Within a few steps, you will be surrounded by cattails, croaking frogs and Sandhill cranes prowling for dinner. Not a long walk, but a pleasant little natural oasis which is also quite accessible to all.
Perhaps not the most scintillating of hikes, but still shady and pleasant with glimpses of the creek.
Lake Redstone and its waterfall are a delightful find. A short drive from the Dells, it has a large sandy beach, lots of shady spots to picnic, great boating, and a decent sized waterfall. All in all, a perfect spot to spend a sunny day.
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.
There are gorgeous views over the lake, a boat launch, camping and a playground.
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.
Donald County Park county park offers acres of hiking trails, equestrian trails, fishing and a fantastic rock outcrop.
Follow the trail along the west side of the dog park and back into open fields and small wooded copses.
The rainbow-stacked shelter is a quirky, fun and visible landmark. Surrounding these buildings are acres of hiking trails, a dog park, sledding hill, pond and numerous basketball courts and soccer fields. Come out and explore the Northside!
Lake Kegonsa State Park is a small park, a short drive from Madison.
The Pier County Park contains the largest natural bridge in the state of Wisconsin – nearly a half mile long.
Surrounded by Governor Nelson State Park, the Holy Wisdom Monastery, and a new sub-division of McMansions, this Prairie is a pleasant little natural area.