Nebraskaland March 2019

NEBRASKAland Magazine is dedicated to outstanding photography and informative writing with an engaging mix of articles and photos highlighting Nebraska’s outdoor activities, parklands, wildlife, history and people.

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46 Nebraskaland • March 2019 BASS FISHING AT MASKENTHINE LAKE/JENNY NGUYEN-WHEATLEY ELKHORN ACRES GOLF COURSE By Josie Meister, Nebraska Tourism Commission VISIT STANTON MIXED BAG Head up to the northeastern part of the state to discover what Stanton has to off er! This community is full of hidden gems that give you the perfect reason to explore. Spring is coming and what better way to prepare than enjoying the warm weather that's on its way? Gear up for this year's golf season by planning a trip to the Elkhorn Aces Golf Course. This course is ranked fi fth in the top nine-hole courses in Nebraska. Or embrace the spring weather and explore the arboretum and native plant display at Maskenthine Lake. Established in 1976, this arboretum is a collection of native and exotic tree species planted in a natural arrangement. While you're at Maskenthine Lake, enjoy all the other recreational activities this area has to off er including hiking, fi shing, hunting and boating. Looking for delicious food and drinks in the area? Visit one of Nebraska's popular breweries, Uptown Brewery, and try one of their 10 rotating beers on tap. Hungry? Stay for lunch or dinner and try their "best ever" prime rib. Still hungry? Stop by Wolf's Den for the best burger in Stanton and help them celebrate 38 years in business. Finally, fi nish off the day with some homemade pie from the Stanton VFW. Get ready for hunting season with Cedar Valley Hunt Club. Go on a hunt led by experienced guides on hundreds of acres of privately-owned land. With CRP grasslands, food plots, crop lands, two streamsand a large pond, the entire property is managed for hunting productivity. Home to an abundance of pheasant, quail, and whitetail deer, the gently rolling hills provide the perfect backdrop for your hunt. Learn, connect and relax at Red Roads Herbs Retreat & Learning Center where you can learn hands-on gardening skills and purchase fresh and dried herbs at the gift shop. Or explore the Stanton Public Library, recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a trip to Stanton in the summertime and experience what this community is all about. Spend Fourth of July participating in a full day of activities, commencing with a top-notch fi reworks display put on by volunteer fi refi ghters. A historical community with delicious food and endless recreational activities, Stanton is where you will want to be this spring.

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