Top 5 Best Kept Fishing Spots Secret in Denver

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Angling is one of the popular recreational sports in Denver and it’s even gaining more popular over the past few years. It’s one of the many sports that teach the art of patience, self-reliance, and most importantly help people de-stress. All you need to do is to get a good fishing kit, baits, and the basic of angling skill and you are all set.

As important how to cast your line, knowing the best place where to reel in a good catch is your top priority. For seasoned anglers, knowing where to fish tops their list before heading down to the water. However, these fishing spots are guarded with the utmost secrecy, you just don’t go up and ask “where’s the best spot to catch?” Most of the times, anglers will just answer you with a grunt or a long story of how they reel in their best catch but never a straight answer.

Aside from reading a topographic map like a treasure hunter, we can give you a list of best fishing spots in and around Denver.  It’s still best to explore the different areas in these places until you find that honey hole and make it your own best-kept fishing spot secret.

Fishing Spots Secret in Denver

No. 1 Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood

Bear Creek Lake Park can be your go-to place whenever you want to escape the busy city life in Denver. With just a few miles from the city center, you can catch Trout, Bass, Bluegill, and Perch. It’s a great weekend retreat without going too far away from the city.

No. 2 Sloan’s Lake

Sloan’s Lake is a great fishing destination for anglers who want to enjoy both worlds of angling and mingling with other people. Surrounded by many famous restaurants and bars, you can have a quick bite before heading out to fish and boasting your catch after while drinking a beer or two. You can catch varieties of fish like Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Northern Pike, and Bluegill. It’s also a popular spot for other water recreational activities, so it’s also convenient and very much accessible.

No. 3 Grand Lake, Granby

If you are looking for a bit of adventure, then you might want to consider Grand Lake. More than 102 miles from Denver, this fishing spot is right at the center of the world renown Colorado Rocky Mountains. Varieties of fish to may catch here includes Mackinaw, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout,  Brown Trout, and Kokanee.

No. 4 Corn Lake, Grand Junction

But if you are bringing the whole pack, then consider heading to Corn Lake as they have great amenities like hiking and ample picnic areas. So you can head to your fishing spot and enjoy a day of pure relaxation while your family is nestled nearby. And if you are lucky enough you might reel in Crappie, Bass, Bluegill, and Channel Catfish.  It even features clean bathrooms for your family.

No. 5 Georgetown Lake, Georgetown

No matter what season it is, Georgetown Lake got you covered. It’s a popular fishing spot all year round but the peak of the fishing season starts during spring; it’s the perfect trout fisherman’s place.  You can find Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Brook Trout in its waters.

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Best Country Western Bars in Wisconsin

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In Wisconsin, there many places where you can listen to country music while enjoying delicious southwestern dishes. Upon stepping into a country western bar, the first thing that you’ll notice is the décor. When compared to other bars, western-themed spots are more unique because they have many elements that reflect things that were popular during the wild west era. If you want to try food and drinks in a wild west and country setting, you should consider visiting one of these popular bars in the state.

Best Country Western Bars in Wisconsin

Cowboy Bar

The Cowboy Bar is a great place to order traditional bar food in a homey environment. This particular bar is built in a building that looks like a house; however, the interior design around the bar has a western theme.

On the menu, there are a variety of appetizers that have reasonable prices. If you crave fried food, you can buy a few onion rings, mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, or fries. The bar also has healthy options that are lightly fried in a crisp batter. These appetizers include breaded cauliflower, fried mushrooms, and broccoli poppers.

Cowboy Bar also serves pizzas that contain thick layers of cheese. Guests can order cheesy 9-inch or 12-inch pizzas.

Kirchayn County Club

Kirchayn Country Club is a very unique country-western bars in Wisconsin. The bar is ran out of a building that was constructed in 1877. However, the Kirchayn Country Club brand was established decades later in 2014.

This western business specializes in various drinks and many bar dishes. Kirchayn Country Club and Cowboy Club serve similar appetizers, but the pizza options are different. Besides the food and beverages, locals visit this bar in order to enjoy the activities that take place during the summer. If you enjoy playing corn hole, volleyball, and horseshoes, you’ll benefit from spending time at Kitchayn Country Club during your vacation in Wisconsin.

