Wisconsin’s Lake Wissota State Park, Chippewa Falls, Mini-moon Day 2

Now to continue the saga of the mini honeymoon (mini-moon.) In case you missed day 1, we began the trip with some hiking at Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area. Checkout that post here. From Hoffman Hills, we drove to Lake Wissota State Park where we spent the rest of day 1 and all of day 2.

Lake Wissota State Park, outside of Chippewa Falls, sits on the 6,300 acre Lake Wissota. While the lake is the main feature of the park with fishing, boating, and swimming, the park also offers hiking through both woods and prairie.

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Camping on the River at Buckhorn State Park, Campsite Review of Site #21

Some of my favorite campsites in Wisconsin have stunning views without having to leave the comfort of the fireside. One of these sites is at Buckhorn State Park. With the right planning and a little insider knowledge, you can enjoy views of the stunning Wisconsin River on a private beach.

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Buckhorn State Park, Wisconsin’s Mosquito Capital

The plants are budding, the insects are buzzing, and the birds are driving my cats nuts on the other side of the window. It must be spring! Which means, it’s hiking and camping season again!

The 2019 season kicked off with a trip to a state park from my to-do list, Buckhorn State Park.

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Summer Hiking Preview, a 2019 Bucket List of Parks

You guys, I’m getting married in 27 days.

That’s craziness. As excited as I am to spend the day with family and friends, I’m also excited for it to be over. Wedding planning takes a lot of time, time that I can think of 100 other ways to spend. Hiking is the first one that comes to mind.

Last winter I created a post of the places I wanted to visit that summer. While the post was born from cabin fever, I actually found it quite useful when it came time to make camping reservations or plan day-trips and referenced it several times.

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June Hiking Preview, Mini-Moon Hiking Trip

Well hello there, March! Is it that time already? Time to emerge from the darkness of winter? Already time to put the winter coats away and thaw out a bit? Just kidding, it’s about time. This winter feels like it lasted for 3 years. I know I’m not alone in feeling like I’ve seen enough snow to last a lifetime.

And you know what else spring brings? It brings me closer to the wedding date! 93 days to go as of today (cue minor heart attack). Along with planning 1000 things related to the wedding, I’m also planning two honeymoons. Well, to be fair, one regular honeymoon and one mini-moon. We’re not going to Jamaica until early 2020 so, wanting to soak up the post-wedding bliss, we decided to do something sooner and smaller. The mini-moon was born!

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