Some places in our state are downright magical, like they are straight out of a fairytale. That’s one of the things I love about Wisconsin. Here are twelve fascinating spots that, I think, seem like they could be the backdrop of any Disney movie.
1. Muralt Bluff Prairie
Couldn't you totally see a Disney princess frolicking in this prairie? This is 62 acres of preserved prairie bluff land in Monticello.
2. Big Manitou Falls
This 165 foot waterfall would be the ideal waterfall for a fairy tale, not just because of its massive size, but also with its beautiful forest surroundings.
3. Pewit's Nest
This geological formation is not a swimming hole, although a lot of people treat it as such. This deep gorge's coloring and size makes it look magical.
4. Horicon Marsh
This marsh would make a picturesque background for a fairy tale. Not just that, but the loads of wildlife could certainly be great characters in a fairy tale.
5. Washington Island
Only accessible by ferry, Washington Island feels pretty isolated. Couldn't you see these wonderful beaches in a fairy tale? It looks like a private island.
Check out the closest thing we have to a mountain in Wisconsin with the Mississippi River as a backdrop. It is lush and totally magical looking.
7. Devil's Lake State Park
The incredible rock formations at this park make it seem straight out of a fairytale. Pictured here are just some of the odd rocks that fell a long time ago and have stayed that way. It doesn't even seem real.
8. Kohler Andrae State Park
Who knew that Sheboygan could look this gorgeous? Yes, Kohler Andrae looks like an ideal beach.
9. Turtle-Flambeau Flowage
These tranquil flowage scenes, particularly under a sunset, are one of the scenes that make Wisconsin so beautiful. It is an ideal backdrop for some sort of fairy tale.
10. Brule River
Making your way down the Brule River in a canoe, and you will see why this is one of the best rivers in Wisconsin. Nestled in Brule River State Forest, this tranquil river could be a river in a fairy tale.
11. Toft Point
Some of these interesting rock formations could certainly be a hiding place for a villain (or a good guy, I guess) in a fairy tale. Some of these spots in Door County require some hiking, but the formations are well-worth the walk.
12. Apostle Islands
One visit to the Apostle Islands, and you will doubt how these are even real. This chain of 21 islands is perfect to explore in winter or summer, with a kayak or with snowshoes. They are magical and I could definitely see them as the backdrop to some fairytale taking place in the sea.
Know of any spots in Wisconsin that are straight out of a fairytale? Let us know in the comments.