Walking Trails of Eastern and Central Wisconsin

A companion to the popular Walking Trails of Southern Wisconsin, this book describes more than 200 trails in 72 locations throughout five of the state's major regions.

Author: Bob Crawford

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299155749

Category: Travel

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The sheer physical beauty and varied landscapes of eastern and central Wisconsin are best experienced on its walking trails. Walking Trails of Eastern and Central Wisconsin is a handy guide to trails that wind through the streets of old Milwaukee and the forests of the Kettle Moraine, across the Niagara Escarpment, along the shores of picturesque Door County, or up the sandstone mound at Lone Rock for a panoramic view of flatlands that once were the bed of glacial Lake Wisconsin. A companion to the popular Walking Trails of Southern Wisconsin, this book describes more than 200 trails in 72 locations throughout five of the state's major regions. Bob Crawford provides maps and detailed instructions to make the trails easy to locate. With each trail description you'll find: * details about the route and terrain, as well as geographical, biological, or historical features of interest; * regulations including open days and hours, and rules regarding dogs, trail bikes, cross-country skiing, and other activities; * information about available restrooms, drinking water, nature centers, and other facilities at the site; * a description assessing degree of difficulty—slope, width, maintenance, and other such factors—and a helpful rating of "walkability" on a scale from 1 to 5. The only comprehensive guide to hiking locations in the eastern part of the state, this book also provides lists of trail locations that include playground equipment for kids and picnic facilities for those who want to make a day trip of their hiking outing. Appendices spotlight trails that boast historical significance, ice age features, picnic areas, and cross-country skiing opportunities.
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Backpacking Wisconsin

TRAILS Crawford , Bob . Walking Trails of Eastern and Central Wisconsin . Madison : University of Wisconsin Press , 1997. [ Trails in Kettle Moraine North , on the Lake Michigan shoreline , and elsewhere . ] Crawford , Bob .

Author: Jack Parker Hailman

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 029916814X

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Wisconsin is a premier backpacking state, with outstanding opportunities for weekend trips. With its Great Lakes and river boundaries, national and state parks and forests, and stunning geological diversity, it offers variety for both the novice and the expert. In Backpacking Wisconsin Jack and Liz Hailman, drawing on years of experience, provide first-hand information for trails in every corner of the state - from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, frequented by whitetailed deer and black bears, to picturesque Newport State Park in Door County, set upon Silurian-age limestone laid down over 100 million years ago. Backpacking Wisconsin also provides an overview and tips about backpacking, hints on how to choose equipment (boots, packs, tents, sleeping bags, rain gear, stoves), notes on troublesome plants and animals, and a list of trail, outdoor, and conservation organizations. For those hesitant to venture deep into wilderness, the Hailmans spotlight "quasi-backpacking" sites.
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News Leaf

The main type of say about bur oaks : " The bur oak flings Wisconsin savanna consists of mesic out its antlered arms without regard for prairie and bur ... eastern Canada . ... Walking trails and research tracts embrace each other .

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Hiking Wisconsin

Ice Age Trail Alliance, 2110 Main St., Cross Plains, 53528; (800) 227-0046; www.iceagetrail.org. ... Finding the trailhead: From Rib Lake, drive east and north 4.0 miles on WI 102 and turn right (east) on Wood Lake Avenue.

Author: Kevin Revolinski

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493018741

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Profiles 64 of the best hikes in the state. Detailed maps and directions and a superb selection of day hikes and overnight trips make this book accessible to all hiking enthusiasts, from families out for a summer walk in the woods to outdoor fanatics.
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Badger History Bulletin

... Land : Wisconsin Land Use The New Badger History series Walking Trails of Eastern and Central Wisconsin Bob Crawford . 264 pages . Paperback . 54 maps . $ 16.95 Order code : WATRE Madeline Island and the Chequamegon Region John 0.

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Walking Home Ground

The eastern two-thirds or more of Waukesha County was once beneath the lake michigan lobe of the Wisconsin glaciation. ... crossed present-day Waukesha County from roughly the north central portion to the southwest corner, and continued ...

