Waukesha, Madison, Jackson County discussed on Travel Wisconsin with John Mercury
Travel secretary. She is an sailors and good afternoon. How are you? Good afternoon team? I'm doing great. How about you? Awesome. We're excited to talk, biking with you and our state you can discover the hundreds of miles of trails had outdoors discover the unexpected. I wanted to ask you right at the top to tell us about the Wisconsin Trail report because this is a great tool it is. This is the place you have to start. Your plate in The Wisconsin trailer report was put together between the office about the recreation Department of Tourism Department national Resources. It provides general conditions for hiking and biking trail network statewide and includes a brief descriptions and photos of the terrain of facilities. You can kind of get a sense of what you're getting into, as well as current weather forecast for the area. Nearby activities, attractions and even dining and lodging options. Great one stop shop for planning your biking excursion. So there's a really great place to go in Jackson County. The Black River State forest have never been there, but I've heard it's great. Yes. And this isn't especially good spot. If maybe you're due to mountain biking here in the Black River state forest betrayal, their wider than normal single track with a little less difficult to reigns with. Makes a great place to just kind of get comfortable. Get your legs under you as you're mountain biking. There are a total of 24 miles of trails up there. You will not get bored And when you're done, Black River falls is just 15 minutes up the road you need to stop at the Sand Creek brewing company and have a Beer and celebrate a good day out on the trails and then kick back that evening. In a secluded cabin. You can stay at the cottages and surrender Lake where they are putting an emphasis on serenity. It's a private seven acre lake, and only the gas at the four properties are actually allowed on the premises. It sounds really beautiful. That sounds really, really cool. Tell us about the glacial Drumlin trail. Yeah, This is another one of Wisconsin's premier biking destinations crosses Waukesha and Jefferson County. It's 52 miles along the trails, run between college Grove and the Fox River Sanctuary and walk a shot so that easy connections from there to Madison and Milwaukee. And a great place to stop while you were out on this trail is Economy Walk, which is a bike friendly city where you can take a break, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the downtown accommodations. Shopping, maybe enjoy a juicy Lucy style burger. This is two Patties with melted cheese in the middle and a craft beer at the family owned and operated crafty cow. And then stay the night at a luxury bed and breakfast Inn at Pine Terrace is right there. It's a beautiful mansion built in 18 79. So if you're in the Wolfpack, a county area there's state park there called Hartmann Creek State Park. That's great for Viking two. That's right. It's right there along the beautiful chain of legs. It's quiet and friendly. It's a natural gem, very popular destination In central Wisconsin. You'll find 12 miles of off road biking trails in the park. Their combination of hiking and biking segments with six miles single track segment. And while packet is the perfect place to eat and stay when you're in the chain of lakes area, you can dine at the wheelhouse. That's been a fixture in the area since 1978 people just love this family friendly restaurants, pizzas and sandwiches against the night of the Crystal River in in breakfast, 18 53 farmstead, located in the quaint historic village of appropriately named rural Just minutes from Oaxaca. It sits on the banks of the Crystal River. It offers seven guest rooms and three cottages. And I just love this. There's a little at the toy cottage, so kids of all ages can see and have a puppet show theater. Dress up clothes and just ways for kids to have a ton of fun. That's fun. All right. And when was the last time you were on a bike? Oh, my gosh, I'm one of these people that we've been hearing about this trying to get all the gear. Out there now. Yeah, trying to get all their gear gathered together, But I have my bike. It's in the shop and I am gearing up. I can't wait. So I always feel like a kid. Whenever I get on my bike, you know when I was like, 10 years old, except I don't have a basket and I don't have any, You know, streamers or anything like that. I actually have one of those baseball card in your spoke. My gosh, That's so fun. Okay, And we want to congratulate you. Some big news and sailors has been appointed by the governor. Now as the secretary designee for the Department of Tourism. It's well deserved. You've won major awards. Your staff loves you and congratulations on the promotion. Thank you so much. I am so excited to take on this role. We have good things cooking for Wisconsin tourism, and I'm really proud to be a part of it all. I love it. She has answers to travel Secretary joins us every weekend. Wisconsin's afternoon news. Thank you so much an Thank you. You can hear Wisconsin tourism secretary and sailors every Wednesday at 3 50 on Wisconsin's afternoon news. We continue our bike tour across the state heading to Sean.