Hit the trails and explore Wisconsin’s natural areas this season. We want to remind travelers to follow public health guidance this summer and take necessary precautions for safe and responsible recreation.
- St. Croix Falls is known as the ‘city of trails’, with over one-third of the city designated as preserved land, creating ample opportunities for hiking
- The trail system includes city and state park trails, as well as parts of the Ice Age Trail and St. Croix National Scenic Riverway trails
- The glacial history of the area and the bluffs of the St. Croix River create a stunning backdrop for walks and hikes
- First established in 2011, this was the first tribal national park in the United States – in 2017 the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa doubled the size of the park
- The trail system is open to foot traffic only and both tribal members and the public are welcome to use the trails
- The park features gorgeous views of Lake Superior and winds along pristine sand beaches and scenic routes through the boreal forest
- The trails at the 32,000-acre Horicon Marsh offer incredible opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife viewing
- It is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the nation and upwards of 300 species of birds have been spotted there, so make sure to bring binoculars for your hike!
- The property has miles of trails featuring the crowd-favorite floating boardwalks and specific areas for wildlife viewing
We love helping listeners dream up their next Wisconsin adventure, but please call ahead to parks and businesses to check if their hours or offerings have changed and learn what necessary health precautions are in place. Remember to practice social distancing, even when on the trails – a good rule of thumb is to stay two trekking poles apart from other hikers.
For more hiking ideas and resources, visit TravelWisconsin.com or call 1-800-432-TRIP.