Category: Hiking

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”

Wisconsin’s New Glarus Woods State Park — Spotted Cow Pairs Well With These Easy Trails

I’m kind of embarrassed about how long it took me to write this blog entry. In one month, it will be one year since this trip. Oops! To be fair, this trip was right after the bachelor/bachelorette parties and two weekends before the wedding.… Continue Reading “Wisconsin’s New Glarus Woods State Park — Spotted Cow Pairs Well With These Easy Trails”

Wisconsin’s Big Bay State Park — Part II, Lake Superior, Scenic Overlooks and Views Galore

Now on to part II of the Big Bay State Park hiking adventure. If you missed part I, which included Bayfield, getting to the island, the Boardwalk Trail, and the closeup debut of a turtle, check it out here. Helpful links:Park websiteTrail descriptionsPark map… Continue Reading “Wisconsin’s Big Bay State Park — Part II, Lake Superior, Scenic Overlooks and Views Galore”