At Wisconsin Trails, we are always working on articles about Wisconsin’s great destinations and events. Countless times, we find ourselves thinking, I want to do that or I want to go there. This year, we decided it’s time to get out and do some of those things, so we made our own Wisconsin to-do lists. The challenge: see or do everything on our lists by the end of 2012. The only requirement was at least half had to be outside of a 30-mile radius of our downtown Milwaukee office.

Throughout the year, we’ll be blogging about our progress and posting photos and videos as we check off the items on our lists. Follow us on this blog. And if you have any tips for us before we head to your area or favorite spot, be sure to let us know. What are your Wisconsin resolutions for the new year? Share them here, on our Facebook page or e-mail kscheuing@wistrails.com.

Our progress so far:

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Chelsey        Chelsey's BucketChelsey's BucketBucketBucketBucketBucketBucketBucketBucketBucket

Shailah        Steven's Point BreweryBucketBucketBucketBucketBucketBucketBucketBucketBucket

Jerry            Frank's DinerBucketBucketBucketBucketBucketBucketBucketBucketBucket

Click on the colored buckets to read about items we’ve checked off our lists. See the complete lists below, and click here to read why we picked our spots.

Kristen, editor

1. Camp at Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville
2. Tour the House on the Rock,
Spring Green
3. Drop in on Big Top Chautauqua,
4. Check out Sputnikfest, Manitowoc
5. Bike the Elroy–Sparta State Trail, Monroe County
6. Take my mom to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help,
7. Go to a Green Bay Packers game, Green Bay
8. Get my fix at ChocolateFest,
9. Tour Ten Chimneys,
Genesee Depot
10. Compete in the Amateur Trapshooting Association State Shoot, 

Chelsey, assistant editor

1. Snowshoe at Wyalusing State Park, Prairie du Chien
2. Partake in Milwaukee’s polar plunge,
3. Sail on the S/V Denis Sullivan,
4. Watch the Peninsula Players perform,
Fish Creek
5. Camp at Newport State Park
, Ellison Bay
6. Explore Aztalan,
7. Explore western Wisconsin’s fantastic foursome: Cave of the Mounds, Little Norway, Wollersheim Winery and House on the Rock,
Blue Mounds, Prairie du Sac and Spring Green
8. Kayak the Apostle Islands, Bayfield
9. Bike Elroy–Sparta State Trail, Monroe County
10. Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum,

Shailah, creative director

1. Tour Taliesin, Spring Green
2. Visit Baraboo
3. Tour the Stevens Point Brewery,
Stevens Point
4. Visit with Walter Hamady,
Mount Horeb
5. See a movie at Big Sky Twin Drive-In Theatre,
Wisconsin Dells
6. Camp on Rock Island,
Door County
7. Go cliff-jumping at Redgranite Quarry,
8. See Big Manitou Falls,
9. Make an appointment at Milwaukee Community Acupuncture,
10. Visit Sweet Water Organics,

Jerry, photographer

1. Kayak the Apostle Islands, Bayfield
2. Fly-fish the Bois Brule River,
Douglas County
3. Camp at Crystal Lake Campground in the Northern Highland–American Legion State Forest with my grandsons,
Vilas County
4. Go ziplining with my wife,
Lake Geneva
5. Photograph the Clam Lake elk herd
6. Have an Island Rum Punch at Tom’s Burned Down Café in La Pointe,
Madeline Island
7. Go dog sledding
8. Canoe the Kickapoo
9. Eat at Franks Diner again,
10. Photograph the Central Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival,
Marathon County

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