Welcome to Northerly Collective


As Friday approaches, many of us find ourselves watching the clock, eagerly waiting to take the road north to the land of tall pine trees and log cabins. For a lucky few, we call Manitowish Waters, in the heart of northern Wisconsin, home. To live and thrive in the North is to never take for granted the power of nature, relish in the simplicity of daily life, and always remember to savor the sunrise or sunset each day.

Northerly Collective is curated by us, Becca Bartling + Elizabeth Gering, two friends with a shared love of coffee at sunrise, Meiomi Pinot Noir and Smartwool socks. After connecting at a yoga teacher training, we discovered a shared passion of the Northwoods that began during our childhoods and continued to grow while individually pursuing opportunities in different corners of the world. Becca is married to a 4th generation cranberry farmer and is the face behind Alderwood Resort on Alder Lake. Elizabeth is inspired by rural community development and teaches yoga around the northwoods. From one new adventure in the woods to the next, we discovered the importance of spending our days the way we want to spend our lives. Learn more about us here.  

Northerly Collective is our way of doing “The North” - a collection of adventures, stories, favorite things, and local happenings in northern Wisconsin. Whether you have been coming to Wisconsin’s Northwoods your entire life, or it is your first time north of State Highway 8, our curated Adventure Guide will help you create new, unforgettable memories with the people and places you love. Stop by our pop-up truck (‘68 Chevy) for fun tidbits from around the area - follow us on social media for location details; and subscribe to our newsletter, The Current Collective, for all kinds of Northwoods goodness. 

We hope that our love for the Northwoods inspires you to find simplicity in everyday moments, connect with the people around you, look up at the trees instead of down at your phone, and find all of the little things to love about wherever you find yourself in this world.

We can’t wait to explore with you!

Becca Bartling + Elizabeth Gering

Join the community, #NortherlyCollective as you explore the nooks and crannies of northern Wisconsin.