11 Wisconsin Nature Preserves That Are Just As Majestic As State Parks

We’re so lucky here in Wisconsin to have so much land set aside for public use. City, county and state parks offer a chance to get out and explore our wonderful home. But some of the most underrated and underappreciated spaces all across the state are nature preserves. These wonderful spots make sure that endangered lands are protected. Many of them have nature centers, staff and a long list of events that allow you to explore their gorgeous locations up close and personal with animals and plants and learn a bit along the way. These spots are hidden gems that have places for hiking and exploring, but also offer so much more. Check out these 11 Wisconsin Nature Preserves and start making plans to get your family outside:

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/

Have you spent time at one of these awesome locations? Tell us about it in the comments.

Wisconsin also has a truly massive amount of Nature Centers that are a great place to take the family. Check out these 22 different Nature Centers out there for you to enjoy.