Big Bay State Park – Boardwalk Trail

Big Bay State Park - Boardwalk Trail

Shifting gears during the midpoint of this road trip and floating my car & camping gear to Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island.  I was getting cranky from all the driving so my first action item was to stretch out my legs and hike the Boardwalk Trail.  Originally I was going to make a … Read more

Copper Falls State Park – Sunset & Astro

Copper Falls State Park - Astrophotography over Loon Lake

Home base for the past couple of days has been Copper Falls State Park.  I skipped them on this trip in favor of other destinations (see old posts here, don’t skip these if you’ve never visited before) but the weather did give me an opportunity for some fantastic night photography.  Clear Sky Charts confirm this … Read more

Eighteenfoot Falls

Eighteen Foot Falls - View from the top

More falls in Marinette County but sadly this shortened due to rain.  Quick stop at Eighteen Foot Falls in Dunbar, Wisconsin.  Trail is only 300 yards but does include some short challenging rock sections. Second signpost at trail head warns of DANGEROUS OVERLOOK so naturally this one must be good. View at the top of … Read more

Wolf River Dalles & Tea Kettle Rapids

Wolf River Dalles

Menominee County is chock full of amazing natural beauty along the Wolf River.  Next spot is a 2-for-1 starting at Tea Kettle Rapids which is more of a small shelf waterfall but called rapids by name. Just a few hundred yards downstream is also Wolf River Dalles.  This is the best photo I could get … Read more

Waupee Creek Rapids

Waupee Creek Rapids - Main Falls View

Slightly off the beaten path, my next destination is a small waterfall in the far southern Nicolet National Forest near the town of Mountain, Wisconsin to visit a small tributary called Waupee Creek. Forest service roads are the only access.  While they look muddy & dangerous, the base is actually made of crushed granite and … Read more

McClintock Falls

McClintock Falls - Views Over the Peshtigo River

Last night at Gov. Thompson SP was colder & wetter than expected, had to sleep in the car for a bit to stay warm.  On the bright side I was wide awake at sunrise and ready for adventure.  First stop was McClintock Park in Marinette County in search of McClintock Falls. Several large wooden arch foot … Read more