Snugly situated on a historic 1881 farm once known as the Schwabenlander Homestead, Mulberry Lane Farm takes its name from an ancient mulberry tree that once served as a favorite playplace for the Schwabenlander children. In those days, the 100-year-old tree was so esteemed that the children were not allowed to climb it while wearing shoes. Because of this rule, it wasn’t uncommon to find Lawrence, Harry, Norbert, and their nine other brothers and sisters swinging from its boughs, their shoes respectfully lined around its base.
Today, children still play in the shadow of that mulberry tree thanks to the founders of Green Meadows Farm, the Keyes family. Close friends of the last of the Schwabenlander boys, the Keyes adopted the farmstead and its original brick farmhouse into their petting farm empire in 2005 but gave it its own identity to honor the legacy of the original owners. Guided tours lead groups around the farm on foot and by hayride, where kids and adults are encouraged to interact and swap salad recipes with the goats, chickens, sheep, and rabbits that call the farm home. Along the way, visitors can learn how to milk cows and ride ponies or practice catching a chicken, then swing by the barn to snuggle kittens and Otis, the 900-pound boar. Before departing, visitors each receive a free souvenir in the spring and summer, and those who come in the fall have the chance to pick their own pumpkins from the 6-acre pumpkin patch.
The savvy stylists at NewStyle Salons treat clients to beautifying hair, waxing, and nail procedures to help guests leave looking and feeling their best. With a recent acquisition of seven convenient locations (formerly Fantastic Sams) in addition to their original three locations and a laid back demeanor, the salons? teams cultivates a relaxed atmosphere in which tresses are tamed and styled and men get mustaches trimmed without feeling rushed or compared to Magnum, P.I. Each location offers an assortment of services ready to mollycoddle guests from head to toe, including hair services using Moroccan Oil and Bamboo by Alterna and SEXY Haircare products, and color treatments featuring the Aloxxi Color System and Scruples Color Collections.
Snap Fitness, bustling with cardio and strength-training gear, throws open the doors to its facilities 24/7. Before exercisers put sneakers to treadmills or lift their first weights, staff meet with them to talk about their fitness goals before suggesting personalized fitness plans based on clients' strength, cardio condition, and bionic-limb manufacturers. The gym keeps members motivated with regular check-in calls and demystifies healthful eating with custom online meal plans designed by nutritionists. Staff also forestall exercise-routine boredom by working individually with clients on a routine basis.
Skyview gratifies gullets classic American fare in a recently renovated smoke-free dining room. The menu invites guests to launch into delectable dishes such as the veggie combo basket, a fete of fried vegetables and cheeses ($6.50), or the french dip supreme, sliced roast beef blanketed with sautéed mushrooms, onions, and swiss cheese atop a grilled hoagie ($8.95). Savvy snorkelers can alleviate oceanic nostalgia with the seafood alfredo, scallops, shrimp, and lobster kept afloat with broccoli, garlic, and linguini and swimming in cheesy sauce ($13.95). Meat-a-tarians can conciliate cravings by chomping on the bacon-wrapped tenderloin steak or by bathing in a beef-bouillon-filled hot tub ($12.95). During the warmer months, Skyview's breezy patio placates pernicious hungry palates amid open air.
Pagoni's Pizza dishes out Chicago-style pizza and other Italian cuisine with Sicilian flair, from calzones and stromboli to ravioli and mostaccioli. Satisfy circle-centric cuisine cravings with one of Pagoni's pies, ranging in dimension from 6 to 20 inches of edibility. Make it Chicago-style with a stuffed-spinach or sausage pie ($10.50–$17) or opt for a specialty thin-crust hawaiian-style pizza, topped with Canadian bacon, ham, mozzarella, and pineapple ($11–$29). Noncircular menu items include the cheese-stuffed breadsticks, flavored with a hint of garlic and served with marinara for dippin' ($4.29–$7.49) and the lighter bites of five different salad options ($3–$6.95). Sandwiches, calzones, and pasta options also abound, sating the desires of the pie-averse with Italic flavors and three-dimensional forms.
Your water chariot can be delivered to anywhere in the state of Wisconsin, or, if you prefer, you can personally pick it up at Power Sports' Appleton locale. The full-day rental comes unmarked (no garish "rental" label on its exterior) with a full tank of gas, leaving you free to tear across the open waters of any of Wisconsin's 15,000+ lakes on the 110-horsepower, four-stroke-engine ride. Each Jet Ski accommodates up to three passengers at once, making it ideal for identical triplets or the top three finishers in the New York state sauerkraut-eating contest.