• Summer Bucket List

    1. Set out for adventure and explore Cairns Woods.
    2. BYOBlanket at Vino in the Valley! To accommodate social distancing guidelines, Vino in the Valley is now offering take-out to enjoy picnic-style on their grounds.
    3. Visit the Veterans Memorial at the Pierce County Courthouse.
    4. Take a walk back in history with the 'Broadway Street Historic Walking Tour' in our East End Business District.
    5. Meet up with your small social circle for a patio happy hour at Common Man Tap & Table.
    6. Is it time to consider a new ride? Test drive a vehicle at Ellsworth Ford.
    7. Let your creativity shine through with an art activity from Brush Strokes Art Supply.
    8. Experience a "charged up vehicle": If you're a Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services member, take their new electric car for a spin and experience an electric vehicle first hand.
    9. Walk up Main Street - check the elevation at McDonald's and then again at the Courthouse by using the "compass" app on your phone.
    10. Get some fresh deep-fried cheese curds at Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery. Thursdays - Sundays 10am-5pm.
    11. Attend a Village of Ellsworth Board or Village Committee meeting to learn more about what's happening in our local government. 
    12. Head up to Summit Park after dark with a blanket in tow and spend some time star-gazing. Find Summit Park here.
    13. Read the time capsule plaques at East End Park. Find East End Park here.
    14. Tacos aren't just for Tuesdays! Take advantage of Taco Thursday at Broz Bar
    15. Order a delicious pizza pie from Sippin’ Cedric's Grill & Taps for takeout and walk up the street to enjoy at Bonnie Langer Memorial Park at Main & Chestnut Streets.
    16. Organize a personal Blizzard tasting at Ellsworth Dairy Queen. Order up 5 different flavors of mini blizzards and let your taste buds do the talking. 
    17. Make Sangria! Stop at DS Liquor and pick up a bottle of cabernet, Brandy, and triple sec then stop at Nilssen’s for your favorite sangria fruits.
    18. Grab some Classic American 1919 Root Beer from Village Discount Liquor for delicious root beer floats.
    19. Stock up on Natural Bug Repellent and grab a FREE soap scrap at YB Urban?. Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-5pm.
    20. Pick a closet to organize and donate any forgotten finds at Etown Collective
    21. Get your daily dose of veggies! Grab a friend head to Niki’s Eastender for their famous loaded Bloody Mary. Available with or without alcohol.
    22. Grab an early morning coffee or hot chocolate from Caribou Coffee at Nilssen's and watch the sunrise from the Courthouse lawn. Caribou hours: M-F 6am-6pm, Sat. 7am-6pm, Sun. 8am-5pm
    23. Add a little something to your backyard oasis with a fun plant or shrub from Reuvers' Nursery.
    24. Try an apple cider doughnut at Rush River Orchard & Bakery. Opens mid-August.
    25. Ice Cream Sundae Bar Night! Pick up all your favorite toppings at Nilssen’s.
    26. Take an exercise class at Country Fit.
    27. Visit Quinn Legacy Park and learn more about the 100 years of Quinn Family business.Then take a browse around the lot and check out the newest models! 
    28. Start a Book Club. Here’s a list of fun summer reads. 
    29. Take some time to explore the Ellsworth Community School District Forest, south of the Ellsworth Middle School. 
    30. Squeeze in a quick round of 9-holes at Ellsworth Country Club.
    31. Stock up on locally grown and homemade goodies at the Ellsworth Farmer’s Market. Every Thursday 4-7pm, June - September.
    32. Help restore a forest: Spend time in nature and help Mother Nature by tackling a restoration task or two at Cairns Woods in Ellsworth. Watch for more info on their Facebook Group
    33. Watch for the Cheese Curd unFestival happening virtually on their website and Facebook page, July 20-27!
    34. Ask to borrow the giant Connect-4 game from the E-town Collective to play on the sidewalk.
    35. *Coming July 20th! Take a Story-Walk as you stroll Ellsworth Main and Broadway Streets while reading along with Ellsworth Public Library’s Storywalk.
    36. Try your luck at Disc Golf with your family using the course at the Ellsworth Middle School.
    37. Play hooky for the afternoon and spend your time exploring the Trimbelle Recreation Area
    38. Visit the Freier Schoolhouse(built-in 1855) in the Pierce County Fairgrounds.
    39. Enjoy a glass or a bottle of wine while relaxing on the grounds at Forestville Vines.
    40. Take in the Free Friday Night Drive-in movie at Furlongs T-Bar. The movie starts at 8:30pm. Always a family appropriate title, they announce their movie selection each Friday on their Facebook page.
    41. Ladies, check out one of Ellsworth's newest Main Street businesses, Wild Arrows Boutique! Janelle has a flair for fashion, and you're going to want to do a little shopping and pick up something new for your closet.
    42. See our town from a different angle. Capture your favorite Ellsworth sites and views through your smartphone lens. Share them on your favorite social media platform with the hashtag #EllsworthProud!
    43. Go on a rock hunt. Keep your eye open for #EllsworthRocksFB and when you spot them take a photo to the Ellsworth WI Rocks Facebook group. If you're feeling creating, paint up a few of your own to scatter around town to be found. Learn more here.