Bull Falls (Florence)

Bull Falls (Florence)

From the parking area at Meyers Falls the trail forks.  Taking the other path leads to Bull Falls.  This isn’t your typical falls that has a sudden drop – instead it rambles over 100-200 yards.  Overall drop is something like 15 feet. Water levels appear very high, photos I have found online often show more … Read more Bull Falls (Florence)

Meyers Falls

Meyers Falls - Looking Upstream

Florence, Wisconsin is packed full of waterfalls and rapids.  From Big Bull Falls in my previous post I drove to the next river over and found 2 more in the same area.  The first of these is Meyers Falls. From the small parking area, you only have to walk down a small hill maybe a … Read more Meyers Falls

Big Bull Falls

Big Bull Falls - Falls View from Side Angle

Continuing my waterfall quest in NE Wisconsin.  Much of this part of the journey involved gravel and dirt roads in the Fern/Fence townships south of Florence.  Passed through swarms of wild turkeys – of course this only ever happens when I’m not trying to hunt. Big Bull Falls is my next target.  From the parking … Read more Big Bull Falls

Governor Thompson State Park

Governor Thompson State Park – Woods Lake

Northern Wisconsin fall colors were calling my name.  It has been too long since my last camping trip and I aimed to remedy that.  Aided by a long 3-day weekend I packed the car and headed for the forests.  Quick pitstop on the way at Titletown Brewing Company in Green Bay for an elk burger … Read more Governor Thompson State Park

Council Grounds State Park

Council Grounds State Park - Sunset across the Wisconsin River

After another hour driving, home for tonight is Council Grounds State Park.  Thankfully this park is smaller and can be done in about an afternoon.  I wasted no time setting up camp before setting out on the trails. Big Pines Nature Trail -> Unmarked Trail -> Red Trail Right from the campgrounds you can hop … Read more Council Grounds State Park

Little Falls (Winter, WI)

Little Falls (Winter, Wisconsin)

Heading out from Interstate State Park today heading eastbound (I had to book my trip this way due to uncertainty from the heavy rains & flooding along the Mississippi).  Today would be spent mostly on the highway with 5 hours of driving.  First stop to break up the day was Little Falls in Winter, Wisconsin. … Read more Little Falls (Winter, WI)

Pike Hole Rapids / Little Falls

Pike Hole Rapids

Last stop before camp was again on the Apple River but slightly farther north around Amery/Little Falls, Wisconsin.  This was another unique location offering two falls in one spot with less than 1/4 of separation.  Starting at the WI DNR public fishing area, I made my way down the foot-worn path to see both Pike … Read more Pike Hole Rapids / Little Falls

Kohler Andrae State Park

Kohler-Andrae State Park - Sandhill Crane on Cordwalk south section

Had to work late Friday which bombed my plans to camp for the first time of the year.  Instead, took a day trip to Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  Located directly on the Lake Michigan shoreline, this is actually two parks managed as one unit with portions protected as State Natural Areas.  With only … Read more Kohler Andrae State Park

Parfreys Glen State Natural Area

Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area

A short drive from the main Devil’s Lake State Park area (but still within the park) is Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area.  Dedicated as the first state natural area in 1952, this is a popular family attraction thanks to easy access and a waterfall at the trail terminus.  Traffic is very busy during weekends/holidays – … Read more Parfreys Glen State Natural Area