Joe BikeLer's Bike Shop's staff outfits peddlers with 24-hour person-powered wheel rentals from an extensive selection of bikes for traveling Wisconsin's longest bike trail. The Mountain Bay Trail runs from the Green Bay area west to Wausau, stretching more than 80 miles, the same distance Lewis and Clark traveled before Lewis insisted on some "me time." Joe BikeLer's Bike Shop is tucked inside the renovated Chicago and North Western Railroad station, a historic landmark. Bikers take off from the former locomotive watering hole to cycle down the path, which replaced the old train tracks. Open year-round, the trail makes an ideal location for an autumn's journey or a Valentine's snow picnic, and Joe BikeLer's Bike Shop also stocks nutritious drinks and snacks to fuel furious wheeling.
At My Fantasy Farm, trainer Jenna teaches equestrians of all ages how to ride with proper technique. Classes progress from beginner to advanced, with techniques covering everything from mounting and dismounting to cantering and serpentines. One of the styles taught is Saddleseat, an English style that shows off the high trotting action of a flashy American Saddlebred. During riding lessons, the instructor covers the basics of horse grooming, tacking and untacking, and equine care. Participants can also house their horses in the facility's 12-foot stalls between lessons. Students of all experience levels are welcome.
Wolf River Adventures, a partner of Rustic Wolf Inn, launches kayaks and canoes into Wisconsin's tranquil waters. Their shuttles ferry customers, chosen watercrafts, and rubber ducky stowaways to various launch points along the Wolf River and Embarrass River. Once there, vessels can float through 80 miles of undeveloped flat waters. Trees shade paddlers as they peak into the private lives of local wildlife or pause to cast fishing lines out into the river.
A Zumba instructor, certified personal trainer, and dancer since he was 7 years old, FitNice owner Paul Schneider helps students tone their bodies with a variety of Zumba classes. His Zumba fitness classes help adults shed pounds as they use Latin-inspired dance moves to burn calories, whereas Aqua Zumba classes transfer the same properties to the pool for an intense and therapeutic aqua fitness workout. Paul also leads Zumba Kids classes, Zumba Gold for seniors and Aqua Zumba.
Owned and operated by the Village of Howard, this 9-hole, par 36 municipal course welcomes orb smashers with twisting water hazards, challenging bunkers, and pristine tree-lined fairways obscured by teasing turns from the tee box. Seasoned swingers will be able to navigate doubles drive carts ($15 value) with sidekicks or parole officers around the hilly landscapes of the course's varying holes, including the its signature 161-yard Hole 5, which forces golfers to tee off over a large lagoon and avoid the trash-talking trees that yell the names of obscure French films while you're trying to putt. Those famished from the fairway can return to the clubhouse for a frosty brew and a weekly fish fry, featuring salmon, grouper, walleye, and more.