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Red Cliff Ice Cave Tours
We will meet at my personal residence, then go to our location which is about 2 mins from my residence located on the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indian Reservation where only I as a Tribal Member have access to walk off the Reservation onto Lake Superior when the ice is Frozen. Safety precautions include checking the thickness of the ice and needs to be 5 inches or more to be considered safe to walk on. We will then walk 1.8 miles to see beautiful Ice Cave Formations and a Shipwreck called the Ottawa! At the end of the Walk we will then turn around and walk back to our vehicles. Also I will have cell phone, First Aid Kit and VHF Radio. Other things to note If u have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me or email me about any information u need or on what to bring.
Madison Photo Tour
Visitors and Madison dwellers let’s capture your bachelor/bachelorette party, anniversary, engagement, solo, couples/group activity, professional photos for models, actors, musicians, and your holiday card. We will walk downtown Madison, from the Memorial terrace up State St. to the Capitol building. I’ll capture in fun photos around state street and the lake by the union. We will walk from the capitol this is where we will meet for the tour. We will end at the Union grabbing a drink by the lake if you would like or ice cream. Trying some of Madisons favorite flavors of beer or ice cream. Have you ever heard of spotted cow or blue moon Ice cream?? Enjoying fun spots around downtown Madison. Enjoy laughing and site seeing while stopping at iconic locations of downtown. Kiddos are welcome. Children under 2 are free. Please bring pets as all areas are pet friendly. Check out #madisonphototours and @denverphototours for more pictures of the experience! Other things to note: a drink or ice cream is included to make the photos more fun!
An authentic Indian culinary experience
Experience the joy of making authentic Indian food with us, knowing the secrets behind how simple it is to make Indian food. We will help you understand the basics of Indian cuisine, right from knowing the key ingredients to cooking a few mouth watering dishes from the heart of India. Me and my wife, both come from Rajasthan, the state known for its rich variety of culinary experiences, we try to bring a glimpse of that to this experience. About the Experience- We have a menu to select the dishes you would like to experience cooking. We will help you choose from the menu, based on your taste and dietary preferences. (If you have allergies, please let us know, Indian cooking is so versatile that it will be super easy to incorporate those) You join us at the scheduled time, we present you with a welcome drink. We go over the ingredients, and a few basics about Indian cooking. We spend the next hour or so cooking, understanding each step, with actual hands-on experience. Followed by enjoying a meal together, family style. We will also cook a few suggested accompaniments (rice or breads) to compliment the dishes we choose. You are free to take notes, pictures all through the experience to make it an everlasting memory!! If the date you are looking for is not available, please contact me, I'll try my best to accommodate your requested schedule.
Dance with Clay - Heart of Madison
***Masks are still required at this time, safety first! Due to COVID, we are not offering drinks or snacks at this time, the price has been adjusted! *** We will begin your experience with a short demonstration of making a Bowl or Cup. After the demo, you will have time to practice and try out a few forms on the wheel. Of course, we hope to provide a casual experience for the guests. Our studio instructors will make sure you get the help you need on the wheel! Please note that you won’t be able to keep what you make due to the lengthy process involved in a completed product. Other things to note *We highly advise trimming your nails prior to the course! *Clay is a non-staining material that washes out with ease. *All classes will be taught by our experienced instructors. *We have two locations, this experience takes place at 1925 Monroe ST, Madison, WI. We have two locations, this experience takes place at the lower level of 1925 Monroe St. Madison, WI. We are located right below a retail store called GOOD Day SHOP and share a hallway with A Dead Anchor Tattoo & Body Piercing.
