Trying to get your family together this year but want to make it a fun family reunion? Look no further! Today we’ve compiled our top fun family reunion ideas in Wisconsin that just might become annual traditions. From canoe camping to festivals to ski vacations, we think there’s something for everyone, many of which are family and pet friendly.
Canoe or Kayak on the Wisconsin River for either an overnight or day trip.
What more fun could there be had than to explore the Wisconsin River on a canoe or kayak? When you travel to the Wisconsin Dells, Baraboo, or Portage, be sure to use the canoe and kayak rental services of Wild Wisco Waters. Offering both day and overnight trips, Wild Wisco Waters will provide you with the canoes and kayaks, lifejackets, paddles, and a shuttle to your drop off point. Be sure to ask for the location of the nearest sandbar so you and your family can swim, throw a frisbee or football, or play other games. Adventure with you and your family awaits!
Attend a festival together Wisconsin features many fairs and festivals across the state. From Walleye Weekend in Fond Du Lac to Warren’s Cranberry Festival to Beef-A-Rama in Minocqua to Bayfield’s apple festival to Lacrosse’s Oktoberfest - there is sure to be something for the whole family. While you’re there, participate in a run/walk together, take a tour, listen to great music, and more.
For adults only Wherever your destination might be, schedule both the location and calendar date around a local wine walk. Many towns and cities in Wisconsin host annual and bi-annual wine walks. Some offer dress-up themes, but all offer the opportunity to visit local businesses and taste wine. Be sure to reserve tickets in advance! Many sell out. Wine walks are the perfect opportunity to explore a new town.
Stay at a different state park every year
Wisconsin is home to 49 state parks, 15 state forests, and 44 state trails, so there is sure to be fun for the whole family. Travel as far north as Copper Falls State Park, as far east as Rock Island State Park, and as far south as Yellowstone State Park. Many state parks offer canoe or kayak rentals, guided hikes, naturalist led programs, and plenty of hiking trails. Adventure awaits for the whole crew when you explore the great outdoors with your family.