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Picnic Point

Walking to Picnic Point, the spit of land that juts out behind the UW Hospitals, is a Madison tradition. Numerous trails trail through the area with views of sailboats in University Bay and Madison on one side and wider vistas… Continue Reading →

Governor Dodge State Park

Governor Nelson State Park is a vast 5,000+ acre park only an hour drive from Madison. A true four-season park, it has a vast variety of things to see and do. There are high meadow hikes, a waterfall, winding gorge… Continue Reading →

High Cliff State Park

As advertised, High Cliff State Park does indeed have high cliffs. It also has miles of trails, including one around a butterfly pond, a boat marina, playgrounds, beach, a small museum, horse trails and picturesque lime kiln ruins. Visitors can… Continue Reading →

Crescent Beach Boardwalk

Algoma’s Crescent Beach Boardwalk doesn’t allow dogs. But other than that, it is perfect. The level, even walk edges a 1/2 mile stretch of sandy beach along Lake Michigan. It is capped on one end by a picturesque lighthouse (and… Continue Reading →

Newport State Park

Newport State Park’s massive footprint gives you miles of trails and acres of unspoiled Michigan shoreline to enjoy, even at Door County’s busiest. As Wisconsin’s only formally designated wilderness state park, it is far less groomed than other county and… Continue Reading →

Sauk City River Trail and Beach

Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the number of people at beaches like Pewitt’s Nest, Dells of the Wisconsin River or Peck’s Landing? Head over to Sauk City. A beautiful, smooth river walk trail runs along the Wisconsin. Park along Riviera… Continue Reading →

Dells of the Wisconsin River/Chapel Gorge Trail

There are actually two entrances to the Dells of the Wisconsin River – north and south. The north entrance is right down from the now boarded-up entrance to Witches Gulch. There are some lovely trails that wind around through pine… Continue Reading →

Peck’s Landing Beach

The beach at Peck’s Landing is perfect in every way. Directly across the Wisconsin River from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Guest Center, the beach checks all the necessary boxes for a great afternoon. While the lot is often pretty full… Continue Reading →

Spring Green

Spring Green is a quintessential southern Wisconsin town – small and friendly with lots of artsy, creative folks. Many visitors coming to Spring Green don’t even visit they town. Instead, they head of to Taliesen, the American Players Theatre or… Continue Reading →

Mirror Lake State Park

Just south of Wisconsin Dells, Mirror Lake State Park is a peaceful oasis. The rocky, winding trails over sandstone formations, between cliffs and along a meandering stream are a good hike any time of the year – winter included. Come… Continue Reading →

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