Polish Culture Workshop with Pierogi Dinner
If you dont see a time frame that works for you please contact me to arrange that. This workshop is addressed to adults to learn and expend their knowledge of Polish history and culture. The course is also a perfect opportunity to gain more understanding of your Polish heritage or prepare you for a visit in Poland. As a Poland native born, I will take you on a tour what my country looks like today and share many stories about its history, events and people that shaped it in the past 100 years. Starting with a short language lesson, I will teach you few Polish greetings and how to introduce yourself in my native tongue. I will then cover Polish geography, climate and interesting facts. I will spend some time talking about Polish history, World War II, Solidarity movement and changes that took place in Poland in 1989 and helped the country flourish and transition to democracy. Moving on, we will learn about Polish traditions and I will show you a video of my brother’s wedding from Kielce, Poland. There are 16 National Holidays in Poland, and I will talk about my favorite, the All Saints Day. At the end, I will invite you to try my mom’s famous pierogi and share the recipe how to make them. Come join me to discover your roots, learn about Poland, and gain an appreciation for the rich tradition and culture of the Polish people!
Winter Walking with Goats
Looking for a unique winter experience to do outdoors with family and friends...try Winter Walking with Goats! Come with us and six adorable Nigerian Dwarf goats who are unharnessed and unleashed as we hike together on snowy trails. The goats will joyfully walk with us for a 1+ mile hike, all while we enjoy the beautiful outdoors, fresh crisp air, and learning some goat fun facts. At the end of the walk, there will be time to meet the other farm animals, brush the goats, give a snack to the Kunekune pigs, and also enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and roast some marshmallows for s’mores by the warm campfire. The cost is $85 for up to three people then $23 each additional guest. If you are celebrating something special, feel free to bring your own additional beverages, food, sleds, or snowshoes all while enjoying the ample space on this 14-acre farm. Also, contact us if your group needs an earlier or later time frame, we can work with you on that.
Snowshoe the Magical Winter Wonder Land of Lake Superior
Winter in the UP is like living in a white fairy tale filled with beautiful nature scenarios and endless winter activities. Join me on a snowshoe tour through the magical winter forest often breaking a new trail through untouched terrain. Through an opening in the dense forest we will get a first glimpse of Lake Superior in different stages of ice formations. I will take you out just along the edge of the frozen lake. Ice formations are just the best Mother Nature has to offer! Just breathtaking! We can climb over the huge ice dunes and look down at the "breathing" lake; active ice volcanoes spewing water, icicles galore, and colors of a hew you have never seen before. After exploring the typically noisy lake shore we will return to our starting point through another trail through the woods. There is plenty to see for all - excursions are made to fit all ability levels. I will provide snowshoes, cleats, and hiking sticks. My tour is offered depending on snow and current weather conditions. While I have to set a certain time of the day to start our snowshoeing experience, it sometimes might be necessary to change the time of day due to weather conditions. My tour is geared toward people with no snowshoeing experience and I will take great care that trails are lengthened or shortened according to ability levels. Experience time includes travel time.
Beautiful Guided Tubing Water Adventure
This is approximately a two+ hour guided water adventure set with a beautiful backdrop. No experience necessary. You will experience small rapids and beautiful scenery. Dress to enjoy the water and sun. Directions will be shared in regards to our local meeting spot. The tubing equipment will be brought to you along with a bottle of water. If you have a preferred beverage, bring it along (1-2 per guest) and we will provide cooler space. No glass bottles please. Note: Dress for water and sun. Water shoes highly recommended.
Creative and engaging copper workshop with local artist
Join artist Kami Strunsee as she teaches you how to create a copper feather from start to finish with simple techniques. Choose your own feather blank, no two shapes are ever the same, then follow along with the artist as she shows you how to create depth, texture, movement, and coaches you on overall composition of your piece. Learn how to color your feather with a rainbow of inks ranging from the subdued to the vibrant. The choice is yours. Kami will demonstrate several different applications of the ink to give you the best possible outcome. Then choose from a variety of hand-stamped word plates to attach to the mount board to personalize your experience. Or learn how to use stamping tools to create your own word or phrase. Finally, mount your feather on the board and your experience is complete!
