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Hiking Wisconsin

Hiking Wisconsin

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    This is your complete guide to 107 of the best day-hiking trails in Wisconsin. No matter what part of the state you want to explore or how easy or hard a trek you want, this handy book will lead you to the right trail.

    Full of interesting and scenic destinations in the northern, central, and southern sections of the state, Hiking Wisconsin offers you a guided tour of 55 featured areas, such as Kettle Moraine State Forest, Natural Bridge State Park, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and Nelson Dewey State Park. The book even provides urban hiking areas, in case you want to enjoy the streets and paths of Wisconsin's cities.

    Hiking Wisconsin includes the following special features:

    - Detailed descriptions of 107 trails, including the length of trail, estimated time to hike it, and a difficulty rating
    - 148 easy-to-read park and trail maps
    - A map of each featured trail, with the points of interest labeled and their distances from the trailhead given
    - Practical information on how to get to parks, the park hours, available facilities, permits and rules, and a contact address and phone number
    - A convenient trail-finder grid, which provides a summary of each trail's features and location in the book
    - A section on nearby points of interest, with contact phone numbers

    Table of Contents

    Part I: North
    Chapter 1. Whitefish Dunes State Park
    Chapter 2. The Ridges Sanctuary
    Chapter 3. Newport State Park
    Chapter 4. Peninsula State Park
    Chapter 5. Potawatomi State Park
    Chapter 6. Bayshore County Park
    Chapter 7. Ice Age Trail—Kettle Bowl Section
    Chapter 8. Dells of the Eau Claire County Park
    Chapter 9. Copper Falls State Park
    Chapter 10. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

    Part II: Central
    Chapter 11. Kohler-Andrae State Parks
    Chapter 12. Harrington Beach State Park
    Chapter 13. Point Beach State Forest
    Chapter 14. Lower Cato Falls
    Chapter 15. Kettle Moraine State Forest—Northern Unit
    Chapter 16. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve
    Chapter 17. Brillion Nature Center
    Chapter 18. Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve
    Chapter 19. Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
    Chapter 20. High Cliff State Park
    Chapter 21. MacKenzie Environmental Education Center
    Chapter 22. Mirror Lake State Park
    Chapter 23. Devil's Lake State Park
    Chapter 24. Natural Bridge State Park
    Chapter 25. Blawk Hawk Unit—Lower Wisconsin Riverway
    Chapter 26. Blue Mound State Park
    Chapter 27. Tower Hill State Park
    Chapter 28. Governor Dodge State Park
    Chapter 29. Wildcat Mountain State Park
    Chapter 30. Hixon Forest Nature Center

    Part III: South
    Chapter 31. Riveredge Nature Center
    Chapter 32. Bong State Recreation Area
    Chapter 33. Bugline Recreation Trail
    Chapter 34. Menomonee Park
    Chapter 35. Muskego Park
    Chapter 36. Nashotah Park
    Chapter 37. Minooka Park
    Chapter 38. Kettle Moraine State Forest—Southern Unit
    Chapter 39. Old World Wisconsin
    Chapter 40. Lake Kegonsa State Park
    Chapter 41. New Glarus Woods State Park
    Chapter 42. Browntown-Cadiz State Recreation Area
    Chapter 43. Yellowstone Lake State Park
    Chapter 44. Belmont Mound State Park
    Chapter 45. Nelson Dewey State Park
    Chapter 46. Wyalusing State Park

    Part IV: Urban
    Chapter 47. Boerner Botanical Gardens
    Chapter 48. Milton Potter School Forest
    Chapter 49. Wehr Nature Center
    Chapter 50. Havenwoods State Forest
    Chapter 51. Cofrin Memorial Arboretum
    Chapter 52. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
    Chapter 53. Lake Geneva
    Chapter 54. Schmeeckle Preserve
    Chapter 55. Green Circle Tour

    About the Author

    Author Martin Hintz is a longtime Wisconsin resident who brings to life the history, terrain, flora, and fauna of each area. And his descriptions of nearby recreational and sightseeing destinations ensure that you won't miss anything on your trip.

    Whether you live in Wisconsin or are just visiting, there's no better way to discover the natural beauty of the state than with Hiking Wisconsin.

    Martin Hintz is a professional travel writer who has lived in Wisconsin for nearly 30 years. He has written and been a contributing author to more than 40 books, including several cultural geographies and guides to midwestern states. His books in print include Off the Beaten Path: Wisconsin, Wisconsin Family Adventure Guide, and Great National Park Vacations. A prolific writer of travel articles, Hintz has had work featured in such publications as Midwest Living, Home & Away, Milwaukee Journal, the Chicago Tribune, and Midwest Express Magazine.

    A graduate of the College of St. Thomas and of Northwestern University, Hintz has received honors for his travel writing from the Society of American Travel Writers, Midwest Travel Writers of America, and Council for Wisconsin Writers. He resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he enjoys hiking, fishing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and reading in his leisure time.