If you’ve ever driven north up I-90 toward Tomah, you’ve seen the gorgeous rock formations that dot the landscape. Most folks are familiar with Buckhorn and Mill Bluff State Parks, but in this area, there’s a spectacular and underappreciated State Natural Area just waiting for you to visit.
The Quincy Bluff and Wetlands State Natural Area is actually protected by the Nature Conservancy. There are more than 6,500 acres of beautiful land here that was shaped by ancient glaciers. The sandstone cliffs soar 200 feet above the wetlands below and are the remnants of the extinct Glacial Lake Wisconsin. This gorgeous spot combines history, spectacular views, and a diverse wildlife population. Hiking here is truly an unforgettable experience.
Quincy Bluff and Wetlands State Natural Area is located off Hwy Z near Adams, Wisconsin. According to the DNR, here are the directions: From the intersection of Highways 13 and H just east of White Creek, go west on H 2.6 miles, then north on 16th Avenue 0.4 mile, then west on Evergreen Avenue 0.5 mile, then north on 16th Drive 2.4 miles to a parking area east of the road. Or from Highways 13 and H, go north on 13 5.9 miles, then west on Dyke Drive 1.4 miles, then north on 14th Drive 0.4 mile to a parking area west of the road. Old logging roads loop through the site. State Natural Area signs mark the parcels.
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