Our Great Outdoors: Hiking, Camping, Swimming, Floating and More

Imagine floating in a tube on a tranquil inland lake. Imagine your feet meeting the bed of a Wisconsin forest, eyes peeled for native birds. Imagine embracing our much-too-short season by backpack and tent. We make it all real in this lively, informative package.

We wait a long time for it to arrive, but when summer finally hits Wisconsin, it does so with a bang.

The gorgeous prairie sky opens up in a sun-speckled blue dome, making our forests glow and our lakes sparkle. Who can resist the allure? And why would you want to?

Whether you’re looking for a place to hike, swim, float or camp, use this as your guide to immersing yourself in our state’s natural beauty.

CREDIT: Photograph of Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve by Aliza Baran / Floating down the Sugar River. Photo by Anthony Wahl, Janesville Gazette / Photograph of Newport State Park courtesy of Destination Door County / Photograph Great Blue Heron by Andy Morfew

This story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s June/July issue

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