April 2, 2013

Take a Hike!

Hiking in Wisconsin

Winters are long in Wisconsin. There’s no better way to shake off winter’s cobwebs than a hike in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. This heavily forested region offers hundreds of outstanding hiking trails ranging from short, level walks for beginners to challenging trails for the more adventurous.

Early season hikes can be a bit muddy, so a good pair of boots might be in order on some trails. But, as the season progresses, the trails quickly dry out. Wildflowers begin popping up, even before the snow leaves the ground. Every day brings new blooms. Animals become more active as the days get longer and the ground begins to thaw.

Don’t miss the reawakening of the forest this spring. Grab your hiking boots or walking shoes and head to the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Here are four of Wisconsin’s top hiking trails.

Fallison Lake Nature Trail in Boulder Junction – See the shimmering waters of Fallison Lake, wide awake after five months of ice. Keep your eye peeled for trilliums and other wildflowers and enjoy the spring sunshine.

Raven Nature Trail in Oneida County – Winding along the shores of three crystal-clear lakes, the Raven Nature Trail offers waterscapes galore. Several steep hills keep the hike interesting.

Fern Ridge Trail in Vilas County – You’ll enjoy wonderful spring scenery along this rugged, 0.7-mile hike through the forest. The trail is one of the best places in area to see woodland wildflowers.

Almon Park Trail in the Rhinelander Area – This relatively easy trail runs through beautiful forests and scenic wetlands. Part of the trail runs along the shores of Buck Lake.

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