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West of the Lake Gardens

The West of the Lake Gardens are a private garden located just south of Two Rivers. They were created by Ruth and John West. After purchasing the property, Ruth got the gardening bug and spent her first few years hand… Continue Reading →

Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area

Parfrey’s Glen, just a few miles east of Devil’s Lake State Park, is a gorgeous and rugged hike. The Glen is a wind-y slot canyon that increases in difficulty as you move further in. The trail essentially ends about half-way… Continue Reading →

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 →

Yahara River Trail – Stoughton Section

Work on the Yahara River Trail progresses every year. One of the newer and very nice sections starts with The Yahara River Trail Walking Bridge. The lot for the trail is tucked behind the old causeway on a sharp bend… Continue Reading →

Gabbro Falls

We got the tip-off on these hidden falls from the owner of the Northwoods General Store & Coffee House in Wakefield MI (stop by for ice cream, lattes, toys, maps and tons of other fun tchotchkes!) Head north on Baker… Continue Reading →

Cherokee Marsh – North Unit

To reach the Cherokee Marsh North Unit, take Sherman Avenue and head north. The road will pass the Cherokee Golf Course and eventually turn into a gravel road. Follow this road until you reach the parking lot. There are 3.5… Continue Reading →

UW-Madison Arboretum

Located at the southern edge of the University of Wisconsin is a massive 1200 acre arboretum, open to the public year-round. There’s something for every outdoor enthusiast – 20 miles of hiking/biking trails, science research, a visitor’s center, large wooded… Continue Reading →

Lynden Sculpture Garden

Hidden behind a weathered wooden fence, on an unremarkable road, is a truly fantastic collection of modern sculpture.  The Lynden Sculpture Garden, opened 2010, houses more than 50 large-scale modern pieces spread over 40 acres of grounds. The wide, open,… Continue Reading →

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center contains a very elegant nature center, well-tended trails, good parking and a nice lookout tower. Not surprising, as it is located just north of the tony village of Fox Point, north of Milwaukee. The Nature… Continue Reading →

Nordic and John Muir Trailheads

Just east of Whitewater are two sister trails, the Nordic and John Muir Trails. Entrances are facing each other. Both offer miles of lovely, mostly easy, hiking. While there are some hilly areas, trails are rated for ease. Signage is… Continue Reading →

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