Country Corners

Country Corners is a popular destination where locals can buy a variety of drinks during happy hour. Throughout the happy hour, guests can also order food off of the happy hour food menu.

At this particular bar, everyone can play different bar games. If you like competition, you may want to consider visiting this western spot while staying in McFarland, Wisconsin.

All of these bars and many other western-themed spots are within walking distance, so you can easily stroll to various locations after spending a day in Wisconsin. If you want to enjoy the atmosphere, games, and food in one of these bars like the locals, consider wearing a cowboy hat and a silver or gold belt during your visit.

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Best Dive Bars in Wisconsin

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Sometimes all your night calls for nothing but a cheap drink, some good conversation, and maybe a game of pool. In Wisconsin, you’ll find plenty of dive bars to satisfy your fun and affordable needs. The best dive bars are the ones that the locals love. They’re filled with characters and their decor doesn’t try too hard to impress. Skip the bougie mixologist who will bore you talking about how he infused vodka with a cucumber sprout. Check out these fun dive bars in Wisconsin instead.

Dive Bars in Wisconsin

The Meet Market

Menomonie, WI

What’s more dive-y than a bar that sells you beef jerky with your beer? This is the kind of bar that customers learn their bartenders’ names. With great happy hour deals and plenty of good beers and ciders on draft, it’s a great place to spend the evening without spending too much money out of your wallet. There’s pool tables and darts if you’ve got some competition in you as well. Cash only!

Del’s Bar

La Crosse, WI

Known for their bomb Bloody Mary’s, this dive bar is a little gem. Located right downtown, it’s a central spot for all to gather. Better for smaller groups due to it’s smaller size, the place is always hopping. The place is decorated with tons of interesting and weird memorabilia that will keep your eyes wondering. With a tagline like “Forever Young, Dysfunctional Family Bar”, you know it’s going to be a good time at Del’s.

Shaker’s Cigar Bar

Milwaukee, WI

A little fancier for a dive bar, Shaker’s is still one of the quirkiest bars in Wisconsin. Once a brothel, the place boasts about its historically sinful past. You’ll be able to drink wine, eat delicious food, AND smoke a cigar. The cigar smoke in the bar is what makes it feel really magical and stingy. If you feel like getting really weird, sign up for one of their ghost tours and get spooked while you drink.

Paradise Lounge

Madison, WI

This is the kind of joint you’ll definitely see some people passed out at the bar by the end of the night. It’s been a local favorite for some time now and is the quintessential dive bar. The late night food menu has everything you could ever want during the late hours. Burgers, chicken strips, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, and cheese balls. CHEESE BALLS. Need more be said?

Moccasin Bar

Hayward, WI

Do you require taxidermy animals to be on display in your dive bar? Then look no further than Moccasin Bar. It’s pretty much a museum of taxidermy animals. Have you ever wondered what it would look like if raccoons were playing poker? You can finally make your dream come true at Moccasin. Serving up great, cheap cocktails, the place is an interesting little watering hole that attracts roadside tourists every week. Shoot some pool while you drink.

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Best Off-Roading Trails in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin features one of the most diverse outdoor terrains in all of America. What better way to explore this rugged landscape than an off-roading adventure? Whether it’s a snowy winter morning or a sweltering summer day, The Badger State has plenty of year-round trails to discover.

Excited to discover some scenic natural trails? Read on to learn about four of the best off-roading trails Wisconsin has to offer!

Off-Roading Trails in Wisconsin

THE TRI-COUNTY TRAILS

Open: All Year

Admission Fee: Free

Vehicle Types Permitted: ATVs, snowmobiles, horses, bicycles

Situated within Wisconsin’s Driftless Area (Iowa, Lafayette, and Green Counties), this lengthy trail clocks in at 47 miles long. Also known as the Cheese Country Trail System, the terrain in this area features gentle hills and rocky enclaves. Be prepared to cross nearly 60 small bridges and overpasses, including a 440-foot bridge. This trail’s popularity doesn’t diminish in the Spring and Summer as people also love to ride bikes and horses across it. Parking is available at either end point. Check out the nearby town of Gratiot for dining options and shopping opportunities.

