Antigo Journals

The Wisconsin Series: Out and About Around Antigo

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An August 2013 trip to Antigo by MilwVon

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Quote: Antigo is the county seat of Langlade County, but is in close proximity to Shawano and Marathon Counties. It is also along the route many take to get to Wisconsin's Northwoods where year-round recreational activities abound. This journal is just a sampling of what's around Antigo.

Camping at Camp Susan

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Entrance to Camp Susan Photo, Antigo, Wisconsin
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Every year since 2001 except 2010, David (my hubby) and I have hosted a camping weekend with friends just north of Antigo, Wisconsin. Located about 200 miles from Milwaukee in Central Wisconsin, the area provides us with an opportunity to get away from it all with 10-20 other couples.We have held this special weekend of "adults only" to give folks a break from the city rat race . . . and their kids. We learned of Camp Susan from friends who lived up in that area. The camp is actually a kids' 4H camp, with summer camp programs provided to kids from that region Monday through Friday. The 2,000+ acre campground features a very large lodge with full galley capable of preparing meals for hu...Read More

Chet & Emil's Resort

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We have been going to Antigo for more than 10 years for our annual camping weekend with about 10 other couples. Every time we have passed Chet & Emil's large "broasted chicken" sign along Hwy 45, I have been curious about this place. I became even more curious about them when I learned that they have four circa 1940's bowling lanes as part of their small town business.While I was out and about checking out the area around Antigo, I found myself in neighboring Shawano County and the town of Birnamwood. I decided to just drop in and check the place out. The welcome sign invited guests to enter the "office" which was actually the bar. Gotta love that!Inside the bar was a ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 19, 2013

Chet & Emil's Resort
507 Shariden Dr
Pelican Lake $zip
(715) 487-5512

Langlade County Historical Society Museum

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Langlade County Historical Society Museum Photo, Antigo, Wisconsin
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I have visited, seen and toured a lot of museums so it takes quite a bit to really impress me. The Langlade County Historical Society Museum located in Antigo truly amazed me!Located right on Hwy 45 as you enter the city from the south, we have passed by for more than 10 years. On this particular camping trip, however, I decided I was going to actually make time to visit the museum and I am very happy that I did.Located in what was the old Carnegie Library, the museum consists of three floors of antiques and artifacts from a by-gone era of lumber mills, wood working and farming. Built in 1905 thanks to a $15,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie, the library resided here until 199...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 19, 2013

Langlade County Historical Society Museum
404 Superior Street
Antigo $zip
(715) 627-4464

Old Corner School - Neva, Wisconsin

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Old Corner School Photo, Neva, Wisconsin
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During my day out and about around Antigo, I learned of this little historical site in Neva. It was ideally located, on my way back to camp at the end of a long afternoon of exploring the area.The Old Corner School was built in 1883 by loggers who settled in the area. The one-room schoolhouse housed nearly 100 students from little first graders all the way to older high schoolers. Having outgrown the small building by the turn of the century, it was closed in 1904 when students were moved to a newer school building in nearby Deerbrook.The old school building was left vacant for nearly 70 years until a committee was formed to restore it. The work began in 1979 and culminated...Read More

Shawano County's Barn Quilt Trail

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Shawano County has probably one of the most active and productive committees in the State of Wisconsin. With 222 quilts gracing barns throughout the county, most of them have been painted by the Shawano Country Barn Quilt Committee itself.I must admit, I was aware of their presence through a mutual barn quilt admirer here in Wisconsin but for some reason, my state geography knowledge did not place Shawano County on our route to Antigo. Imagine my surprise as we were driving along Hwy 45 to stumble upon this wealth of artistic expression throughout the rural farmland of central Wisconin.As much as I would have loved to have ventured out and about chasing after barns to photogr...Read More

Summertime Activities Around Antigo

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Antigo/Langlade County Info  Photo, Antigo, Wisconsin
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Do you think "anti-go" means to stop? After all, the opposite of go would be stop. Well if your travels take you to Central Wisconsin and "up north der hey" then you may venture through Antigo. In addition to the places featured in this journal, there is a wealth of other activities worth considering during a visit to the area.For those interested in outdoor activities, check out the golfing, hiking, boating or fishing. During my Saturday afternoon drive, I enjoyed checking out the golf course that is right by Camp Susan. The Bass Lake Country Club is open to the public and markets themselves as "the best golf course in the Northwoods." For their seasonal hours of operation, prices a...Read More

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MilwVon

MilwVon
Milwaukee, Wisconsin