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Explore Up North

Come Explore Up North with WXPR this fall. You can tag along as we check out some of the best places in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula to view the fall colors. We'll be out on the water, hiking up hills, and taking some scenic drives. Explore Up North every Thursday on WXPR.

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  • The autumn leaves are falling fast, and winter is knocking at the door. But with temperatures expected in the upper 60s this weekend, October is extending its invitation to celebrate fall. Join WXPR’s Erin Gottsacker on the Ice Age Trail for this week’s Explore Up North.
  • The fall foliage in the Northwoods is taking a hit this week with the wet and windy weather.But there’s still plenty to explore this season.On this week’s Explore Up North, WXPR’s Katie Thoresen takes us to the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest.
  • It’s peak color, or at least close to, in the Western Upper Peninsula right now. If you head that way, it’s likely you’ll at the very least drive through the Ottawa National Forest.The forest is home to lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and stunning views to take in fall colors.And it’s where WXPR’s Katie Thoresen takes us during this week’s Explore Up North.
  • Explore Up North with WXPR’s Erin Gottsacker as she takes us on the Adventure Ride of Copper Peak.
  • For our first episode of Explore Up North, WXPR’s Katie Thoresen takes us to one of the most iconic and popular spots to view the colors: The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.