A Fox Cities Guide to New Year's Resolutions

Need some inspiration or perhaps a kickstart on your New Year's resolution? We've got you covered with a few Fox Cities ideas.

Thomas A. Lyons Fine Books

If your resolution was to read more books...

1. Start with One Day Stronger by Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson. One Day Stronger tells the story of how Nelson fought alongside a local union to save the Appleton Coated paper mill in Combined Locks, WI. If you want to hear Tom share firsthand his account of the events, reserve your ticket here for a special book talk at Hearthstone.

2. Head on over to Thomas A. Lyons Fine Books in the heart of Downtown Neenah to explore a plethora of titles in fiction, history, biography, young adult, children's, and more.

PC: Hop Yard Ale Works

If your resolution was to try a new restaurant...

Here's 3 great new options that recently opened in the Fox Cities!

1. Stone Arch Tied House - Stone Arch Brewpub's second location serving up handcrafted beer and delicious lunch and dinner entrees. Located in Little Chute across from the Windmill.

2. Hop Yard Ale Works - A new brewery located on the north side of Appleton known for small batch ales and wood fired pizza.

3. Voyageurs Bakehouse - Stop by the bakehouse café in Downtown Appleton for sandwiches on freshly baked sourdough bread and a unique selection of coffee, tea, and pastries.

Paper Made at Paper Discovery Center

If your resolution was to learn something new...

1. Visit Barlow Planetarium to learn more about space exploration and astronomy. Enjoy an immersive laser show with themes such as Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon and Laser Beatles.

2. Discover the world of paper at Paper Discovery Center. Roam the museum to learn how paper is made in area mills and make a piece of your own to take home in one of their interactive classes.

3. Become the baker of your dreams with instructional classes at Whisk & Arrow. Choose anything from macron 101 to adult cake decorating. 

Hockey at Jones Park

If your resolution was to prioritize fitness and spend more time outside...

1. Hit the trails! After enough fresh powder covers the ground, visit Bubolz Nature Preserve, 1000 Islands Environmental Center, or Heckrodt Wetland Reserve to rent snowshoes and explore the trails.

2. Lace up some skates and carve up the ice at one of many outdoor Fox Cities ice rinks. A few options are The Plaza at Gateway Park, Hart Park in Menasha, or Jones Park in Appleton.

PC: Graham Washatka

If your resolution was to travel more...

We have the perfect destination for you! Jam-packed with natural beauty, urban yet intimate downtowns, and incredible food and drink, the Fox Cities are a must on any 2022 travel bucket list.

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