Wisconsin April 01, 2016
7 Wonders Of The World That Are Actually Right Here In Wisconsin
Why travel internationally when there are natural wonders right here in Wisconsin? You won’t believe how amazing these natural attractions are.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Apostle Islands
The Apostle Islands National Park is an archipelago of 21 wilderness islands. The islands dot Lake Superior, and provide more than a dozen miles of shoreline. You will find some of the most pristine remaining sandscapes in this area. You can see everything from old-growth forests to sea caves. Oh, and they look especially phenomenal during winter, as you can see.
2. Horicon Marsh
Horicon Marsh has the distinction of being the largest cattail marsh in the country. It is located in southeastern Wisconsin, and it is the home to almost 290 species of birds. Canada geese especially love this place. The best way to enjoy this place is by canoe or kayak. If you choose to stay on land, make sure to bring a pair of binoculars.
3. Devil's Lake State Park
Devil's Lake State Park is the most visited state park in Wisconsin, with hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. There is a 360-acre spring-fed lake with 500-foot bluffs overlooking it. The park has an impressive 30 miles of trails to explore. This geologic wonder was apparently created 1.6 billion years ago.
4. Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds (Blue Mounds) is a National Natural Landmark. The main cave started to form more than a million years ago. The cave was accidentally discovered in 1939 by workers who were amazed by what they found. Dynamite revealed this incredible underground cavern.
5. High Cliff State Park
On the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest lake, is High Cliff State Park. And in the park is a limestone cliff that is 440 million years old. There are all sorts of unique flora and fauna, caves, waterfalls, and petroglyphs. It is truly amazing.
6. Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is a 1,530,647-acre U.S. National Forest in northern Wisconsin. It has a beauty about it that reminds you of those 500 piece puzzles with nature scenes. Really, it's that beautiful. You can explore on foot, in a canoe, or on horseback.
7. Big Manitou Falls
If you love waterfalls, you should see the granddaddy of them all: the 165-foot-tall Big Manitou Falls. You can find it in Pattison State Park near Superior. It is the fourth tallest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. The water comes from the Black River.
Have you been to any of these wonders?