Category: Hiking

Wisconsin’s Rib Mountain State Park — Midwest Mountain Hiking and an Old Quarry

Back in June we had an entire weeklong hiking, camping, and relaxing trip planned in the UP of Michigan to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. It was going to be great, time spent in both the Pictured Rocks and in Munising, complete with a… Continue Reading “Wisconsin’s Rib Mountain State Park — Midwest Mountain Hiking and an Old Quarry”

Wisconsin’s Council Grounds State Park — A River Park with a Dam, Merrill, WI

Now on to another Wisconsin State Park. Half an hour north of Wausau is Council Grounds State Park. The park is just outside the town of Merrill, (like literally right outside the town,) so if you forget something that you need to buy, don’t… Continue Reading “Wisconsin’s Council Grounds State Park — A River Park with a Dam, Merrill, WI”

Donald County Park, Dane County, Madison, Wisconsin, A Short Hike to a Big Rock in the State Capital Area

Now let’s take a short break from the Wisconsin state park system. I spend so much time driving to parks all over the state that sometimes I forget there are great options for hiking right in my backyard. One of these options is a… Continue Reading “Donald County Park, Dane County, Madison, Wisconsin, A Short Hike to a Big Rock in the State Capital Area”

Wisconsin’s Governor Dodge State Park — A Waterfall, A Canyon, and Farming History

I love when parks surprise me. Let me rephrase, I love when parks surprise me in a positive way. I don’t love being surprised by an army of mosquitoes, finding the trail underwater 2 miles in, or finding your campsite has no shade on… Continue Reading “Wisconsin’s Governor Dodge State Park — A Waterfall, A Canyon, and Farming History”

Wisconsin’s High Cliff State Park — Hiking the Niagara Escarpment with views of Lake Winnebago

On the shore of Wisconsin’s largest lake and dominated by the Niagara Escarpment, High Cliff State Park is full of spectacular views and rich local history. Explore it all by foot!

Wisconsin Dells, Chapel Gorge Trail and Rocky Arbor State Park, fall throwback

It’s the hottest week of 2020 so far. As I write this, it’s a muggy 89 degrees outside. Let’s cool off with a look back to a fall hike in October 2019. Every year a group of friends rents a cabin and gathers for… Continue Reading “Wisconsin Dells, Chapel Gorge Trail and Rocky Arbor State Park, fall throwback”