A Bit Of An Unexpected Natural Wonder, Few People Know There Are Wild Cacti Hiding In Wisconsin
By Ben Jones|Published July 10, 2023
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
If you want to visit a field of cacti, you can head to states like Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, or you can stay right here in Wisconsin. As it turns out, there’s more to the Dairy State than grass and maple trees – there’s a place where you can actually see native cacti thriving in the wild. Just head to the Spring Green Preserve State Natural Area, a place to see a cactus growing in Wisconsin. It’s an amazing sight and worth the trip to Spring Green. Here’s what you need to know.
Learn more about the Spring Green Preserve State Natural Area on the state Department of Natural Resources website. I’ve spent a lot of time in this area – it’s worth the trip. Just be sure to first gear up for your hike at REI. Once you’ve taken in this amazing place, more wild hikes await. Here’s where to find the best Wisconsin attractions.
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