Follow This Abandoned Railroad Trail For One Of The Most Unique Hikes In Wisconsin

There are a number of great ways to get into the outdoors in Wisconsin. From lakes to forests, there’s something for just about everyone that has a desire to immerse themselves in nature. But, sometimes you’re not looking for an epic trek that takes all day. Occasionally (or, like us, all the time!) you’re looking for a leisurely stroll that takes you through some beautiful forests and reminds you of the rich history of the state. That’s exactly what this abandoned railroad trail in Wisconsin does.

You might also know New Glarus as “America‚Äôs Little Switzerland.” It was originally settled in 1845 by Swiss pioneers who created it in the image of home. You’ll still find chalet-style buildings, Swiss restaurants and annual celebrations like the Polka Fest and the Heidi Festival. Make sure to take some time to explore the town before heading off on your adventure. The trail itself is great for hiking and walking, but it’s especially fun for cyclists. No matter what activity you choose, you’ll have a great time!

For another great and easy way to enjoy the outdoors, consider this 2-mile hike to a beautiful swimming hole.