Wisconsin May 03, 2017
It’s Impossible Not To Love This Breathtaking Wild Flower Trail In Wisconsin
Located on the Chippewa River, midway between Chippewa Falls and Cornell, Jims Falls is a small, unincorporated town that sits right at the middle of the Old Abe State Trail. It’s also the starting point for a pretty awesome wildflower trail.
Originally just a spot with a marker honoring Old Abe, the Civil War eagle mascot of a Wisconsin troop, this area sprouted with an abundance of wildflowers.
A local teacher used to bring her students here. When the nearby dam relicensing required the addition of public lands, the teacher worked to make a wildflower trail.
Now there are gravel trails and signs helping visitors to identify the different types of flowers to bloom here.
Make sure you look down among the leaves to see the tiny wild ginger flowers looking for sunlight.
Among others, you may find trilliums, spring beauty, and hepatica as well as rock-eating trees.
Depending on snow, cold and rain, flowers should be blooming at the end of April and in early May, so it's a perfect time to set out for this trail to check out the gorgeous blooms.
There's something so beautiful and free about the wildflowers that bloom after a gloomy, cold winter.
Bring your camera and a bird-watching guide - you'll see plenty of them along the path as you take in the amazing sights and scents of this wildflower trail.
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