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Beyond the hiking boots: Wisconsin's outdoor adventures

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For those with an adventurous spirit and passion for the outdoors, Wisconsin is a great place to put another dot on your map. The state's bountiful natural resources including national lands, lakes and wildlife make it the perfect place for affordable recreational activities. Kayaking, camping and hiking are just a few ways to utilize Wisconsin's scenic, diverse landscape. Keep your map app open. We have a lot of ground to cover.

Kohler-Andrae State ParkSheboygan

One of the most scenic spots in Wisconsin, Kohler-Andrae State Park is a peaceful beachside getaway with 2.5 miles of pale sand and dunes. The park includes 135 campsites, 68 with electricity and a nature center open May through October. The perfect spot to unwind and enjoy nature with friends, you won't want to miss hiking and swimming along this Lake Michigan gem.

Apostle Island KayaksLa Pointe

Located on Madeline Island (the largest Apostle Island), Apostle Island Kayaks is a great excuse to leave your smartphone in the car. One of the most popular kayaking destinations in the world, The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior features gorgeous cliffs and caves to paddle through.

Devil's Lake State ParkBaraboo

As Wisconsin's largest state park, Devil's Lake State Park is an outdoorsman or woman's dream come true. Breathtaking views from 500-foot Quartzite bluffs overlook a 360-acre lake. From the 1,000-mile Ice Age Trail to the rocky bluffs and sandy beaches, this is the perfect spot to camp, hike, canoe, mountain bike and more. Get out with your closest excursion-mates and gear up for an action-packed outdoor adventure.

Cave of the MoundsBlue Mounds

A National Natural Landmark, Cave of the Mounds is a natural limestone cave with plenty of outdoor recreational activities beyond guided tours of the formations. Rock, rain and butterfly gardens, interpretive trails and picnic gardens are just a few of the very photo-worthy parts. You can even take a piece of nature with you at the gemstone mine and fossil dig.

Wisconsin offers tons of outdoor adventures beyond the hiking boots, and they don't have to break the bank. Find more adventure inspiration at


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