Category Archives: Recreation

A trip to Wyalusing State Park

By Cait Williamson, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin   Winter is a beautiful time to be outdoors. The quiet is wonderful for reflection, both personal and phenological.  I recently visited Wyalusing State Park, a gem in southwestern Wisconsin offering stunning views overlooking the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers. Wyalusing is situated at the mouth of the Wisconsin River, where it meets the mighty Mississippi. In fact, this is where I recently paddled with...

Halloween Fun at State Parks and Forests

By Lisa Charron, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin   Did you know that Wisconsin state parks, forests, wildlife areas and nature education centers offer a whole lot of Halloween fun? Neither did I, until I checked out the WI Department of Natural Resources events page for the coming week. These events offer it all–night time hikes lit by jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin painting and other crafts, bonfires with all the associated treats, education about Halloween-themed critters and even some...

The best of the best in Wisconsin recreation

By Brooke Hemze, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin With the abundance of natural resources in the state of Wisconsin, it’s no wonder this land has long attracted outdoor recreationists. To find the best in Wisconsin recreation we consulted the experts–Wisconsin outdoor lovers like you! We encouraged avid runners, river paddlers, passionate hikers, curious cyclists and all explorers of Wisconsin to let us know what they thought the best places for biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming,...