Explore Abandoned Buildings At The Paradise Springs State Natural Area In Wisconsin
About 50 miles west of Milwaukee, is a totally unique hiking location that has a fascinating history you’ve probably never heard of. Part of the Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit near the town of Eagle, Paradise Springs Nature Area features some easy hiking and an interpretive trail and was once a place that was chock full of casual hikers most days, but now seems to only be investigated by urban explorers. Home to a natural spring, this beautiful, serene spot is the perfect place to spark an interest in historic places. Grab your camera and come with me on this adventure to explore the most intriguing abandoned buildings in Wisconsin. Of course, you’ll want to take some Paradise Springs Nature Trail photos for your collection.
Enjoy this tour of Paradise Springs Nature Trail shot by YouTuber Mark J. Berg.
The Paradise Springs Nature Area is located at W374 S8640 County Rd N, Eagle, WI 53119. It’s not far from Old World Wisconsin, a realistic, living history experience, and you should definitely check out one of the best places in the state to connect with our history.
What are your favorite hiking trails in Wisconsin? Have you ever been on this one? Do you know of any other interesting abandoned buildings in Wisconsin? Share your thoughts in the comments below! Also, before you leave on your next hiking adventure be sure to download AllTrails+ for offline maps, trail conditions, and more.
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What are some other beautiful hiking trails in Wisconsin?
The Ice Age Trail is one of the most incredible hiking spots in Wisconsin. In fact, this stunning path is one of the 11 national scenic trails in the United States. This giant trail spans 1,000 miles and takes you around peaceful prairies, scenic forests, and gorgeous bodies of water. The Nordic Trail, located in Kettle Moraine, is another great place to hike. This wonderful trail doubles as a cross-country skiing destination during the winter.
Are there any other abandoned places in Wisconsin?
There are so many abandoned places in Wisconsin. St. Ambrose Church, located in St. Nazianz, has sat dormant since 1982. If you get the chance to see it in person, the sight may send chills down your spine. There’s something hauntingly beautiful about this place. There’s another abandoned church located in Mount Ida, Wisconsin. It’s surrounded by quiet fields and wildflowers. Read our previous article to view pictures of other abandoned places in Wisconsin.
What are the best state parks in Wisconsin?
If you want to enjoy some exciting outdoor activities in Wisconsin, visit Mirror Lake State Park. The glistening lake is great for kayaking, and the trails are superb. Explore Hag's Crag Trail for a full afternoon of fun. Willow River State Park is another amazing place in Wisconsin. If you don’t want to work up a sweat, explore the Willow Falls Hills Trail. This easy breezy hike is only a half a mile long, and it leads to a breathtaking waterfall. Here are some more state parks in Wisconsin that we recommend.
- Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo
- Council Grounds State Park, Merrill
- Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville
- High Cliff State Park, Sherwood
- Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek
- Rib Mountain State Park, Wausa
Be sure to check out our previous article telling you more about these state parks in Wisconsin.