New Glarus Woods State Park with Kids

New Glarus Woods is an adorable Wisconsin state park that is the perfect half-day or day trip with kids! The park is fairly small but beautiful. There is an easy biking trail that leads 2.5 miles to town. New Glarus, which is only 45 minutes south of downtown Madison, has a unique downtown with plentyContinue reading “New Glarus Woods State Park with Kids”

Planning a trip to High Cliff State Park

This large park just outside of Appleton has something for every taste. Some of the unique features you find here are views of the Niagara Escarpment, Indian Effigy Mounds, and a marina. It has a generously sized campground and one of the best playgrounds I’ve seen at a state park. The observation tower gives anContinue reading “Planning a trip to High Cliff State Park”

Roche-A-Cri Wisconsin State Park

At Roche-A-Cri State Park is a beautiful and less busy park in the center of the state. My favorite part is the large staircase offering great views of the surrounding landscape. Roche-A-Cri also boasts petroglyphs and pictographs which is an interesting but fairly short stop. There are mostly rustic campsites available and several miles ofContinue reading “Roche-A-Cri Wisconsin State Park”

What to do at Hartman Creek State Park

This large Wisconsin state park really has something for everyone! The park is over 1,400 acres! It has six lakes with multiple places to fish or launch a canoe. There are several swimming areas and there is crystal clear water! They have trails catering to hikers, horse riders, and a variety of bike trails includingContinue reading “What to do at Hartman Creek State Park”

Planning a trip to Council Grounds, a Wisconsin State Park

The best thing about Council Grounds Wisconsin State Park is the water access! The Wisconsin River runs along the park and a damn forms Alexander Lake where you can boat, fish, kayak, and swim. There are several short hikes along the water and plenty of great views of the lake to enjoy on a niceContinue reading “Planning a trip to Council Grounds, a Wisconsin State Park”

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