Author: Robert Root

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 9780870207877

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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When longtime author Robert Root moves to a small town in southeast Wisconsin, he gets to know his new home by walking the same terrain traveled by three Wisconsin luminaries who were deeply rooted in place—John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and August Derleth. Root walks with Muir at John Muir State Natural Area, with Leopold at the Shack, and with Derleth in Sac Prairie; closer to home, he traverses the Ice Age Trail, often guided by such figures as pioneering scientist Increase Lapham. Along the way, Root investigates the changes to the natural landscape over nearly two centuries, and he chronicles his own transition from someone on unfamiliar terrain to someone secure on his home ground.In prose that is at turns introspective and haunting, Walking Home Ground inspires us to see history’s echo all around us: the parking lot that once was forest; the city that once was glacier. "Perhaps this book is an invitation to walk home ground," Root tells us. "Perhaps, too, it’s a time capsule, a message in a bottle from someone given to looking over his shoulder even as he tries to examine the ground beneath his feet."
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Explorer s Guide 50 Hikes in Wisconsin Trekking the Trails of the Badger State Second Edition Explorer s 50 Hikes

The sandy soil, not unlike the central sands region of Wisconsin, probably offered perfect growing conditions. As you get to the end of this long ... Follow this to the right (east) and take the immediate right onto the Labrador Trail.

Author: John Morgan

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581577976

Category: Travel

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This book emphasizes not only the flora and fauna but also what each trail has to tell people of all ages about Wisconsin and about the region’s past. Hikes herein range from 1.5 to just over 9 miles in length and cover all areas of the state. Each hike description includes directions to the trailhead, a topographic map, and a detailed account of the route. The authors emphasize not only the flora and fauna but also what each trail has to tell people of all ages about Wisconsin and about the region’s past.
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Outdoor Recreation and Open Space Plan for East Central Wisconsin

Under management of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources , the park provides picturesque hiking trails , snowmobile trails , scenic bridle trails , plus large open areas for cross - country skiing as well as extensive areas for ...

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ISBN: WISC:89005807060

Category: Land use

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Rail Trails Michigan and Wisconsin

CONTACT: bayfoundation.org/about-us/riverwalkrailtrail DIRECTIONS To reach the Bay City State Recreation Area trailhead from I-75, take Exit 168 (about 7.4 miles northwest of Bay City) onto Beaver Road/State Park Dr., heading east.

Author: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899978741

Category: Travel

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Whether you're looking for a trail for a leisurely stroll, a bike ride with the family, or something a bit more challenging, you'll find it in Rail-Trails Michigan and Wisconsin, highlighting the best, most highly rated trails in these two states. Many of the trails were converted from unused railroad corridors to become some of the best multiuse rail-trails in the region. In this guidebook, experts from the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy present their list of 64 of the best trails and rail-trails in Michigan and Wisconsin. Tour Michigan's state capital on the Lansing River Trail, which winds along scenic riverbanks for 8 miles from the campus of Michigan State University to Old Town Lansing. Witness the effects of ancient ice floes on the landscape in Wisconsin along the 52-mile Glacial Drumlin State Trail. See the native tall-grass prairie, explore hardwood forests and waterways, and visit quintessential American small towns along the Midwest's many rail-trails. In addition to details about each trail, Rail-Trails Michigan and Wisconsin also provides information about trail amenities, including restrooms, parking facilities, and water fountains.
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Best Rail Trails Wisconsin

The Elroy Commons trailhead is between Main Street (WI 80/82) and Railroad Street, just north of Franklin Street (CR O). For the western trailhead, go north 0.2 mile from the WI27/Sparta exit off I-90 and turn right (east) on Avon Road.

Author: Kevin Revolinski

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493050567

Category: Sports & Recreation

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They include: Full trail profiles, including length, access points, difficulty rating, and surface type Detailed trail maps At-a-glance icons for easy identification of rail trails that best suit one's interests Information on wheelchair accessibility; availability of parking, rest rooms, and places to eat along the trail; location of ranger stations, visitor's centers and depot museums; and where to rent bikes
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Wisconsin Off the Beaten Path

The Chequamegon National Forest lies in north-central Wisconsin . Nicolet National Forest is in northeastern Wisconsin . ... Every year, thousands of adventurous types hike, bike, and fish in one of the sections of the forest.

