Hiking in Wisconsin’s Ahnapee State Trail

 

The Ahnapee State Trail takes you from Lake Michigan’s rocky shore to rolling farm fields and orchards.   Traversing 48 miles through Door and Kewwaunee Counties, the Ahnapee State Trail is a delightful combination of old and new….. a rejuvenated, newly surfaced rail bed leading to adventure along the Wisconsin “thumb.”  The Northern 18 miles of the trail follows the  winding  Ahnapee river from Algoma to Sturgeon Bay.  This is the original part of the trail that now excludes extensions into both cities.
Another new wrinkle added in 1997 was a 9 mile extension south and west from Algoma to Casco.  You can watch the Great Lakes freighters manuever the Sturgeon Bay ship canal, see the fishing boats slip through the early morning mist of the Algom breakwater or just enjoy the woods and wildflowers on the inland roll to Casco Junction.

S Neenah Ave – Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Information: 920-746-9959
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Kettle Moraine, Wisconsin

Prairie wildflowers at Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit.

The Kettle Moraine State Forest—Southern Unit is 61 miles east of Madison and 37 miles southwest of Milwaukee.  More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit. The Forest is 30 miles long, extending from the village of Dousman, almost to the city of Whitewater. The forest headquarters is 3 miles west of the village of Eagle on State Highway 59.

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The hills and valleys of Kettle Moraine South have a great variety of natural habitats, plants and animals, including many rare species. You may see or hear coyotes, red foxes, sandhill cranes and Cooper’s hawks. The 3,500-acre Scuppernong River Habitat Area is the largest wet prairie east of the Mississippi River.

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https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kms/nature.html

Hiking in Wisconsin – Devil’s Lake Loop

Weekend Trail ConditionsIce Wall of Pine Hollow SNADevil’s Lake has over 29 miles of hiking trails for any skill level including amazingly scenic sections of the National Ice Age Trail.  The trails vary in condition and difficulty from easy to challenging and are not maintained in the winter months. Steep climbs or descents and stairways are common on Devil’s Lake’s hiking trails.

 

For more information visit: https://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/activities/hiking/

Love of the Lens – On Location

Red Barns of Wisconsin in their Winter Whites

Winter can be a great time to get outside and expand your  portfolio.  Winter time transforms landscapes and locations into dream-like scenes different from any other time of year. And all it takes is a few good snowfalls to bring out the beauty of the red against winter’s pure white palate.