This Might Just Be The Most Underrated State Park In Wisconsin

If you’ve never taken an afternoon to hike through High Cliff State Park, you’re missing one of the most interesting, diverse and gorgeous parks in the state.

On a recent Saturday beautiful Saturday afternoon, the park was not at all crowded – we met less than a dozen different hikers along the paths. The park is one of the best, up-close ways to view the magnificent Niagara Escarpment that begins here in Wisconsin and stretches all the way out to – you guessed it – the Niagara Falls. The Escarpment was formed 400 million years ago and is made of compressed Dolomite that’s actually the sea bed of an ancient sea. We wrote about the Escarpment before, so check it out here to read more about it.

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: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

High Cliff State Park is located at N7630 State Park Rd, Sherwood, WI 54169.

Looking for more off-the-beaten-path Wisconsin parks? Check out The Hidden Park That Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Discovered Wisconsin’s Best Kept Secret.