13 Enchanting Spots In Wisconsin You Never Knew Existed

Have you ever visited a place and thought it seemed like something magical, enchanted, and straight out of a fairy tale? There are a lot of places in Wisconsin that are incredibly awe-inspiring, and many of them are off of the beaten path. Here are 13 of our favorite little-known gems, tucked-away places, and hidden parks in Wisconsin.

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Address: Wind Point, WI 53402, USA
Address: Eau Claire, WI, USA
Address: Chain O' Lakes-King, WI 54981, USA
Address: Lake Wingra, Madison, WI, USA
Address: Kissick Alkaline Bog Lake State Natural Area, W County Hill Rd, Hayward, WI 54843, USA
Address: Maiden Rock Bluff State Natural Area, Long Ln, Stockholm, WI 54769, USA
Address: Apostle Islands, Wisconsin, USA
Address: Big Manitou Falls, Superior, WI 54880, USA
Address: Bois Brule River, Wisconsin, USA
Address: Blue Mounds, WI 53517, USA
Address: Holy Hill, Erin, WI 53033, USA
Address: Ellison Bay, WI 54210, USA
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hidden parks in Wisconsin

August 25, 2021

Does Wisconsin have any hidden gems?

Perhaps we’re a bit biased, but we believe Wisconsin to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Aside from having some truly awe-inspiring and famous attractions, Wisconsin is also home to a collection of relatively little-known spots. If you’re a local, you might not necessarily call these places “hidden gems,” but you’d be surprised by how many people have never ventured to the following places: Horicon Marsh, Door County, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Big Manitou Falls, Pewit’s Nest, Stavkirke Church on Washington Island, Cave Point County Park, Wyalusing State Park, the Driftless Region, Devil’s Lake State Park, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and Amnicon Falls. Have you experienced any of these hidden gem destinations in Wisconsin?

What are some lesser-known state parks in Wisconsin?

We’re so glad you asked! For some of the best hidden parks in Wisconsin, look no further than Tower Hill State Park, Rocky Arbor State Park, Lake Wissota State Park, Hartman Creek State Park, Roche-A-Cri State Park, New Glarus Woods State Park, Buckhorn State Park, Merrick State Park, Kinnickinnic State Park, Mill Bluff State Park, and Nelson Dewey State Park. Learn more about these relatively underrated state parks in Wisconsin.

Address: Wind Point, WI 53402, USA
Address: Eau Claire, WI, USA
Address: Chain O' Lakes-King, WI 54981, USA
Address: Lake Wingra, Madison, WI, USA
Address: Kissick Alkaline Bog Lake State Natural Area, W County Hill Rd, Hayward, WI 54843, USA
Address: Maiden Rock Bluff State Natural Area, Long Ln, Stockholm, WI 54769, USA
Address: Apostle Islands, Wisconsin, USA
Address: Big Manitou Falls, Superior, WI 54880, USA
Address: Bois Brule River, Wisconsin, USA
Address: Blue Mounds, WI 53517, USA
Address: Holy Hill, Erin, WI 53033, USA
Address: Ellison Bay, WI 54210, USA