Are you practicing the Safer at Home order by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and following CDC guidelines for social distancing and helping to flatten the curve? While we all work together to help stop the spread of COVID-19, what can we do to stay balanced while riding out the pandemic with as little human contact as possible and not go stir crazy?
We've got some ideas to help you beat the boredom and de-stress in Green Bay, while also maintaining proper social distance.
**The content of this blog is intended for Greater Green Bay residents as staying in your community is advised during the Safer at Home order. Please don't travel from outside of the area at this time.**
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Go For A Stroll
You can still go outside during this challenging time. Stretch your legs and get out for a walk or a run. Got a bike? Pedal out that pent-up energy on a trail. Many of the city and county parks will remain open for you to let your spirit run free to de-stress. The Fox River and Mountain-Bay trail fees are being waived during the Coronavirus pandemic. Discover Green Bay’s parks and trails here.
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Find The Falls
Did you know Green Bay is home to not only one, but two waterfalls? Located in Ledgeview, off of County MM on Memory Lane, Fonferek’s Glen is a 74-acre geological gem featuring a 30-foot waterfall, dolomite cliffs and stone archway. The waterfall can be viewed from the designated use area, an easy 100-yard walk from the parking lot. Then located off Highway 57 and Bay Settlement Road, you will find Wequiock Falls. The park contains a large ravine featuring a close-up inspection on the Niagara Escarpment rock formation.
Go For a Ride and Curate Your Own City Tour
Take selfies with Vince or Curly at Lambeau Field or reimagine a Lambeau Leap. Discover the Packers Heritage Trail. See the Oneida Nation Walk of Legends. Relax on the CityDeck. Take in a spectacular view of the lighthouse on Algoma’s Crescent Beach. We could go on and on. Hop in the car solo or with those you are stuck at home with and go for a driving tour and see Greater Green Bay in a new light. Get out of the house and off your devices while taking in some stunning views! Need more ideas? Go on our Green Bay Scavenger Hunt and discover some new local landmarks for a chance to win some prizes.
Discover Green Bay’s Public Art
Murals and sculptures have been popping up throughout Greater Green Bay for the past few years designed by local artists. Head to De Pere, downtown Green Bay’s Broadway and Olde Main districts and Algoma for a street art scouting trip and stop to pose for selfies with your favorite murals and sculptures.
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Support Our Local Businesses
This is an especially tough time for our hotels, attractions, shops and restaurants. While many have closed their storefronts and dining rooms to the public, there are other ways you can still support them. Order food for takeout or delivery, buy gift cards for future use or order gifts and other local goods online. We have a rolling list of restaurants offering takeout/delivery and other local deals that we are keeping up to date daily, here.
Partake in a Virtual Activity or Tour
Find things to do at home including virtual tours, online exercise classes, positive toasts and more! Here are a few ideas from our partners.
Copper State Brewing Co. is hosting a virtual Toast Positive event on social media every day at 5 p.m. through May 8. Simply stock up on your favorite Green Bay craft beer and do a video toast or picture toast on Instagram and Facebook. Toast to a person or group making a difference, toast to a small joy you are experiencing, toast to a birthday or baptism or wedding or event that might go unnoticed right now without our new virtual reality. Tag your friends and family that you wish you could be with during this time. Drink to past memories and future gatherings. Give others a virtual cheers. Tag your local breweries no matter which local beer you're drinking, so we can promote our amazing brewing community. Use the hashtag #toastpositive and let's see if we can't create a movement of positivity and connectedness.
Let Chef Jyll of Gather on Broadway shop, measure and prepare you to cook a delicious meal in your own home! Gather is all about shared experiences, and in these crazy times, we feel gathering around the kitchen table is more important than ever. Gather's Home Meal Package includes all groceries, recipe card and link to Jyll’s demonstration video. You will create a total of 8 servings to use throughout the week or freeze. Family-friendly recipes allow the kids to get involved and will create pleasant memories in these extraordinary times.
Join The Bottle Room three nights a week to sip a select bottle of wine during for virtual tastings! Call in your wine order to The Bottle Room at 920-661-WINE (9463) for the nights you would like to join. Pick up the bottles and log on for your selected dates! Find virtual tasting event dates and times here.
Stay active and get your training underway with the Bellin Run crew! Join the Facebook Live Bellin Run Virtual (solo) training runs every Wednesday at 6 pm. Running expert Nate Vandervest will share wisdom and encouragement to get you out the door!
We know things are scary and uncertain right now, but we're all in this together. Hang in there, stay safe and healthy, and try to create some positive experiences in the days ahead. Hopefully, our tips will keep you from going stir-crazy in Green Bay in the meantime.