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9 Amazing State Parks Around Milwaukee That Will Blow You Away

There’s no denying that Wisconsin is one of the most beautiful states in the entire country, and Milwaukee is lucky to be in a spot where access to our stunning state parks and forests is quick and easy! With a lovely lake to our east, rolling glacial plains to the west, and fantastics forests all around us, we can explore the incredible natural landscapes that make our state so special without wasting days getting there. In fact, these nine amazing state parks and forests are all within 100 miles of Milwaukee and offer terrific activities and adventures for when you just need a day away from the city. We’ve listed them out by distance, so it’s easy to pick how far you want to go!

Whether you’re looking for a quick day trip or a weekend adventure, there are countless natural areas to peruse in the Milwaukee area. There is always something new to see or do at these beautiful state parks and forests, and with so many options so close to home, there’s no excuse NOT to get out and explore!

Meg Archer
Meg is a Visual Media Editor & Writer for OnlyInYourState. She works in social media management, content production, video editing, and creative concept development. Meg enjoys playing with her food (cooking), writing furiously (at inconvenient moments), and exploring (everything and everywhere).