Explore the Badger State's Stunning Outdoor Destinations in Honor of National Wisconsin Day

From majestic national parks to tranquil forests and charming coastal villages, discover the must-visit spots that make this Midwest gem so special.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Ready to set sail? Visit the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior for a kayak adventure through stunning sea caves, or kick back on a scenic cruise to take in pristine beaches and historic lighthouses. Prefer to keep your feet on solid ground? Soak up the scenery with a hike along the rugged shoreline. With 21 islands to explore, there's always something new to see!

Door County
Charming villages, cherry blossoms, breathtaking vistas—Door County has it all. Go for a picturesque drive along the coast, hit up the quaint local shops and art galleries and stop for cherry pie and local brews along the way. Want to stretch your legs? Opt for a leisurely stroll or bike ride through Peninsula State Park for panoramic views of Lake Michigan.

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Spanning a massive 1.5 million acres in northern Wisconsin is an expansive wilderness with sparkling lakes, dense forests and miles of hiking and snowmobiling trails. Whether you're into camping under the stars, fishing in tranquil waters or simply enjoying the serenity of nature, there are endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Devil's Lake State Park
Don’t let its name fool you: this outdoor oasis is a haven for both thrill-seekers and casual spectators. Adrenaline-junkies can scale the towering quartzite bluffs or set out on one of the park's challenging hiking trails. For a more laid back experience, take a dip in the crystal-clear waters or set up an alfresco picnic in the idyllic surroundings.

Horicon Marsh
Immerse yourself in one of Wisconsin's unique natural habitats at the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. Home to more than 300 species of birds, this wetland wonder is the perfect place to witness wildlife up close and personal. Walk along the boardwalks, climb the observation towers or hop on a guided boat tour and keep your eyes peeled for some unforgettable feathery friends!


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