Author: Martin Hintz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762786190

Category: Travel

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Wisconsin Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Wisconsin Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Wisconsin that other guidebooks just don't offer.
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Canoeing Kayaking South Central Wisconsin

Only half a mile or so from the put-in, you'll be facing east for a moment (a rarity on this trip) and will see the ... but the sheer size of the marsh can be disorienting. ink of it like straying off the trail when hiking in the woods.

Author: Timothy Bauer

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9781634040211

Category: Travel

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South-central Wisconsin provides an impressive array of opportunities for all types of paddling, including some of the very best day trips in the entire state and even Upper Midwest. Paddling South Central Wisconsin, by experienced paddler and author Timothy Bauer, guides all types of paddlers, whether veteran or novice, through whitewater adrenaline or flatwater calm routes near Madison, Rockford, Janesville, Waukesha, and Milwaukee. This paddling guide is the perfect companion for those seeking "the rowed less taken." It describes the best times to paddle 60 diverse routes, alerts readers to each paddle's difficulty level and estimated length, and suggests side trips, optional trip extensions, and alternate routes to paddle, depending on weather conditions. Easy-to-follow maps, complete with GPS coordinates and driving directions, add to this book's high value. In addition, the author provides contact information on local paddling clubs, outfitters, and Internet links.
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Best Lake Hikes Wisconsin

A pair of loop trails serves up stop-in-your-tracks views, rugged and easygoing hiking, and an 1860s lighthouse. ... The main park entrance is just east of town, but continue on WI 42 3 miles to the eastern entry at Shore Road.

Author: Steve Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493046812

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Best Lake Hikes Wisconsin includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for approximately 100 of the most scenic lake hikes in the area. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. Best Lake Hikes Wisconsin will take you through state and national parks, forests, monuments and wilderness areas, and from popular city parks to the most remote and secluded corners of the area to view the most spectacular lakes and rivers.
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50 Hikes in Wisconsin Third Edition Explorer s 50 Hikes

From the northwest, take WI 54 east out of Plover 15.5 miles to County Route D (CTH D). ... you'll come to the intersection with the main Ice Age Trail, where you will turn left (south) and begin many miles of hiking along the trail.

Author: Ellen Morgan

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781682680919

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Hikes and walks in the Badger State This beautifully reimagined guide explores the best of Wisconsin’s great outdoors and presents a handful of new hikes and expanded information on popular routes from the previous edition. The hikes in this guide vary in length and difficulty, but John and Ellen Morgan provide everything an avid explorer needs to know about before setting off on a memorable adventure in Wisconsin. You’ll be taken deep into the woods of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and to the breathtaking bluffs of Devil’s Lake State Park. Each trail is different, but all have been chosen for the great experiences they offer—whether in summer or in winter. In June, take in the beautiful sights and scents of the wildflowers in Nashotah Park. Then come back during December to snowshoe and cross-country ski across the trails that are open in the winter. With 50 Hikes in Wisconsin in tow, you’re sure to have the journey of a lifetime.
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New Glarus Wisconsin

The trail offers the best leisure trail biking or hiking in south central Wisconsin . ... The catfish swim the waters of the Sugar River , blocks from the Visitor Information course is located east of the village on Hefty Creek and Ward ...

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ISBN: WISC:89082404880

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But paperback through the there are older rhythms in naUniversity of Wisconsin ture : the call of chickadees ... The discussion guides lay out an issue from 3-4 perspectives so that Walking Trails of Eastern and Central Wisyou can see ...

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Hidden Valleys of Southwestern Wisconsin

JUNEAU COUNTY Canoeing and Kayaking Military Presence The Wisconsin , Baraboo , ... Bass Hollow in south central Juneau County is 280 acres , ideal for picnicking or hiking on its five miles of walking trails .

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ISBN: WISC:89102500014

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Master Plan for the Minnesota Wisconsin Boundary Trail and West Addition

The Minnesota - Wisconsin Boundary Trail System extends roughly over the east - central part of the state between the ... and will generally accommodate ski - touring , bicycling , hiking , horseback riding and hunting , as designated .

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00281560M

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