Prevent Beaver Damage to Your Trees

Beaver Tree

Our agent, Trish Needham took this picture near Webster, WI. As neat looking as it is, if it’s your tree, it’s not so funny. Beaver damage to your cherished trees can be devastating.

Beavers take down trees for two reasons: they need building materials for the lodges where they live and for food. They’re vegetarians, so they enjoy eating the fresh leaves, twigs, stems and bark. Their teeth never stop growing and are designed to be “self-sharpening” as their powerful jaws go after large trees.

If you know you have active beavers working in your neck of the woods or it you’ve seen the beginnings of beaver damage on your trees, the best and easiest way to protect your trees is to surround them with wire mesh fencing so the beavers aren’t even able to get at the trees.

If you have a nuisance beaver problem, the DNR does allow for proper “removal” of the beaver through trapping or shooting. If you need to resort to this option or hire someone to do it for you, make sure the proper license has been obtained to avoid further problems!  - Wanda Boldon

Affordable Lake Cabins near Danbury, WI

MLS#895856 Lucerne Lake $135,000

MLS#895856 Lucerne Lake $135,000

This cutie pie on Lucerne Lake is a classic. The warm wood interiors, wood decks and easy elevation to the swimming area make it easy to love!

MLS# 896988 Rice Lake

MLS# 896988 Rice Lake $149,000

If fishing is on your list (and why wouldn’t it be?), this cabin is calling your name! It even has a large detached garage to store your fishing boat. The level lot makes it easy to grab your tackle box and go!

MLS# 899913 Yellow River

MLS# 899913 Yellow River $149,000

This cabin on the Yellow River gives you a wonderful waterway for a playground. The River is gorgeous enough, but then it also gives you access to the largest lake in the area. No need to pack a lunch, just make a landing at one of the restaurants on the lake!

MLS# 900406 Mystery Lake

MLS# 900406 Mystery Lake $169,900

Do you travel with a large entourage and need some privacy for your loud singing at the campfire? This newly remodeled cabin has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths and sits on over 9 acres with over 500 feet of frontage. You can keep the jet tub in the master suite as your own little secret! – Wanda Boldon

2016 Wisconsin Fishing Opener

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Today is Wisconsin’s Fishing Opener and the boat landings are loaded with empty trucks and boat trailers! We noticed a change in road traffic yesterday afternoon as many excited anglers headed Up North to enjoy their favorite past time.

Yellow Lake, Wisconsin Fishing Opener 2016

Yellow Lake, Wisconsin Fishing Opener 2016

The water levels on our lakes is incredibly high right now. Most lake home owners know to be careful creating a wake as they near shore with their boat. But if you have family and friends joining you for some fun on the lake, be sure to let them know about the risk of shoreline erosion in this time of “high water”. Plus, the whole vibe you’re looking for when you’re in the Northland is laid back and relaxed. So slow down in general! You’ll be glad you did! – Wanda Boldon

Signs of Spring in Northwestern WI

The water is higher than ever this Spring and we’re seeing and hearing all kinds of different things because of it. This culvert normally sits dry, with no water at all. Now, it’s like a rushing creek! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIGfPWjGGfA

Another jubilant sign that we’re on the cusp of Spring is singing frogs!!! Pass by a wetland area and you can hear a chorus of sounds that brings a wide smile to your face. Have a listen! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cxXenwfTtg

The high water is providing a great source of habitat for the water fowl and birds that return for the summer. The swans are back along with the geese and beautiful varieties of ducks. These cranes have found a great place to fish for an afternoon snack. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FZEVrrFOps

We live in a beautiful world! – Wanda Boldon

Recreational Update for Northwestern WI

There’s always something fun to do Up North and now you can put golfing back on your list! Both golf courses at Voyager Village are open daily for early season play and carts are available for use.

Fishing enthusiasts, mark your calendars. Heartwood Conference Center will be the host of the inaugural Wisconsin Opener Fishing and Outdoor Expo on May 6th from 10am – 4pm. Displays will include fishing equipment vendors, equipment demonstrations, casting clinics and many educational displays. For more information you can refer to their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wifishingopener.

If you’re looking to ride the trails, you’ll need to put that activity on hold for a short bit. We’re currently in our Spring Fire Season and all the trails are closed due to the risk of fire. Plus, many trails are too wet to support traffic without causing excessive damage.

