2024 Burnett County Guide

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N. of Webster, WI 9-Hole Regulation Course 9-Hole Par 3 Course 2023 BurnettCounty of BurnettCounty Sentinel 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 MONDAYMADNESS 18 Holes with Cart Regulation 9 + Par 3... $ 25 Call for tee times available from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; must be used on Regulation 9 & Par 3; not valid for 18 holes on Regulation 9 or on holiday weekends. 715-349-4653 • 24024 WI-35 • Siren, WI BertysFami lyGol f. com Indoor Simulator Hitting Bay Fully Stocked Pro Shop WOOD RIVER GARDEN STORE Trees, Shrubs, Annuals, Perennials 715-463-2426 • 12099 St. Rd. 70 • Grantsburg, WI WoodRiverGardenStore.com FLORAL & GARDEN 715.463.2254 WildRiverPaddling.com 15177 WI-70, Grantsburg, WI PA LE • CAMP • SHOP Walk-Ins Welcome Paddle From 30 Min. - Overnight Excursions Live Entertainment Every Weekend On ATV & Snowmobile Trails 715-259-4440 • 30331 Co. Rd. H • Webb Lake, WI 715-349-2769 • 5046 Co. Rd. A • Webster, WI C R O W B A R Serving Food All Day • Full Menu Specialty Burgers • Daily Specials • Outside Deck siren, wi 5 DRIVE-THRU COFFEE New Location with Expanded Indoor & Outdoor Seating Full Coffee & Espresso Bar | Smoothies Breakfast & Lunch | Baked Goods 715-349-8282 | 24217 WI-35 | Siren, WI ChatteringSquirrel.com 2023 BurnettCounty of BurnettCounty Sentinel DIAMOND COLLISION CENTER “A Cut Above the Rest” 715-866-8934 • 26668 Lakeland Ave. N. Webster, WI • DiamondCollisionWi.com Excellence in Paint & Body Repair Auto Paint Supplies & Equipment Real farms. Real flavor. 11631 State Rd. 70 Grantsburg, Wisconsin 4 CHEESE 715-327-7127 nwpgallery.org 715-468-4224 clovermeadow.com 715-463-3003 • 200W. Benson Ave. • Grantsburg, WI Darla & Cliff’s COUNTRY STORE On Beautiful Webb Lake Cold drinks, great food & 24/7 gas pumps 715-303-1171 31453 Webb Lake Dr. Webb Lake, WI OakRidgeCampground.com/Oak-Ridge-Inn 715-349-7573 Siren, WI Jan. to March Thurs. - Sun. April to Dec. 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ATTRACTIONS awesome ENTERTAINMENT DANBURY, WI Great Food & Drinks • Right on the Trails 715-656-3748 • WildWater403.com ART GALLERY SHOPPING On/Off Sale Fine Foods Sports Bar Open All Year 715-349-2954 24136 St. Rd. 35/70 • Siren, WI • PourHouse.net PHOTOS: Burnett Dairy Cheese Store, James Netz; Sacred Grove, Nancy Herman; Butterfly House, Priscilla Bauer; Jordan Buck Statue; Kevin Klucas; The Great Fur Trade Rendezvous, Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park, Russell Estridge; Namekagon River Kayaking, Gayle Sheahen, northerngaylephotography.com; Aurora Borealis in Winter, Julie Roy; Red Eyed Vireo, Namekagon Barrens, Larry Dau; Trumpeter Swan at Crex Meadow Wildlife Area, Mary Conroy. ICE CREAM 2024 COVER PHOTO Barred Owl, Gayle Sheahen, northerngaylephotography ® GOLF Burnett County’s Finest Quilt Shop SomethingQuilty.com Fabrics • Classes • Retreats Kits • Patterns • Notions 612-396-3611 24512 WI-35 • Siren, WI A Destination You Have to See to Believe © JessicaMaetzig 715-468-1991 3784 Shrider Rd. Shell Lake, WI T h e J u n k y a r d B a r . n e t 6 715-635-7500 • 27790 Co. Rd. A • Corner of A & E • Spooner, WI /WhatTheHeckEateryAndSpi r i ts Handmade Pizza & So Much More! 7 LODGING & CAMPING 1.877.843.5634 • Siren, WI • MyLodge.com NW WI PREMIER HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER Please support our advertisers! Tell them you saw their ad on the 2024 Burnett County map! BREWERY, DISTILLERY & WINERIES W isconsin and beer go hand-and-hand, which is why it was no surprise that Brickfield Brewing has been so successful. The family-friendly brewery overlooks Memory Lake in downtown Grantsburg, and boasts “grain-to-glass” brews that are served in an industrial-chic taproom. There are different events going on every week that aim to please fromworkout ses- sions, to arts and crafts workshops, to trivia nights. But Wisconsin isn’t just known for its beer. A thriving and growing wine culture exists here, as well. Wisconsin’s one-of-a-kind climate grows unique grapes that translate into full-fla- vored, delicious Wisconsin wines. Burnett County is home to two wineries serving up some of the best in small-batch wine making. East of Siren, you’ll find Clover Meadow Winery/ White Wolf Distillery’s cozy tasting room is open year-round and comes with many great stories. Try their award-winning spirits as well. Tommy’s Too High Wines in Danbury has won multiple acco- lades for their unique wine flavors, and folks who visit rave about the friendly atmosphere. Some have said that it feels like their home- away-from-home. BURNETT DAIRY COOPERATIVE & CHEESE STORE B urnett Dairy Cooperative, located just outside Grantsburg, is a ful- ly integrated farmer-owned cooperative that handles everything from helping its owners care for their crops, providing animal feed, health and nutrition services, to creating award-winning cheese for retail, food service and private label customers. The Burnett Dairy Cheese Store offers more than 100 variet- ies of fresh, natural, small batch cheeses. Open daily, they offer fresh cheese curds, and a large array of local gourmet products including craft beer and spirits. They are well known for their delicious soft serve ice cream and take-n-bake pizzas. The Bis- tro serves breakfast and lunch, offering sandwiches, wraps, pizza, fried cheese curds, soup, salads and desserts making the Burnett Dairy Cheese Store a true destination. Groups are welcome and call-ahead orders are encouraged. