Ferry Bluff is a must-see Wisconsin location that takes a bit more effort than others to visit. The Wisconsin River, dotted with sandbars, spreads out below you for miles, with rolling hills beyond. There are few views this spectacular in the state; it is on par with Wildcat Mountain.
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.
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.
Trails wend through woods, near streams, and over open fields. This is another lesser known wildlife area and very peaceful.
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.
The path is an easy walk, slowly climbing into woods.
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.
Despite small signs of human encroachment, the native plants are left to flower and spread.
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.