Copper Culture State Park

Copper Culture State Park - Trail to Indian Cemetery

One of the lesser-known historical sites in our state, Copper Culture State Park is just a short drive north from Green Bay located in Oconto, Wisconsin. This is also one of the smaller state parks but does contain some short hiking trails and a volunteer-staffed museum inside an old farmhouse with relics and information on … Read more

December Falls

Devil's Lake State Park - December Falls

Ironically the terrible rainy weather created perfect conditions to visit an ephemeral waterfall called December Falls (sometimes referred to as Roznos Falls). I visited on both Saturday & Sunday and as you can see 1 inch of rain makes a big difference. To find the falls, hike north on the Ice Age Trail / East … Read more

East Bluff Falls

Devil's Lake State Park - East Bluff Falls

Weather forecasts today were calling for 100% guaranteed rain all day with accumulation around 1″ so naturally I thought it would be perfect to explore Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Turns out this was a great strategy as the usual massive summertime crowds were nowhere to be found. Hiking conditions were less than … Read more

Wisconsin Spring Turkey Hunt 2020

Wisconsin Spring Turkey Hunt 2020

Spring turkey season was finally here and I was able to take off an extra day for some fun in the woods! Since I have never hunted turkey before I was going in partially blind, but I did some road scouting at the start of April and decided to focus my attention around Yellowstone Lake … Read more

Perrot State Park

Perrot State Park - View across Trempeauleau Bay from atop Perrot Ridge

My final stop on the July 2019 road trip was at Perrot State Park in Trempealeau, Wisconsin. I have been camping here the past few nights and sadly didn’t have enough time to explore everything but can 100% guarantee it’s worth a visit. Lots to cover here so buckle up and join me on a … Read more

Merrick State Park

Merrick State Park - Paddling along Fountain City Bay

Last night I arrived late to camp. Several strong thunderstorms threw off some plans so I bailed on that & headed to Merrick State Park in Fountain City, Wisconsin. This is one of the smaller state parks but does offer camping, 2 miles of hiking trails, and plentiful boating opportunities. Unfortunately the entire Mississippi River … Read more

Perry Creek Rapids

Perry Creek Rapids - View below the falls

The area surrounding Black River Falls seem to be abundant with rapids and waterfalls. My next stop at Perry Creek Recreation Area is a unique and smaller park that doesn’t seem to get much traffic. Access to Perry Creek is quite easy on a short and well maintained hiking trail. You will quickly come to … Read more

Kinnikinnic State Park

Kinnikinnic State Park - Scenic Overlook of Kinnikinnic River Delta into St Croix River

More intermittent rain today but not enough precipitation to stop my plans. Next up was some hiking at Kinnikinnic State Park in River Falls, Wisconsin. To be honest I didn’t know much about this park before visiting but afterwards it’s easy to see why it’s a special place. From the far west parking area I … Read more

Big Bay State Park – Bay View + Point Trail Loop

Big Bay State Park - Lake Superior Coastal Views

Bit of a late start this morning (had to move campsites, was the only way I could get a last minute reservation) but sometime around 10am I was on the trail.  Agenda for the morning was to hike Bay View and Point Trails looping back to the campground.  I started from camp towards the Bay … Read more

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