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and ample parking. Visit their General Store, located across the parking lot from the Cheese Store, for all your country needs. Open daily with great per- sonal service, they specialize in convenience, fuel, propane, hard- ware, farm supplies, hunting and fishing supplies and licenses, lawn and garden, animal feed and supplies, power tools, country gifts, and a Beer Barn featuring a wide variety of craft brews. BUTTERFLY HOUSE W ho would think that Burnett County is home to one of largest farms in the world for monarch production? It’s true. And in addition, the farm and the neighboring Butterfly House do the most work with monarchs and moths than anyone else in the country. Located east of Grantsburg, this part-science lab and part-bug collection breeds, collects, sells, and releas- es a variety of butterflies and moths. A seasonal visit to the Butterfly House is a special family-orientated trip. Kids (and okay, adults too) can enjoy and see the magic of hundreds and sometimes thousands of these tiny, winged creatures. Very few things can out do the thrill of a butterfly landing on your hand! CASINOS T he St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin own and operate two of the newest casinos in the region, right here in Burnett County. Try your luck on the exciting casino floors, but be sure to save (or win) some money to dine in one of their family-friendly dining options. There are incredible meeting and event spaces, indoor and outdoor music venues, modern hotel amenities and RV park. Visit their locations in Dan- bury and Hertel for fun you won’t soon forget. FARM-TO-TABLE AGRITOURISM I f you enjoy meeting local farmers while learning where and how your food is produced, agritourism is the activity for you. Home to many thriving agricultural-based operations, Bur- nett County is the perfect place to visit local farms, ranches and participate in many other farm-related activities, including local farmers’ markets. Agriculture is a vital component of the economy, culture and landscape that makes up Burnett County. Aiming to cultivate rela- tionships with those in the community while working to bridge the gap between the producer and consumer in a fun and educational way, agritourism is a great way to have fun and learn about farming at the same time. FORTS FOLLE AVOINE HISTORICAL PARK W hoever says history isn’t fun hasn’t been to Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park. This 80- acre park sits on the site of two early 1800s fur trade posts, which had been hidden for over 160 years before a group of people decided to look for it and found the ruins of two fur posts along the river. With the dedicated support of the Burnett County Historical Society, the trading posts were reconstructed in the 1980s, giving residents and visitors a way to connect to Burnett County’s past. It is the only known instance of two competing fur trading companies having trading posts in such close proximity to one another. The park offers tours of the site and Woodland Indian Village. Visitors can enjoy the 100 year-old log visitor center with a gift shop, fur trade and Native American exhibits, the black- smith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, the logging museum, or trek the nature trails year round. The Forts’ amphitheater, on the banks of the Yellow River, is a breathtaking backdrop for special events, and the facility is available to rent for weddings, reunions and other gather- ings. Some of the most fun to be had at The Forts happens during their incredibly popular an- nual events. From delicious wild rice pancake breakfasts to The Great Folle Avoine Fur Trade Rendezvous, where re-enactors dress traditionally for demonstrations throughout the park, The Forts is truly the place to be. GRANTSBURG HISTORICAL MUSEUM D iscover themed historical displays at the Grantsburg Area Historical Society museum. See the original 3-cell Burnett County Jail and the early 1900’s Emma’s House also located on the museum complex in Grantsburg. Open Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day. JORDAN BUCK STATUE I n 1914, Jim Jordan from Danbury, did not know he had just shot a record white tail buck. Then the mount went missing for nearly fifty years before the Jordan Buck was officially crowned the world’s largest white tail buck. Each fall, the Burnett County community celebrates this local his- tory at the Jordan Buck statue placed less than a mile from the hunt site along the Gandy Dancer Trail. RUSTIC ROADS W e invite you to explore the Rustic Roads - whether by car, bicycle, motorcycle or foot. These lightly traveled country roads provide a serene, peaceful experience, no matter what the season. Each Rustic Road - #15, 79, 80, 98 - may have historic markers, native plants, hiking and biking trails.