Madison Road Trip

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Day Trip

Phil’s Woods

Follow the trail back down south for a ferny walk, paralleled by a small gorge covered in moss-covered fallen trees. A short, pleasant and very private little hike.

Stewart Lake County Park

Slightly north of Mt. Horeb, Stewart Lake offers a picnic area, beach and placid lake, created by a small damn. A hiking trail runs first along the lake, then splits, crossing a marsh and a small stream. The shady wooded,… Continue Reading →

Ice Age Reserve Wildlife Area and Crosse Plains Interpretive Site

Trails wend through woods, near streams, and over open fields. This is another lesser known wildlife area and very peaceful.

Morton Forest County Park

There is one trail that follows a shallow streamlet. The other two trails climb up steep hills to offer gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside.

Ice Age Trail: Robertson Trailhead

The path is an easy walk, slowly climbing into woods.

Donald County Park

Donald County Park county park offers acres of hiking trails, equestrian trails, fishing and a fantastic rock outcrop.

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art

Stop by to see small, changing shows by national and local artists.

Milwaukee Blacksmith

The Milwaukee Blacksmith is a unique business – blacksmithing for beginners!

Shake Rag Alley

Shake Rag Alley is an arts center located in Mineral Point. They offer a variety of classes.

Lake Kegonsa State Park

Lake Kegonsa State Park is a small park, a short drive from Madison.

Pier County Park and Natural Bridge

The Pier County Park contains the largest natural bridge in the state of Wisconsin – nearly a half mile long.

Normandale Japanese Garden

The students at Normandale are extremely lucky to have such a beautiful and unique garden on their campus.

Spook Cave

Spook Cave is a cute attraction – part natural wonder, part campground – in a lovely hollow just over the border in Iowa.

The History Museum at the Castle

A diverse, if odd, collection of displays worth visiting if you are in downtown Appleton.

Kinstone Stone Circles

Kinstone is a place outside time. Or perhaps, a place situated back in time. This self-guided art garden takes you back to the Neolithic age with numerous standing stones, henges, dolmans, rock tables and round, thatched buildings. The mown trails,… Continue Reading →

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is a tiny museum with a breath-taking collection of art. Despite having only 5 galleries, its permanent collection contains many of the biggest names in art. Wander among Klee, Monet, Cezanne, Gainsborough, Turner, Van Gogh, O’Keefe.

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