CHIPPEWA COUNTY ATV TRAILS

Open: May 1 — November 15

Admission Fee: Free

Vehicle Types Permitted: ATVs

With more than 19 miles of rugged terrain, Wisconsin’s Chippewa County offers an excellent ride for ATVs of all kinds. A number of glacier-carved valleys and hills provide an exciting off-roading experience. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for other riders, as this is a busy two-way trail.

BLACK RIVER FALLS ATV TRAILS

Open: May 15 — October 15 & December 14 — March 15

Admission Fee: Free

Vehicle Types Permitted: ATVs, motorcycles

Explore Wisonsin’s Black River State Forest and Jackson County with this versatile network of trails. This central Wisconsin trail is unique in that it allows motorcycles on select trails so long as they have a license and Jackson County sticker. Parking can be found off of Highway 12, West Clay School Road, Airport Road and the East Arbutus Campground.

FLORENCE COUNTY ATV TRAILS

Open: May — March (closed in April)

Admission Fee: Free

Vehicle Types Permitted: All off-road vehicles are welcome

ATV trails abound in Florence County near Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This 150-mile network of trails has something for everyone from the novice to the seasoned veteran. The trails are popular with snowmobile enthusiasts during the winter. Blue Ox Trail Riders, an off-roading club in Florence County, keep the trails in great condition. Parking can be found at the Nicolet Trail Trailhead in Tipler.

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Best Sandwich Shops in Wisconsin

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If you are looking for some of the best sandwiches in America, then it should come as no surprise that Wisconsin has more than a few that should be shortlisted for that honor. These sandwiches are usually filled with wholesome goodness from nearby farms. Paying tribute to the fact that Wisconsin is the cheese state, most have one or more types of cheese on them. Try these options for the best sandwiches in Wisconsin when visiting the state.

Sandwich Shops in Wisconsin

Kroll’s

For more than 70 years, diners have been heading to Kroll’s right across the street from the Green Bay Packer’s home field for some of the state’s best sandwiches. While diners find a good hamburger, it is the shaved prime rib sandwich served on a buttered sesame seed bun along with au jus for dunking that makes this location top our list.

Underground Butcher

If you find yourself in Madison, Wisconsin, on Wednesday evening or Thursday, then head to the Underground Butcher for their brisket sandwich. It is a ritual for many area families who eat here every Wednesday. The meat, which takes 18 hours to prepare is served on sourdough bread with mustard, pickles, and kimchi. Once it’s gone, however, you will have to wait for the next week before it returns.

Boo-Boo’s

If you are closer to Milwaukee when you feel the need for a sandwich, then head straight to Boo-Boo’s. This Wisconsin sandwich shop serves a great cheesesteak sandwich called the Milly Philly that is piled high with meat, a special house cheese sauce, fried onions, mushrooms and green peppers. The sandwich served on house bread is accompanied by house chips.

Stalzy’s

If you are in Madison you will also want to check out the Stalzy’s Triple sandwich made with pastrami, turkey pastrami and corned beef topped with swiss cheese, creamy slaw, and Russian dressing. This sandwich is served on rye bread. This restaurant smokes most of their meats in-house and insists on using Wisconsin-produced cheese.

The Crazy Tomato

If you find yourself wanting a sandwich when you are visiting the Wisconsin Dells, then be sure to visit The Crazy Tomato. Diners can build their own grilled cheese sandwiches there with favorite add-ons like bacon, ham, turkey or fried eggs. Alternatively, order their specialty sandwiches like The Cross the Road featuring Buffalo chicken, onions, and peppers on sourdough bread.

Monarch Public House

The best Reuben in the state is found in Fountain City at the Monarch Public House. This sandwich shop is also one of the oldest pubs in the state having been constructed in 1894. You will love the lively Irish music, the Irish beer and the great sandwiches at this location.

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Best Pizza Places in Wisconsin

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If you’re looking for the best pizza places in Wisconsin, you’ll have many options since all pizza restaurants have their own specialty dishes. In Wisconsin, the process of picking one spot can be challenging as a certain combination of ingredients can make a pizza’s entire flavor profile unique. In order to rate restaurants professionally, several things must be considered besides the food, such as the atmosphere, appetizers, and prices. As a result, the only way to dine at a practical pizza spot, you’ll need to consider how locals in Wisconsin rate food and services on social media. According to reviews, there are several great Wisconsin pizza restaurants that are at the top of the list.