Alpaca Love
Spend an hour with alpacas on our organic hobby farm - where animals are family. Libby is the matriarch, Lizzy is her next in charge, and Chips and Salsa are their crias (and half-siblings) who were both born here at the farm in 2019. We'll start out with a meet and greet with the alpacas, providing you with their favorite grain to feed to them. Most days, Chips is a fan of bodywork, getting all of the scratching and loving you can muster. She was handled quite extensively after her birth and is a fan of humans - often bumping noses with guests during her investigation of them. Did you know that alpacas are huge fans of water? When the temps outside are warmer, you’ll be their favorite person when you turn on the hose at the barn to fill their kiddie pool and shower them until they are soaked through - and loving it! Don't be surprised if Polo, our 150-pound Pyrador farm dog tries to get in their pool, too. We're happy to answer all of your questions about our hobby farm, alpacas and other animals we keep and raise. We have lived here for about a decade and the farm and animals teach us something new each day. You'll also have an opportunity to visit our historic red dairy barn for a peek at vintage and local goods or to grab some quick refreshment for yourself.
Inoculate a Mushroom Log to Take Home
I will share with you the ecology of mushrooms, and will show you my own mushroom gardens. We will then innoculate logs, with mushroom spawn (oyster or nameko). I will provide the logs from my property (aspen and boxelder) which are suited to the mushrooms that we will be using. Each guest will have the opportunity to innoculate a log and take it home to eat when it fruits!
Snowshoe through the Hidden Acres
Join us for an afternoon of snowshoeing and fun. You will start with a refreshment of your choice while we get you ready for your journey into our Hidden Acres. Experience our trails while getting some exercise. Stop along the way to enjoy the peacefulness of the outdoors. When your trek is done relax next to a fire. Feel free to contact us if there are times that may fit you schedule better.
Wild Mushroom Foraging
Interested in learning about and foraging for wild mushrooms? As a certified Wild Mushroom Expert, I will lead you on a two hour mushroom foraging adventure on our 14 acre off-grid, small-scale farm. We will enjoy a nice walk in the woods (with 100-year old trees!) to check out known growing sites for both medicinal and edible species. During this experience you will learn basic mushroom identification characteristics, typical habitat features, and when to expect certain mushrooms to be growing. We will also discuss ways to prepare, preserve, and use the wild mushrooms.
Wilderness hike to Hungarian waterfalls
Winter is a beautiful time to get back in the woods!! Come check out the Hungarian Falls with me! No need to worry about directions! I will be taking you on a hike into the woods, to see some beautiful waterfalls! (note: at the end of summer and fall, the waterfalls slow down, but still amazing to see!) We will hike together uphill to the waterfalls, stopping along the way for pictures and breaks if needed. I can’t wait to share my passion for hiking in the Keweenaw with you! I also enjoy sharing facts about our local mining history along the way! I have been hiking these trails since I was a young boy and I am looking forward to getting to know you, while showing you one of my favorite local spots!! This hike is available year round!! You just need to have boots and snowshoes for the snowy months. (NOTE: The address on this experience is NOT my house and the place to meet at is the Tamarack Park on Highway M26 near Hubbell, MI)
Milwaukee River Cruise with Cap'n Moe Four person minimum
We leave from The Cooperage Building, which has free parking adjacent to our docks and will spend 90 minutes on the Duffy boat. Iced coolers on board for you to bring refreshments and snacks. Boone and Crocket and their new outdoor patio for drinks post cruise, typically opens by 3pm. We will then head out and explore four sections of the Milwaukee River that include the Harbor District, The Hoan Bridge where the Milwaukee River flows in the Lake Michigan, the Third Ward, and the Downtown corridor. Once we see Lakefront Brewing, which marks the end of the downtown corridor, we will and loop back to the Cooperage Docks. The Milwaukee River is bustling with activity, kayakers, large tour boats, pleasure boats, and bridges which open and close several times along the way. Other things to note The Duffy Boat is covered and has zipped windows for comfort. We can be in 50 degree weather and still be cozy. I suggested shoes that you’d wear on a boat, flat shoe or sandal.