Fall is for Foodies in Northwestern Wisconsin: Part I


If you like food, make an effort to spend some time in Northwestern Wisconsin this Fall. We have some fun events in the Siren and Webster, WI areas for you!

One event worth your investigation is the first annual “Taste of the Trail” on Saturday, September 26th from 2-5pm. It’s a benefit for Northwest Passage, which is a fantastic residential mental health treatment center for children and families. I can’t say enough about what Northwest Passage offers in the form of hope for these kids and families! Their creativity in finding special ways to treat and heal is so impressive.

The event is at their art gallery – In a New Light. It’s just south of Webster on Highway 35. They have a really pleasant yard and courtyard area where you can gather with friends and family for the afternoon. They’ve arranged to have live music from Ben Tomandl and Lauryl Haye while you enjoy the best that our local eating establishments, wineries and breweries have to offer. The food and beverage vendors will have tented areas in their parking lot and include Tesora Restaurant, North Country Gourmet, Leinenkugel’s, Dancing Dragonfly Winery, Burnett Dairy Cooperative and Saratoga Liquor Company, among others! It sounds like a wonderful way to luxuriate in the beauty of a Fall afternoon Up North and support a special organization at the same time. Ahhh! Find more details at http://tasteofthetrail.org/.

Another aspect of the day is the “Passage Gravel Ride” on the Gandy Dancer Trail, which starts to roll in the morning and offers several different distances based on your skill and desire to ride. You can get more information on the ride at www.passagegravelride.org. – Wanda Boldon