Best Pizza Places in Wisconsin

Pizza Brutta

Pizza Brutta is a restaurant that serves Neapolitan pizzas. Every pie has a unique taste because the chef only uses ingredients that are harvested from within the region.

When customer place orders at Pizza Brutta, the chef gathers various locally sourced ingredients and scatters them on a fresh crust. Then, the raw pizza is cooked inside of a wood-fired oven. After the smokey wood fumes circulate around the fresh mozzarella, oregano, tomatoes, and garlic, the final product that’s delivered to the table has a ton of flavor.

Pizza Pub

Pizza Pub has provided pizzas to locals in Wisconsin since 1983. This spot is an ideal destination for families because everyone can enjoy food from the buffet during lunch while watching sporting events on the television in the dining area. You can easily feed a large crowd at Pizza Pub as there are many hardy deep dish pizzas on the menu. However, the biggest benefit is that Pizza Pub is positioned next to various water parks. If you want to enjoy Pizza Pub’s food during a vacation in Wisconsin, you’ll have no problems finding a place to stay since there are multiple hotels within walking distance near the restaurant.

Pizza Villa

Pizza Villa is one of the best pizza places in Wisconsin with affordable options. However, in order to take advantage of the deals, you’ll have to visit the restaurant on specific days. For example, on Tuesdays, the restaurant typically has family night; this weekly special lets families save five dollars on 18-inch pizzas. On Thursdays, the restaurant has a practical deal for kids. If you order a pizza on this day, kids can get anything off the kid’s menu for free. No matter when you visit, you can take advantage of the specials without using a coupon.

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Minnesota’s Best Burgers

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From fried fish to hot dish, these people love their food; In a place known for its vibrant music scene, craft beer, and that classic Midwestern charm, Minnesota is a great place for hungry tourists. And the burgers are nothing short of extraordinary. Here are some great locations you need to try the next time you’re in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Best Burgers

Lion’s Tap in Eden Prairie

Initially called the Lyons Tap (named after the original owners, Irene and Sears Lyons), this longstanding tradition has been serving burgers since 1958. But they truly became “famous” in 1977 after being purchased by Bert and Bonnie Notermann; their secret seasoning catapulted these patties into a higher realm of deliciousness. People come from all over to eat and stay for the ambiance and history.

Matt’s Bar & Grill in Minneapolis

Home of the Jucy Lucy, Matt’s is consistently rated as one of the best places in the metropolitan area for burgers. Even with all the press and praise, the recipe remains the same; a classic combination of two burger patties filled with cheese. Now an official city landmark, this is one spot that is worth the hype.

Snuffy’s Malt Shop in St. Paul

Walking to this unique 1950’s drive-in themed diner, you’ll immediately feel at home. The original Snuffy’s opened up in 1983 and now serves their high-quality burgers in four convenient locations. But they don’t stop there; Snuffy’s is also famous for their wonderfully huge milkshakes and malts. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and savory.

King’s Place Bar & Grill in Miesville

While their extensive burger selection has only been in place for just over 20 years, the Kings building has stood the test of time. Originally built as a restaurant and boarding house in 1874, King’s Place now serves more than 50 different burger combinations. In a town of only 135 people, you can be sure to expect that small town feels and the freshest ingredients.

The 5-8 Club in Minneapolis

There has been a lot of speculation as to which establishment created the Juicy Lucy first: 5-8 or Matt’s (who spells theirs “Jucy”). But the best way to understand this local rivalry is to try both for yourself! The 5-8’s signature burger oozes with cheese stuffed into a half-pound patty. They’ve also won numerous awards and for a good reason: the burgers are just that good.

Gordy’s Hi-Hat in Cloquet

If you’re heading north to Duluth, make sure to stop by Gordy’s for the best homemade onion rings and hand-crafted burgers. Gordy and Marilyn Lundquist opened their doors in 1960, and that nostalgic feeling continues to this day. Their reasonably priced selection of burgers keeps customers satisfied all year long.

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