The Secret Gorge In Wisconsin That Most People Don’t Know About

A north drive north of Milwaukee will take you to another world. Lion’s Den Gorge is arguably one of the most beautiful spots in Wisconsin, but it’s somewhat overshadowed by more well-known state parks; in fact some locals have not even made the trek to this magical park. It’s well worth the journey, however. While the gorge is pretty and wild, the hike there is also spectacular, tracing a dramatic Lake Michigan cliff. Here’s what you need to know about this special park.

Lion’s Den Gorge was actually named after an animal that escaped from the Milwaukee County Zoo and spent several nights in the area. You’re unlikely to see any lions but you may encounter some beautiful birds in the preserve. Learn more on the Ozaukee County website. After leaving the gorge, make plans to visit Port Washington – it’s the perfect day trip destination.

Address: Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve, 511 High Bluff Dr, Grafton, WI 53024, USA

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