Hiking at Governor Dodge

Hiking at Governor Dodge Wisconsin State Park: The Stephens' Falls and Lost Canyon Trail. There are many hiking trails at Governor Dodge State Park (park map).  We started Sunday morning by heading down The Stephens' Falls Trail.  Then we hiked The Lost Canyon Trail. The Stephens' Falls Hike: The Stephens' Falls Trail is amazing, it ...

Stewardship group photo

National Public Lands Day Stewardship

Saturday, September 22nd was National Public Lands Day. We got up early Saturday morning to volunteer for a stewardship event on National Public Lands Day.  My family and I signed up on the REI website a couple of weeks earlier for this stewardship.  REI Outreach and The Ice Age Trail Alliance were hosting a group of volunteers to help rid a portion ...

The Ranger Point

Beginning The Ranger Point: After hiking around Amnicon Falls, my friend and I went out for lunch.  She told me about chaperoning her 8-year-old daughter's class trip to a wildlife refuge.  The Ranger explained to the children how to behave while out on the hike, which included The Ranger Point. The next evening when I was ...

Hiking at Copper Falls

Hiking at Copper Falls is a great way to spend the weekend.  After arriving at Copper Falls Wisconsin State Park on Saturday afternoon, we set up camp and hiked the Doughboys' Trail.  On Sunday morning we were up at the crack of dawn, not moving very quickly, but up none the less.  We brought our jet boil ...

Camping at Copper Falls

Camping at Copper Falls Wisconsin State Park has always been a good time.  They have a backpacking site that is coveted and reserved months in advance.  Copper Falls also has four tent campsites that are very nice and set back from the road.  Unlike the RV campsites, they are a bit of hike in but ...

Hiking Amnicon Falls Wisconsin State Park

Amnicon Falls Wisconsin State Park is different than quite a few other hikes I have taken, there are only 3 trails and they are all a bit short and flat not much actual "hiking" involved.  Amnicon Falls State Park, however, allows visitors to self-guide around the Amnicon River banks and get into the various falls ...

Hiking Devil’s Lake Wisconsin State Park

  One of my favorite places to hike is Devil's Lake Wisconsin State Park. It is very popular due to its wonderful beaches and beautiful quartzite bluffs.  There are several hiking trails to keep guests busy for an entire weekend. However, I try to steer clear of Devil's Lake during the peak tourist season because it is such ...

Hiking Roche-a-Cri State Park Wisconsin

Hiking at Roche-a-Cri Wisconsin State Park & Natural Area was a great way to spend a Labor Day morning.  This beautiful State Park is set back from the main road, providing a quiet and relaxing atmosphere inside the park. First, we stopped to see the sandstone bluff that displays some petroglyphs.  The rock art is beautiful ...