9 Amazing State Parks Around Milwaukee That Will Blow You Away
There’s no denying that Wisconsin is one of the most beautiful states in the entire country, and Milwaukee is lucky to be in a spot where access to our stunning state parks and forests is quick and easy! With a lovely lake to our east, rolling glacial plains to the west, and fantastics forests all around us, we can explore the incredible natural landscapes that make our state so special without wasting days getting there. In fact, these nine amazing state parks and forests are all within 100 miles of Milwaukee and offer terrific activities and adventures for when you just need a day away from the city. We’ve listed them out by distance, so it’s easy to pick how far you want to go!
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Whether you’re looking for a quick day trip or a weekend adventure, there are countless natural areas to peruse in the Milwaukee area. There is always something new to see or do at these beautiful state parks and forests, and with so many options so close to home, there’s no excuse NOT to get out and explore!
Meg Archer is a Portland, Oregon-based Editor & Social Media Manager with degrees in English/Creative Writing from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and Social Psychology from Portland State University. She has held positions in writing, editing, and media-related fields for over 10 years, including serving as the Editor-in-Chief for Cal Poly’s literary journal Byzantium and copywriting for advertising/marketing agencies before joining Only In You State team in 2015. When she’s not writing or out exploring the West Coast, Meg enjoys working on visual media projects, speaking as a mental health advocate, and can always be found in the front row at Portland Timbers matches.