have lived or vacationed here...

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Coming to Green Lake….BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

Come join us down at Deacon Mills Park for a rockin’ bonanza of fun tunes, good food and cold drinks! Taking place on August 15, 2015 from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm…hear six bands compete for $2000 cold, hard cash and the title of the best Green Lake band!  Come...

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