Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin
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A family vacation in Manitowish Waters Wisconsin combines history and the great outdoors. Learn more about the Chippewa or Ojibwe Indians and their camp once located on the shores of Manitowish Lake. Observe the bullet holes in Little Bohemia left by John Dillinger, a notorious bank robber. Enjoy bird watching with the kids at the Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area. Canoe, kayak and tube the Manitowish River and its chain of lakes. Hike and partake in an interpretive program at the North Lakeland Discovery Center. Cross country ski and snowmobile area trails. Fish all ten of the chain's lakes. And if you're curious about the local economy or the children wish to know more about their favorite fruit juice, take a tour of a cranberry marsh.
Cranberry Facts

There are lots of fun facts about cranberries. Did you know that?

  • The cranberry, also known as the bounceberry and mossberry, is a short woody plant with evergreen leaves and tart red fruit.
  • Cranberries belong to the genus Vaccinium just like blueberries, bilberries, lingonberries and huckleberries.
  • The cranberry - called sassamanash by the Abenaki, atoqua by the Algongiun, ibimi by the Pequot and Leni-Lanape tribes - gets its names from the crane-like shape of its flower and stem.
  • The cranberry is just one of three fruits native to North America. Blueberries and Concord grapes are the other two.
  • The cranberry is just one of three fruits native to North America. Blueberries and concord grape are the other two.
  • Cranberries were served at the first Thanksgiving in 1621. They remain an important part of every American and Canadian Thanksgiving feast.
  • The cranberry was used by Native Americans for three purposes, food, dye and medicine. They mixed deer meat and mashed cranberries to make pemmican. They made a red dye from crushed cranberries. They used stewed cranberries to treat arrow wounds.
  • Cranberries are rarely eaten raw. They are most often consumed as juice, sauce or dried fruit.

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