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The Dells of the Eau Claire River State Natural Area

The Dells of the Eau Claire River State Natural Area is an amazing parcel of land, hidden from view. The trail from the parking lot winds through woods, which soon turn into low, boggy areas (very probably buggy in warm… Continue Reading →

Brewery Hill Park and Trails

The Brewery Hill Park is a great jumping off point to pick up a number of nice trails that meander through Whitewater. Located in the park is the Whitewater Rotary Skate Park, with enough ramps and walls to warm the… Continue Reading →

Carver-Roehl County Park

A few miles outside of Clinton WI is Carver-Roehl Counyt Park. The park is edged by large limestone walls, undercut by a shallow, sparkling stream. Paths circle the parking lot, following the meandering water on one side and up around… 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 →

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 →

Cave Point County Park

Door County is an immensely beautiful region that often verges on the fantastic. Cave Point County Park has a magical quality. On a windy day, there are waves as large as on the ocean. The trails are on a rock… Continue Reading →

Viking Park/Dog Park

Stoughton’s Viking Park has a marvelous, clean, well-groomed dog park. The park is grassy and open with plenty of room for your mutt to run (or wander and sniff). Even nicer are the small, sandy beaches that dot the adjacent… Continue Reading →

Upper Yahara River Trail

The new Upper Yahara River Trail in DeForest is a lovely, smooth paved trail that follows the meandering Yahara River. Walk, canoe, fish or bike while enjoying glimpses of water, wild birds and a variety of native plants. Due to… Continue Reading →

Governor Nelson State Park

Because of its close proximity to Madison, many people seem to forget Governor Nelson State Park exists. The largest trail loop is clearly visible from the road, often making it far from peaceful. However,  the trails further back are quiet,… Continue Reading →

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