​ SACRED GROVE E ast of Webster is the hidden, tranquil Sacred Grove - a 60’ labyrinth developed by private residents with a deep spiritual connection to the land it sits on. This quiet space is perfect for introspection and personal growth. An opportunity to be still and meditate while being surrounded by the beauty of nature. The labyrinth is a metaphor for finding one’s own path through transformation and spending time with oneself. Not only is there the labyrinth to walk, visitors can also visit the Athani II retreat cabin meditation garden and paths. ST. CROIX NATIONAL SCENIC RIVERWAY B urnett County is home to not one, but two beautiful and scenic riverways. The St. Croix and Name- kagon Rivers are most popular for camping, hiking, trail running, hunt- ing, tubing, canoeing, fishing, pad- dling and boating. Burnett County is known for its natural spaces, and being home to one of only two National Parks in Wisconsin is certainly a point of pride. The County features 80 miles of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway - more than any other Wisconsin county. In total, the park spans 255 miles and is made up by both the Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers. As such, you’ll experience both quiet, backwater stretches and big-river experiences. Fishing is a popular activity on these two rivers. The St. Croix is known for its smallmouth bass fish- ing along with other species such as walleye, north- ern pike, muskellunge, sturgeon and catfish; while the Namekagon also includes exceptional brown and brook trout fishing. These protected waters remain as pristine as ever, thanks to the efforts of the National Park Service and their support- ing agencies. Not to be forgotten, however, is the stewardship provided by our river outfitters. With deep-seeded respect for the riverway, these outfitters help travelers navigate the river in a way that is both enjoyable and respectful to one of our great- est natural resources. These folks will help you plan a leisurely float down the river or an overnight camping adventure on the shores of the Riverway, assisting in everything from kayak and canoe pick-ups and drop-offs, equipment rental and advice. The Namekagon River is arguably a world of its own. Dubbed “Wisconsin’s Moving National Park,” this exciting stretch of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway calls to those looking for a more wild experience. The 100-mile river features exciting ox- bows and stretches of rushing currents, while traveling through both high and low banks. It is well worth the trip for river enthu- siasts. Find out more information at namekagonriver.org. WILDLIFE AREAS B urnett County is home to 52,000 acres of State Wildlife Ar- eas, the most of any Wisconsin county, and is the perfect place to visit to view birds and other wildlife. CREX MEADOWS WILDLIFE AREA I f the chance to see a rare Blanding’s turtle, the endangered Karner blue butterfly, a trumpeter swan family or the elusive grey wolf, or just the thought of immersing yourself in nature sounds appealing, look no further than our very own wetlands gem, Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area. Located just north of Grantsburg, this 30,000+ acre property of intensely man- aged marshland, prairies, flowages and forests is home to over 280 species of birds, 720 species of plants, 96 species of butterfly, and dozens of species of mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Nature enthusiasts come from around the world to witness the spring warbler migration and the fall gathering of 15,000+ Sandhill Cranes. Crex is part of the Lake Superior Northwoods Region of the Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail and is at the southwest end of the Northwest Sands Ecological Landscape. The Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center welcomes guests year-round. Inside you will find interactive exhibits, educational videos and a welcoming staff waiting to answer your questions. Educational programming is offered throughout the year, including specialty hikes, wildlife festivals, guided tours and much more. NAMEKAGON BARRENS WILDLIFE AREA T he Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area consists of more than 6,000 acres in northern Bur- nett and Washburn counties, and is part of the Northwest Sands Ecological Landscape. Its two units lie on either side of the Namekagon River where it flows westward toward the St. Croix River. The jack pine-scrub oak barrens habitat is a fire-loving community that is glob- ally rare and rich with diverse prairie flora and fauna. Home to one of the largest remaining populations of sharp-tailed grouse and many other animals and plants, the barrens environ- ment is shaped by its very sandy, droughty soils. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Re- sources uses controlled burning to mimic the natural fires that were common pre-European settlement that helped to maintain the area as barrens. It is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, hikers and folks that love wild blueberry picking. AMSTERDAM SLOUGHS & FISH LAKE WILDLIFE AREAS T he Amsterdam Sloughs, another 6,000 acre property, features a diverse mix of marshes, flowages, swamp land and forests. Birding enthusiasts will most likely catch glimpses of the great blue herons, osprey and eagles here. Fish Lake Wildlife Area is 14,000 acres, and contains large sedge marshes - remnants of the 1,200 year old “Glacial Lake Grantsburg,” as well as vast brush prairie and native red pine forests. GOVERNOR KNOWLES STATE FOREST G overnor Knowles State Forest is a 55-mile-long forest in northwestern Wisconsin that parallels the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. It offers camping, paddling, hiking, horse- back riding, biking, hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling opportunities. Three campgrounds (St. Croix, Trade River Equestrian and Sioux Portage Group) and nine primitive backpack campsites are found within 32,500 wooded acres. The Brant Pines ski trail offers groomed trails for cross country skiing. Hunters will find whitetail deer, turkey, black bear, squirrel, ruffed grouse and woodcock throughout the forest. It also encompasses several trout streams, of which, the Trade River and Wolf Creek are most popular for anglers.