Backpack the Milwaukee River and Butler Lake Segments of the Ice Age Trail

The Milwaukee River Trailhead for the Ice Age Trail (IAT) is located on WI-28, east of the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive.

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Visit the Parnell Observation Tower

Located southwest of Plymouth, WI, the Parnell Observation Tower is located just west of the intersection of Cty Road A and Cty Road U.

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Hike to Cascade Falls, Rocky Mountain NP

Cascade Falls is accessed through the North Inlet Trail on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The trailhead, North Inlet Trailhead, is north of the main town area of Grand Lake.

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Walk the Stations of the Cross At Holy Hill

Holy Hill National Shrine is a landmark within the Wisconsin area, both as a tourist spot and a great location for fall colors.

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Backpack the Lead King Basin Trail

We began our hike at the beginning of the afternoon after about two-three hours driving up the 14 mile road. The first mile of the trail was mild, turning into an uphill adventure.

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Backpack to the Mirror Lake Cabins in the Porkies

The trip to Mirror Lake begins at the Summit Peak Scenic Area. To extend your hike, start at the Lily Pond trail-head farther south on Summit Peak Road (5.3 miles to cabin).

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Backpack the Big Carp River and Lake Superior Trails in the Porkies

We started our hiking in the afternoon at the Lake of the Clouds parking lot.

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Backpack the Little Carp River Trail in the Porkies

The Little Carp River Trailhead is located in the center of the Porcupine Mountain State Park, about 16 miles west of the park headquarters on S. Boundary Road.

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Hike to the Base of Agate Falls

Outside of Agate, MI, this spot is a couple of miles west of the town on MI-28. With parking on the side of the road, follow the main path under the bridge to reach the wooden walkway to the overlook.

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Backpack the Europe Bay Trail at Newport State Park

Hidden on the northeastern side of Door County, Newport State Park offers 16 secluded, hike-in only campsites throughout its 20-plus miles of hikable terrain.

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Snowshoe the Lime Kiln Trail at High Cliff

Inside of High Cliff State Park, Lime Kiln Trail is a unique spot right off the shores of Lake Winnebago. The trail extends 1.7 miles, but has a early cutoff to shorten the hike if desired.

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Hike the Canyon Falls Gorge and Jump into Canyon Falls

Taking US Hwy 41 south of L'Anse, you can see the Canyon Falls Roadside Park and trail access to the Canyon Falls gorge.

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Hike the Thordarson Loop Trail at Rock Island State Park

Getting to Rock Island is the first part of the journey. Driving to the tip of Door County, drive to the Northport Pier and grab your first ferry to Washington Island.

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Hike to Yondota Falls

Outside of Marenisco, MI, take Cty Rd 523 north of town. The trailhead is just north of the bridge over Presque Isle River, hidden away in the trees. We missed it our first pass over the bridge.

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Hike to O Kun de Kun Falls

Located roughly 8 miles north of Bruce Crossing on Highway 45, the O Kun de Kun Trailhead is a small turnoff located on the right side of the highway.

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Snowshoe the Nicolet Beach Trail at Peninsula State Park

During the winter months, Peninsula State Park offers a number of winter activity trails, including three designated snowshoeing trails. One of those trails within the park is the Nicolet Beach Trail.

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Hike the Mill Bluff Trail

Mill Bluff State Park is located south of I-90 in Tomah. The park is known for it's featured bluffs that can be seen very prominently in the flat landscapes in the area.

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Backpack to Poia Lake, Glacier NP

Located in Many Glacier, the Red Gap Pass trail begins at the Apikuni Falls Trailhead located east of the Many Glacier Lodge (if you're looking to check out the falls before your hike, check out Hike.

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Explore Wequiock Falls

Stemming from the Ojibwe word "wikkway" meaning bladder, Wequiock Falls is located right next to Highway 57 north of Green Bay.

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Hike the Limestone Bluffs at High Cliff

High Cliff State Park has some great hiking and cool spots throughout the park, but something that isn't on the map is located right next to the Observatory Tower atop of the bluffs.

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Hike to Big Smokey Falls

Located 30 minutes north of Shawano, the Big Smokey Falls are east of Highway 55 on the Wolf River. The falls are located off of Dells Road.

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Camp at Blue Mound State Park

Just 40 minutes west of Madison, WI, Blue Mound State Park is a small state park with a lot to offer. Before starting your trip, stop by the local landmark Cave of the Mounds.

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Snowshoe to the Lost Creek Yurt in the Porkies

The Porcupine Mountains offer a lot of fantastic winter options including cabin and yurt rentals for winter excursions. The most remote trek available in the park is towards the Lost Creek Yurt, a 6.

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