TCG Tour 2021 - Scenic Views, Must see locations, Lunch/Dinner spots. SUGGESTIONS


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Our tentative route is below. I have a pretty good idea of our stops and areas of interest. Lead Pipe Lead Pipe our director of beer and food consumption has already researched lunch spots. I am also asking YOU for any recommendations along our route for us to consider. Personal experiences, places you have visited and enjoyed, etc.

  • Awesome brewery your friend owns?
  • SICK road with 400 corners in 3 miles?
  • World's largest toilet that TCG MUST VISIT?
  • 12,000ft overlook where you can see 14 states?

Day 1
Belvidere Oasis Tollway Oasis to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Red Wing - Google Maps

Day 2
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Red Wing to Best Western The Hotel Chequamegon, 101 Lake Shore Dr W, Ashland, WI 54806 - Google Maps

Day 3
Best Western The Hotel Chequamegon, 101 Lake Shore Dr W, Ashland, WI 54806 to Belvidere Oasis Tollway Oasis - Google Maps
 

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Great River Roadhouse looks sweet for day 1...

Also see "Bald Eagle Bluff Scientific and Natural Area (SNA)" for day 1 that looks interesting... not sure if we'll get there during daylight or peak hours though.
 

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Planning to bring along a DSLR (who uses those anymore!?) and a drone hopefully. In for epic shots! Sure got some interesting situations with a drone on previous TCG trips! :rofl:
 

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Planning to bring along a DSLR (who uses those anymore!?) and a drone hopefully. In for epic shots! Sure got some interesting situations with a drone on previous TCG trips! :rofl:
Just don't have someone hang out your sunroof getting sick shots of motorcycles in the twisties at a state park...
 

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Day 2: Wilke Glen and Cascade Falls ?
 

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Another Day 2: Houghton Falls State Natural Area

And I'm done for now.
 

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So far the only really locked in lunch spot is Potasi Brewery for Friday's first stop. I have a good idea of where we can stop for lunch and dinner but as PANDA PANDA said, we're open to suggestions.
 
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Another Day 2: Houghton Falls State Natural Area

And I'm done for now.
I've been to this. Probably won't be super impressive at that time year would be a good place to get into the woods if we got some time to kill on the way to ashland.
 

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Y’all should get some official TCG t-shirts made up for these every year
 
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On day 3, we drive right through Presque Isle. My aunt owns Retreat Bar about 3 miles west of there right on Hwy W, I’m sure she’d have us all there for lunch if you guys want. It looks like it’s about an hour and a half after the lookout stop so I’m thinking that would be around lunch time
I got a really awesome offer from another Northwoods business owner in Manitowish Waters. Problem is I don't think we have enough people committed to make it financial work for her. We would be heading into Wisconsin on B so that location could work out for us. I will keep you in mind. It will probably be a late afternoon lunch/early dinner.
 
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red_river_racing red_river_racing Do you really live in Shawano?

I was thinking about having day 3 go down 55 alone the wolf river. I was on that route the other day and it had some nice corners for Wisconsin. Problem is it would make a already long day 3 even longer.
 
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Yes I live about 7 miles northwest of Shawano right up the road from Red River. 55 is an awesome drive, don’t know how many more years it will be around either. There is talk of construction in the next few years eliminating a lot of turns and hills to make it ‘safer’
 
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Yes I live about 7 miles northwest of Shawano right up the road from Red River. 55 is an awesome drive, don’t know how many more years it will be around either. There is talk of construction in the next few years eliminating a lot of turns and hills to make it ‘safer’
The road was not in the best of shape but the hills and corners were great for Wisconsin. Looked like alot of waterfalls in the area also.
 
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Yep wolf river north of Shawano Has lots of falls and rapids. Honestly 55 is one of my favorite highways to drive on. Would be perfect for me but tack on a lot of extra time for you guys that have to go back to Illinois
 

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Ok, I am calling Best Western and adding an extra day to my confirmation. Sorry, I am just now paying attention to this. I leave for Vegas tomorrow and that trip has been on my mind.
 
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Ok, I am calling Best Western and adding an extra day to my confirmation. Sorry, I am just now paying attention to this. I leave for Vegas tomorrow and that trip has been on my mind.
A extra day in Ashland? Not sure you want to drive back 2 hours from our last scheduled stop in Minocqua.

If you are interested in spending a 3rd (Sunday) night I would suggest the Minocqua area...
 

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A extra day in Ashland? Not sure you want to drive back 2 hours from our last scheduled stop in Minocqua.

If you are interested in spending a 3rd (Sunday) night I would suggest the Minocqua area...
Ok, I think I misunderstood. I will drive back from Minocqua. Lol
 

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