About The River

Friday, November 22, 2013

On the Road Friday - Red's Big Bear Lodge - Connors Lake - Lake of the Pines

During the month of June, we took the boys to Red's Big Bear Lodge. My husband grew up helping his parents. They owned Big Bear Lodge, fine dinning, canoe and cabin rentals.
I worked part time  at the Lodge as a dishwasher after college...that is another story, ♥ a love story ♥.
We thought it would be fun to show the boys where dad grew up.

So off we go.
First stop, Connors Lake, located in the Flambeau River State Forest.
My husband grew up in the woods. His childhood home and the Lodge is located right in the Flambeau River State Forest.
We stopped to show the boys Connors Lake.

 Connors Lake is a beautiful spring fed lake. Clear and cold, perfect on a hot summers day.

 Connors Lake offers a beautiful playground, picnic area, bathrooms, changing rooms and lots of room to play.

For more information click here Connors Lake

Next stop, Lake of the Pines.
Look who decided to come along.

Painted Turtle
Named for its bright colors 
 Peaceful painted turtles
Basking in the sun,
You'll see them perching piggyback 
Or lined up one by one.

Lake of the Pines is a beautiful lake for canoeing and kayaking.

For more information click Lake of Pines

Lake of the Pines has a beautiful hiking trail. We went about 1/2 way because it was getting dark.
On our way back out to the campground, we could hear " who cooks for you, who cooks for you all?" We started to look up and right up above us was a Barred Owl. He continued to talk to us and then flew away. 
For more information on Barred Owls click here
We enjoyed showing the boys both lakes and hope to spend more time at both of them in 2014.

The Big Bear.
My husband was excited to see that the Big Bear was still standing proud.
He has many memories of climbing it and cleaning it. Mildew or a moss would start to grow on it.
To get more information about Red's Big Bear click here

Thank you for coming along with me.
How about you, have you gone on a trip with your family to visit places you explored or worked at as a kid?

Have a great weekend.

Taking our dear friend Irma out for supper, at Red's Big Bear.


  1. Looks like a great adventure! How fun to trace family history. We can't wait for the next post with the love story in it. :-) The boys look like they're having a wonderful time. Wisconsin sure is gorgeous, isn't it

  2. It's so beautiful there! Looks like you had a lot of fun. Love the turtle!

  3. What a fun trip filled with memories and Wisconsin's beauty!

  4. Beautiful pictures! looks like a lot of fun! xoxo

  5. Your family has the most special times together! I enjoyed reading your post, your hubby must have had so much fun growing up there. Happy Thanksgiving Carla!


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