6-24 to 26-2016
After being Yoopers for a Day, we arrived in Crivitz, WI at about 7:30 PM on the 24th. We are here since this is the place where Al has memories. His family used to have a cabin on Lake Noquebay when he was young and he wanted to see what the town looked like over 40 years later. Crivitz recreation and a visitor guide can be found here. See here also.
Crivitz is also well known for their large July 4th celebration. Enjoy their fireworks display!
We turned in and were greeted with a beautiful sunrise the next morning just before 6:30.
After taking pictures at the waterfall sign, we had breakfast at the restaurant behind the sign, Charlie’s Island Café. Great food and they open early! We had breakfast there the next morning too, they have a yummy buffet.
It was time to explore the town. Right after breakfast we went to take a look at an abandoned farmhouse called “The Gingerbread House” just outside of town. Apparently it is a photo subject the locals visit often. We had a beautiful clear sky that morning and it made a beautiful backdrop.
An abandoned car on the property nearly overgrown.
Let’s see some of the businesses in downtown Crivitz. See a list of other businesses here. Here is Soup to Nuts.
The railroad track crossed here also. There were some cars here partially load with wood, waiting for the engine car to pick them up after loading.
Piggly Wiggly and Subway
We left Crivitz for a little while and went to nearby Peshtigo to see the Peshtigo Fire Museum since that was also open that day. We grabbed lunch at the Crivitz BP, they even had some tables to sit at inside.
We stayed at the Capri Motel. The room was nice and clean and large. A word of warning though, bring plenty of cash if you stay here, their Paypal® connection was down and we had to pay $100 in cash for two nights.
In the afternoon we explored the Crivitz-Stephenson Historical Society Museum. It was HUGE and contained some other out-buildings aside from the large main museum building.
We sure had fun exploring the museum, good work Crivitz-Stephenson Historical Society! It was time to head to Lake Noquebay Park on the south end of the lake. It costs $3.00 for the day here. Went down to the shore and saw a lot of activity on the water on this warm summer afternoon. Summer is fun here! It has changed a lot in 40 years though, the now Timberline Resort has grown in size and Al did not recognize it from his memories.
After we enjoyed taking in the view on the lake we enjoyed dinner lakeside at the Timberline Bar and Grill. They had delicious seafood and I had shrimp, Al had Taco Salad.
This concludes our one day exploring Crivitz. We learned a lot about the area and it was interesting to Al all the changes that have happened over the years.