If conditions allow, the Summer ATV/UTV Trail System will open the Friday before Memorial Day, which is May 27th. Hold on to your helmet, it’ll be here before you know it! – Wanda Boldon

Ice Out and Snow Falls

Clam Lake, Siren, WI

Clam Lake, Siren, WI

We have ice out! Crooked Lake and Clam Lake are both open! It’s uplifting to see open water – even if it is amidst a carpet of white. After almost all of our snow melted and we enjoyed some unseasonably beautiful days, we were fools to think we were “out of the woods” where winter was concerned. We even saw a turtle cross the road and heard the seagulls return this week. But today, we’re enduring a Winter Storm Warning and are keeping our fingers crossed that the temperatures stay high enough to keep things from getting too icy. Even so – I know a few places where I can go to see some flowing liquid and the rest of our lakes will follow suit as the days go along. Welcome Spring! – Wanda Boldon

Crooked Lake, Siren, WI

Crooked Lake, Siren, WI

Siren and Webb Lake, WI St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

It’s that time again! The annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations are just around the corner, starting this coming Saturday, March 12th. The 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Siren features the “Lucky Lilac” Scavenger Hunt starting at 10:00 am and the parade at 2:00 pm, where you can meet the St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family and Vulcans! For more details, go to the www.visitsiren.com website.

Then, the following weekend, you can burn off all the green beer and corned beef and cabbage at the St. Paddy’s Day 5K or 10K Shamwalk/Run. The race starts at 10:00 am at the Siren School, with registration from 8:00 am – 10:00 am that day. THEN…go get some more green beer and corned beef and cabbage at the 22nd annual Webb Lake St. Patrick’s Day parade. The fun starts at 1:00 pm at the Webb Lake Fire Hall, with prizes given for the best floats. You may want to arrive early to get a good viewing spot as this event brings people in from far and wide! Have a safe and fun time! – Wanda Boldon

An Ideal Time to Buy Lake Lots

If you’re looking at the current inventory of lake homes and cabins and not quite finding one that scratches all your itches, it’s a great time to look at buying a lake lot and building a place instead! With the ground still frozen and no leaves on the trees, it’s easy to get your arms around the terrain on a piece of ground now. It’s also smart to get your name on the dance card of your favorite builder. The sooner, the better!

There was a time when legend had it that there were no good lake lots left. It’s just not true! We have some very nice lots for sale on some of our most loved lakes. Take a look at some of these beauties! It’s just a sampling of what’s available. You can check out the rest on our website at http://www.c21sandcounty.com/

888468 Minong Flowage $239,900

888468 Minong Flowage $239,900

This is a sizable lot with almost 2 acres and over 220 feet of frontage on the mighty Minong Flowage. Easy elevation, beautiful trees and big water fun!

893150 Long Lake $169,000

893150 Long Lake $169,000

Ask anyone on Long Lake and they’ll tell you it’s the best lake in the area. It probably has something to do with the incredible water clarity and the fact that it’s located in the heart of all the fun this area has to offer.

895632 Viola Lake $124,000

895632 Viola Lake $124,000

And talk about water clarity – Viola Lake is a top contender! This lot has improvements in place with a drilled well, a 4 bedroom septic system and an asphalt drive. Much of the heavy lifting is done!

880742 Clam Lake $119,000

880742 Clam Lake $119,000

If you’re among the many who love Clam Lake for it’s incredible fishing and boating, this lot is for you. The level elevation makes it an easy place to grow old – not that any of us are doing that!  ;-)

807462 Matthews Lake $119,000

807462 Matthews Lake $119,000

Did you order a large private lot on a crystal clear lake with perfect sand bottom? We’ll throw in some level elevation and the opportunity to double your holdings with the lot next door for sale as well!

897981 Crooked Lake $107,900

897981 Crooked Lake $107,900

Crooked Lake is where so many have learned to water ski and watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July. This level lot has sandy frontage and faces West so you won’t miss a sunset.

There’s no need to be daunted by the idea of building a place Up North. We can help you answer a lot of questions up front and there are several very skilled contractors in the area who can help you feel more comfortable about the process as well. Give us a call if you’d like to take a look at some lots and see if it’s the right direction for you! – Wanda Boldon