Unique destination getaways

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Henning's Cheese Factory

Everyone knows that Wisconsin and cheese are a perfect match. Just north of Elkhart Lake in nearby Kiel, Henning's Wisconsin Cheese Factory is a must-see for fans of cheese. A family tradition since opening in 1914, Henning's offers factory tours and has a cheese store and museum. Henning's is the last cheese factory in the U.S. that makes larger wheels of cheese (between 150 and 12,000 pounds).

SCheese store hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Henning's is located at 20201 Point Creek Road in Kiel. For more information, call 920-894-3032.

Elkhart Lake Farmers and Artisans Market

There's something for everyone at this popular open-air market, which takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday from the first Saturday in June until mid-October.

Residents and visitors are treated to the appetizing sites and smells of a variety of fresh produce and baked goods. Included are vendors who carry certified organic produce and those who are WIC-approved. Unique collectibles are also available for interested shoppers as well as creative pieces offered by area artisans.

Anyone interested in participating in the farmers market or seeking more information about the event should contact the Elkhart Lake Area Chamber of Commerce by calling 877-355-3554 or 920-876-2922; or email farmersmarket@elkhartlake.com.

Captain Tom's Elkhart Queen tours

Captain Tom's pontoon boat service operates Monday through Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Boats can be rented by the hour, for guided historical tours and parties on Elkhart Lake. For more information, call 920-876-2903 or 608-347-2922.